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Topic - John M. Wagner

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    Port Richmond’s former Nativity B.V.M. School has been vacant for more than three years, and has become a target of theft and vandalism. And while a community-championed plan to convert it to senior housing is tied up in court, neighbors wonder what will come next.

    Just another blighted building?

    Port Richmond’s former Nativity B.V.M. School has been vacant for more than three years, and has become a target of theft and vandalism. And while a community-championed plan to convert it to senior housing is tied up in court, neighbors wonder what will come next.

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  • Wagner, echoing the comments from Port Richmond residents on the PRTW Facebook page, said a longstanding vacant property only brings trouble, as is evidenced by the April 2012 Buck Hosiery factory fire in Kensington.

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  • He added that St. John Neumann Place, along with CHCS’ other projects in the city, have had a “tremendously stabilizing” effect on the surrounding neighborhood’s value, and along with doing the same for Port Richmond, the Nativity B.V.M. project's construction would bring union jobs to the neighborhood.

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