Saturday, September 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Are you optimistic that the city can reduce its stock of abandoned and vacant properties?

READER POLL

Are you optimistic that the city can reduce its stock of abandoned and vacant properties?

No, the staggering number has stayed high for years
 
  83 (52.9%)
Yes, progress toward setting up a land bank will help dispose of properties
 
  26 (16.6%)
No, abandonment is inevitable due to city population losses since the '50s
 
  41 (26.1%)
Yes, development in many older neighborhoods has created new demand
 
  37 (23.6%)
Total votes = 157


Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | DEATH PENALTY Misplaced mercy It is appalling how many tears are wasted on this filth ("Rethink executions," Sept. 17). How about giving the same respect to the victims and their families by mentioning names, ages, and the nature of the crime in editorials and letters? Oh, and what sentence would you recommend to the jury for the convicted murderer who killed you?
Stu Bykofsky's insulting piece, "'White privilege'?- I just don't see it," contradicts itself, since no African-American writer at your paper or any other big-city newspaper around the country would be able to have an article published that is called " 'White privilege'?- I just don't see it."