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Re: “Is pollution poisoning Charleston's African-American and low-income communities?

This community was there first, nofaith.

Let me ask you this: would YOU want this crap in YOUR backyard?

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Posted by weavingdreams on March 10, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Is pollution poisoning Charleston's African-American and low-income communities?

So based on the reaction to my earlier post I guess people think the best thing to do is pump money into an area that has and likely will continue to be a mess in terms the surrounding environment. Giving these folks enough money to move out of that area to somewhere safe and with a better quality of life is not an option. Good old liberal thinking, through money at a problem forever instead of throw money at a problem and fix it.

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Posted by nofaith on March 10, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Is pollution poisoning Charleston's African-American and low-income communities?

Rosemont has always been there .I would comment to Skip Mikell (green space) &Omar Muhammand (pres.of Lowcountry alliance for model communities) that you guys are a day late and a dollar short of making yourself heard. My association
with your point is an old saying that goes(stink on TIHS).You guys are ready to jump on anything get yours names published in the paper. Where were you so-called leaders 40 years ago???So,
don't jump on the proverbial bandwagon now just to get your name printed.
Those neighborhoods were there because "IT WAS A CHEAP PLACE TO LIVE"(little Detroit) for those who had no education & a houseful of "YOUNGIN'S" to support. Remember ,those were the beginning days of subsidies such as "foodstamps","wic"& a multitude of other "government" programs paid for by the taxpayer(me)". And these programs are still in effect today because nothing has changed except the "LOTTERY" which a lot of those on the "freebie"programs use before they pay their bills. The reality check should be the order of the day, if you know what we mean.If this currant administration would cancel just one Hawaii trip on "Air Force One" at a cost of several million dollars, that would upgrade some of these neighborhoods or better still"Shovel them Down".

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Posted by Dunk'in Duncan on March 10, 2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Is pollution poisoning Charleston's African-American and low-income communities?

Why not move to somewhere else? There are grounds for lawsuits and settlements, take the cash and build a community in an area that is not in the middle of an industrial zone.

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Posted by nofaith on March 9, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Is pollution poisoning Charleston's African-American and low-income communities?

This article is truly disturbing. It's unconscionable that the powers that be would allow the systematic disregard for this community's safety. However, it's encouraging to know that the LAMC is working to make sure environmental justice is served. Keep up the good work!

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Posted by Chelsi Howard on March 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Neighborhood associations in historic Charleston stand their ground on development

Thank you for your hard work Virginia Bush. I am amazed at the anger found in these comments. Why are some people coming to live in Charleston if they want to turn it into Tuscon, Charlotte, Orlando, or Las Vegas?

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on March 3, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Neighborhood associations in historic Charleston stand their ground on development

To be clear, there is room for a little more density and if market conditions dictate, a new "urban core" can be established but not on the lower peninsula. The old industrial areas near Magnolia Cemetary could be a possible site.

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Posted by danbeaman on March 2, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Neighborhood associations in historic Charleston stand their ground on development

$350/night hotel rooms =/= Enough hotels.

Supply needs to catch up with demand to drop the price.

In addition, I hope the City gets walloped by the lawsuit for Jasper for going back on the previous approval. And in the meantime, Broad St. Snobs enjoy the ugly current state of the Jasper.

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Posted by Tim J. Conheady on March 2, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Neighborhood associations in historic Charleston stand their ground on development

Just because city planners want automobiles to go away is not going to make it happen.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now if somebody can just explain to Josh Martin that we're not all going to buy electric cars anytime soon.

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Posted by ImFromHere on March 2, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Neighborhood associations in historic Charleston stand their ground on development

"I think that the city needs to understand that Charleston is not an urban core. It does not have an urban core."

This is the fundamental misunderstanding between pro- and anti-development camps.

While on one hand you have the 'Charlestontowne neighborhood association' and those like it saying that Charleston is not and should not be an urban city. But on the other hand you have a ton of really smart, hardworking people who are working to build businesses (that employ more than 5 people) that make Charleston an attractive place to live and work in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, not just when you retire.

Simply put Charleston needs to decide what it wants to be. You can't send mixed messages by saying that you encourage business but not urbanity. If Charleston is serious about cultivating and growing the knowledge industry, it needs to also embrace developing it's urban core.

But if the city wants to stay a tourist town then I guarantee investment will dry up, non-hospitality businesses will flee to other cities that do embrace urbanity, and aside from hotels, developers will in fact look to invest and build elsewhere.

The only reason people are interested in investing in Charleston is because it shows promise of growing into a really nice small city, but if tourism and preservation exists at expense of growing other industries and attracting a more knowledge-based workforce, Charleston will be stuck trying to recreate the glory of 2012 when some magazine said that it was the best city in the world.

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Posted by chs9000 on March 2, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Neighborhood associations in historic Charleston stand their ground on development

Sprawl, density, stagnation.

Pick one.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on March 2, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Charleston Steeplechase offers Holy City's first running history tours

I was a jogger as I would like to do this. Excellent Lot of money on assembling your shed and fall the idea of or energy defending yourself to folks who have nothing to do but complaint or criticize. click for more

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Posted by Umer Siraj on March 2, 2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Hungover? One IV coming up!

Drinking 10+ drinks in one sitting is pretty dangerous. No wonder you felt like shit the next day. Your body is trying to tell you something, if I were you, I'd listen.

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Posted by kittenfriendz on February 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Hungover? One IV coming up!

After a 24 hour vomiting bout, and a day of feeling horrible, I finally went to Renew for an IV treatment. It truly reenergized me on the spot. And they provide incredible customer service.

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Posted by natejohnson on February 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Homeless advocates make steady progress with Tent City residents

I am ­­­­­­­­­making ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­good ­­­­­­­­­salary ­­­­­­­­­from ­­­­­­­­­home ­­­­­­­­­$1200­­­­­­­­­-­­­­­­­­­$2500/week , ­­­­­­­­­which ­­­­­­­­­is ­­­­­­­­­amazing, ­­­­­­­­­under ­­­­­­­­­a year ago I ­­­­­­­­­was ­­­­­­­­­jobless ­­­­­­­­­in ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­horrible ­­­­­­­­­economy. ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­thank God ­­­­­­­­­every ­­­­­­­­­day ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­was ­­­­­­­­­blessed ­­­­­­­­­with ­­­­­­­­­these ­­­­­­­­­instructions and ­­­­­­­­­now ­­­­­­­­­it's ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­my ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­duty ­­­­­­­­­to ­­­­­­­­­pay ­­­­­­­­­it ­­­­­­­­­forward ­­­­­­­­­and share ­­­­­­­­­it ­­­­­­­­­with ­­­­­­­­­Everyone, ­­­­­­­­­Here is ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­started,,,,,,­­­­­­­­­

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Posted by LisaASmit on February 25, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Homeless advocates make steady progress with Tent City residents

I am ­­­­­­­­­making ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­good ­­­­­­­­­salary ­­­­­­­­­from ­­­­­­­­­home ­­­­­­­­­$1200­­­­­­­­­-­­­­­­­­­$2500/week , ­­­­­­­­­which ­­­­­­­­­is ­­­­­­­­­amazing, ­­­­­­­­­under ­­­­­­­­­a year ago I ­­­­­­­­­was ­­­­­­­­­jobless ­­­­­­­­­in ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­horrible ­­­­­­­­­economy. ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­thank God ­­­­­­­­­every ­­­­­­­­­day ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­was ­­­­­­­­­blessed ­­­­­­­­­with ­­­­­­­­­these ­­­­­­­­­instruction s and ­­­­­­­­­now ­­­­­­­­­it's ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­my ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­duty ­­­­­­­­­to ­­­­­­­­­pay ­­­­­­­­­it ­­­­­­­­­forward ­­­­­­­­­and share ­­­­­­­­­it ­­­­­­­­­with ­­­­­­­­­Everyone, ­­­­­­­­­Here is ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­started,,,,,,­­­­­­­­­

➥➥➥­­➥➥➥­­w­­­w­­­w­­­.­­­p­­­a­­­y-b­­­u­­­z­­­z­­­.­­­c­­­o­­­m

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Posted by LisaASmit on February 25, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Homeless advocates make steady progress with Tent City residents

I actually know why I am a veteran.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on February 25, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Homeless advocates make steady progress with Tent City residents

When we deal with homeless people,we deal with a multitude of problems. This venture is (in my opinion) is an accident waiting to happen.Being a veteran,homelessness is like a veteran, we are veterans for a reason and we are homeless for a reason but don't know why.

Posted by Dunk'in Duncan on February 25, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Homeless advocates make steady progress with Tent City residents

Housing should be a public right, irrespective of citizenship. Don't play that nativist bullshit game.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 24, 2016 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Homeless advocates make steady progress with Tent City residents

My Charleston-born neighbor's Charleston-born brother is physically disabled (lost a hand) from a workplace accident. He's 55, and he gets $800 a month. His landlord just sold the place he was renting. They've gone to the Housing Authority, to every agency there is, but as far as an affordable permanent apartment, it seems like the come-heres in Tent City are getting the help he needs.

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Posted by ImFromHere on February 24, 2016 at 9:49 PM
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