November 15, 2016
school year

Philly School Year to Start Earlier

Philadelphia students and parents may soon see a difference in the school year calendar. The School Reform Commission is currently looking at alternative schedules for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. If the changes are approved, over the next two years, the school year will gradually start earlier and earlier so that students are starting classes before Labor Day and […]
November 15, 2016
area code

Philadelphia and Suburbs Getting a New Area Code

Area codes are, to certain people, a big deal. More than just the three-digit numeric prefix to your telephone number, they stand for a sense of neighborhood identity and pride. Across the country, some refer to their hometown by way of shorthand using the local area code, much in the same way that others tout their ZIP code. My own […]
November 11, 2016

Just Reduced: 2200 Arch St Unit #208, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Reduced for Rent: $2900/mo CAN’T MISS this one-of-a-kind unit in a great building at 2200 Arch Condominiums! Fully equipped with 24 hour doorman, fitness center, and parking this building has it all! Not to mention its walkability to 30th Street Station, Rittenhouse Square, Art Museum and Trader Joe’s in just minutes! This New York style loft is one of […]
November 11, 2016

What Should Lego Philadelphia Look Like?

Who didn’t grow up playing with Lego bricks? This perennially-popular toy is a favorite with children and grownups alike… you can build just about anything, and the possibilities for creativity and self-expression are boundless. Surely you’ve seen massive displays made out of Legos – I know at Disney Springs I came face-to-face with a life-sized red dragon emerging from the […]
November 10, 2016

Protests in Center City Lash Back at Trump Presidency

Citizens of the United States are mad over the election of Donald Trump, as the sheer number of protests coast to coast showed yesterday and last night. Trump won the Electoral College, but Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, one fact that inflamed protesters. There is also the fact that Trump has made sexist, racist, and generally bigoted comments throughout […]
November 8, 2016

Election 2016: Time to Vote, Philadelphia!

By this time tomorrow – barring any Electoral College craziness a la Bush v. Gore in 2000 – the dust will have settled and America will have voted for a new president. Today is the big day, and nothing else matters… not the pollsters nonstop TV chatter, not the celebrity endorsements, not the brouhaha over e-mail leaks and lewd comments. […]
November 8, 2016

Just Reduced: 4724 Silverwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Reduced: $231,000 Wonderful Single Family home in great condition w/fenced in yard and front porch. Walk-in to your cherry, bright living room which leads into a spacious dining room and kitchen. Some features in the kitchen include: cherry cabinets, dishwasher and new refrigerator. Laundry room with washer/dryer is on 1st floor along with a powder room. Enjoy a barbecue […]
November 7, 2016

Transit Strike Ends in Time for Election Day

Good news for the commuters of Philly who have been Uber’ing, walking, riding bikes, or stuck in gridlocked traffic for the past week – the SEPTA strike is (unofficially) over. TWU Local 234 announced on Twitter earlier this morning that a “tentative agreement” had been struck, and that bus, subway, and trolley service would re-commence later today. The news comes […]
November 7, 2016

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

Just Listed: $225,000 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 zip codes […]
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