See the 2004 Rally Against Bars on Maple Street

Just eleven years ago, on Father's Day, area residents rallied against new bars on Maple Street. Check out the passion of the speakers in this video. Brian Sweeney, who closes the video, died suddenly in 2008 and is missed by all who knew him. Brian's words were prophetic, and Councilmember Jay Batt, who supported the new bar, lost the next election to Shelley Midura, who began her campaign with a march starting at Bruno's.  It's time to rally again, this time against new City regulations that could make Maple Street the new Frenchmen Street.  See "Important Dates" in the sidebar.