• 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.

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New, simplified rules for farmers' markets

Philadelphia has 65 farmers' markets, and the city wants to encourage even more. New changes to the City’s Code could do…

People's Emergency Center extends support with Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The active People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in West Philadelphia has taken on yet another role. Last April the Office of Housing…

PGW selling for $1.86 billion [roundup]

Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipally owned gas utility in the nation, is ever closer to privatization. Here's a roundup of…

Community meetings about sale of vacant public schools [updated]

[UPDATED 2/12/14: The meeting about University City/Drew/Walnut Center scheduled for February 5, rescheduled for February 12 has again been rescheduled.…

Trash talk: Streets urges patience as sanitation crews catch up

Christmas trees, overflowing recycling bins, stuffed plastic bags, and the remains of holiday cheer are forming unusually large mounds of trash…

Five hopeful things about the Land Bank

Philadelphia will be the biggest American city to establish a municipal land bank once Mayor Nutter signs the land bank bill…

Vote for Controller, District Attorney on Tuesday

Don’t be among the 90% of Philadelphia voters who won’t bother casting a ballot tomorrow. Tuesday is Election Day and while…

Land bank hearing scheduled for Oct. 28, questions remain

This fall there is renewed hope for progress in the creation of a municipal land bank. Come October 28, land bank…

June 3: SCHOOLS: Inside Strawberry Mansion High School | Protesters should vilify politicians, not SRC | Public schools lack political capital | Fran Burns to become district COO

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a raft of schools-related news on this rainy Monday: Diane Sawyer…

Nix federal building in need of repair

Market East's historic Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse could get a needed facelift thanks to a $3.416 million…

March 31: Deadline for "first-level review" of AVI reassements

If you are among the Philly property owners who believe that your new property assessment is incorrect, the dealine to appeal…

New Police headquarters in West Philly means sale for Roundhouse, Health Department buildings

It's looking ever-more likekly that someday the historic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 46th and Market streets will become a…

See how property tax delinquency affects you

One stunning effect of Philadelphia's property tax delinquency problem is diminshed property values across the city that reduce the city's tax…

AVI community meetings in March [updated]

Do you feel like the city's property tax reform efforts - aka the Actual Value Initiative or AVI - have raised…

Assessing AVI: Information sources and impact roundup

Late last week the City's Office of Property Assessment sent out new property assessments as part of the Actual Value Initiative…

School closings announcement | Ads for school funds | tepid support for commercial zoning revisions | Council 'ripping apart' the new zoning code | Open crime data | OpenDataPhilly legit

Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood Morning, Streeters. Here's your…

'Disneyland on the Delaware' | Ritz 5 redevelopment | Pieces of St. Boniface live on | PHDC could incorporate land bank | AVI still imperative

1800 Block of Fairmount, morning | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. If you're wondering if we…

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