Swissvale, The next Braddock?

Swissvale, The next Braddock?

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Regent Pop

AOL

#1 Nov 19, 2010
I have lived in the mon valley for the last
34 years.
I lived in Swissvale when it had its OWN high school.
This town has gone down hill sence that time.
Is Swissvale on its last leg??

Is this town going to be like Braddock?

My mother still lives in Swissvale.
Her house loses value every year.
She can't afford to sell because her
house is not worth what she paid for it
when she bought it.
Her house is VERY well kept.

The neighborhood is the problem.
Houses turned into rental property.
Landlords not taking care of there property
and renting to anyone who will live in the
run down property they own.
This is what happened to braddock.

Swissvale needs to step up to the plate
and take control.

Start holding these slum lords responsable
and not just collect taxes to pay
our OVER paid officals.

Please forgive any of my typo's
I'm only a man.
Katimaid

United States

#2 Nov 20, 2010
I was raised in Braddock , it is my hometown , I truly wish the mayor the best ( he is going to need all the help and prayers he can get )...I really do not believe he will suceed in my life time, I think he is a smart man who will wake up and take his beautiful son & wife and raise him some place safe at least I hope so for his son's sake ....maybe you should think about doing the same for your mom.
an old politician

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Nov 21, 2010
Regent Pop wrote:
I have lived in the mon valley for the last
34 years.
I lived in Swissvale when it had its OWN high school.
This town has gone down hill sence that time.
Is Swissvale on its last leg??
Is this town going to be like Braddock?
My mother still lives in Swissvale.
Her house loses value every year.
She can't afford to sell because her
house is not worth what she paid for it
when she bought it.
Her house is VERY well kept.
The neighborhood is the problem.
Houses turned into rental property.
Landlords not taking care of there property
and renting to anyone who will live in the
run down property they own.
This is what happened to braddock.
Swissvale needs to step up to the plate
and take control.
Start holding these slum lords responsable
and not just collect taxes to pay
our OVER paid officals.
Please forgive any of my typo's
I'm only a man.
Your point is very well said. Times must and always do change my friend.This is the future of the inner suburbs and it is growing and some people are fine with it some are not. Their should be a life skills class taught in schools teaching people how to be a good neighbor and so on. Right wing does not give a shit and left wing ss not any better they just put on a different mask when they sell it!!
NB Resident

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Nov 30, 2010
Again, the old politician with his ultimate wisdom has spoken the truth. His philosophies are an inspiration.
nonsection8

Turtle Creek, PA

#5 Dec 10, 2010
How about drug testing all of those who apply for or are on section 8. This is a requirement for any employment why is this a problem for these renters. It seems that everyone is afraid to be "politically incorrect". Giving someone free food, nat gas, cell phone , electric, and Free healthcare does nothing but cause decay in these places. GET THEM OFF THEIR ASS AND MAKE THEM WORK FOR THE BORO FOR THEIR MONEY. please can anyone answer this question. "IS THERE SUCH A THING ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY WHERE THERE IS A GOOD SECTION 8 NEIGHBORHOOD"
Baller1

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Mar 23, 2011
Thats right why would anyone wanna do their jobs down there
LET ME REPHRASE

North Versailles, PA

#7 Mar 30, 2011
Swissvale "IS" worse than Braddock. I would rather take my chances on Braddock Ave. than on Monongahela Ave. What a shame, never did i think i would see the day when Swissvale would be mentioned in the same sentence as Braddock. Thank you Swissvale you are making your resident's proud!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A DUMP!!!!!
Steve

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jan 26, 2012
Swissvale isn't going to become the next Braddock. The borough has been more aggressively enforcing it's codes, and doing what it can to hold slum lords accountable. Progress is being made, and people will start seeing improvement in the coming years.
Ghetto Fabulous

Turtle Creek, PA

#9 Jan 29, 2012
Steve wrote:
Swissvale isn't going to become the next Braddock. The borough has been more aggressively enforcing it's codes, and doing what it can to hold slum lords accountable. Progress is being made, and people will start seeing improvement in the coming years.
Wake up !!! Aggressive code enforcement, you have got to bekidding me, Swissvale is already the next Braddock. It's definitely worse than North Braddock and on Par with Braddock. WAKE UP!!!!
Steve

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Jan 30, 2012
Ghetto Fabulous wrote:
<quoted text> Wake up !!! Aggressive code enforcement, you have got to bekidding me, Swissvale is already the next Braddock. It's definitely worse than North Braddock and on Par with Braddock. WAKE UP!!!!
Well, let's compare Braddock and Swissvale.

Swissvale has higher income levels, higher property values, a much lower vacancy rate, a lower crime rate (the crime rate is below the county average) and has much better transportation infrastructure.

Swissvale also have a section of the borough that is in Regent Square, and is highly desirable. It also has a section near Swisshelm Park that is also still pretty nice.

Swissvale, unlike Braddock, has very realistic chance of redeveloping, and in fact has already been making some improvements in the last few years.

So I would say that Swissvale is nothing like Braddock
Ghetto ridin

Turtle Creek, PA

#11 Jan 31, 2012
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, let's compare Braddock and Swissvale.
Swissvale has higher income levels, higher property values, a much lower vacancy rate, a lower crime rate (the crime rate is below the county average) and has much better transportation infrastructure.
Swissvale also have a section of the borough that is in Regent Square, and is highly desirable. It also has a section near Swisshelm Park that is also still pretty nice.
Swissvale, unlike Braddock, has very realistic chance of redeveloping, and in fact has already been making some improvements in the last few years.
So I would say that Swissvale is nothing like Braddock
IF it makes you sleep betterat night that's all that counts!!!! But the truth of the matter is that that braddock has crime rate lower than the county average as well as the rest of the ghettos surrounding the eastern suburbs. And Swissvale has no chance of redeveloping, who in their right mind will move their business to a ghetto riddin municipality. Like i said before whatever makes you sleep better at night. Bottom line: It's a dump like the resr of the east.
Anonymous

Wexford, PA

#12 Feb 3, 2012
Swissvale gets G'd up 'round east of the busway sounth of Columbia & west of the busway off Washington/Park Ave(s)
U can waste your time putting Braddocc, tha southern parts of North Bradocc, Rankin, & tha parts of Swissvale in some order but they're practically all the same... Only thing differnt iz that Rankin Braddocc & the southern part of North Braddocc fly blue while Eastcide of Swizzy fly black
puffy

North Versailles, PA

#13 Feb 4, 2012
Steve wrote:
Swissvale isn't going to become the next Braddock. The borough has been more aggressively enforcing it's codes, and doing what it can to hold slum lords accountable. Progress is being made, and people will start seeing improvement in the coming years.
O no, realy good enforcement is not there. i just heard the converted school house had five years of violations and seventeen pages of violations. The only reason for them to act is that an independent code cop told them people were getting a lot of hedaches and vomiting. Swissvale aint got no code to brag about if they have one at all. There ss some talk of illegal enforcement to boot.
Steve

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Feb 4, 2012
puffy wrote:
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O no, realy good enforcement is not there. i just heard the converted school house had five years of violations and seventeen pages of violations. The only reason for them to act is that an independent code cop told them people were getting a lot of hedaches and vomiting. Swissvale aint got no code to brag about if they have one at all. There ss some talk of illegal enforcement to boot.
I'm not sure what your point is, they took the owner to court for five years, and still the owner refused to correct all of the violations, so they condemned the building. They did everything they could to get the owner to bring the building up to code. I'm not sure what more they could have done.

I think you are missing the point about this story, the neighborhood is now better off because the borough is enforcing it's codes.
Ghetto ridin

Turtle Creek, PA

#15 Feb 6, 2012
PGH MAN wrote:
Swissvale gets G'd up 'round east of the busway sounth of Columbia & west of the busway off Washington/Park Ave(s)
U can waste your time putting Braddocc, tha southern parts of North Bradocc, Rankin, & tha parts of Swissvale in some order but they're practically all the same... Only thing differnt iz that Rankin Braddocc & the southern part of North Braddocc fly blue while Eastcide of Swizzy fly black
Translation: Kick me in the nuts please, i'm a idiot from Cranberry that is facinated with ghetto life and have no vocabulary.....
puffy

North Versailles, PA

#16 Feb 7, 2012
Steve wrote:
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I'm not sure what your point is, they took the owner to court for five years, and still the owner refused to correct all of the violations, so they condemned the building. They did everything they could to get the owner to bring the building up to code. I'm not sure what more they could have done.
I think you are missing the point about this story, the neighborhood is now better off because the borough is enforcing it's codes.
My point is that the stalinst's are taking control is swissvale but not because they are commies, but because they are too eager to good without following the Law.

maybe the real problem is the fire department is doing too much off the cuff without input from the legit code manager.
Steve

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Feb 7, 2012
puffy wrote:
<quoted text>
My point is that the stalinst's are taking control is swissvale but not because they are commies, but because they are too eager to good without following the Law.
maybe the real problem is the fire department is doing too much off the cuff without input from the legit code manager.
The fire department is tasked with code enforcement. I don't think anything is being done off the cuff, they use the International Property Maintenance Code, and the International Fire Code.
puffy

North Versailles, PA

#18 Feb 9, 2012
Not off the cuff? My friend was evicted after he refused to let the Swissvale fire department inspect his apartment. My friend was then evicted after he said the had a "right to privacy".

Swissvale was supported by the District Magistrate who said Swissvale rules supercede State Privacy Laws and the Constitution. Isn't that Stalinist?

After nine years in the apartment the landlord said he would rather evict the tenant than pay over $200,000 in fines. He didn't have enough kajunees to fight Swissvale abuse. The tenant was never accused of wrong doing or not paying his rent. No such gangsta activity lives in Braddock

Besides the codes which you mentioned apply to ocean going liners and hotel construction in earthquake zones. Not off the cuff?
Swissvale2012

Turtle Creek, PA

#19 Feb 9, 2012
I Hear shootings late at night and the police come a few min. later.
swissvale is getting bad.
The truth

Braddock, PA

#21 Mar 1, 2012
I think alot of you on here who comment about aspects of code enforcement need to research just a little more about local level ordinances and enforcement of such.

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