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Gentrification

June 4, 2014

Gentrification, a term of the 60’s synonymous with Urban Development, is the “upgrading” of run-down inner cities....

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hopeforfuture

Jun-05-14 6:38 AM

This city has been taking down houses for as long as I can remember. Those homes have gone to make room for untaxed places like the hospital and the two colleges. With the Y being built as part of the hospital complex does that put that building in the not taxed portion of the city?

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enigma

Jun-04-14 11:40 AM

The letter asks a valid question. What happens to the criminals when you tear down the old buildings? Do they move to the suburbs and get productive jobs? They might move to the suburbs, but criminals aren't criminals because they live in run down buildings. They are criminals because they are misfits and scattering them just makes the job of rounding them up even harder. Bad neighborhoods are created by bad neighbors and moving them to other neighborhoods just creates more bad neighborhoods. It's not a hard concept to grasp unless of course you are a socialist or a bureaucrat.

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richardson

Jun-04-14 9:38 AM

My letter is not in the print edition today. I find today's comments thusfar disappointing. Especially yours Bobbae: "Human rats"?

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bobbae2

Jun-04-14 9:12 AM

Human rats, unlike animal rats, seem to never abandon a sinking ship.

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SteelerFan

Jun-04-14 8:51 AM

Hey Nobody, just look for the ones driving old Volvo wagons. That's the Yuppie influx.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-04-14 8:29 AM

After tens of thousands of "revitalization" projects across the country, our cities should be the most amazing places in the world rather than places comparable to the war zones of the world.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-04-14 6:28 AM

I bet that downtown Williamsport was probably pretty good fertile, river bottom farm land before they put all those buildings and roads in. Maybe we ought to turn it back into fields and raise some corn, vegetables, or have a dairy farm.

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Nobody

Jun-04-14 1:38 AM

"Buy it cheap and sell to the Yuppie influx".

The Yuppie influx?

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