It’s about time! Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez (who provides narration) shares a video he took on Tuesday of workers cleaning an abandoned garbage-strewn lot at 848 Maplewood Avenue, adjacent to Bryant School, near the location where a three-year-old girl was shot walking with her mother this spring.
The lot has been a scar on the West Side for years.
The Commercial Recording Division of the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office lists Maplewood Associates LLC, with an address in Storrs Connecticut, as the owner. Eric G. Phelps of Fairfax Station VA is listed as manager of the LLC. City land records show the limited liability company has owned the property since 2007 and did not make a tax payment in 2011 with $2,093.78 owed in back taxes including $221.76 in interest.