Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

John Mumper tells Ch. 9, “We going in the right direction now.”

Yesterday, Channel 9 aired a segment about the loss of manufacturing in the region that featured Norwood and Hamilton as examples of cities that are still recovering from the decline in jobs and revenue for the City. Ward 4 Councilperson John Mumper told reporter Tanya O’Rourke, “It was 1986 when the announcement was made that they were gonna close the plant. And they finally closed in on Black Wednesday, everybody here in Norwood calls it, August 26, 1987. It was an awful day. They were 35 percent of our income.” The segment goes on to explain that City leaders forced GM to demolish its plants and donate the land back to the City. Can any of our readers fill us in on any of the details of that struggle?

Click here to watch the video of the Ch. 9 report.