New administration, old problem in Chester
Some things don’t change.
The new administration in Chester is battling an old problem.
And this time it affected a member of the new administration.
New city Controller Edith Blackwell was struck by a bullet when gunshots rang out at a city gas station at Ninth and Kerlin streets Friday afternoon.
Luckily, she was not seriously injured.
Now both the new mayor and his new police chief, longtime Chester officer Joe Bail, are facing one more familiar problem.
They want the community to come forward to tell them what they know.
No one Democrat – or Republican – is going to change what is ailing Chester.
City residents are going to have to do that themselves.
They can start now.