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Old 01-31-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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If you like trash then you will be head over heels in love with this city. I find the littering and short dumping problems to be so terrible that it far over shadows any of the positives.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:46 PM
 
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If you like trash then you will be head over heels in love with this city. I find the littering and short dumping problems to be so terrible that it far over shadows any of the positives.
Where I grow up no Fines no citations for littering just good old fashion embarrassment anyone that was caught littering among other thing in the town had their name and address in the local weekly paper. It sometimes took almost months for everyone to stop referring to the letterer as a pig. Because there was no real crime to report and I grow up in the 80’s. Here in Philadelphia I had Mountain Laurels growing in my small yard in old city around 4th and Spruce a city worker with a patronage job from Mr Mayer pay to play clamed that they were weeds. Then a property that I was renting out in fish town a city paid construction company did work on the main sewer lines under the entire street 4 years ago now the home owner are paying well over $2000.00 to have that nightmare fixes. When I sold that property I lost almost fifteen thousand this past December. I am expecting to take a hit when I sale my home in old city which is up for sale. Just out side the city In Conshohocken I owned a property one of many really. But this one in particular I was renting to a young couple they only lived there for about half of a year they were well educated made good money but the way they lived in dirt there was trash, smashed in walls damage everywhere in the house when an employee looked at it. top it all off they came from a well off family. After I sued them I still lost about ten thousand. There is a cancer is this part of Pennsylvania.

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Old 02-01-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Where I grow up no Fines no citations for littering just good old fashion embarrassment anyone that was caught littering among other thing in the town had their name and address in the local weekly paper. It sometimes took almost months for everyone to stop referring to the letterer as a pig. Because there was no real crime to report and I grow up in the 80’s. Here in Philadelphia I had Mountain Laurels growing in my small yard in old city around 4th and Spruce a city worker with a patronage job from Mr Mayer pay to play clamed that they were weeds. Then a property that I was renting out in fish town a city paid construction company did work on the main sewer lines under the entire street 4 years ago now the home owner are paying well over $2000.00 to have that nightmare fixes. When I sold that property I lost almost fifteen thousand this past December. I am expecting to take a hit when I sale my home in old city which is up for sale. Just out side the city In Conshohocken I owned a property one of many really. But this one in particular I was renting to a young couple they only lived there for about half of a year they were well educated made good money but the way they lived in dirt there was trash, smashed in walls damage everywhere in the house when an employee looked at it. top it all off they came from a well off family. After I sued them I still lost about ten thousand. There is a cancer is this part of Pennsylvania.
In my neighborhood there are houses selling in the 400K's and not 20 yards away are streets paved in broken glass and any imaginable piece of garbage. The city can do only so much in trash removal. This is insidious. It is about the people of Philadelphia. It will take generations to change it, if ever.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: New Holland, PA (20 minutes from lancaster)
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philly should be great for you if you love sports, eating and friends. BUT NEVER TRY TO GET A CHEAPER HOUSE ACROSS THE DELAWARE RIVER IN CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, IT HAS THE HIGHEST CRIME RATE IN THE U.S.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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i would like to find a job in philly as a production coordinator in the fashion industry instead of commuting to NYC. Is it worth staying in NYC earning $45,000 or take the chance and start looking in Philly which I wouldn't know where to start.

Any ideas besides hot jobs, monster, and career builder
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: New Holland, PA (20 minutes from lancaster)
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i would try taking a little trip to philly for just a couple days. then you could look around for a better job. this souldn't be to hard since new york and philly are only 100 miles apart from each other.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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Smile living in Philly

living in Philly is do able. We a month ago had a young man from your state murdered after working night in Center City. he came here to teach minorities. Philly was a beautiful liveable city until the democratic section 8 and the bankers and real estate interest discovered great profit in destroying neighborhoods and now we have roaming the streets a generation of grown up "crack babies" who the democratics awarded the mothers money if they got rid of the male father's or male providers. You can get killed looking at someone the wrong way. The super liberal reporters overcome with white guilt move into "the gated and guarded compounds" and repete the nantra that the "NRA" is to blame for the city woes.
Most people of color and people w/o color are decient.
Its the BULL HORN BULLIES who fan the flames of racial division.
The slums are full of new cars and housed in neglect.
If you wan't to try the city start at university city area home of Penn and Drexal. Public transportation is probably the best in America.
Most people with out color live in the thousands of small towns surrounding the city and commute by SEPTA rail train.
Philly would be a dream city but civilation was destroyed by people who blame life's misfortunation on their skin and take no responsible personally for their children. Philly is a great place once you figer out the war zones to avoid. Downtown is as safe as any city. Like beautiful MN.(yes I spent time in Lake Bemigie, Grand forks ect) is a shall carry state. Once you start renting you become a resident. In Philly you go to Philly cops and in the 66 other counties you go to the sheriff to obtain a lethal weapons permit. Tell no one you are packing and will make a exit from a situation where your life is in imminate danger easier to exit. You will enjoy Philly and welcome home.
You will love our 4 seasons and the Jersey shore......if i can be of help drop a e-mail to john frank.......centercitysam@yahoo.com......thanks
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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living in Philly is do able. We a month ago had a young man from your state murdered after working night in Center City. he came here to teach minorities. Philly was a beautiful liveable city until the democratic section 8 and the bankers and real estate interest discovered great profit in destroying neighborhoods and now we have roaming the streets a generation of grown up "crack babies" who the democratics awarded the mothers money if they got rid of the male father's or male providers. You can get killed looking at someone the wrong way. The super liberal reporters overcome with white guilt move into "the gated and guarded compounds" and repete the nantra that the "NRA" is to blame for the city woes.
Most people of color and people w/o color are decient.
Its the BULL HORN BULLIES who fan the flames of racial division.
The slums are full of new cars and housed in neglect.
If you wan't to try the city start at university city area home of Penn and Drexal. Public transportation is probably the best in America.
Most people with out color live in the thousands of small towns surrounding the city and commute by SEPTA rail train.
Philly would be a dream city but civilation was destroyed by people who blame life's misfortunation on their skin and take no responsible personally for their children. Philly is a great place once you figer out the war zones to avoid. Downtown is as safe as any city. Like beautiful MN.(yes I spent time in Lake Bemigie, Grand forks ect) is a shall carry state. Once you start renting you become a resident. In Philly you go to Philly cops and in the 66 other counties you go to the sheriff to obtain a lethal weapons permit. Tell no one you are packing and will make a exit from a situation where your life is in imminate danger easier to exit. You will enjoy Philly and welcome home.
You will love our 4 seasons and the Jersey shore......if i can be of help drop a e-mail to john frank.......centercitysam@yahoo.com......thanks
My sentiments exactly. Just avoid the 'hood rats. Always be aware of your surrounding. You'll be ok. Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Just be careful what you wish for in wanting to 'get the hell out of MN'...it may not be as bad as you think once you've lived in a place like Philly
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Metro Philadelphia(msa) has the 4th largest economy in the usa and 9th largest in the world. Please stop blaming the area for your personal unhappiness, there are alot worse places to live. Lots of oppurtunity if you apply yourself.



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