Wow! You can’t make this stuff up. First off, Arena made a threat on Thursday to shut down Taste of Polonia promptly at 10PM because Copernicus Center sold John Garrido (Arena’s opponent in the upcoming election) a booth so he demanded that he get a free booth of which they obliged. The booth was not in an optimal spot for which I commend the Copernicus folks.
Then today . . . John Arena was reported to have committed battery against a Polish woman who was at a dedication for a a street in the name of Poland. Arena (and others) harassed the Polish woman because she was wearing a John Garrido for Alderman button and demanded that she remove it. Many eye witnesses were there according to my report.
This should bode well with the Polish community for sure.