Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

September 16, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 09/16/2013

Change our thinking

I find it interesting that some city residents consider Division Street to be dividing east from west. Take a look at our city street map. Any street to the east of Union Street is named “East,” while anything west of Union Street is named “West.” Look at the zip codes in the City of Traverse City. If you live east of Cass Street you have a 49686 zip code. West of Cass Street residents have a 49684 zip code. Now take a look at the two bays … East Bay and West Bay. They are not defined east and west by the placement of Division Street. Maybe the confusion came about when Traverse City Public Schools changed the district’s line; east of Division Street is the east side district and west of Division Street is the west side district.

There has always been a mindset of division between east and west in Traverse City, but it has had nothing to do with the placement or name of any specific street. It is more of a social/economic mindset. Perhaps that is where we need to change our thinking.

Sue Rice

Traverse City

1
Text Only

Opinion Poll
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case