First phase of makeover complete at C...

First phase of makeover complete at Cumberland Gardens in Allentown

There are 33 comments on the WFMZ-TV Allentown story from Oct 23, 2012, titled First phase of makeover complete at Cumberland Gardens in Allentown. In it, WFMZ-TV Allentown reports that:

One of Allentown's oldest public housing complexes isn't looking so old anymore.

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A-town Observer

Fleetwood, PA

#1 Oct 23, 2012
More of an incentive for people to go on section 8 and welfare instead of working and being productive members of this city. I don't see the logic of pumping 15 million dollars into public houses that are supposed to be stepping stones for people to work their ways out of such residential facilities. That state money would have been better spent on the quality of life issues in our downtown areas where we are revitalizing.
silly rabbit

United States

#3 Oct 24, 2012
Take a ride through the old hanoveracers on a nice weekend¿
get out

Northampton, PA

#4 Oct 24, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
More of an incentive for people to go on section 8 and welfare instead of working and being productive members of this city. I don't see the logic of pumping 15 million dollars into public houses that are supposed to be stepping stones for people to work their ways out of such residential facilities. That state money would have been better spent on the quality of life issues in our downtown areas where we are revitalizing.
Starting to get the the picture Ward Rat ? Like I've said a dozen times... The arena project will always be a jewel in the middle of a shiiiithole.
Mr Blinks

Switzerland

#5 Oct 24, 2012
When will they do my house? Move to Allentown and if you fit a certain demographic EVERYTHING is free.
Mr Blinks

Switzerland

#6 Oct 24, 2012
get out wrote:
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Starting to get the the picture Ward Rat ? Like I've said a dozen times... The arena project will always be a jewel in the middle of a shiiiithole.
Jewel as in synthetic diamonds. Like the ones you can buy at KMart.
silly rabbit

Allentown, PA

#7 Oct 24, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
More of an incentive for people to go on section 8 and welfare instead of working and being productive members of this city. I don't see the logic of pumping 15 million dollars into public houses that are supposed to be stepping stones for people to work their ways out of such residential facilities. That state money would have been better spent on the quality of life issues in our downtown areas where we are revitalizing.
AO AO, this will improve the quality of life issues allentow will face HOW¿
A-town Observer

Fleetwood, PA

#8 Oct 24, 2012
silly rabbit wrote:
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AO AO, this will improve the quality of life issues allentow will face HOW¿
It could have been used in many ways. What are you trying to say? You pick.
Alientown

Reading, PA

#9 Oct 24, 2012
Go figure
Alientown

Reading, PA

#10 Oct 24, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
More of an incentive for people to go on section 8 and welfare instead of working and being productive members of this city. I don't see the logic of pumping 15 million dollars into public houses that are supposed to be stepping stones for people to work their ways out of such residential facilities. That state money would have been better spent on the quality of life issues in our downtown areas where we are revitalizing.
Remember Cabrini Green . The gangs knocked walkways thru the walls into neighbors dwellings and then charged them protection $ so they would have safe access to their dwelling . It was eventually leveled .
Alientown

Reading, PA

#11 Oct 24, 2012
When we eventualy get together we'll start fighting back . It won't be with a 9mm firing sideways like the bangers to watch the shell casings eject in the air .
silly rabbit

Leesport, PA

#12 Oct 25, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
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It could have been used in many ways. What are you trying to say? You pick.
AO AO if you are so observiant, you would see the issues that I am writting about¿
get out

Northampton, PA

#13 Oct 25, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
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It could have been used in many ways. What are you trying to say? You pick.
It wasn't used your way, was it Ward Rat ? Nope. More money spent on the freeloaders.
Allentown. City Without Limits.(on the number of ways they coddle the lowlifes)
A-town Observer

Fleetwood, PA

#14 Oct 26, 2012
silly rabbit wrote:
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AO AO if you are so observiant, you would see the issues that I am writting about¿
The main issues are fixing the dilapidated residential housing within the downtown areas. The blighted areas are getting worse as we type. I know you want me to say educational, but I disagree.
A-town Observer

Fleetwood, PA

#15 Oct 26, 2012
get out wrote:
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It wasn't used your way, was it Ward Rat ? Nope. More money spent on the freeloaders.
Allentown. City Without Limits.(on the number of ways they coddle the lowlifes)
I would like to see the blighted areas renovated that are in close proximity of our new revitalized downtown. I have no issue about making more public houses, but do they really need to make them 3 or 4 star units? I don't understand the logic. The place looks like a country club.
A-town Observer

Fleetwood, PA

#16 Oct 26, 2012
Alientown wrote:
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Remember Cabrini Green . The gangs knocked walkways thru the walls into neighbors dwellings and then charged them protection $ so they would have safe access to their dwelling . It was eventually leveled .
Yes I have researched Cabrini Gardens, but Allentown Public Housing is not even close to the low standards of Chicago's.......... Your point is moot.
Alientown

Reading, PA

#17 Oct 26, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
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Yes I have researched Cabrini Gardens, but Allentown Public Housing is not even close to the low standards of Chicago's.......... Your point is moot.
Did I say Cabrini Gardens ???? ans : No
Alientown

Reading, PA

#18 Oct 26, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
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Yes I have researched Cabrini Gardens, but Allentown Public Housing is not even close to the low standards of Chicago's.......... Your point is moot.
Try Cabrini Green , Chicago . Wikipedia
Alientown

Reading, PA

#19 Oct 26, 2012
A-town Observer wrote:
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I would like to see the blighted areas renovated that are in close proximity of our new revitalized downtown. I have no issue about making more public houses, but do they really need to make them 3 or 4 star units? I don't understand the logic. The place looks like a country club.
what do you expect them to live in row homes ? They tried that and the walls were knocked down to make the traffic less visible .
silly rabbit

United States

#20 Oct 26, 2012
Follow the money, alot goes to local politics¿
A-town Observer

Fleetwood, PA

#21 Oct 26, 2012
Alientown wrote:
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what do you expect them to live in row homes ? They tried that and the walls were knocked down to make the traffic less visible .
I don't think you know what your talking about. Yeah I expect them to live in row homes like almost every other housing project in America. No need to put them up in luxurious new construction units with central air and top of the line amenities. Public housing is not supposed to be better living conditions then 90 percent of the city. Doesn't make common sense does it?

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