Letters To The Editor Nix 'Palumbo Dr.'

Posted: October 16, 1986

John B. Kelly and son were fine men and did a lot for Philadelphia, but it surely was a bad idea to rename East River Drive after them. After all, East River Drive was an informative name that let you know that it was a road alongside the river and that it was on the east side of the river. Kelly Drive lets you know nothing!

And now, to further inconvenience the public, fans of Frank Palumbo, great man that he was, want to rename the West River Drive after him. Ridiculous! Mr. Palumbo was from South Philly and may not have often used West River Drive, but he surely had a good idea of where it was by its name.

There certainly must be other ways to honor these guys.

Manny Miller

Philadelphia.

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