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
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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 […]
December 29, 2016

New Anti-Smoking Rules Go Into Effect Jan. 1

The New Year is fast approaching. Have you made your resolution(s) yet? There are a lot of common resolutions that people opt for: some want to lose weight and/or get healthier, some want to start attending church, others resolve to spend more time with friends and family. Yet another frequently-heard resolution is to quit smoking. It’s news to nobody – […]
December 29, 2016

Just Sold: 1819 Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Sold: $428,000 GRADUATE HOSPITAL AREA Big and Wide (16′ x 74′ Lot), 3 story, 1.5 baths, roof deck and HUGE BACK YARD! Value-priced! Hardwood flooring, Walk-in closet, Roof Deck, Granite, Stainless and a yard big enough so that you will need to buy a lawn mower! First Floor: Living, dining, kitchen and powder room. Second Floor: two bedrooms, bathroom […]
December 28, 2016

Just Sold: 230 Pensdale St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Sold:  $242,000 Move right in to this super well maintained Manayunk 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath brick row airlite. This property features a covered front porch overlooking a cute fenced front yard with newer vinyl fencing. Enter the home through a full view screen door and newer insulated steel entry door. Large living room with refinished hardwood flooring and […]
December 28, 2016

Just Reduced For Rent: 2218 Delancey Pl Unit #2F, Philadelphia, PA 19103

\ Just Reduced For Rent: $1,550/month Completely renovated 2nd floor front 1bed, 1bath with high ceilings, central heat/air. Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. Great location for Penn, Drexel. Pictures are of the actual unit from a previous tenancy. First, last, security due at lease signing. Frank L. DeFazio, JD (previously licensed to practice law in PA/NJ) Berkshire Hathaway […]
December 28, 2016
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Philly Employers No Longer Able to Ask for Wage History

As a means of attempting to narrow the wage gap for women and minorities, employers in the city of Philadelphia will soon be barred from asking for an applicant’s wage history when hiring. The story broke on the National Law Review yesterday, but the vote to pass the new ordinance took place on December 8th. The City Council unanimously passed […]
December 27, 2016
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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly

It’s December 27th. The presents have all been unwrapped, the malls have returned (almost) to normal, and maybe you have started thinking about undecking the halls. Most people will keep their trees up through at least New Year’s Day, but it’s time to start thinking about taking down the Christmas tree in a few days and how to dispose of […]
December 23, 2016
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Philly Gaining New Tourist Draws in the New Year

If you live in the City of Brotherly Love, or have even just visited a few times, you might think that you’ve experienced everything that the city has to offer. You’ve posed by the Liberty Bell, you’ve visited Betsy Ross’s house, you’ve run up the Rocky steps, and you’ve had your fill of cheesesteaks. Is Philly still “fresh” as a […]
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