Perhaps it's time "His Blondeness" took a look at that other "waste management" issue... unapologetic thuggery...
Residents of a North York housing complex say they are living in fear, convinced they are caught up in an escalating gang war, after their neighbourhood was sprayed with bullets and two young men were injured early yesterday.**********
It's the second time this month that gunfire has erupted at the three community housing lowrises on Neptune Dr., near Bathurst St. and Hwy. 401.
Some residents said they believe yesterday's shooting and another one on Canada Day that also left two men hurt may be connected to recent shootings in nearby Flemington Park.
RELATED: One for the good guys...
A loaded handgun was recovered and two people were arrested after a traffic stop in east Toronto.**********
A cache of ammunition was also seized when the car was stopped by Toronto Police in the Danforth and Donlands Aves. area around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Cuong Quoc Luong, 27, of Toronto, is charged with numerous firearms offences, including weapons dangerous, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a prohibited weapon with ammunition, possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage, and possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order.
Shandale Johnson, 30, of Toronto, is charged with numerous firearms offences including possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
LAST WORD: If you "can't make it" there...
-- NEW YORK -- New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city.*
It's part of a program by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in.
The city employs a travel agency for domestic travel and the Department of Homeless Services handles international travel. City officials say there are no limits on where a family can be sent and families can reject the offer.
Families have been sent to 24 states and five continents, mostly to Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
City officials say none of the relocated families have returned to city shelters.