June 18: Kenney on street sweeping | Where Philly tap water comes from | Liquor license prices skyrocket

Despite the just-approved South District plan’s recommendation to rezone the property next to Pat’s Steaks at 9th and Wharton for mixed-use, the ZBA unanimously rejected developer Paul Mirabello’s plan for a mixed-use apartment building after neighbors campaigned against it over parking concerns.

Jim Kenney tells Ryan Briggs he “can’t see why everybody should suffer [without street sweeping] as a result of the selfishness of some people that just don’t want to move their cars for a couple hours one day a week.”

Liquor icenses have almost doubled in price in Philly since 2012, now $105,000, up from  about $65,000 three years ago.

For Throwback Thursday, here’s the Prohibition-era policy that’s driving the price inflation.

Bobby Henon says critics campaigning against the prison land deal bill are “uninformed and politically motivated.” 

Danya Henninger explains where Philly’s tap water comes from and why it tastes like that.

A look at the major improvements coming to Smith Playground and Ralph Brooks park in South Philly.

The household income distribution in PA cities.

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