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    • A tax-delinquent property on the 2100 block of North Ninth Street. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

Inquirer Editorial: Collect them all

Could this be the end of Philadelphia's optional property tax? A number of new collection and enforcement policies are communicating the message that the city's real estate levy is - contrary…

Are there twins for sale under $200k in Krewstown? [Real NEastate]

I am looking for a large two-story twin home in either Krewstown or Sun Valley under $200,000. Is there anything on the market that you know of that my agent can’t…

    • Skyline Silhouette
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August 28: Remembering the March on Washington | Chamounix bridge beauty | Penn Alexander tosses waitlist | beat patrols on foot and safer streets

Good morning Streeters! Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which culminated in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered…

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Report: Philly is a car crash haven

Philadelphia drivers have won a dubious distinction. The Allstate America's Best Drivers Report says Philadelphia is the worst city with at least one million in population when it comes to accidents.…

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Armory demolition underway; The Dolphin takes over sidewalk

After 127 years, the old armory building on South Broad Street is finally coming down. A crane inside the building was pushing around a giant pile of debris Monday morning, and…

    • Willow Grove Ave Bridge corrosion, photo courtesy of the Streets Dept.

Streets Department completes emergency bridge work, hopes for future funding

In 2005, large sections of two steel support beams beneath the Willow Grove Ave. Bridge near SEPTA’s St. Martins Station disappeared. They corroded to the point that they crumbled and essentially…

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Kids health initiative will kick off with Fall Fest in Tacony

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control shows an increase in childhood obesity in Pennsylvania. With that in mind, residents of the 6th Council District [map] will have…

    • 25th and Manton, Phillytrax
    • Welcome Aboard this SEPTA edition of Multi-Modal with MOTU.
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SEPTA taking bus route suggestions until August 31

Have an idea for a SEPTA route change or addition? Now is your chance to share your thoughts with SEPTA. The authority is taking suggestions for route changes, additions, and…

    • beau mondo, phillytrax
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August 26-29: The Dream at 50 | 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's speech | Rittenhouse concert | Unknown Japan film series | Final screening under the stars, The Lorax

Looking for something to do this week? Here are our suggestions.  VIEW The Dream at 50: A Tribute to MLK Monday, August 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Woodmere Art Museum,…

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Donated cell phones will help soldiers call home

Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. has provided more than 114 million minutes of talk time to soldiers across the world. Northeast Philly residents are invited to help even more soldiers call…

    • Paine's Park, Courtesy of Phillytrax
    • Awbury's Francis Cope House

Awbury Arboretum hopes $300K grant leads to sustainable future in Northwest Philly

One of Northwest Philadelphia's largest green resources, Awbury Arboretum, is about to begin an extended season of growth. The 55-acre arborteum at Chew Street and Washington Lane in Germantown learned this…

    • 3831 Cambridge, property traced to Antoine Gardiner and photographed February 22, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

Special report: Signs of progress amid delinquency crisis

Philadelphia's massive property tax delinquency tab continued to grow over the past year, rising from $515 million in April 2012 to $522 million this April, city records show. For the first…

    • Many of the original details remain
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Touring the Schuylkill's historic gazebos with the Parks Alliance

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) upstream, the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank has four gazebos dating back to the 1800s, originally built to capture views of the city’s impressive water…

Fox Chase Cancer Center CEO has expansion on the brain

Dr. Richard I. Fisher was named the new CEO of Fox Chase Center in June, but he already has big ideas for the campus and its neighbor, Jeanes Hospital. “We’re going…

    • Chess in Clark Park
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August 23-25: Seed saving lecture | Block Captain Boot Camp | Benjamin Franklin Museum reopens | Clark Park comedy screenings | Butterfly Festival | Avenue of the Arts tour

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!  PRESERVE Seed Saving and Agricultural Heritage Friday, August 23, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, Philadelphia. As part…

    • A bike share bike like Denver has

Will bike sharing beat SEPTA smart cards to finish line?

Will Philadelphia get bike share before SEPTA gets its smartcard payment system? Chances are it will be a close race.  This week the city released more details about the bike sharing…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Major League Bocce

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Major League Bocce! Major League Bocce, which has hosted bocce ball leagues in three Philly neighborhoods, is now in the Northeast. The season will be held…

    • Thadeus Stevens School
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