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August 1: Cigarette tax session cancelled | Zoning fix for multi-generational housing | City government's Innovation Lab | Highway funding gimmicks

Philly school funding is imperiled once again. Lawmakers were supposed to meet August 15th to pass state enabling legislation for a local cigarette tax, but House Republicans have been unable…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez stands in front of 2432 N. 4th Street, a blighted, tax delinquent property in her district March 1, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

Philadelphia Land Bank holds its first meeting

It took more than ten years of conversations for Philadelphia to form a land bank, but the first public meeting of the agency’s board was over in about ten minutes. On…

    • Activity at the Queen Lane Apartments site now sees a crane standing taller than the high-rise building. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Crews clearing way for impending Queen Lane Apartments implosion

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is in the midst of prepping Queen Lane Apartments for a seconds-long implosion tentatively slated for the fall. The 16-story high-rise tower must be "hollow" before it…

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July 31: Johnson and Farnese back pop-ups | Cig tax in trouble | New Kid Hazo | Capturing transit land values

Is the local cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools in jeopardy again? Angela Couloumbis and Troy Graham report that House Republicans in Harrisburg are having trouble whipping Republican votes for the…

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July 30: University City crime rates dropping | $106M for The Gallery | Big win for NACTO | How to force a Sheriff's sale

Macerich Co, a California-based company with experience in urban mall development, will invest $106.8M in The Gallery. "Macerich will acquire a 50 percent interest in the Gallery under terms of the…

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