January 10, 2017
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Soda Tax Has Philadelphians Hot Under the Collar

The New Year is only ten days old, but some Philadelphians are convinced that 2017 is the worst thing ever. And it’s all due to the infamous soda tax. The tax, passed last June by the City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney and made effective January 1st, is not just on soda, for one thing. It’s on all sweetened beverages, […]
January 9, 2017

Commuters Pull Off Pantsless Subway Caper

Have you ever experienced that ubiquitous nightmare where you are in front of a crowd of people and you suddenly realize that you are wearing just your underwear? For some Philadelphia subway riders yesterday, that became a -willing- reality. Sunday marked the annual No Pants Subway Ride, a global phenomenon taking place in over 60 cities around the globe. As […]
January 5, 2017

Just Sold: 1006 N 5th St Unit #1, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Just Sold: $242,250 Completely renovated bi-level 1 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom condo located in the Philadelphia neighborhood known as Northern Liberties. This trendy and quirky area contains a network of bars, restaurants and boutiques within the neighborhood (Girard Avenue and Callowhill Street North/South; the Delaware River and Sixth Street East/West). It is also located in one of the most coveted […]
January 5, 2017

Jeff Yass’s Plan to Revolutionize Philly Schools

Jeff Yass, the billionaire co-founder of Susquehanna Investment Group (SIG), announced at Philadelphia Magazine’s Thinkfest recently that he has an extraordinary idea for the city school system. The trader, who identifies as Libertarian and made most of his wealth winning at poker, addressed an issue that has long plagued the City of Brotherly Love: a perception of low-quality schooling. To […]
January 4, 2017
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Philly News Briefs: 01/04/17

1.) It’s a fresh semester of the 2016-2017 school year, and young children across Philadelphia are starting it off strong with the expansion of the city’s pre-K program. The program, designed for 3- and 4-year-olds, is meant to give small kids the foundations they need for a lifetime of learning. Thanks to Mayor Jim Kenney’s “soda tax,” two thousand pre-K […]
January 3, 2017

Just Listed: 4781 Manayunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Move in ready 4 bed, 3.5 bath home in Roxborough with PARKING! The main floor features a large, open and spacious living room with fireplace and ceiling fan, tons of natural light, central air, dining room, beautiful hardwood floors, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets, island and granite counter tops. Walk outside to the patio that is perfect […]
January 3, 2017

Just Reduced: 2237 Fitzwater St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Reduced: $774,900 Welcome home to one of the best renovations in Graduate Hospital! THREE BEDROOMS PLUS LARGE DEN WITH PARKING! Completely redone from top to bottom in 2015, 2237 Fitzwater mixes in beautiful original detail with modern finishes. The perfectly designed first floor starts with a grand two story living room which shows off beautiful exposed brick and the […]
January 3, 2017

Implementation of Soda Tax Leaves Philadelphians Astounded

It’s a new year, and with it comes new changes for the City of Philadelphia. Notable among those changes is the implementation of Mayor Jim Kenney’s notorious “soda tax” on sweetened beverages. The tax of 1.5 cents per ounce on sodas, sweetened teas, juices, and sports drinks was passed last year as a means of not only combating the obesity […]
December 30, 2016

Mayor Kenney: The End of Year One

With the start of 2016 came a new mayor for the city of Philadelphia. Democrat Jim Kenney was sworn in, replacing outgoing mayor Michael Nutter. With Kenney came a new administration, new policies, and, so far, twelve memorable months in office. Local station ABC6 recently checked in with Kenney to discuss the year in review. First of all, Mayor Kenney […]
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