Jul 28, 2016
Allentown's Sad State of Affairs
If you told someone several years ago that $1Billion would be spent trying to revive a couple blocks on Hamilton Street, they would be shocked upon visiting. Take your best shot, even during the noon lunch break, and it's just dead in the water. I suppose that on the weekend a few restaurants have some traffic, but there's absolutely no vibe. I think back when Pawlowski hired the slogan company. City Without Limits. I guess City With No Vibe wouldn't be positive enough, but that's what it is.
Except for the bank accounts of a few men, it certainly was a poor return on our state tax dollars. However, you must understand that except for a few bloggers, and their readers, nobody much cares. Because of this apathy we have a state house that only changes from retirement, not elections. Because of this apathy we have a one party city government. Because of this apathy, those of you who do care must read your news from the likes of me, rather than a real newspaper.
photograph of 7th and Hamilton, back in the day