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Old 01-15-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: FL
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I too don't think you will be in too much of a dangerous situation as an interpreter. However whoever had said that social workers don't seem to have any problems at all with juveniles isn't exactly correct. My best friend is a social worker and works with all kinds of people-juveniles, adults, people who are just broke, people with mental problems, and she has encounter many problems with the juveniles such as being sliced in the hand, robbed, and punch. She is 34 and about 5'2. Not to scare you, and she isn't an interpreter but an actual social worker that does make house calls at times, but she has had problems.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Take my advice stay far far away form Philly you would not like it here
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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If you don't hang out w/ drug dealers, Philadelphia isn't that dangerous.
My problem isn't hanging out with drug dealers, it's living around the corner or down the street from them. There are 4 drug houses in my neighborhood. The cops won't do anything about them for the law-abiding citizen but are more than willing to inform the dealers when the neighbors call on them.
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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My problem isn't hanging out with drug dealers, it's living around the corner or down the street from them. There are 4 drug houses in my neighborhood. The cops won't do anything about them for the law-abiding citizen but are more than willing to inform the dealers when the neighbors call on them.

You live on a block with 4 drug dealers yet you want us to believe you are objective in your overall synopsys of Philaelphia.

A little suggestion Move out of the ghetto. Or at least credit your rants with the fact that you live in a drug infested area and your views maybe biased. You live in the 1/3 of the city that is stressed. Give me a break
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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You live on a block with 4 drug dealers yet you want us to believe you are objective in your overall synopsys of Philaelphia.

A little suggestion Move out of the ghetto. Or at least credit your rants with the fact that you live in a drug infested area and your views maybe biased. You live in the 1/3 of the city that is stressed. Give me a break
My "ghetto" is Manayunk/Roxborough - the neighborhoods that the city is touting as the hippest and safest area of the city (aside from center city)!
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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My "ghetto" is Manayunk/Roxborough - the neighborhoods that the city is touting as the hippest and safest area of the city (aside from center city)!
My friend has lived in Manayunk for the past 5 years and has had 0 problems. He's never seen one drug dealer or had one dispirited words with anyone in his 5 years there. Everytime I've visited I was extremely impressed how such a dense neighborhood was so well kept. If you aren't happy in Manayunk, you aren't going to be happy living in any city. You probably are better suited for the suburbs.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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5 years and o problem with drugs
are you living under a rock
A little suggestion Move out of the ghetto
hello is there a driver up there I had a drug dealing in front of my house in the great N/E and the cops would not come out They instead called the fire dept I have a friend that is a Detective for the police and they were told to look the other way about drug dealers
neighborhood was so well kept just went to the bank at Frankford and Cottman Over night the window's were spray painted black
yea that make me feal great
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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Mrshvo: Where did these things happen to your friend? While she was on house calls or...?

Rainrock: Right now I'm waiting for an acceptance letter as I wanted to put their offer in writing, which they found strange. They said they would email something today, but didn't. There are two buildings: 1801 Vine St. and 34 S 11th. St. I would have to split between both buildings, hopefully every other month. Do you know anything about these areas or the buildings? I haven't seen them yet. Are they well kept or falling apart dumps of a place?

What places would your recommend on Center City for housing considering I"m a really petite female and safety is the most important consideration? Also, are there any safe and quiet areas. I have a low tolerance for noise.

Duderino; Rainrock: What areas do you recommend?

Thanks again for your help.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:40 AM
 
Location: FL
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Mrshvo: Where did these things happen to your friend? While she was on house calls or...?

Rainrock: Right now I'm waiting for an acceptance letter as I wanted to put their offer in writing, which they found strange. They said they would email something today, but didn't. There are two buildings: 1801 Vine St. and 34 S 11th. St. I would have to split between both buildings, hopefully every other month. Do you know anything about these areas or the buildings? I haven't seen them yet. Are they well kept or falling apart dumps of a place?

What places would your recommend on Center City for housing considering I"m a really petite female and safety is the most important consideration? Also, are there any safe and quiet areas. I have a low tolerance for noise.

Duderino; Rainrock: What areas do you recommend?

Thanks again for your help.
Most of the injuries were due to house calls, and 1 time it was in the office. Sorry to have had to tell you that!
If you're asking about Center City housing, my social worker friend who is petite at 5'2 lived at 15th and Pine. Now, I wouldn't say that is the safest (to be honest, nowhere in Philly is the safest), she did have bars on the windows (most of the houses do down there), and she did have hookers living right across the street and then hanging out on the corner, but in living there for 6 years, nothing happened to her. Then again, she wasn't stupid enough to go walking around when it was dark either
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Smile In any city - you'll have some blocks of bad areas

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My friend has lived in Manayunk for the past 5 years and has had 0 problems. He's never seen one drug dealer or had one dispirited words with anyone in his 5 years there. Everytime I've visited I was extremely impressed how such a dense neighborhood was so well kept. If you aren't happy in Manayunk, you aren't going to be happy living in any city. You probably are better suited for the suburbs.
I have some friends in Philly that tell me that even in an upscale neighborhood, you can find some "bad" blocks within. You have to research the area where you want to live. Just my opinion.
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