A Day in the Life of A West Utica Family

About seven years ago my family started having this problem that still exists today. In the beginning it didn't seem to be half bad, it happened but it wasn't as bad of a problem as it has grown to be. At any given point in the day you find anywhere from 4 to 24 people sitting on our front porch. We don't necessarily know these people who hang out on our porch. No one in our house even has to be out there in order for these people to sit there. They are there all hours of the night too, never really going too far usually to the corner store to get snacks and such. My grandmother, the 73 year old woman and owner of the house has contacted everyone she can think of regarding this problem. A few years ago she contacted Jim Zecca but nothing ever came of it. We have also called the police on numerous occasions and they had told her she was a crazy old woman and they couldn't do anything about them being there. We were also told on another occasion by the police that the reason we had this problem was because of the tree we have in our front yard and that we had to cut it down in order to try and prevent it from happening. These people who sit on our porch drink and other various activities. There is always loads and loads of garbage at any given time also normally picked up by us at least once a day.

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