November 5, 2015

Kenney’s Election Stirs School Debate

With Jim Kenney’s election as mayor of Philadelphia, it’s likely that public education is going to be a primary focus of his leadership. During the campaign process Kenney spoke often of his commitment to both universal pre-kindergarten education and expanding funding to community colleges. While he was running, Kenney actively courted the Philadelphia teachers’ union, a powerful political force. He […]
November 4, 2015

Jim Kenney Wins Election, Will Be Philadelphia’s New Mayor

Longtime City Council member Jim Kenney will be the next mayor of Philadelphia, as per a resounding victory in the polls yesterday. Kenney earned 85 percent of the vote, entirely sweeping away his closest opponent, Republican businesswoman Melissa Murray Bailey. Philadelphia hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1952. Outgoing mayor Michael Nutter was restricted by term limits. Focuses of Kenney’s […]
November 3, 2015

Just Sold: 1 Christian St 22, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Just Sold: $387,500 Why move to the suburbs when you can have it all in Center City in this 3bed/2bath home with DEEDED PARKING and ROOFDECK in the MEREDITH SCHOOL DISTRICT! This 4 story home is contained within Old Swedes Court, a peaceful, and secure community, with a beautifully landscaped common courtyard. Enter the property through the private entrance and […]
November 3, 2015

Election Day 2015: Philly to Elect New Mayor

It’s Election Day, Philadelphia! Time to turn out to the polls and elect some of your new city officials. Certainly not the least among those votes that will be made today is for the city of Philadelphia’s mayor. Current mayor Michael Nutter, being term-limited, cannot run again. The heavily-favored front-runner for the mayoral office is Democrat Jim Kenney. He is […]
November 2, 2015

Get in the SportsZone at the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute just unveiled its new SportsZone, a permanent exhibit that helps visitors investigate how our bodies perform when we play sports and how technology changes that performance. The SportsZone just opened this month at the Institute, and already looks to be a popular addition. It replaced the Sports Challenge exhibit, which was loved by visitors but beginning to […]
October 30, 2015

Just Sold: 328 Queen St 5, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Just Sold: $249,900 Extraordinary 2bed/1bath + loft bedroom, bi-level condo located in MEREDITH DISTRICT of Queen Village. This unique condo offers 2 enclosed bedrooms, a third loft area overlooking the LR/DR currently used as a bedroom, hardwood floors, Galley kitchen, cathedral ceilings, lots of sunlight, large bay window that overlooks a lovely gated courtyard/garden and a large private deck with […]
October 30, 2015

“Wheel of Fortune” Comes to Philadelphia

Who doesn’t love “the Wheel?” Whether you are old or young, it’s a safe bet that you’ve watched “Wheel of Fortune,” one of the most popular and beloved game shows on TV. You know the premise: three contestants spin the iconic wheel for a chance to guess the letters of a mystery phrase up on the board. It’s hosted by […]
October 29, 2015

Just Sold: 3215 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Just Sold: $450,000 Great Triplex in Powelton Village. Close to University City and the Art Museum. Excellent rental market. All apartments have their own utilities (heat and air conditioning). First floor 2 bedroom with washer and dryer has access to private yard. Landlord pays common area electric. Common area has hardwood floors. All apartments have hardwood floors with tile in […]
October 29, 2015

Philly Changed Pot Policy, Life Has Continued as Normal

Last year, the city of Philadelphia took a progressive step in the War Against Drugs. They started punishing citizens found with under 30 grams of pot with a $25 ticket instead of an arrest. Now that some time has elapsed since the policy went into effect, it’s possible to get some perspective on the matter. Interestingly, while you might think […]
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