“It is clear that this administration’s security policies have turned out to be a failure, and unfortunately the city of Mestre has not only become the capital for drugs, but also for overdose deaths.” Comments by Alessandro Ruffini – Security Manager for the PD Municipal Secretary and Monica Sambo, Municipal Secretary. 18 June 2022 The … More Sambo and Ruffini: “Brugnaro’s security policy has failed”
Flyers that look like the civic numbers appear in the middle of the night in Cannaregio. Calculations forecast less than 50,000 residents by the end of July By Eugenio Pendolini 25 May 2022 VENEZIA. Like one of the civic numbers, but which in this case is meant to indicate a death sentence for Venice that … More 49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice
“If you are expecting culture and tradition you will find the exact opposite – in fact you’ll feel insulted. But what is worse is that the places where you will sleep, eat and shop have behind them sad stories of families that, in the name of “tourism”, have been exiled from the place where they … More Letter from an ex-Venetian: “Love Venice? Then don’t come to Venice.”
In a few years we have witnessed the dissipation and destruction of all the progress and successes achieved over decades of effort, experimentation, collaboration and social struggle that made the network of educational services the pride of the City of Venice, a “model” that was studied and imitated. By Monica Sambo 22 April 2022 Education … More The city’s public nursery schools, the pride of Venice, willfully destroyed by the Brugnaro administration
Owner of the historic Drogheria Mascari looks at the current situation with dismay: “Without residents there is no future” 16 April 2022 By T. Borz VENICE “The sounds, aromas, colors and the liveliness of a market that has been part of the history of Venice for a thousand year are gone”. Iginio “Gino” Mascari proudly … More Bitter Regrets at Rialto: Mascari – “The colors, aromas and tradition have disappeared”
The council’s resolution rearranges the spaces used by the stalls, bans vendors from selling prepared food, and provides for new curtains for the Pescheria. By Eugenio Pendolini 15 April 2022 VENICE. The number of fruit and vegetable stalls will be reduced, from the current 40 to 28, of which 24 are in the Erbaria area … More Twelve stalls removed and a ban on food sales: reorganization of the Rialto Market passes in Council
Opposition councilors once again decry the lack of staffing at some nursery schools: “The ratio of children to teachers is not being respected”. [Ed. Note: This post is a combination of two stories about public schools in Venice that appeared within days of each other. To echo what is said in these articles, if you … More Serious understaffing at city nursery schools persists. City of Venice expands nursery and primary school privatization.
The Democratic Party: “This money is meant to pay for primary schools, transportation and culture. There have been scarce investments on public housing. The sports complex is a mortgage on future resources” 24 March 2022 The management report for the City of Venice will close with a budget surplus of 91 million Euros for 2021, … More Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”
Paola, daughter of Pino, the glass artist known around the world, voices her anger. “If my father was still alive he would die from the pain of seeing all this” By Vera Mantengoli 17 March 2022 MURANO. “If my father were still alive he would die of pain to see what is happening”. Paola Signoretto, … More Murano, expensive gas and an endless crisis. The Signoretto glassworks shuts down its furnaces
A law for regulation of the activity of short-term rental and the protection of residents in cities with high housing pressure By Giovanni Leone 9 March 2022 Last November, director Andrea Segre offered the city a free screening of the film Welcome Venice, which is set on Giudecca, and tells the story of the conflict … More Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.