Editor’s note: We ask the members of the school board not the be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Do the right thing for Reading’s revitalization. Honor the deal!
Albert Boscov wants the Reading School District to hold up its part of the deal.
Back in 2006, Reading School Board members – along with city and county officials – agreed to a plan to reduce property taxes for the then-proposed GoggleWorks Apartments. But now that the complex at Second and Washington streets is open, a problem has popped up.
It turns out, Our City Reading, which spearheaded the project, never officially finalized the tax deals.
Boscov has met with school district, city and county officials in hopes of getting current officials to sign off on the tax breaks their predecessors agreed to. He attended Monday night’s Reading School Board meeting to reiterate his plea.