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Groups Brace For JNP Closure

June 13, 2013

Area organizations are working hard to fill the gap that will be left once the Joint Neighborhood Project closes its doors later this month....

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Jun-14-13 9:28 AM

Nope Linda- My relatives stepped off the boat, learned English, assimilated, and didn't take a dime of handouts. The newcomers should do the same.

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Jun-13-13 8:41 PM

I totally agree with 14701. While the JNP has done some great things to help those in need over the years, it does NOT seem to be teaching English effectively, because no one seems to know it these days. You should learn the language and come with some skills, rather then coming with a hand out. I also wonder why spanish speaking people yell when the talk, because when i am out in public they are always 5 times louder than everyone else.

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Jun-13-13 3:29 PM

First of all, 14701, NOT all of the people at JNP use all of the same services. Secondly, why is it so hard to imagine that some people might actually be hard-working people who have fallen on hard-times?

You, of course, being the superior intelligent, hard-working white person that you are, have NEVER needed help from anybody so nobody else should either, especially them "foreigners" who can't speak English. After all, YOUR answers stepped off the boat speaking perfect English, so everybody since should do the same.

And yeah, you NOT only SOUND unfeeling. You ARE, obviously.

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Jun-13-13 12:50 PM

agree with 14701 why give extra help to obtain benefits in an area that is already overextended.

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Jun-13-13 9:02 AM

It's odd that there's that big of a gap to fill? If that were the case, then it would seem like JNP would not be closing then. On the plus side, It does seem like there are many more ministries and outreach programs than ever before which may explain the closure.

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Jun-13-13 8:55 AM

I hate to sound unfeeling, but why would someone relocate to a community without a job, basic understanding of the language, or incentive to better oneself w/o handouts? In a sense it is a good thing that some are going to self provide.

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Jun-13-13 8:02 AM

Why is JNP closing? It has been a HUGE outreach program for many, many years. I went there as a kid and have fond memories of the Summer Program, outings, day trips to Allegheny, Long Point, not to mention all of the kids and great staff that I met there! I'm sure the closing is due to lack of funding. Can't our government find any spare change to throw our way? What a shame.

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