Transitions begin Oct 19 for Erie 4th Ward DJ office

Erie’s 4th Ward district court office will remain open until staff move in mid-to-late December under a court realignment ordered by the state Supreme Court. Starting Oct 19, any new cases — such as landlord-tenant disputes, traffic citations or criminal charges — filed in 4th Ward District Judge Tom Robie’s office, 556 W. Fourth St., will be transferred for processing and resolution to Erie 1st Ward District Judge Sue Mack or Erie 3rd Ward District Judge Tom Carney. Those are the judges who will be splitting the 4th Ward court district once Robie’s office closes in mid-to-late December and he retires in January. The northeast corner of the 4th Ward will become part of Mack’s court jurisdiction, while the remainder will be Carney’s. The division was meant to create approximately even caseloads for the two judges.  ...

National Night Out Update

Students from the Martin Luther King Center Youth Summer Program led the Pledge of Allegiance at the National Night Out opening ceremony at Gridley Park on August 5. This year’s event featured over 20 health, safety, law enforcement, education, and community organizations; free blood pressure screening; firetruck tours; free picnic foods; plus performances by the Voice of Praise gospel group as well as the acoustic pop duo Rankin & Schell, and Erie’s top R&B show band — The Groove. In all, more than 800 people attended the event. (A big thank you goes out to Mother Nature for keeping the rain away.) The event also saw the launch of the OurWestBayfront.org website. Please tell your family, friends and neighbors about the new site and have them sign up for free updates on what’s happening in our beautiful part of town. You can see more photos from National Night Out in the Photo Gallery now on the website....