As I was growing up across from Greenlawn on Offnere Street, I remember sitting on our porch and watching Portsmouth police cars patrol inside the cemetery. Are our city police too busy these days to patrol the cemetery any longer?
The amount of damage would point to the fact that the vandals had plenty of time to do their deeds. The article mentions that it appears a vehicle may have been used. My question is why are the gates not closed and locked after sundown?
The article also mentioned that the Jewish section was heavily damaged. The Jewish section is almost all that remains of a once thriving and vibrant Jewish community in Portsmouth, from a time when the community was one of the largest west of the Allegheny Mountains.
With the recent sale of Temple B'Nai Abraham, the final resting place of our community is even more important now.
I urge the Portsmouth police department and county prosecutor to pursue this matter and prosecute the offenders to the fullest extent of the law, including reparations.
New York, N.Y.
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