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Meters days are numbered

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA It is no secret that parking meters are the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to politics, but that isn’t always true for the community. Both Darling Street in Balmain and Norton Street in Leichhardt have seen business downturn because of parking meters, while Waverley Council is set to make […]

Parking takes wind out of yachties’ sails

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA Reconstruction of a yacht club has led to debate about the safety of Wolseley Road in Point Piper that was not an issue before October 2017. In October 2017, the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club (RPEYC) lodged plans to renovate its 100-year old clubhouse which had not been upgraded since 1922. During […]

Monitoring an airy issue

BY: GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA Rozelle’s only permanent air quality monitoring station has been closed down for almost two months due to trees growing too close to the station. The Rozelle air quality monitoring station was closed on February 14 for four to six weeks for upgrades, yet it is still closed mid-April. “This is necessary to […]

Childcare workers chuck a tanty

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA More than 300 childcare centres shut down on Tuesday, 27 March as thousands of workers walked off the job to demand higher pay. The walkout was part of the Union United Voice’s Big Steps campaign, which is a response to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to act on the equal pay crisis […]

Businesses derailed by construction

By Gabriela Szymanowska and Addie Morton Heading into another day of construction, businesses and residents along the Light Rail project can expect more headaches, dust and business downturn. The NSW government is facing yet another threat of a class action suit, this time with plenty of physical and financial evidence of damages caused to small […]

Paddy’s Market

By Addie Morton and Gabriela Szymanowska Paddy’s Market is more than just a market. It is an Australian icon. Paddy’s has been associated with the Haymarket area for 150 years and is the largest and longest running market in Sydney. It specialises in the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes, electrical goods and souvenirs. […]

Commuters data could be swiped

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA Recent developments for the Opal card means NSW commuters will be able to use alternative methods of payment for travel such as smartphone, tablets, smartwatches and credit cards. The alternative payment issues have been introduced to overcome issues including queues for topping up cards and convenience for interstate and overseas visitors, but […]

Mardi Gras on the nose

By: Gabriela Szymanowska On a Saturday night in June 1978, NSW Police arrested 53 marchers during an event to commemorate the Stonewall Riots as part of the International Gay Celebrations. During that event, that attracted around 2,000 marchers, 53 participants were arrested and later named shamed by the Sydney Morning Herald. A year later, around […]

Taking a stroll down a creative trail

BY ADDIE MORTON AND GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA The annual Inner West Open Studio Trail (IWOST) is opening up local studios for a behind the scenes look for the public. The event encourages the Inner West to explore the art scene near them and to spur interest in art during National Art Month. Over the span of […]

Cooks River clean-up

By: Gabriela Szymanowska The Cooks River faces serious health issues. Feeding into Botany Bay, the river serves as the western most boundary of the former Marrickville Council. Inner West Greens Councillor Colin Hesse points out that the biggest threats to the river. “One is that we need to make sure that our sewer pipes are […]