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

Full story: WFMZ

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

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 14 of14
ladyb

Salem, OH

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Aug 5, 2011
 

Judged:

1

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

Altamonte Springs, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Aug 6, 2011
 
the city of reading is just spreading the parasites around.
Notell Motel

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Aug 6, 2011
 
We'll keep a spotlite on for ya.
Bruce

Allentown, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

Allentown, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Aug 6, 2011
 
Nobama

Allentown, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Aug 7, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

"Our City Reading Helping People Purchase New Homes"...Yeah. The homes are in Reading. I'll pass.
Reading PA Girl

Reading, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

Bethlehem, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Aug 8, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Aug 8, 2011
 
non-profits = money laundering for the rich and famous

DUH!
sarah

Elizabeth, NJ

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Feb 28, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 14 of14
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" 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.

Other Recent Reading Discussions

Search the Reading Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
PA Who do you support for Governor in Pennsylvania... (Oct '10) 4 min parsecsam 51,251
Reading the warning signs, making the campuses ... (Apr '07) 4 hr is that your real name 2
iron order mc, pennsylvania truth (Oct '10) Apr 14 Sad2saytheleast 30
In Berks, e-cigarettes up in smoke Apr 13 I Smoke Therefore I Stink 8
Parenting in the age of social media Apr 11 humanSpirit 1
TV's Mike Rowe and Berks County Apr 1 Anonymous 1
What to do in West Reading? Apr 1 Anonymous 1
•••
•••

Reading News Video

•••
Reading Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Reading Jobs

•••
•••
•••

Reading People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••