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Bob Lentz July 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Advanced degrees are paid by the taxpayer in Pa . Also, where did I criticize any teachers except inRead More your reading between the lines .
Bob Lentz July 24, 2014 at 01:01 pm
I asume prematurely maybe, that you meant me as complaining and threatening to end an agreement ? IRead More never said that and never heard it mentioned all the way up to Governor Corbett . He , in fact stated no retirees or persons already in the system will be affected . Honor , I don't belong to any secret organization that makes backroom deals .
john gardner July 24, 2014 at 01:21 pm
THERE NO NEED FOR PENSION REFORM IF ALL THE EXEMPTIONS ON PROPERTY TAXES WERE ELIMINATED .EVERYONERead More SHOULD PAY SCHOOL TAXES PERIOD. I POSTED A COMMENT ON GOV. CORBETT WHEN HE WAS IN ALLENTOWN. HERE IT IS, Subject: GOV. CORBETT FUND RAISER IN ALLENTOWN, PA. MAYBE THE DEMOCRATS CAN HELP, I SENT THIS TO GOV. CORBETT. HE WAS AT A FUND RAISER IN ALLENTOWN AT THE HOME OF MR. JAINDL TALKING ABOUT INCREASES IN PROPERTY TAXES DUE TO STATE PENSIONS. I SAID ISN'T IT IRONIC THAT MR. JAINDL OWNED ABOUT 13,000 ACRES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY . YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PROPERTY TAX REFORM . HE IS NOT BECAUSE MOST OF HIS 13,000 ACRES ARE RECEIVING HUGH TAX BREAKS UNDER THE PA. CLEAN AND GREEN ACTS 319,515 PROGRAMS. THESE PROGRAMS EXEMPT 98% OF THE TAXES ON THE LAND. FACTS LEHIGH CO. HAS 223,000 TOTAL ACRES, OF THIS 96,000 ACRES IN 10 OR MORE ACRE PARCELS ARE UNDER THESE PROGRAMS. ONE 33 ACRE PARCEL JUST LAND , MY FAVORITE ONE IS ASSESSED AT $3 MILLION DOLLARS.MY HOME IS ASSESSED AT $280,000 AND I PAY CLOSE TO $6000.00 TOTAL PROPERTY TAX. SO, AFTER THE PA. CLEAN AND ACT 319,515, WE HAVE A MIRACLE, TOTAL TAXES $478.00 FOR A PROPERTY ASSESSED AT $3 MILLION, CHECK IT OUT BELOW. WHY OUR TAXES ARE GOING UP IS BECAUSE OF THIS NONSENSE.I THINK THEY SHOULD GET A TAX BREAK JUST NOT 98%. IF GOV. CORBETT TOLD MR. JAINDL HE WAS GOING TO DO AWAY WITH THESE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ABOUT 50 YEARS OLD, TO HELP POOR FARMERS BACK THEN. I SURE THE FUNDRAISER WOULD HAVE BEEN HELD ELSEWHERE. NOW ALSO, ADD IN NIZ, KOZ, NON PROFITS, HOSPITALS THEY OWN EVERYTHING NOW,GOVERNMENTS ETC. WHO IS LEFT TO PAY THE PROPERTY TAXES.NOT MANY. THANKS, JOHN GARDNER JTANDJUDYG@AOL.COM Street View Click To Enlarge Options Property Overview 2014 Owner Name LIBERTY PROPERTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Owner Address 500 CHESTERFIELD PKWY MALVERN PA 19355-8707 Property Address * CETRONIA RD ALLENTOWN PA 18106 Sub Division ACT 515P Tax Authority UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP School District PARKLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Parcel Id 546595805619 1 Old Parcel Id 20 J07 010 001 515 Tile 455608 Acres/Dimension 33.3409 ACRES Lot Sq Ft 0 Utilities NONE Class VACANT LAND Land Use VACANT LAND - INDUSTRIAL 30.000 TO 49.999 ACRES Living Units 0 Zoning LI Homestead Act 72 You may apply if it is your permanent primary residence. Total Assessment Exempt Land 2,975,000 Exempt Building 0 Taxable Land 25,700 Taxable Building 0 Total 3,000,700 Taxable Total 25,700 Taxes Millage Taxes County 3.790000 $ 97.40 School 14.190000 $ 364.68 Municipality 0.640000 $ 16.45 Total $ 478.53 LC_PropertyAddress * CETRONIA RD ALLENTOWN PA 18106
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policeshld July 23, 2014 at 03:16 pm
That is a total joke. Why do they have to raise the speed limit when people go 75-85 mph now? ThereRead More is virtually no enforcement now for speeders and there will be no enforcement when the limit changes.
Bob Lentz July 24, 2014 at 11:22 am
It's all about the newer gas burners that don't burn up so much . Remember the 55 MPH limit . ItRead More reduced road deaths and saved gas . I think that was the purpose of the 55 mph . I-78 should be renamed to Heavens Highway .
Nevilando July 23, 2014 at 11:53 am
Who is going to pay $10 for one (1) taco al pastor? It says on their menu (One per order). A tacoRead More cost more than a burrito...hmmm
Bambi L Albert July 23, 2014 at 06:27 am
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Jodi July 23, 2014 at 09:16 am
Blood Drive TODAY (Wednesday) at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd, Orange, 1 pm - 6 pm
jjtw425 July 23, 2014 at 11:12 am
As a past donor and as a volunteer at blood drives for over 35 years, I am aware of the great needRead More for blood especially during the summer months. Please look for your local opportunities to donate and sign up or walk in. Your donation will potentially save 7 lives and be greatly appreciated.
EWCtzn July 24, 2014 at 12:45 am
Kara, the headline reads "Organic Fruit Sold Locally Recalled for Possible ListeriaRead More Contamination". It's clearly sensationalizing the two organic products.
Suzanne jefferis July 24, 2014 at 01:12 pm
The article should read 'Fruit Sold Locally'... It is misleading to the unaware who read no fartherRead More to suggest that organic fruit is the problem. All fruit, organic or those sprayed with unsafe pesticides should be washed. If gene spliced with herbicides and toxic pathogens as with GMO fruit, it is no longer a product of nature.
PS July 24, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Let's be realistic, those who are "unaware" probably aren't the people buying organic inRead More the first place. Lay off Kara - she's the only reason the patch is any good!
Pamela McCarthy July 22, 2014 at 08:53 am
They need to expand to more states! Just got back from the Berkshires in MA...terrible not beingRead More able to find a Wawa when you need one!
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
The Cannon House Office Building. (Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol)
Hugh Gallagher July 21, 2014 at 08:02 am
The count for Chicago this past weekend. 40 shot/4 killed
Steve Mast July 22, 2014 at 01:20 pm
What the hell is a "magazine clip"? Semi-automatic pistols use a magazine. Technically,Read More it's called a box magazine. Clips are completely DIFFERENT!! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_RYwUPr35rLw/SMSzcYalaPI/AAAAAAAAAM4/pgTUU7jUlFo/s1600-h/Magazine+-+vs+-+Clip.jpg
Steve Mast July 22, 2014 at 01:20 pm
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
Estelam Meyer July 24, 2014 at 11:23 am
The speed limit on a stretch of the Pa. Turnpike is increasing to 70 mph. (Patch file photo)
Duke Ganote July 20, 2014 at 03:45 am
Facts first! Rural interstates account for less than 5% of Pennsylvania's traffic deaths. With aRead More fatality rate of 0.60, rural interstates are the safest rural roads in the state -- the state-wide rural rate is 3.72 deaths per 100-million-travel-miles -- over six times higher!
William Keyser July 20, 2014 at 10:08 am
It was recently posed that speed limits were just revenue generators. I say drop the speed limitsRead More altogether and have police enforce safe driving by discretion.
Pam July 20, 2014 at 10:17 am
I've noticed that other states like Arizona, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, etc have theirRead More posted speed limits appropriate to the road conditions. On limited access highways (theirs tend to be a spacious 4-8 lanes) the speed limit is 85mph & 75mph on major roads. Good drivers know that this is 'maximum' assumes dry road conditions & good visibility. For limited access roads this is a blessing. Mountain passes, hairpin curves, and severe sloped grades are a different story and might be 25mph or less. Cut to PA limited access highways: tons of congestion and bottlenecks, typical 2-4 lanes except of rt95 and some parts of the PA turnpike, slower speed limits, and more people commuting. It's not hard to see why 'rush hour' in PA is all about sitting in traffic NOT moving. 'Rush hour' in AZ is not a congested mess, there are lots of people and the traffic moves great ! Our PA roads are small and designed poorly for traffic flow and speed. Take the new rt202 bypass through Doylestown to Montgomeryville, feeder roads are posted higher than the limited access road (45mph)-how is that NOT a bottleneck? Raising the speed limit on major PA limited access roads helps alleviate congestion. I wouldn't do this with every PA road, but the turnpike is a good start.
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Margalit Tetlow July 19, 2014 at 05:14 pm
One's opinions of PETA not withstanding, it is a compliment to the vendors at CBP and these otherRead More ballparks that they recognize that there is also profit in serving healthy, vegan/vegetarian food to their customers.
the truth is a dope July 20, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Another article with comments from "the truth" confirms he is a DOPE
The Truth July 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm
^ you're not even trying anymore. 2 of the same retard comments on different pages? Why don't youRead More get away from your computer, go out and get some of this nice sun we've been having and go play in traffic...
John Child July 19, 2014 at 09:39 am
Nationwide the Labor Participation Rate is the lowest it's been in 40-years. More and more peopleRead More are simply dropping out of the world force, which is why the so-called unemployment rates are falling... it's not that more people are working; it's that more people are no longer looking for work.
John Child July 19, 2014 at 09:41 am
Nationwide the Labor Participation Rate is the lowest it's been in 40-years. More and more peopleRead More are simply dropping out of the work force, which causes the unemployment rates to fall ... it's not that more people are WORKING; it's that more people are no longer LOOKING.
dwayne roberson July 22, 2014 at 07:04 am
The upcoming Obamacare employer mandate implementation will continue to degrade employment numbers.Read More The mischief of QE 3 will continue to develop a cycle of inflation. Growing a government Godzilla was never an economic solution for anyone.
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