Allentown hockey arena project to be detailed at 3 open houses

Nov 13, 2011 Full story: NJ.com 374

The City of Allentown is hosting three open houses to keep the public updated on the progress of the hockey arena project.

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Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#41 Dec 28, 2011
Guess Again wrote:
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Again, a mile away is too close when talking about gun violence, and there have been plenty of crimes closer than that in the past year. No thanks.
Then don't go. If a mile away is too close, then stay inside and close the curtains. Don't go to the arena, there will be enough people to go to make your absence meaningless.
Molovinsky goon squadron

Easton, PA

#42 Dec 28, 2011
Build the Damn arena and get it over with ! Stop standing in the way of progress in Allentow already, LOSERS !
Molovinsky goon squadron

Easton, PA

#43 Dec 28, 2011
FutureArenaAttendee.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#44 Dec 28, 2011
Molovinsky goon squadron wrote:
Build the Damn arena and get it over with ! Stop standing in the way of progress in Allentow already, LOSERS !
Exactly! Neglecting Allentown, doing nothing in Allentown would only ensure the death and utter failure of Allentown.
It's nice to see someone that gets it. If Allentown doesn't grow, if Allentown doesn't invest in a future, there is no future.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#45 Dec 28, 2011
Wing Fu wrote:
People like Sofa really only appreciate food, drink, a sporting event and whatever else they see as good times.
I often wonder if they ever condidet the misfortunes and challenges in life of others.
Too bad when your hobby is seeking pleasure from getting rid of "those people".
i guess he would be better off he found shootings, stabbing, theft, loud mufflers, illegal parking, graffitti and trash everywhere entertaining right?
H

United States

#46 Dec 28, 2011
Yeah future can be found sleeping on Pawlowskis stoop any day of the week.
wow

Allentown, PA

#47 Dec 28, 2011
4 murders in the last week = 4 more reasons to stay away
Jimmy Dean

Allentown, PA

#48 Dec 28, 2011
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>15th street is almost a mile away. And groups don't make for easy targets, they don't have to stop bullets. 95% of the homicides in Allentown are not random acts. Most are involved in crime and know those who kill them, and often times, they would know why they got killed.
this is your answer to violent crime? stay in groups?? why not put more police on the streets? oh, that's right, they're too busy planning arenas.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#49 Dec 28, 2011
Jimmy Dean wrote:
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this is your answer to violent crime? stay in groups?? why not put more police on the streets? oh, that's right, they're too busy planning arenas.
A: don't be a jerk and your likelihood of being killed are extremely small. B: The city added 50 cops over the last 6 years. Probably why crime is down so much over the last 6 years.
open your eyes

Hazleton, PA

#50 Dec 29, 2011
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>A: don't be a jerk and your likelihood of being killed are extremely small. B: The city added 50 cops over the last 6 years. Probably why crime is down so much over the last 6 years.
By the looks of things they need 250 more.
wow

Allentown, PA

#51 Jan 1, 2012
They can't even celebrate new years eve without violence. Who'd want to take a family there?

From the Morning Call:

Woman shot in foot, likely by celebratory fire
Allentown police said she was not targeted.

12:18 p.m. EST, January 1, 2012
A woman suffered a minor foot wound early Sunday when she was struck by a stray bullet that likely was fired in celebration of the new year in Allentown.

Police withheld the name of the woman, 77, from Whitehall Township. Captain Keith Morris said she approached officers at 12:04 a.m. at 9th and Hamilton streets and told them she had been walking in the 100 block of N. 9th Street when she was wounded in the left foot.

Morris said the woman was not targeted, as the evidence shows the weapon was fired from a distance away and the bullet was descending when it struck the victim.

“Dirk Duncum”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#52 Jan 1, 2012
Allentown was already improving and this hockey arena was unnecessary. This is corporate welfare and class warfare to the extreme!

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#53 Jan 1, 2012
aginghipster wrote:
Allentown was already improving and this hockey arena was unnecessary. This is corporate welfare and class warfare to the extreme!
Corporate welfare? The city will own the arena. Class warfare? Who's winning and which side is the city and the arena on?

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#54 Jan 2, 2012
aginghipster wrote:
Allentown was already improving and this hockey arena was unnecessary. This is corporate welfare and class warfare to the extreme!
i wonder what has a better chance of bringing revenue to the city....the half dozen barbershops, 4 shoe stores, rite aid, the 4 urban fashion stores, 2 pizza places or an arena which will supply jobs and appeal to a wider variety of interests? all the business were well paid to leave, upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars and were helped to relocate, which i have seen for myself already. how many barbershops and urban wear stores do you need in one area?
A-Town Observer

Mertztown, PA

#55 Jan 2, 2012
Very true what juggalotus posted. Every day i drive by the one square city block area where the arena is going to be and am convinced they decided to build it there because its the slummest block in Allentown. All the merchants where trash businesses run by even trashier ppl. What an eye sore. Those "businesses" are lucky Pawlowski saved them with eminant domain.

“Dirk Duncum”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#56 Jan 2, 2012
Mancini's was a great Italian eatery with many varieties of Pizza and pasta. It was loved by the work crowd and residents of the downtown. Rite-Aid was a longtime store that served members of the community. It still may be allowed to stay from what I understand. The other clothing stores may not have appealed to my fashion preferences, but obviously was a service to others. The merchants put time and effort and were successful. Nothing stopped you from opening a business there. I also forgot to mention the New Way Supermarket and their salad bar. Very sad to see all this go for a corporate welfare funded arena.
FutureDowntownAr enaAttend

Allentown, PA

#57 Jan 3, 2012
aginghipster wrote:
Mancini's was a great Italian eatery with many varieties of Pizza and pasta. It was loved by the work crowd and residents of the downtown. Rite-Aid was a longtime store that served members of the community. It still may be allowed to stay from what I understand. The other clothing stores may not have appealed to my fashion preferences, but obviously was a service to others. The merchants put time and effort and were successful. Nothing stopped you from opening a business there. I also forgot to mention the New Way Supermarket and their salad bar. Very sad to see all this go for a corporate welfare funded arena.
Notice in today's MCall all the masses flocking to Philadelphia for hockey. All 21 of them. Wow. Sounds like they needed an excuse to party.
Arena will BE GREAT

Fleetwood, PA

#58 Jan 3, 2012
I hope it goes so well that they build another one and knock down more blocks in that area.
Guess Again

Hazleton, PA

#59 Jan 3, 2012
wow wrote:
They can't even celebrate new years eve without violence. Who'd want to take a family there?
From the Morning Call:
Woman shot in foot, likely by celebratory fire
Allentown police said she was not targeted.
12:18 p.m. EST, January 1, 2012
A woman suffered a minor foot wound early Sunday when she was struck by a stray bullet that likely was fired in celebration of the new year in Allentown.
Police withheld the name of the woman, 77, from Whitehall Township. Captain Keith Morris said she approached officers at 12:04 a.m. at 9th and Hamilton streets and told them she had been walking in the 100 block of N. 9th Street when she was wounded in the left foot.
Morris said the woman was not targeted, as the evidence shows the weapon was fired from a distance away and the bullet was descending when it struck the victim.
So much for sofa dork's "safety in numbers" theory. There were hundreds of people within a block of this shooting.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#60 Jan 3, 2012
aginghipster wrote:
Mancini's was a great Italian eatery with many varieties of Pizza and pasta. It was loved by the work crowd and residents of the downtown. Rite-Aid was a longtime store that served members of the community. It still may be allowed to stay from what I understand. The other clothing stores may not have appealed to my fashion preferences, but obviously was a service to others. The merchants put time and effort and were successful. Nothing stopped you from opening a business there. I also forgot to mention the New Way Supermarket and their salad bar. Very sad to see all this go for a corporate welfare funded arena.
Who's the corporation that is being funded? The city will own the arena. Mancini's can relocate to another location along Hamilton Street at the city's expense. Meaning the same clientele will frequent his eatery. Rite-Aid can also relocate to another location nearby if the corporation chooses.

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