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Where we live: Lackawanna


A request for the installation of security cameras in the First Ward by Councilman Abdulsalam K. Noman was rebuffed at Tuesday night’s regular meeting of Lackawanna City Council.

The installation would have been enabled through federal narcotic forfeiture funds, said Director of Public Safety James T. Kuna, who then told Noman the installation of security cameras was not an acceptable use. “Federal regulations mandate the funds be used specifically for City of Lackawanna and its police force,” Kuna explained.

Kuna’s request for additional city funds to pay for the printing of a new batch of parking tickets, however, received a green light.

“The additional $175 is required to cover the cost of 5,000 parking tickets in the amount of $1,675.00, which were purchased on Nov. 16, 2015 from Regal Forms, Tarrytown, NY,” stated a letter Kuna wrote to the City Council. “The existing available balance had $1,500.”

The Limestone Hill Friends of St. Patrick are planning the Annual Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade from Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 767 Ridge Road to City Hall at 714 Ridge. The parade starts at 12:45 p.m. March 17 with speakers slated to take the podium at 1 p.m.

The City Council approved a business license for Crave King Mediterranean Restaurant at 2693 South Park Ave. Owner Ahmed Alkadi is a native of Yemen.