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    • Lyft | Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Illegal again, Uber and Lyft have stopped paying taxes to the School District. Here’s what they already paid.

When a law temporarily authorizing transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Philadelphia sunset on September 30th, Lyft eagerly pointed towards a one percent tax on…

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Neighbors to oppose veterans center on vacant school property at 27th & Wharton

A group of residents living near 27th and Wharton streets in Grays Ferry is planning to attend a hearing in City Hall Friday morning to oppose the sale of a vacant…

    • 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…

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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…

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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…

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    • 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…

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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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    • School District advertising

Council Committee approves advertising on school property

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Tuesday morning that would allow advertisements to be placed on public school property. The bill, which was sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown and…

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If TIFs are good for Center City hotels, they're good for schools, too

Last week, City Council took the first step in creating a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) district to help fund a new hotel at 15th and Chestnut. TIF's allow cities to wager current…

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    • School District advertising

A plan to advertise in public schools

It’s well known that Philadelphia public schools are very short on money, and on Thursday two members of City Council announced a plan by which students could help fund their own…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary School's owl | PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

September 12: Philly home explosion tied to gas leak | Schools removed from most dangerous list | Wissahickon Station gets makeover | Fracking faces sharp decline | Wendy's one-step closer for Bunting House property

Good morning Eyes on the Street! Today's forecast shows more summer-like weather, but temperatures shouldn't hit 93 degrees like they did yesterday. Fire Department investigators have determined that the South Philly…

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City Council has its own plans for selling closed schools

Less than two weeks after the Nutter Administration announced a comprehensive plan for selling and reusing closed school buildings, City Council held a press conference to describe its own plan, which…

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Eyes on the Street

September 3: September to bring "normal" precipitation | Teachers' union will continue negotiating | Massive South Jersey fire | Two parking lots may be developed | Bike theft on the rise

Happy September Streeters! Here's what made news over the long weekend. Despite its soggy start, September may be drier. Rainfall this summer reached 29.71 inches. That's significantly more than last…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly

Nutter administration announces reuse plan for closed schools

The Nutter Administration announced in a press release Thursday morning that, in cooperation with the School District and the School Reform Commission, it has developed a plan to sell and reuse…

    • Paine's Park, Courtesy of Phillytrax
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