June 30, 2016

Just Sold: 1902 S Iseminger St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Just Sold: $328,000 Totally renovated, pristine, meticulously cared for 2 story, 2 bed/2bath home in Passyunk Square! Located on a tree lined street and featuring tons of curb appeal, this move in ready home features an open living/dining room, tons of natural light, hardwood floors, fresh paint, crown molding, custom kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, renovated baths, central air, tons […]
June 30, 2016
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Philly News Briefs: 6/30/16

1.) Bernie Sanders is encouraging Democrats to donate so that his pledged delegates can afford the trip for Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. He sent out a batch of e-mails encouraging supporters to help delegates, many of whom are not wealthy, pay for the trip to the convention which, with airfare, hotel costs, and other expenses, can add up […]
June 29, 2016
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Eastern State Penitentiary Debuts New Exhibit

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia was, without question, one of the country’s most influential prisons. It was the nation’s first penitentiary (the term was coined here) and was among the first prisons that aimed to reform and rehabilitate its inmates, not just punish them. Today, the Penitentiary is among Philadelphia’s most-visited tourist attractions. It recently unrolled a new exhibit, “Prisons […]
June 28, 2016
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Verizon Makes Network Upgrades in Philly Ahead of DNC

Republican or Democrat, delegate or protester, there’s a safe bet that everyone attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia will be doing some of the same things: calling, texting, and uploading pictures to social media during the convention. The number of people present and using local networks would put a strain on any provider, but Verizon is preparing for the […]
June 27, 2016

Philadelphia Earns Recognition for Reducing Childhood Obesity

It’s widely recognized that childhood obesity is a national problem in the United States. Not only are obese children likely to become obese adults, but the condition is associated with a host of dangerous comorbidities, including Type 2 diabetes and cardiac problems. Luckily, the nation is starting to realize the dangers of childhood obesity and taking steps to curb the […]
June 24, 2016
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Activists Sue Philadelphia Over Thwarted DNC Protest

All political conventions have something in common: protestors. In the case of the upcoming Democratic National Convention, being held in Philadelphia, they’re anticipating LOTS of protestors. Provisions are being made for these groups as they exercise their First Amendment right to free speech, but one group is claiming to be disenfranchised by the city’s rules. The Poor People’s Economic Human […]
June 23, 2016
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Philadelphia to Get a New, Controversial 9/11 Memorial

Philadelphia is long overdue to get a 9/11 memorial. Most major cities have one – even my own hometown has one, recently constructed. It’s an oversight that city officials have been talking about fixing for a long time. And now, it seems, the City of Brotherly Love will finally get its own memorial. Sounds like a plan, right? Well, like […]
June 22, 2016

Just Sold: 1538 S Cleveland St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Sold: $381,000 This fabulous new construction home is located in arguably the most sought out neighborhood in the city, Point Breeze. Situated on a quaint and cozy block as you enter the 1st Floor of your new home, you’ll immediately notice the open floor plan with gleaming hand scrapped hardwood floors, high ceilings with crown molding and 4″ recessed […]
June 22, 2016
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“Soda Tax” Isn’t Just On Soda

Mayor Jim Kenney signed the historic “soda tax” into law late last week, making Philadelphia only the second city in the nation to implement such a levy – the other is Berkley, California. The tax of 1.5 cents-per-ounce on sugary beverages was first proposed as a means of raising funds for universal pre-kindergarten education in Philadelphia, along with a host […]
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