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The latest updates on the boondoggle that is the Pawlowski/Browne/Mann Allentown Hockey Arena Project
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Walnutport will take legal action against the NIZ

Walnutport will take legal action against the NIZ | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Another Lehigh Valley municipality says it will challenge Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone.

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EDITORIAL: Find common ground, let Allentown move ahead with NIZ plans

EDITORIAL: Find common ground, let Allentown move ahead with NIZ plans | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Allentown's tax arrangement is meeting resistance from developers and the suburbs....

 

This editorial downplays the lack of constitutional authority for Allentown to confiscate tax revenue from surrounding communities, and urges pragmatic compromise and cooperation--We're all collectivists now!

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Chris Hansen wants a unique Seattle arena built by 2017

Chris Hansen wants a unique Seattle arena built by 2017 | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

They're sleepless in Seattle too and don't want public money at risk - Arena investor Chris Hansen knows he has a lot of hoops to jump through before his vision of a new multipurpose sports venue is built in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood, but that’s not stopping him from being determined.

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Pennsylvania townships weigh in on arena zone

Pennsylvania townships weigh in on arena zone | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
An influential lobbying group that looks out for the interests of Pennsylvania townships has elevated to the statewide level the locally contentious debate over the one-of-a-kind tax-financing zone...
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NIZ: Is arena lawsuit headed to court?

NIZ: Is arena lawsuit headed to court? | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Now that the NIZ negotiations are nixed, is Allentown's controversial hockey arena doomed to land in court?

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EEZs Are An EZ Path To Corporate Welfare (Like Allentown's NIZ)

EEZs Are An EZ Path To Corporate Welfare (Like Allentown's NIZ) | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Yet another example of how  efforts to save the city from [through urban renewal tools and tax subsidies] almost always makes things worse.

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Hanover Township: Allentown hockey arena lawsuit cannot be settled unless law is changed

Hanover Township: Allentown hockey arena lawsuit cannot be settled unless law is changed | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Township supervisors say the law is unconstitutional, so any settlement that did not involve changing the law would risk becoming rescinded.

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Lehigh Valley Clancularius Introspectives (LVCI): Allentown's NIZ ...

Lehigh Valley Clancularius Introspectives (LVCI): Allentown's NIZ ... | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
At that point all parties concerned-- the developers, surrounding municipalities that would be affected, previous property owners in the NIZ, all the rest of the financial stakeholders and yes even the citizens should sit down and ...
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Leadership for Liberty - Local Lunacy Alert! Lancaster Convention Center

Leadership for Liberty - Local Lunacy Alert! Lancaster Convention Center | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Allentown's Browne-Lowski Boondoggle Arena Project isn't the only example of diverting public money from crital services to fund economic development projects.  The Lancaster Convention Center is no different.

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Philadelphia City Councilman Proposes Neighborhood Improvement Zone - CBS Philly

Philadelphia City Councilman Proposes Neighborhood Improvement Zone - CBS Philly | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Philly want's to copy Allenown NIZ to take taxes from the suburbs to benefit the city.  "Elected officials love their acronyms, and in Philadelphia City Council this week, we learned a new one: the "NIZ" -- for Neighborhood Improvement Zone."

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Chairman's remarks spark debate on how NIZ revenue will be used - WFMZ Allentown

Chairman's remarks spark debate on how NIZ revenue will be used - WFMZ Allentown | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
Allentown Morning CallChairman's remarks spark debate on how NIZ revenue will be usedWFMZ AllentownTraub made his remarks just before the authority adopted a set of general guidelines governing the 130-acre NIZ and the federal and state tax money ...
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NIZ debate moves to "Business Matters" - WFMZ Allentown

NIZ debate moves to "Business Matters" - WFMZ Allentown | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
NIZ debate moves to "Business Matters"WFMZ AllentownShouting marked a good portion of the so-called "Great NIZ Debate." The NIZ is the controversial Neighborhood Improvement Zone, funding Allentown's hockey arena, now challenged by two lawsuits.
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'It's time' for Bethlehem Township to debate Allentown arena project

'It's time' for Bethlehem Township to debate Allentown arena project | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
After six weeks of talks behind closed doors, the court battle over Allentown's controversial arena project will be thrust into the open Monday.
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Don't use tax dollars to fund Allentown hockey arena

Don't use tax dollars to fund Allentown hockey arena | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
If the proposed hockey arena and business complex are as wonderful as Allentown officials claim, why aren't they being developed by the businesses that will profit from them? If these are instead...
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Should arena authority prevent tenant poaching?

Should arena authority prevent tenant poaching? | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Allentown's new arena authority should penalize future developers who lure businesses downtown from other parts of the Lehigh Valley, authority Chairman Sy Traub said Thursday.

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Hanover Township: We're done negotiating, no deal on NIZ

Hanover Township: We're done negotiating, no deal on NIZ | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
The NIZ negotiations are nixed. Tuesday night, a second township said it's done bargaining with Allentown over the city's beleagured hockey arena project.
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Nearby municipalities blocking Allentown arena for Flyers affiliate - Philadelphia Business Journal

Nearby municipalities blocking Allentown arena for Flyers affiliate - Philadelphia Business Journal | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

An effort to construct a $220 million hockey arena in Allentown, Pa., for the Philadelphia Flyers' minor league affiliate appears to be facing an insurmountable hurdle.

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Phantoms' Allentown arena project runs into trouble

Phantoms' Allentown arena project runs into trouble | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
A continuing dispute over financing for an arena in Allentown, Pa. has opened the door toward a possible fifth season for the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls.
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Financing approved for two hockey arena restaurants

Financing approved for two hockey arena restaurants | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
Despite all the lamentations and litigation surrounding center-city Allentown’s arena project, another small step toward making the project a reality was taken in a third floor conference room in City Hall late Tuesday afternoon.
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Hanover rejects Allentown's arena settlement offer

Hanover rejects Allentown's arena settlement offer | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
Hanover Township, Northampton County, dealt Allentown's hopes of a quick end to its legal battle over plans for a downtown hockey arena a second setback in as many nights Tuesday, voting to join Bethlehem Township in rejecting the city's latest...
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Another 'no' for the NIZ: So what now?

Another 'no' for the NIZ: So what now? | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it

Is the arena on ice? Opposition to Allentown's controversial hockey arena shows no sign of thawing.

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Township Rejects Allentown Arena Settlement Offer - Patch.com

Township Rejects Allentown Arena Settlement Offer - Patch.com | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comTownship Rejects Allentown Arena Settlement OfferPatch.comBy Daryl Nerl Bethlehem Township Commissioner Michael Hudak says the size of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone in Allentown is too big.
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Pennsylvania townships' association to oppose Allentown's NIZ - Allentown Morning Call

Pennsylvania townships' association to oppose Allentown's NIZ - Allentown Morning Call | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
Allentown Morning CallPennsylvania townships' association to oppose Allentown's NIZAllentown Morning CallBy Scott Kraus and Matt Assad, Of The Morning Call An influential lobbying group that looks out for the interests of Pennsylvania townships has...
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Northampton County Council disapproves of NIZ - WFMZ Allentown

Northampton County Council disapproves of NIZ - WFMZ Allentown | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
Allentown Morning CallNorthampton County Council disapproves of NIZWFMZ AllentownNorthampton County Council says it disagrees with the NIZ but not they will not join the lawsuit against Allentown's controversial Neighborhood Improvement Zone.
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GUEST COLUMN: Compromise on Allentown NIZ still sells the suburbs short - Lehighvalleylive.com

GUEST COLUMN: Compromise on Allentown NIZ still sells the suburbs short - Lehighvalleylive.com | Allentown Arena Alert | Scoop.it
Lehighvalleylive.comGUEST COLUMN: Compromise on Allentown NIZ still sells the suburbs shortLehighvalleylive.comBy Express-Times guest columnist BY BILL BRACKBILL I read with great interest Mayor Ed Pawlowski's column about Allentown's Neighborhood...
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