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Old 07-24-2014, 06:00 AM
 
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What do you think the future of Scranton is? Will the city's economy make a comeback, or will it become a depressed and deserted city? I was reading that Scranton may file for bankruptcy. How do you see scranton in 10 years, 20 years and beyond?
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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In 20 years I will be gone from the area. In 10 years we will still be paying back debts. Without an influx of new industry...things will only get worse; sad to say.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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Scranton has a cottage industry. It is section 8 housing owned by New York and New Jersey speculators. It is a modern day Hooverville.

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Duke
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Scranton has a cottage industry. It is section 8 housing owned by New York and New Jersey speculators. It is a modern day Hooverville.

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Duke

So it will have a Great Future like Hazelton, Reading, Allentown and York!
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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What do you think the future of Scranton is? Will the city's economy make a comeback, or will it become a depressed and deserted city? I was reading that Scranton may file for bankruptcy. How do you see scranton in 10 years, 20 years and beyond?
Will it become? Do you live there or near there? Because asking if Scranton "will become" depressed implies that you don't think it currently is.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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It's so ghetto now, they'll completely take over. Scranton has no future. You could thank Sister sneakers for some of this mess
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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You could thank Sister sneakers for some of this mess
Who?
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The Catholic nun who had billboards put up in big city ghetto areas. She basically told people that they could move to Wilkes-Barre or Scranton and sign up for welfare, food stamps and section 8 housing. The campaign worked very well.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Interesting. I've lived in PA since 1993 and we watch WNEP news just about every night. I never heard of "Sister Sneakers", and a quick Google search turns up nothing.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I can't remember her name.
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