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City Council Demands More Parking from Developers

Philadelphia City Council settled months of wrangling by adding new requirements for developers in rowhouse neighborhoods and commercial corridors to build parking spaces into their projects. Car-owning residents in gentrifying areas should benefit. Critics charge renters and users of public transportation will be saddled with higher housing costs, reports WHYY: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/05/23/city-council-tweaks-bill-requiring-developers-to-provide-more-parking-in-philly-neighborhoods    Send article as […]

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MEMORIAL DAY: ‘Edison 64’ Will Mean New Life for Today’s Vets

BY DEBBY DERRICKS Many write about Memorial Day and its meaning. Most who do remark on the sentiment of sacrifice; but it is often lost in the sand of the beach, smoke of the barbecue, and general activities that mark the start of the summer for most Americans. Perhaps why we lose the true meaning […]

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Temple Hospital Acres of Diamonds Gala Attracts 1,200 Supporters

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Councilman Oh Has a Plethora of Support

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Old School Party Reunites Many Friends

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Two N.E. Wards Party in Harmony

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Politicians Gain Strong Support

Candidates Dwight Evans and Melissa Scott were out and about gaining much-needed support for their upcoming races in Tuesday’s election. See the turn out below.      Send article as PDF   

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School District Posts School Budget Books Online

Every year the School District of Philadelphia publishes two budget books annually for the public and District stakeholders: a School Budget book and a Consolidated Budget Book. The books have been posted online, the earliest they have been made available, and for the first time prior to the public Budget hearing, which is scheduled for […]

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April 14

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Councilman Curtis Jones hosts “Block Captain Boot Camp” at St. Joseph’s U., Mandeville, 5600 City Line Ave., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wide range of service training; job training as paid caregivers. Each block captain asked to bring 2 youths 18-24 as Jr. Block Captains; first 10 will receive free driving lessons. 7” tablets for the first […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Welcome Aboard, School Board! Check Lifejackets

BY JOE SHAHEELI Philadelphia crossed a historic milestone when it recovered its own Board of Education, freed from State management as of July 1, 2018. Few are mourning this change, on either side of City Line Avenue. With important exceptions, the City doesn’t trust the State to deliver and the State doesn’t trust the City […]

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