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Residents terrified of gun violence

July 25, 2013

Geradine Kaseman is worried her grandchildren and other children playing on Scott Street soon may catch a bullet. She is not alone in her fear....

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enoughalready

Jul-26-13 10:07 AM

Spike, the City does offer season passes.

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LeisureSuitLarry

Jul-26-13 6:27 AM

You want more light? Get every house on the block to put up Dusk-to-Dawn lights on their porches and/or side doors. About $20 a piece at Lowe's; hard wire them in so folks don't have to worry about flipping a switch at night. I have two on my house and they light up quite a bit for being small fixtures with compact fluorescent bulbs. You can't rely on the government for everything! Plenty of things the neighborhood can do for itself.

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spike2

Jul-25-13 4:37 PM

Using the Loyalsock pool is a good idea. East End can stay open but Memorial should too or we need membership pools for those who can afford a season pass.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-25-13 2:54 PM

I would have the city work with Loyalsock township and come to an agreement where kids from the east end of town can use that pool. Maybe the city can pay the township so much a year. The city could open Memorial Pool if they wanted to.

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enoughalready

Jul-25-13 2:05 PM

Curious Gysgt, how would you answer your own question if it were the pool on the west end of town still open?

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-25-13 1:38 PM

So your answer is, the heck with the kids on the west side, I have my pool. Nice.

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enoughalready

Jul-25-13 12:47 PM

First, the city "proper" only has one pool in East End. Second, in order to do any sort of renovation to the pools, Memorial included, it must be brought into compliance with ADA. This means adding zero entry, thus eating up over half of the proposed $750,000.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-25-13 12:33 PM

They are getting ready to put over 1 million into Bowman Field and East End pool. The 350K at Bowman field is totally unnecessary. And 750K is needed for "renovations" at east end pool. YOu mean to tell me that this pool needs 750K in maintenance to keep the pool open, or are these "renovations" being done to make the pool look nicer. Let's take 1.1 million and divide it between both pools so they both can be open for our kids.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-25-13 12:24 PM

umm enoughalready I live in the east end and when I was a kid I used that pool on a daily basis. What I am saying is that this city finds money for a lot of things that are not necessary and are done to try and bring tourism into the city. I feel we need to provide for our citizens first, especially the children and there is NO reason why they can't get Memorial pool back open. You have two pools on the east end within a mile of each other and nothing on the west end. Find the money and make it happen for the sake of those kids that did nothing to deserve to have their pool shut down.

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spike2

Jul-25-13 11:16 AM

Not as much as Vallamont, Grampion Hills, and the new developments. I agree Lincoln Ave and most of Woodland, and a few others are nice. The others are split. East End does well in the areas of single homeowners, much like the rest of the city.

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enoughalready

Jul-25-13 9:26 AM

Oh Spike, you seem to forget not all of East End is Washington Blvd. What kind of taxes do you think the people on Lincoln and Woodland pay? Or the upper ends of Almond, Penn, Franklin and Mulberry?

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spike2

Jul-25-13 9:17 AM

enoughalready - seriously? you think you pay the tax base? Move anywhere North of Rural, North of Grampion or any of the new housing communities? We all pay taxes and hate writing the check but East End as the base? No. I would prefer to fund both with my tax money or neither. Seems fair.

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enoughalready

Jul-25-13 8:53 AM

Grammie the situation has been reversed. For years East End pool was treated as the "red headed step child" pool. All the repairs, special events and extended hours were done at Memorial. Contrairy to your belief, Memorial Park is not centrally located in the city. Furthermore, as noted in the Loyalsock pool article, people from that end of town seem to be able to find their way to Loyalsock, why not East End which has a city bus drive right by it?

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Tgrammiex4

Jul-25-13 8:31 AM

enoughalready, I think City money should be spent city-wide to benefit all residents,Regardless of who pays the most taxes.If they couldn't afford to repair all the pools they should of invested it in the one located as close to the center of town so everyone had easier access to it. If the situation were reversed how would you like it?

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enoughalready

Jul-25-13 8:05 AM

GysgtUSMC-- I have a hard time with you and several others commenting like the people in the East End of the city don't deserve anything. We pay taxes too- more than most neighborhoods in the city I might add.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-25-13 7:46 AM

You are exactly right Tgrammie and I was totally disgusted when I read the article yesterday about the 2.5 million dollar loan they are getting and their plans for that money. To put that kind of money in bowman field for something that isn't necessary and to dump 750k on east end pool and leave the kids on the west end of town with nothing. It's all a total waste in my opinion and they need to be concentrating their efforts and resources on the real problems in this city.

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andy33

Jul-25-13 6:48 AM

People always want someone ELSE to do it!!!! That's THE problem...

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Tgrammiex4

Jul-25-13 6:43 AM

wwhickok, it all takes money. Currently, they are more worried about making changes at Bowman Field, removing seats in right field and retrofitting it to hold events and such.Generating income for the city is more important than cutting down on crime.

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wwhickok

Jul-25-13 6:23 AM

"He also suggested the area is too dimly lit and asked if the city could put in more street lights."

Good Lord I've been saying this for the last year or so. More Street Lights, More Camera's, More Neighborhood Watch activity. Good God! When will people actually DO SOMETHING about it?

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