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Mike

Hatfield, PA

#1 Feb 13, 2013
Curious about Northeast Family Healthcare at 1040 S Westend Boulevard in Quakertown. A quick google search shows it to be a methadone clinic. I am currently rethinking plans to buy a house in Quakertown based on things I'm finding out. There's this place; the Bush House which provides the addicts, the mental health facilities clustered at each end of the Boro, the community hospital that threatens to morph into a psychiatric lockdown, and too many slumlords to count. Don't get me wrong; I love Quakertown; the sense of community, the people who greet me when I pass, the parks, and the festivals. Something's missing. Who steers the ship? Do the people who profit from the people of this community; be it the family that sells shoes to a successful real estate broker give back anything to the people?
Convent

Hatfield, PA

#2 Feb 14, 2013
Troll
Mike wrote:
Curious about Northeast Family Healthcare at 1040 S Westend Boulevard in Quakertown. A quick google search shows it to be a methadone clinic. I am currently rethinking plans to buy a house in Quakertown based on things I'm finding out. There's this place; the Bush House which provides the addicts, the mental health facilities clustered at each end of the Boro, the community hospital that threatens to morph into a psychiatric lockdown, and too many slumlords to count. Don't get me wrong; I love Quakertown; the sense of community, the people who greet me when I pass, the parks, and the festivals. Something's missing. Who steers the ship? Do the people who profit from the people of this community; be it the family that sells shoes to a successful real estate broker give back anything to the people?
Get real

Quakertown, PA

#3 Feb 14, 2013
But a troll with a point.
justsayin

Perkasie, PA

#4 Feb 14, 2013
Convent, you're the only troll! Trolls do just what you did; read and make a really nasty comment and nothing productive. If you have never heard this, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all", it's time you did and applied it. I do hope you have a better day.:)
Convent

Hatfield, PA

#5 Feb 14, 2013
justsayin wrote:
Convent, you're the only troll! Trolls do just what you did; read and make a really nasty comment and nothing productive. If you have never heard this, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all", it's time you did and applied it. I do hope you have a better day.:)
Really, the word "troll" is a nasty comment? This is the same guy who posts this crap every week. The topic heading is “Methadone Clinic”. Then he says:
“currently rethinking plans to buy a house in Quakertown”.
“the Bush House .... provides the addicts”.
“the mental health facilities clustered at each end of the Boro”
“the community hospital that threatens to morph into a psychiatric lockdown”
“too many slumlords to count”
He can’t cover up his distaste for the area by lying and saying “I love Quakertown”.
Maybe you should follow your own advice and not say something nasty and non-productive.
justsayin

Perkasie, PA

#6 Feb 14, 2013
Convent, I wasn't aware of what you allege, that he does this every week. If this is the case, personally, I definitely wouldn't bother acknowledging him. Ignoring is the best way to end it. However, I would not tell you what to do, this is a space to voice ourselves. I do see a ton of drama on here though, it's crazy. Doesn't seem worth the hassle.
mike

Hatfield, PA

#7 Feb 15, 2013
No troll here. Amazing that out of all the nonsense on Topix that you identify me as a troll. I've started maybe three threads in the last few months and I use my first name; Mike.
There is a methadone clinic on 309, that's why I labeled the thread 'methadone clinic'. Perhaps you don't understand that methadone clinics treat people who are trying to kick a heroin addiction. I'm all for people quitting heroin if they can't afford to purchase it. That's the problem, it's expensive and people historically have done anything you could think of to get more; including stealing from mommy and daddy until they get thrown out of the house and end up at the Bush House. The Bush House has provided rooms to nitwits, ne'er do wells, and parolees for a long time. There is a new breed of young heroin addict that has infested that place and the neighborhood surrounding it. I get this information from police who are doing a yeoman's job of responding to petty crime in the area; including conducting foot patrols. I also witnessed the removal of the body of a young woman who had overdosed at 20 Front Street a few months back.
The owner of the Bush House and the slumlord who owns 20 Front Street have a responsibility to the community to take control of who they rent to.
I understand that mental health facilities need to be located somewhere but it sure seems that Quakertown has more than its fair share. There are two providers located at either end of the boro owned by the same family. I think that few of the people receiving services are being set up for success. Clearly the people living across from McCooles don't 'fit in' and that has nothing to do with their diagnosis. The residents at the boarding house on Broad Street exhibit side affects from their diagnoses and medications as they wander through town. Please don't tell me that the chief reason they are housed where they are is not a financial one; you'd be wrong. Those folks deserve better and their social workers should be ashamed.
I do love Quakertown; I'm not a native but I grew up in a very similar town. I dug out from a financial pit and am ready to buy a house. We were sure we were going to buy in Quakertown; now not so sure.
Hereford Bull

Quakertown, PA

#8 Feb 15, 2013
If its SMACK you want
Qtown is the place to be.

Known for good smack at a fair price.
What a shame.
Resident

Quakertown, PA

#9 Feb 16, 2013
mike wrote:
No troll here. Amazing that out of all the nonsense on Topix that you identify me as a troll. I've started maybe three threads in the last few months and I use my first name; Mike.
There is a methadone clinic on 309, that's why I labeled the thread 'methadone clinic'. Perhaps you don't understand that methadone clinics treat people who are trying to kick a heroin addiction. I'm all for people quitting heroin if they can't afford to purchase it. That's the problem, it's expensive and people historically have done anything you could think of to get more; including stealing from mommy and daddy until they get thrown out of the house and end up at the Bush House. The Bush House has provided rooms to nitwits, ne'er do wells, and parolees for a long time. There is a new breed of young heroin addict that has infested that place and the neighborhood surrounding it. I get this information from police who are doing a yeoman's job of responding to petty crime in the area; including conducting foot patrols. I also witnessed the removal of the body of a young woman who had overdosed at 20 Front Street a few months back.
The owner of the Bush House and the slumlord who owns 20 Front Street have a responsibility to the community to take control of who they rent to.
I understand that mental health facilities need to be located somewhere but it sure seems that Quakertown has more than its fair share. There are two providers located at either end of the boro owned by the same family. I think that few of the people receiving services are being set up for success. Clearly the people living across from McCooles don't 'fit in' and that has nothing to do with their diagnosis. The residents at the boarding house on Broad Street exhibit side affects from their diagnoses and medications as they wander through town. Please don't tell me that the chief reason they are housed where they are is not a financial one; you'd be wrong. Those folks deserve better and their social workers should be ashamed.
I do love Quakertown; I'm not a native but I grew up in a very similar town. I dug out from a financial pit and am ready to buy a house. We were sure we were going to buy in Quakertown; now not so sure.
Mike, you sound very well spoken and aware of social impacts so I have a suggestion for you. How about you take that step and move here to Quakertown, which still is a great little town, and get involved in the community to help change its direction. A community is representative of its members and there are still plenty here just like yourself.
justsayin

Perkasie, PA

#10 Feb 16, 2013
mike wrote:
No troll here. Amazing that out of all the nonsense on Topix that you identify me as a troll. I've started maybe three threads in the last few months and I use my first name; Mike.
There is a methadone clinic on 309, that's why I labeled the thread 'methadone clinic'. Perhaps you don't understand that methadone clinics treat people who are trying to kick a heroin addiction. I'm all for people quitting heroin if they can't afford to purchase it. That's the problem, it's expensive and people historically have done anything you could think of to get more; including stealing from mommy and daddy until they get thrown out of the house and end up at the Bush House. The Bush House has provided rooms to nitwits, ne'er do wells, and parolees for a long time. There is a new breed of young heroin addict that has infested that place and the neighborhood surrounding it. I get this information from police who are doing a yeoman's job of responding to petty crime in the area; including conducting foot patrols. I also witnessed the removal of the body of a young woman who had overdosed at 20 Front Street a few months back.
The owner of the Bush House and the slumlord who owns 20 Front Street have a responsibility to the community to take control of who they rent to.
I understand that mental health facilities need to be located somewhere but it sure seems that Quakertown has more than its fair share. There are two providers located at either end of the boro owned by the same family. I think that few of the people receiving services are being set up for success. Clearly the people living across from McCooles don't 'fit in' and that has nothing to do with their diagnosis. The residents at the boarding house on Broad Street exhibit side affects from their diagnoses and medications as they wander through town. Please don't tell me that the chief reason they are housed where they are is not a financial one; you'd be wrong. Those folks deserve better and their social workers should be ashamed.
I do love Quakertown; I'm not a native but I grew up in a very similar town. I dug out from a financial pit and am ready to buy a house. We were sure we were going to buy in Quakertown; now not so sure.
Mike,
I wasn't referring to you. I specifically put Convent at the beginning of both of my posts (please check), because I'd seen their comment, "troll". I am not on here much at all, and only click on a few topics that interest me, yet happened to see a post with a nasty tone on another topic from the same poster. In fact. I applaud your posts because I'm not near as knowledgeable re: this; but am always open to info, ESPECIALLY on a topic so concerning to the community. Thanks!
Mike

Perkasie, PA

#11 Feb 16, 2013
justsayin wrote:
<quoted text>
Mike,
I wasn't referring to you. I specifically put Convent at the beginning of both of my posts (please check), because I'd seen their comment, "troll". I am not on here much at all, and only click on a few topics that interest me, yet happened to see a post with a nasty tone on another topic from the same poster. In fact. I applaud your posts because I'm not near as knowledgeable re: this; but am always open to info, ESPECIALLY on a topic so concerning to the community. Thanks!
No worries, I don't take offense to anything written on here anyway. I understand that posting on Topix really doesn't help matters and I don't want to appear negative. The comment about getting involved with the community is a good one but I am still questioning why I want to buy a home in a community that has some big negatives.
Sonia

Perkasie, PA

#12 Feb 16, 2013
mike wrote:
No troll here. Amazing that out of all the nonsense on Topix that you identify me as a troll. I've started maybe three threads in the last few months and I use my first name; Mike.
There is a methadone clinic on 309, that's why I labeled the thread 'methadone clinic'. Perhaps you don't understand that methadone clinics treat people who are trying to kick a heroin addiction. I'm all for people quitting heroin if they can't afford to purchase it. That's the problem, it's expensive and people historically have done anything you could think of to get more; including stealing from mommy and daddy until they get thrown out of the house and end up at the Bush House. The Bush House has provided rooms to nitwits, ne'er do wells, and parolees for a long time. There is a new breed of young heroin addict that has infested that place and the neighborhood surrounding it. I get this information from police who are doing a yeoman's job of responding to petty crime in the area; including conducting foot patrols. I also witnessed the removal of the body of a young woman who had overdosed at 20 Front Street a few months back.
The owner of the Bush House and the slumlord who owns 20 Front Street have a responsibility to the community to take control of who they rent to.
I understand that mental health facilities need to be located somewhere but it sure seems that Quakertown has more than its fair share. There are two providers located at either end of the boro owned by the same family. I think that few of the people receiving services are being set up for success. Clearly the people living across from McCooles don't 'fit in' and that has nothing to do with their diagnosis. The residents at the boarding house on Broad Street exhibit side affects from their diagnoses and medications as they wander through town. Please don't tell me that the chief reason they are housed where they are is not a financial one; you'd be wrong. Those folks deserve better and their social workers should be ashamed.
I do love Quakertown; I'm not a native but I grew up in a very similar town. I dug out from a financial pit and am ready to buy a house. We were sure we were going to buy in Quakertown; now not so sure.
Agree with you 100%.I work @ a local hospital,& the worst part is seeing the poor innocent babies born addicted from these people.The government enables them with all kinds of freebies including free housing in Quakertown.As soon as house prices go up I'm out of here.
Tom

Perkasie, PA

#13 Feb 18, 2013
Only the dregs of society live in Quaketown.Buying there is money down the drain.
mike

Hatfield, PA

#14 Feb 18, 2013
Tom wrote:
Only the dregs of society live in Quaketown.Buying there is money down the drain.
Your statement makes no sense but of course its not meant to. The thing about internet forums is they've given voice to bored children and the slow witted who cannot hold adult conversations.
Really

Quakertown, PA

#15 Feb 18, 2013
You got that right Mike .....
antiMike

Quakertown, PA

#16 Feb 18, 2013
mike wrote:
No troll here. Amazing that out of all the nonsense on Topix that you identify me as a troll. I've started maybe three threads in the last few months and I use my first name; Mike.
There is a methadone clinic on 309, that's why I labeled the thread 'methadone clinic'. Perhaps you don't understand that methadone clinics treat people who are trying to kick a heroin addiction. I'm all for people quitting heroin if they can't afford to purchase it. That's the problem, it's expensive and people historically have done anything you could think of to get more; including stealing from mommy and daddy until they get thrown out of the house and end up at the Bush House. The Bush House has provided rooms to nitwits, ne'er do wells, and parolees for a long time. There is a new breed of young heroin addict that has infested that place and the neighborhood surrounding it. I get this information from police who are doing a yeoman's job of responding to petty crime in the area; including conducting foot patrols. I also witnessed the removal of the body of a young woman who had overdosed at 20 Front Street a few months back.
The owner of the Bush House and the slumlord who owns 20 Front Street have a responsibility to the community to take control of who they rent to.
I understand that mental health facilities need to be located somewhere but it sure seems that Quakertown has more than its fair share. There are two providers located at either end of the boro owned by the same family. I think that few of the people receiving services are being set up for success. Clearly the people living across from McCooles don't 'fit in' and that has nothing to do with their diagnosis. The residents at the boarding house on Broad Street exhibit side affects from their diagnoses and medications as they wander through town. Please don't tell me that the chief reason they are housed where they are is not a financial one; you'd be wrong. Those folks deserve better and their social workers should be ashamed.
I do love Quakertown; I'm not a native but I grew up in a very similar town. I dug out from a financial pit and am ready to buy a house. We were sure we were going to buy in Quakertown; now not so sure.
Maybe you don't "fit in" and should stay out.
Cara

Perkasie, PA

#17 Feb 19, 2013
Mike,I would take the above comment by "antmike" as a compliment.
Mike

Perkasie, PA

#18 Feb 19, 2013
Cara wrote:
Mike,I would take the above comment by "antmike" as a compliment.
"The thing about internet forums is they've given voice to bored children and the slow witted who cannot hold adult conversations."

Identifying yourself as 'Antimike' is pretty childish but the the post screams 'slow witted'. I'm going with slow witted.
tom

United States

#19 Apr 9, 2013
Method clinics are a easy way for these dumb ass people to get there free fix on my tax dollars. I wish they would fine a better way to use are tax money like schools and programs to keep kids off drugs . I know two people who are going there and they sit around and joke about how easy it is to work the system. It has not helped them at all they still do drugs and steal, while there kids are being raised by other people. They get free rides to and from free food and housing and heath care and they don't work or pay taxs. So I guess the joke is on us, the ones out working to pay for them to party .
Rufour

Perkasie, PA

#20 Apr 9, 2013
tom wrote:
Method clinics are a easy way for these dumb ass people to get there free fix on my tax dollars. I wish they would fine a better way to use are tax money like schools and programs to keep kids off drugs . I know two people who are going there and they sit around and joke about how easy it is to work the system. It has not helped them at all they still do drugs and steal, while there kids are being raised by other people. They get free rides to and from free food and housing and heath care and they don't work or pay taxs. So I guess the joke is on us, the ones out working to pay for them to party .
Agree,it was their choice.They should get nothing.O.D.

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