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Council considering competing property tax relief bills as budget negotiations loom
The mayor wants to increase the Philly’s homestead property exemption. Councilmember Brian O’Neill wants to double it to the state’s limit.
4 days ago
Philly’s first ‘slow zone’ aims to curb traffic deaths in Fairhill
The lower speed limit, new speed cushions and corner buffers were chosen with the involvement of community members.
City Council weighing citywide contract converting Philly street lights to LEDs
The modernization project will also mean malfunctioning lights will be fixed based on real-time reports, and not based on resident complaints.
5 days ago
City Council passes bill to require more asbestos inspections in Philly schools
The school district opposes the bill, saying asbestos is already tightly regulated, and the bill will only complicate things.
FDR park renovation officially begins with Welcome Center groundbreaking
One official called the project’s planned public restrooms “the culmination of a dream.”
6 days ago
Years after shutdown, cancer-causing chemical still detected at former refinery site
Nearly three years after the PES refinery closed, levels of cancer-causing benzene found at its property line are still higher than many operating refineries.
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Opinion: ‘On-demand’ bus service won’t do the job in the suburbs
SEPTA is looking to change low-ridership routes to an on-demand service that hasn’t shown any efficiency when tried in other cities.
City Council passes measure that gives city workers affordable housing preference
The news comes as Philadelphia contends with an affordable housing crisis and a tight housing market that has kept home prices high.
2 weeks ago
A Bala Cynwyd fourth-grader hatches crafty plan to help Ukraine
Mia Ellen Ruggieri of Bala Cynwyd made 100 earrings to help raise money for people in Ukraine. She’s only 9 years old.
Fees proposed for Philly developers who don’t replace trees they take down
Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson proposes a sweeping ordinance to increase the city’s tree cover and cool down neighborhoods.
Philly City Council considering measures to ease impact of new property assessments
Values for residential properties went up by an average of 31% compared to the last assessments in 2019, burdening homeowners across the city.
For these young trainees, careers in solar look like Philly’s future
While Pa. primary candidates continue to support fossil fuels in the name of jobs, some young Philadelphians see a brighter future in the solar industry.
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