New Castle News

March 14, 2013

Mayor shows commitment to local NAACP endeavors

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

The letter of Feb. 22 headlined “Mayor leaves King event before it ends” reflects an incorrect characterization of our mayor.

Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo respectfully told the event organizer that he needed to leave early to fulfill another commitment.

In all my years of the New Castle National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, I cannot think of a public official who has been more responsible and active to support the African-American community.

He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and has never failed to attend our Freedom Fund Banquet and Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

I’m sorry that the writer was disappointed to not have an opportunity to fellowship with the mayor, but he should realize that the mayor’s door is always open to engage in productive discussion to improve the lives of New Castle residents.

Evelyn P. Ward,


New Castle NAACP