Our View: Let's talk about Erie's nei...

Our View: Let's talk about Erie's neighborhoods

There are 63 comments on the Erie Times News story from Dec 10, 2013, titled Our View: Let's talk about Erie's neighborhoods. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

Strong neighborhoods are key to improving Erie's future. Political leaders say so, and so do Erie residents who worry about the blight, neglect and violence that plagues central-city neighborhoods and threatens to creep into other parts of our community.

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lmfao_at_you

Delray Beach, FL

#1 Dec 11, 2013
if we cant stop ignorant people from having five kids they cant afford and teaching those kids that ignorance is cool. these parents either have zero envolvement with their children or they teach them to rob, steal and take what they want. these parents teach their kids to sell drugs and destroy. these neighborhoods will only get worse, the one thing you can count on is it will get worse. without some sort of breeding law. not every human deserves the blessing of children, people should have to pass a test before being allowed to birth children. without that kind of law this city and many others will just blame it on poverty, waste money on another program, no method we have tried has helped at all.
lmfao_at_you

Delray Beach, FL

#2 Dec 11, 2013
Maybe these people are only doing what they see big business do and our gov do..which is rob, steal and lie to get more money?
snag

Erie, PA

#3 Dec 11, 2013
Erie County shooting range - East and lower West Side of Erie!
Nasty

Canton, OH

#4 Dec 11, 2013
It makes absolutely no difference that Erie residents and city officials say, believe, and profess that "strong neighborhoods are key to improving Erie's future". It makes no difference and here is why:
Erie residents and its officials will do nothing to change their destructive behaviors which is the root cause of the serious and now unfixable mess this city has devolved. Inner city residents especially worry about the rapid increase of blight, neglect, and violence that plague their once respectable neighborhoods. This growing infestation will no doubt creep further outward and eventually poison other streets block after block. That's guarenteed to happen. Only complete morons would be surprised by this.
But...... do purported leaders ever address and speak of the reason why this toxic decay has ruined so many neighborhoods and so many lives ? Of course not because tough truths would have to be called out and we can't have that now can we ?
The problems of Erie, particularly inner city Erie are beyond repair. All the familiar rhetoric, all the press conferences, all the local bishops apprearing on tv won't cut it anymore. So many Erie residents have engaged in such damaging family and child rearing behavors for so long, that together with the hush on pointing fingers at the prime culprits, renders this self inflicted disease hopelessly incurable.
So here we go again. Another editorial probably followed by the aforementioned press conference with all the usual band of political suspects rounded up for emphasis. The bottom line is that nothing will get done toward sustainable improvement. Strap in Erie for a continuance of your wild ride to destruction. I plan on sitting back and enjoying the always predictible side show from a safe and comfortable distance for which I make no apologies.
Dusty

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2013
The City of Erie needs a replay of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Eradicate, Displace, Relocate the vermin to Cleveland, and rebuild a city with minimal crime, no single moms on welfare, no druggies, and most importantly - no Silverbacks.
Stu Pedaso

Warren, OH

#6 Dec 11, 2013
For relative 'chump change', or the price of a freakin' study, the City could buy up every problem bar, every neglected firetrap, and harass every slumlord providing housing to felons right out of business.

Instead, they sit on their azz while a Parade St. bar runs one of our oldest social clubs out of business. Another 11th St. bar destroys the East Ave. business district all by itself. Luigi's anyone? Somebody right across the street is trying to make a living!

PLOT payments ought to be earmarked for some creative destruction where it's most needed.
ssdd

Waterford, PA

#7 Dec 11, 2013
Nasty wrote:
It makes absolutely no difference that Erie residents and city officials say, believe, and profess that "strong neighborhoods are key to improving Erie's future". It makes no difference and here is why:
Erie residents and its officials will do nothing to change their destructive behaviors which is the root cause of the serious and now unfixable mess this city has devolved. Inner city residents especially worry about the rapid increase of blight, neglect, and violence that plague their once respectable neighborhoods. This growing infestation will no doubt creep further outward and eventually poison other streets block after block. That's guarenteed to happen. Only complete morons would be surprised by this.
But...... do purported leaders ever address and speak of the reason why this toxic decay has ruined so many neighborhoods and so many lives ? Of course not because tough truths would have to be called out and we can't have that now can we ?
The problems of Erie, particularly inner city Erie are beyond repair. All the familiar rhetoric, all the press conferences, all the local bishops apprearing on tv won't cut it anymore. So many Erie residents have engaged in such damaging family and child rearing behavors for so long, that together with the hush on pointing fingers at the prime culprits, renders this self inflicted disease hopelessly incurable.
So here we go again. Another editorial probably followed by the aforementioned press conference with all the usual band of political suspects rounded up for emphasis. The bottom line is that nothing will get done toward sustainable improvement. Strap in Erie for a continuance of your wild ride to destruction. I plan on sitting back and enjoying the always predictible side show from a safe and comfortable distance for which I make no apologies.
Still playing guitar?
not a joke

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Dec 11, 2013
lmfao_at_you wrote:
if we cant stop ignorant people from having five kids they cant afford and teaching those kids that ignorance is cool. these parents either have zero envolvement with their children or they teach them to rob, steal and take what they want. these parents teach their kids to sell drugs and destroy. these neighborhoods will only get worse, the one thing you can count on is it will get worse. without some sort of breeding law. not every human deserves the blessing of children, people should have to pass a test before being allowed to birth children. without that kind of law this city and many others will just blame it on poverty, waste money on another program, no method we have tried has helped at all.
..........

maybe the socialist democrats should quit feeding the baby mamas

baby mama

word of the day: June 13, 2008

The mother of your child(ren),

whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved.
Nasty

Canton, OH

#9 Dec 12, 2013
ssdd wrote:
<quoted text>
Still playing guitar?
Never played a musical instrument in my life. You must be confused.
ssdd

Waterford, PA

#10 Dec 12, 2013
Nasty wrote:
<quoted text>
Never played a musical instrument in my life. You must be confused.
Right. I thought you were what's her face's kid who used to live on Cherry Street, then moved away. He was very cynical too and spoke very much like you. He seemed like a nice enough kid but had nothing good to say regarding all things Erie.
Nasty

Canton, OH

#11 Dec 12, 2013
ssdd wrote:
<quoted text>
Right. I thought you were what's her face's kid who used to live on Cherry Street, then moved away. He was very cynical too and spoke very much like you. He seemed like a nice enough kid but had nothing good to say regarding all things Erie.
Very wise of "what's her face's" kid not to fall for all the hyped up crap about Erie being some sort of envied Promised Land. A well documented and decades long population decline speaks volumes of how this area is viewed by the rest of the country. You know this trend will continue to worsen don't you ? Then again, maybe you don't.
Perhaps if Erie residents stick to their well versed plan of ignoring the incessant rot and keep convincing themselves that "better days are just ahead" they can ride their favorite fantasy toward a successful and prosperous community once more !
Stu Pedaso

Erie, PA

#12 Dec 12, 2013
not a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
..........
maybe the socialist democrats should quit feeding the baby mamas
baby mama
word of the day: June 13, 2008
The mother of your child(ren),
whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved.
Well said. As long as the democraps continue to promote policies that aid crime and delinquency, the problems will continue to get worse.
Vanderputte

Lady Lake, FL

#13 Dec 12, 2013
I must say, the baboon neighborhoods is where it's at. Drugs, prostitution, murders, muggings, burglary, etc. What more could you want? Erie...the next Detroit.
The Real Vanderputte

Erie, PA

#14 Dec 12, 2013
Vanderputte wrote:
I must say, the baboon neighborhoods is where it's at. Drugs, prostitution, murders, muggings, burglary, etc. What more could you want? Erie...the next Detroit.
How would you know? You haven't left your mother's basement in years. The only time you've ever breathed fresh air in years is when the air flows down the chimney to your basement room.
Wondering

Erie, PA

#15 Dec 12, 2013
Nasty wrote:
It makes absolutely no difference that Erie residents and city officials say, believe, and profess that "strong neighborhoods are key to improving Erie's future". It makes no difference and here is why:
Erie residents and its officials will do nothing to change their destructive behaviors which is the root cause of the serious and now unfixable mess this city has devolved. Inner city residents especially worry about the rapid increase of blight, neglect, and violence that plague their once respectable neighborhoods. This growing infestation will no doubt creep further outward and eventually poison other streets block after block. That's guarenteed to happen. Only complete morons would be surprised by this.
But...... do purported leaders ever address and speak of the reason why this toxic decay has ruined so many neighborhoods and so many lives ? Of course not because tough truths would have to be called out and we can't have that now can we ?
The problems of Erie, particularly inner city Erie are beyond repair. All the familiar rhetoric, all the press conferences, all the local bishops apprearing on tv won't cut it anymore. So many Erie residents have engaged in such damaging family and child rearing behavors for so long, that together with the hush on pointing fingers at the prime culprits, renders this self inflicted disease hopelessly incurable.
So here we go again. Another editorial probably followed by the aforementioned press conference with all the usual band of political suspects rounded up for emphasis. The bottom line is that nothing will get done toward sustainable improvement. Strap in Erie for a continuance of your wild ride to destruction. I plan on sitting back and enjoying the always predictible side show from a safe and comfortable distance for which I make no apologies.
Bottom line it takes Neighbors to make a neighborhood and now
day most people do not even know who lives next to them.
Vanderputte

Lady Lake, FL

#16 Dec 12, 2013
The Real Vanderputte wrote:
<quoted text> How would you know? You haven't left your mother's basement in years. The only time you've ever breathed fresh air in years is when the air flows down the chimney to your basement room.
Ahahahahahahahahaha. What a maroon.
Stu Pedaso

Warren, OH

#17 Dec 12, 2013
Erie is a County Seat, home to the County Courts and two County prisons, several hospitals, numerous private and public social welfare agencies. People who need these agencies/services will come here to get the help they need.

Every County seat in the country must have similar issues. It goes with the territory.

Your screed about Erie doesn't rise above the level of a kid refusing to eat her beets. It's inane, infantile, and obvious in a dimwitted way.

If we didn't have the Courts, the prisons, the retirement homes, welfare offices, hospitals, colleges, immigrant,homeless and welfare populations, that wouldn't make us any better or worse than we are.
Nasty wrote:
<quoted text>
Very wise of "what's her face's" kid not to fall for all the hyped up crap about Erie being some sort of envied Promised Land. A well documented and decades long population decline speaks volumes of how this area is viewed by the rest of the country. You know this trend will continue to worsen don't you ? Then again, maybe you don't.
Perhaps if Erie residents stick to their well versed plan of ignoring the incessant rot and keep convincing themselves that "better days are just ahead" they can ride their favorite fantasy toward a successful and prosperous community once more !
Nasty

Canton, OH

#18 Dec 12, 2013
Stu Pedaso wrote:
Erie is a County Seat, home to the County Courts and two County prisons, several hospitals, numerous private and public social welfare agencies. People who need these agencies/services will come here to get the help they need.
Every County seat in the country must have similar issues. It goes with the territory.
Your screed about Erie doesn't rise above the level of a kid refusing to eat her beets. It's inane, infantile, and obvious in a dimwitted way.
If we didn't have the Courts, the prisons, the retirement homes, welfare offices, hospitals, colleges, immigrant,homeless and welfare populations, that wouldn't make us any better or worse than we are.
<quoted text>
And the best and brightest of the young people continue to leave in droves. That's an alarming fact and cause for great concern as the brain drain of the most talented and those with higher potentials see no future here. Erie turns a very blind eye to what has steadily eroded this once vibrant community. More discount stores, lower wage jobs and all the social ills that accompany such scenerios spell further doom. Not a pretty tale but one that should not be ignored.
trevor

United States

#19 Dec 12, 2013
Neighbor Hoods.
Vanderputte

Lady Lake, FL

#20 Dec 13, 2013
Erie Blows

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