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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

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, October 7, 2015

Landlords Patterson NJ - Landlords Coatesville PA

In 1998 and later in 2008 the City of Coatesville PA was in about as bad shape as Patterson NJ is now. Coatesville has changed a lot since 2008. 
Landlords are not created equal.

I've become acquainted with landlords like Charles Florio in Philadelphia and in Coatesville. They along with individual homeowners change neighborhoods. Government can create the framework for change but the collective efforts of individuals make it happen. 
Florio’s aim is to renovate and rent multifamily residential buildings, he said. He works in the city six days a week, out of an office on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Hamilton Avenue. But he has struggled to keep his properties secure, let alone clean or rentable.  
“If you look at some of my properties on Governor Street, you would say, straight up, ‘You are a slumlord,’” Florio said.  
He meant this figuratively — some of his houses appear to be in disrepair — mostly the result of break-ins from people seeking to steal valuable materials, like copper wiring and plumbing. 
NorthJersey.com IN HEROIN’S GRIP- by Rebecca D. O’Brien- Photos by Tyson Trish- Videos by Thomas E. Franklin

Some West Chester based landlords play a different game in Coatesville.
It’s basically buy at Chester County tax auctions, don’t spend a penny on the property, collect rent, mostly through the Housing Authority of Chester County’s Section 8  and maybe let the county have it back without paying the full amount for the property:

That game has changed in Coatesville. It’s a harder game to play since the Housing Authority of Chester County has cleaned house:

Coatesville is digging out of the hole that I think was partly created by the drug business in Chester County. Landlords that buy homes at auction, don't keep them up and pay off public officials are part of the drug business. 

I think the Cokeville, I hope the Cokeville days are behind us. 

Introducing "Cokeville," the New American Suburb 

By Jeff Deeney 11/08/11
With a collapsed economy and shrinking middle class, Coatesville, Pa., represents small-town America. Now, the cocaine market is the only industry that's booming. Is this our nation's future?

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