NELA Weighs In: The Top 10 Posts on the Boulevard Sentinel’s Facebook Page

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From July through September, the “Top 10” posts on the Boulevard Sentinel’s Facebook page reflected a range of issues: homelessness in NELA, local environmental problems and controversy over real estate developments, as well as questions about the disappearance and replacement of a corner mailbox and more.

1
The mailbox on the corner of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Merton Avenue has gone missing, an alarming development so close to an election that will rely on mail-in ballots. (Aug. 17)
2
The missing mailbox has been replaced. The Eagle Rock post office did not reply to several requests for comment on why it was removed and replaced. (Sept. 11)
3
An image of the heavy gray haze over Highland Park on July 5th led some commenters to defend illegal fireworks and some to condemn them. (July 5)
4
A newly formed Sustainability Committee on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council reminds residents that environmental problems put the quality of life in Eagle Rock at stake. (Aug. 24)
5
Community stakeholders raise objections to a proposed 33-unit development in historic Garvanza (Aug. 15)
6
A homeless man known as Emilio has died in his tent in front of the Rite Aid on Eagle Rock Boulevard in Glassell Park. (Sept. 4)
7
The “Black Lives Matter” mural on the walls of Oxy Arts was created by 14-year old Lucia Santo, a student at Eagle Rock High, with help from students at Franklin High, Occidental College and passers-by. (July 6)
8
The City of L.A. launches an emergency program to help people pay rent during the pandemic. (July 13)
9
The nation mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Sept. 19)
10
Development on Poppy Peak in Highland Park moves ahead, despite community opposition. (Aug. 18)

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