• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

AVI and abatement | Franklintown booms | better community-based policing | Bridesburg remembers | urban foraging | culture coworking

  • Try to stay cool today - it's going to be another hot and humid one.


Happy Tuesday, Streeters. We hope you had a swell if not sweltering Memorial Day. Today is going to be another hot one, and an excessive heat warning will be in effect until 7pm. Stay cool out there.

The city’s 10-year tax abatements have started to expire and some owners are being slapped with huge tax bills. The Inquirer reports on this new kind of frustrated taxpayer, whose woes would be resolved by AVI.

The Barnes isn't the only thing changing the southern reaches of Spring Garden. The Inquirer checks in on new developments in Franklintown, Baldwin Park, and the possible reuse of  the City Branch railroad cut.

For community-based policing to work, beat cops have to find ways to build more trust. The Daily News looks at mistrust on both sides of law enforcement and the high price of negative police-public interactions.

Bridesburg’s Memorial Day Parade carried on an old neighborhood tradition, honoring fallen veterans past and present. NewsWorks was on the parade line.

Metropolis shares a day in the life of urban forager, David Siller, following his hunt for delicacies like Solomon’s seal and stinging nettles in unlikely spots in and around Philly.

In October CultureWorks plans to open a new coworking space at 1315 Walnut, Flying Kite reports. The new 4,500 square-foot space should foster collaboration among individuals working in cultural fields and help small groups share resources.

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