This is the view of that little
section from the opposite side. It turns out that this
small plot was dedicated as a Senior Citizen Garden in
1962. I had no idea, and I am sure few Senior Citizens
know about it, because it looks like no one has planted
anything there for a great many years.
The copper plaque on the rock reads: "This
garden is dedicated to the Senior Citizens of East Orange
in recognition of and appreciation for their contribution
to the growth and development of our city. May 31,
Perhaps if the Mayor were to rededicate this ground
and give it to Senior Citizens to plant, guard and
protect, it would never again become a dump site. While
he is at it, I am sure there are other small plots of
ground like this all over the city that could be
entrusted to local Seniors to cultivate, guard and
protect with the city's backing.
May I also recommend that the Seniors plant fruit
trees and berry bushes and not just flowers so that all
may truly enjoy the fruits of their labors.