reading is a filthy, disgusting dump!...
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rammstein

Reading, PA

#65 Feb 21, 2013
place sucks but i have a subway gift card contact me at [email protected] This is an area promotion!
Tyler

Reading, PA

#67 Jul 16, 2015
"Minority" is NOT the word because Hispanics have become the dominant race of Reading over the past 20 years . This was once a nice city, not in my lifetime but my parents and grandparents' when they grew up here, and it happened to be mostly White and African Americans that worked for a living. Wish we had a chart that showed the correlation between immigration from NYC, PR, & DR and the huge increase in crime 📈
Tyler

Reading, PA

#68 Jul 16, 2015
Angry wrote:
You people are so ignorant as well as lacking multicultural education. Just because a city is full of minoritys you assume its bad . I bet you any amount of mony you have just as much drug use going on in you area .Just covered up well because you can not taint your perfect image . I live in reading and feel safer raing my children hear as opposed to those so called good area that always come out on the news for children shooting up there schools or getting kidnapped .Before you spread your hate take the time to educate yourself and truly get to know reading.
"Minority" is NOT the word because Hispanics have become the dominant race of Reading over the past 20 years . This was once a nice city, not in my lifetime but my parents and grandparents' when they grew up here, and it happened to be mostly White and African Americans that worked for a living. Wish we had a chart that showed the correlation between immigration from NYC, PR, & DR and the huge increase in crime 📈 Don't get me wrong though, I work with serveral Puerto Ricans just outside of Reading who are hard working law-abiding citizens but NONE of them live in the city. Its certainly not just a race issue. Its the dope dealers, crackheads, thieves, and murderers of all colors that make this city what it is.
Stop Talking

Reading, PA

#69 Jul 18, 2015
Reading has alot of potential but money and gangs ruin it. I am 15 years old and have grown up around gangs and ive never had problems with them. Yes Reading is a very bad compared to other cities but dont always crticize the gangs. My neighbor called the cops because their was a shooting in the block but yet they took half an hour to arrive. Most of these gang members want a chance but who is there to give it to them?
Charlie

Allentown, PA

#70 Jul 23, 2015
Noname wrote:
Reading is a filthy dump! There is crime againts good citizens practically every night and the police and mayor of that city is so incompetent and money hungry that they spend precious time that should be spend trying to catch criminals, just giving parking tickets to good aviding citizens. The streets are dirty and gangs are the ones that control this city now. Every morning good citizens wake up to find the glass on their cars broken and their cars a mess inside. Please!!! Those are probably the crimes that were publicized. What about the one's that the community doesn't now about????
And where are you living?
Readingsucks

York, PA

#71 Sep 27, 2015
Moving- wrote:
My goodness. I was thinking of moving into the City of Reading. Could someone please tell me how many gangs are there, what are their names, about how many members are there? Is it safe there for a single woman of 50 who is not related to any gang?
Is there a lot of crime? What types? Will my car be safe? Are there alot of drugs and guns?
I would like to make a smart, informed decision.
Thank you to anyone with this type of information.
Dont come anywhere near this craphole. yes it is bad...anywhere is better.
No No NBo yuo ignant

Montgomery, AL

#72 Feb 24, 2016
Angry wrote:
You people are so ignorant as well as lacking multicultural education. Just because a city is full of minoritys you assume its bad . I bet you any amount of mony you have just as much drug use going on in you area .Just covered up well because you can not taint your perfect image . I live in reading and feel safer raing my children hear as opposed to those so called good area that always come out on the news for children shooting up there schools or getting kidnapped .Before you spread your hate take the time to educate yourself and truly get to know reading.
ignorant, lacking education you cant even spell money
Knows Better

Reading, PA

#73 Mar 1, 2016
Dave wrote:
I live in West Reading and own a business in Reading, and honestly there are good people trying to make the city a better place. I believe in gentrification and I hope to see it happen to Reading soon. Get rid of the welfare recipients and poor by taxing them out, fining them because of the condition they keep their homes in and instituting quality of life laws which can be expensive and hard to fight. Eventually the people who do not contribute to the economic growth of the city will not be able to afford living there will move out and more middle class people who do contribute will feel safer moving back into the city.(BTW I love the spelling people, looks like the education system is really working well) lol!!!
You make some good points, BUT I completely disagree with "gentrification". Forcing out the poor to make room for the rich is great for business. Furthermore, the interests of business owners are to attract and cater to people with dollars, and eliminate everyone without dollars. The underlying problem that left so many young men on the streets is, in fact, a lack of good paying, living wage jobs!!

Why are the mayor, congressmen and representatives being let off the hook on the jobless issue? Because nobody wants to deal with the real problem. Young men of today are depressed because they know that there will never come a day when they can buy a home, raise a family and put food on the table just by working hard and having a good work ethic. 50 years ago, that same young man, without a college degree, would get a job at, say, Bethlehem Steel. He would buy a small house, support his family, and retire from Beth Steel. His children learned witnessed the rewards of their father's work ethic, and it filled them with hope and enthusiasm. Today's inner city young men usually grow up seeing an overworked, hopeless, angry single parent, or one who cannot find a good job, and they would rather be on the streets than walk in their parents' shoes.

We have a jobless problem, not a race problem.

Knows Better

Reading, PA

#74 Mar 1, 2016
frammo wrote:
I hve family out in reading pa it really isn't bad ive visited and have stayed out until 12 at night and nothings happened people just talk trash because alot of hispanics and blacks live there it's bad it really isn't I'm moving there soon have a good job and a nice apartment.
You are absolutely correct. There are a lot of Hispanics. Some even listen to loud music, but most of them are good people. Hispanics are here to stay. In Allentown their small businesses have brought lights and life back to dying 7th Street, one of the main drags.
Knows Better

Reading, PA

#75 Mar 1, 2016
frammo wrote:
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Do u live in reading?? Mostly the only people getting ahoy are people who are involved in drugs
And the people doing drugs are both white and Hispanic.
JJB

Tamaqua, PA

#76 Tuesday May 9
Reading is really not that bad and has many good area's surrounding it to live in like Leesport, Hamburg, Orwigsburg, Temple even more North like Cressona and Schuylkill Haven. Like most cities it has bad area's that may have a risk of crime at night time. I never had any problems in Reading but I guess if you went around flashing money and acting stupid that may cause someone to rob them just have to be careful and use common sense.

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