May 5, 2016
soda tax

Groups Speak Out Against Soda Tax

The battle over Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed “soda tax” on sugary drinks is really heating up. Last night a public hearing was held for public input on the city’s budget, and several groups showed up to protest the levy. City hall was apparently “surrounded” by 18-wheeler trucks, many of them bearing the logos of popular soda drinks on the side, […]
May 4, 2016
bloomberg

Bloomberg Throws Support Behind Soda Tax

The grand drama that is the journey of the would-be Philadelphia soda tax took another twisting turn recently. While visiting political luminaries have all had their say on the controversial tax proposed by Mayor Jim Kenney, ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his (copious) money where his mouth is… and financially supporting the measure. The soda tax as proposed would […]
May 3, 2016
sharswood

In Struggling Sharswood, Philadelphia Tries to Rebuild

The New York Times recently ran a story on the City of Philadelphia’s efforts to rebuild the neighborhood of Sharswood, one of the most troubled areas of the city. While many cities struggling with urban revitalization choose to focus on building basic homes in the place of blighted properties, Philadelphia’s plans for Sharswood extend far beyond that. The public housing […]
May 2, 2016

Just Sold: 130-36 N Bread St Unit #304, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Just Sold: $230,000 Complete renovation in the desirable Castings Building! This fabulous newly renovated condo features New bamboo flooring throughout, kitchen with New gleaming granite countertops, New backsplash, sink, dishwasher, stainless steel refrigerator, and counter seating which opens to a bright living area. Spacious bedroom has a double closet and great views of the Castings private courtyard. Newly tiled bathroom, […]
April 29, 2016

Just Sold: 2046 Federal St Unit #C, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Sold: $330,000 Nestled in the heart of the growth and expansion of Point Breeze is 2046 Federal Street, a brand new construction condo building. Unit 3 comes with not one, but TWO separate outdoor spaces, including a massive roof deck with outstanding skyline views! Enter into the 3rd floor unit to find your first bedroom, full bathroom with stall […]
April 29, 2016

Just Sold: 2001 Hamilton St Unit #1609, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Just Sold: $317,500 This 1 bedroom, 2 bath, corner unit in Cityview Condominiums has beautiful, expansive views of the city through large windows, letting in natural light. While there is one bedroom, there is a large den that can easily be walled off to create two bedrooms if needed! A cozy kitchen Living in this condo includes a covered parking […]
April 29, 2016

Harvard: Soda Tax Would Lead to Healthier Citizens

In the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard a lot of furor over Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed “soda tax.” The tax would be three cents per ounce on all sugary drinks, including soda, sports drinks, sweet teas, and others. It was praised by Hillary Clinton and derided by Bernie Sanders. It seems like everyone has an opinion on the soda […]
April 28, 2016

Just Sold: 1811-19 Chestnut St 707, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Sold: $445,000 The Belgravia Building, one of Philadelphia’s pre war residences. A TERRIFIC place to live!! This 2 bedroom 2/1 bath(marble baths), condominium has EXCELLENT Living and Dining SPACE. Open Kitchen with BREAKFAST BAR, all granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. Each bedroom is spacious and gracious. Washer/Dryer in unit. 24/7 door person, building with GYM! Enjoy living […]
April 28, 2016
liberty bell

Philadelphia Could Host the NFL Draft

Philadelphia has gained a lot of national – and even global – exposure in the past year. In 2015, the City of Brotherly Love was honored by a visit by Pope Francis, and this year it will host the Democratic National Convention. Add to that the fact that Philadelphia has been named by several lists as one of the best […]
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