Occupy remains at Dilworth, City tells pensioners to cough up back taxes, The Other Carpenter helps homeowners, NJ Transit restricts bikes

The Daily News reports Occupy Philadelphia’s tent city remains this morning, albeit smaller, on Dilworth Plaza more than 12 hours past the city’s move-out deadline. Occupy has a new 30-day permit starting today for Thomas Paine Plaza that prohibits overnight camping. Philly Weekly wonders, how Occupy Philly will end, through brute force or some peaceful (dis)solution? Mercifully, Philadelphia has been peaceful where other cities have seen violence.

The City is cracking down on pensioners who owe back taxes, reports the Inquirer. The 2,500 pensioners in question owe nearly $13 million in city taxes. If people do not work out a payment plan with the city, a portion of their pensions will be withheld to start paying down individual debts.

The Inquirer profiles The Other Carpenter, a 10-year old nonprofit that helps homeowners tackle costly home repairs, without emptying their pockets. If homeowners of modest means can put forward 25% of project costs, The Other Carpenter picks up the rest of the tab for home repairs.

New Jersey Transit has changed its tune about bicycles, restricting bicycle access on some trains and at about 80 stations, the Bicycle Coalition reports on its blog.

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