Couldn’t help but notice yesterday that an article in’s “Your Town” (um…section?) waxed poetic about the $1.5 million makeover of the Brewer Fountain area and never once mentioned that this area is a well-known hangout for the homeless. Not that anyone is willing to admit the whole point of the renovation is to make the area less scruffy and by “less scruffy” we mean less homeless. Oh no. Heaven forbid.

Plans include replacing concrete with granite in the “plaza” around the Brewer Fountain, tables, chairs, umbrellas, new tree plantings, and a “reading room” which isn’t a a room at all but a couple of book carts. Apparently someone will be playing music on an electric piano too.