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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Coatesville Train Station and the Keystone Corridor-from Monday’s Coatesville City Council Meeting

Chester County Commissioners Carol Aichele and Kathy Cozzone spoke to the Coatesville City Council at Monday’s City Council Meeting about the Coatesville Train Station and extending the SEPTA R-5 Line.

Chester County Commissioner Carol Aichele, “The Keystone Corridor SEPTA R-5 rail line in Chester County is Chester County’s transportation spine…
Fifty eight percent of Chester County residents live within 5 miles of the Keystone Corridor R-5 SEPTA Line between Strafford and Atglen…
Revitalization of the Coatesville Train Station area is the key to taking that first step to restoring the SEPTA R-5 Service.”
Ms. Aichele said that the SEPTA Board has told her that rolling stock has been purchased in anticipation of the expansion of the R-5 Line to Coatesville, Parkesburg and Atglen. That rolling stock will be available within one year.
Chester County Commissioner Kathy Cozzone,  “We have been so fortunate that within a month we have been had the opportunity to be here to celebrate with you the Riverwalk and the Steel Trees coming home to Lukens Steel and now tonight, expressing our deepest interest working with you to see that the train service is completed.  
I have been working with Rob Berry with the AMTRACK piece of it. We have not hesitated one iota in calling anyone in the Federal Government for some assistance and we will continue to do that.”

Some day very soon people fortunate enough to live in one of many homes that are close to the Coatesville Train Station will walk to train service that can take them to a job in Philadelphia or New York. Or maybe to a Philly's game or Broadway show.

On the way down those lucky people will be able to watch people stuck in traffic from their train window. 


  1. Has Coatesville already rezoned the area around the train station for high-density mixed use? I can't stand how they want to replace low-income and affordable housing with new luxury townhomes... "expanding the tax-base" ... To heck with gentrification and revitalization. Where are poor folks supposed to live? Where are we supposed to go?

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