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Old 09-29-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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It's by Summer and 2nd Avenue..Please let me know if that is a good area.I have two boy ages 14 and 19.Thank You
I stopped going there (working) regularly late 2000. The area near Broadway and Boulevard was very crime ridden back then. The pharmacy that was our customer had horrible stories to share with me about people shopliftting, once, someone came in so drunk with a gun after an altercation about an hour prior with an employee, that he was able to subdue the man and get the police there before anyone was injured. I haven't been in that area regularly for about 8 years. However, thanks to Google Street View, I was able to take a 'stroll down memory lane', with that area. This is what I found:

2nd ave and summer ave, newark nj - Google Maps

It looks almost the same. Not a very appealing neighborhood.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Okay! Thanks so what your saying it is not a good area for a family and 2 boys in there teens?
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Okay! Thanks so what your saying it is not a good area for a family and 2 boys in there teens?
Good parenting compensates for a lot of ills, Laindia, but sometimes you can't make chicken salad out of the other end of the chicken. That is the likely case here.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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How does Woodstown, in Salem County, rank?? Was there back in 1999, and it seemed fairly nice.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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How does Woodstown, in Salem County, rank?? Was there back in 1999, and it seemed fairly nice.
I live about an hour away, only get over that way a few times a year, but it looks OK. I'm sure that with the downturn there are a few more thefts, burglaries, drug crimes (like everywhere else) but overall, it seems to be holding. There are still some old timers, farmers, lots of horses, some newer housing, land preservation. I'd move there.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Phillipsburg is getting worse
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Phillipsburg is getting worse
And what's funny is that the areas just over the bridge in Pennsylvania are only getting better. Lehigh Valley area in PA is very promising. It is a fast growing area. Lots of people from NJ are moving out to Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown, but it is strange that Phillipsburg remains stagnant. I guess it is the sort of situation that because it is so close to PA that you might as well just go to PA and leave NJ altogether.
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