Our City Reading Helping People Purch...

Our City Reading Helping People Purchase New Homes - Regional News - Berks Story - WFMZ Allentown

There are 14 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 5, 2011, titled Our City Reading Helping People Purchase New Homes - Regional News - Berks Story - WFMZ Allentown. In it, WFMZ reports that:

If you're looking to buy a home, this weekend could present you with a deal you can't refuse.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WFMZ.

ladyb

Salem, OH

#1 Aug 5, 2011
My advice is not to buy a home in Reading ist high in crime and full of drugs and full of morons running it
Fetus T Bluster

Winter Park, FL

#2 Aug 6, 2011
the city of reading is just spreading the parasites around.
Notell Motel

Springtown, PA

#3 Aug 6, 2011
We'll keep a spotlite on for ya.
Bruce

Mertztown, PA

#4 Aug 6, 2011
" prices are ridiculously low because we have subsidies" said Al Boscov. Subsidies =TAXPAYER MONIES. I didn't get any subsidies to purchase my home, I got mine the old fasion way I EARNED IT, & I might add I worked hard all my life to be able to afford a home. Without taxpayer monies. Another socialist government program!!!!!!

Since: Feb 11

Reading, PA

#5 Aug 6, 2011
Notice how Al Boscov rarely ponies up any of his money. It's most always government money, not his own.

If Al Boscov really wanted to help the city, he would have built a store there. Back when his 9th Street store burnt down ... what does Al Boscov do ... instead of supporting the city, and the loyal city customers who helped build his business, he rebuilds outside of town - so much for helping the city.

And more recently, from my understanding, even after bankruptcy of Boscov's, creditors, many of them being local businesses, were stiffed out of over $70 million!

Don't get me wrong, it's great people are willing to help the city, but Al Boscov is only in it for his own ego (and from some reports, padding his own coffers by getting kickbacks / discounts from the contractors involved with remodeling the homes), doing very little to really help the city compared to others, such as the late Mike O'Pake.
reading

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Aug 6, 2011
Ron Bennett wrote:
Notice how Al Boscov rarely ponies up any of his money. It's most always government money, not his own.
If Al Boscov really wanted to help the city, he would have built a store there. Back when his 9th Street store burnt down ... what does Al Boscov do ... instead of supporting the city, and the loyal city customers who helped build his business, he rebuilds outside of town - so much for helping the city.
And more recently, from my understanding, even after bankruptcy of Boscov's, creditors, many of them being local businesses, were stiffed out of over $70 million!
Don't get me wrong, it's great people are willing to help the city, but Al Boscov is only in it for his own ego (and from some reports, padding his own coffers by getting kickbacks / discounts from the contractors involved with remodeling the homes), doing very little to really help the city compared to others, such as the late Mike O'Pake.
Mouthpieces who spread around OPM like it's thier own and take credit for it and think THEY should be thanked for it are a dime a dozen. Every politician pulls the same con on the public, as well. Just another example of their uselessness.
Jimbo

Springtown, PA

#7 Aug 6, 2011
Nobama

Mertztown, PA

#8 Aug 7, 2011
Ron Bennett wrote:
Notice how Al Boscov rarely ponies up any of his money. It's most always government money, not his own.
If Al Boscov really wanted to help the city, he would have built a store there. Back when his 9th Street store burnt down ... what does Al Boscov do ... instead of supporting the city, and the loyal city customers who helped build his business, he rebuilds outside of town - so much for helping the city.
And more recently, from my understanding, even after bankruptcy of Boscov's, creditors, many of them being local businesses, were stiffed out of over $70 million!
Don't get me wrong, it's great people are willing to help the city, but Al Boscov is only in it for his own ego (and from some reports, padding his own coffers by getting kickbacks / discounts from the contractors involved with remodeling the homes), doing very little to really help the city compared to others, such as the late Mike O'Pake.
good idea.....

if Albie Boscov thinks Reading is salvageable, then he should build a store in the 'hood......
Scott

Reading, PA

#9 Aug 7, 2011
"Our City Reading Helping People Purchase New Homes"...Yeah. The homes are in Reading. I'll pass.
Reading PA Girl

Reading, PA

#10 Aug 8, 2011
All the homes are in the worst neighborhoods of course. You can change the inside of the house all you want, but its still in the city.
I have looked at the homes and they are beautiful inside and well done, but in bad areas.
Dream

Allentown, PA

#11 Aug 8, 2011
If AL wanted to do good, he'd open the first ALL SPANISH Boscovs inside the city. Let them speak their language, work there and pig the place up like they did to all the Wal-Marts in Berks. Keep them inside of the city limits.

Al Boscov is the farthest thing to a savior for this city. He's just making it more dependable on Government funding.
1776-cauc

Reading, PA

#12 Aug 8, 2011
non-profits = money laundering for the rich and famous

DUH!
sarah

Jersey City, NJ

#13 Feb 28, 2012
Dream wrote:
If AL wanted to do good, he'd open the first ALL SPANISH Boscovs inside the city. Let them speak their language, work there and pig the place up like they did to all the Wal-Marts in Berks. Keep them inside of the city limits.
Al Boscov is the farthest thing to a savior for this city. He's just making it more dependable on Government funding.
RACIST PEOPLE ALL HAVE A RESERVED SEAT FOR THEM WAITING IN HELL!! IF U EVER BLEED BLUE YOUR GONNA BE RICH! AND THEN YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN KKK COMMUNITY AND HAVE YOUR OWN "CLEAN" STORES!!
Jimbo

Allentown, PA

#14 Apr 5, 2012
Most people don’t realize that Al Boscov’s OUR CITY READING non-profit (LOL) actually gets homes that are deemed blighted. The way it works is if the city run “blighted review board” deems a house is blighted Al Boscov gets first dibs. Sure he fixes them up but like others have said he uses tax payer money to do so. He also has an interest in properties of substance that are on or around Penn St for obvious reasons. OUR CITY READING has around 100 homes currently and they don’t work on all at once. That means that people are losing properties because of blight yet Al doesn’t have to work on the blight right away like the normal folks are forced to. He also had a property that made the Mayors “Wall of Shame” but it was quickly removed. And does anyone else think that Al gets Quality Of Life tickets like the other folks do??? The answer is no. It’s very easy to see that the city has setup a circle jerk so that screws the common owner and rewards good old’ Al.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Reading Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Reading festival tickets for sale Aug 13 Lucyyx 1
Apartment Buildings in Reading - Reviews Aug 9 Apartment Desired 3
News Hogar Crea, regional drug rehab group, ripping ... (Apr '08) Aug '15 Sergant of order 161
News Wanted Man Nabbed In Texas (Mar '10) Jul '15 I LOVE JOHNATHAN ... 10
reading is a filthy, disgusting dump!!!! (Jan '08) Jul '15 Charlie 65
Russell man back 88 Forge Road womelsdorf PA Jul '15 tina orlando 1
More on the side for my wife! Jul '15 Jon 3
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Reading Mortgages