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You are viewing 7 articles with the tag Philadelphia School District by the author Jon Geeting

    • Finnegan's Wake

September 23: Tom Wolf on cities | Cigarette tax passes House | Philly rents flat | Uber introduces wheelchair-accessible vehicles

The two candidates for Pennsylvania governor sparred last night in the first debate of the general election. For some reason land use has failed to heat up as a major campaign…

    • Schuylkill River boardwalk

September 19: Schuylkill boardwalk opening | SRC sells 11 school buildings | TIGER grant for CHOP | Splitting L&I

Last August, City Council President Darrell Clarke projected that the 29 closed school district buildings were could fetch $200 million. Last night the SRC voted to sell 11 of those…

    • Oil train blast zone

September 15: Ride-sharing bill likely to pass | Queen Lane implosion video | Net Philly population growth | Blast zone

Philadelphia is still experiencing net population growth, according to moving industry data. "United Van Lines found that Philadelphia saw 26 percent more inbound moves than outbound moves during this…

    • Honest Tom's

August 7: Philly's most exciting parking garage | Cash advance for schools | US DOT wants to give directly to cities

US DOT head Anthony Foxx continued his advocacy for more local control of transportation funds and more bike and pedestrian safety funding at a virtual town hall. The political context is…

    • Girard Station
    • Innovation Lab

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…

    • Hoverboarding prohibited

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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