Philly threatens to sue man for cleaning up vacant lot

Posted September 18th, 2012 by phonon
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THE CITY-OWNED lot, neighbors say, was in deplorable shape, thick with weeds and trash. So when a business owner cleaned it up last month, spending more than $20,000 and removing, by his count, more than 40 tons of debris, Point Breeze residents went out of their way to pass 20th and Annin streets to see the changes. "This was a lot of garbage," Elaine McGrath said as she took in the carefully tended plantings and wooden benches. "Now it's gorgeous. I'm excited." But not everyone is happy with the alterations - namely, the lot's owner, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.

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Brian 2 years 49 weeks 19 hours 39 min ago

Sadly we've become a culture

johnnycakes 2 years 49 weeks 1 day 49 min ago

Sadly we've become a culture that always looks a gift horse in the mouth.

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