Recently, we were offered that great possibility, along with a tremendous gift. We decided to accept it. So, the Atwood Community Center is becoming “The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Community Center,” or more simply, “The Goodman Community Center. Source: Goodman Atwood Community Center – What’s New?
Grrr, this really gets my goat. The Goodmans about drove me nuts during the swimming pool fiasco. It went like this; the Goodman brothers donate money for a pool, the city looks at various sites, and then the Goodman brothers nudge the city- wink, wink – to their preferred location.
Now, a neighborhood center with a lot of working class history is changing its name because the Goodman brothers threw some some money their way. Now, I don’t hold it against them for wanting to give back to the community. That is certainly an obligation and right of their class and privilege. What really gets my goat is they need their frickin name on everything in this city.
Why stop at a pool or a community center, lets just name the new west side burb school the Goodman Institute of Learning, or something to that effect. We could go even further, I don’t know about you but the City of Madison, Village of Madison, and town of Madison gets all rather confusing. Why not just rename the whole frickin city Goodmanville or something.