SRC votes to spend $20 million for online learning

News | February 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Feb. 15 to give roughly $20 million to outside vendors for virtual classes and data collection rather than allocating those funds to address and fix infrastructure-related environmental hazards district wide and hiring experienced certified teachers, counselors and librarians. Resolution B-12 allocates $10 million for […]

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New Congressional map puts Hill, most of Philadelphia west of Broad St., in new district

News | February 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

  by Pete Mazzaccaro A court-ordered redistricting plan has dramatically changed the landscape for the state’s 18 U.S. Congressional Districts. Those changes are significant in Northwest Philadelphia and even more so in neighboring Montgomery County. In the half of Philadelphia west of Broad Street, former residents of Pennsylvania’s 2nd District are now in the 3rd. […]

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Ruptured sewer line has residents, city at odds over fix

Featured Post, News | February 22nd, 2018 | 1 Comment

  by Brendan Sample Residents of Prospect Avenue, Summit Street and Stenton Avenue have been growing increasingly frustrated with a lack of progress in fixing a sewage leak from a manhole on the 8600 block of Prospect. Ever since mid-December, raw sewage has been leaking from the manhole and trickling down Prospect onto adjacent blocks […]

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Rep Rabb to host millennials forum for 200th district

News | February 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Democrat State Representative Chris Rabb will host an event specifically for millennials, between the ages of 18 and 35 this Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event will at 7165 Germantown Ave., the former North by Northwest and 7165 Lounge property. It is open to all residents, students, activists, and leaders in the 200th […]

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Traffic study set for dangerous Hill intersection

News | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After another year of seeing increased car crashes, it appears that the intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street may finally be getting increased safety measures later this year. After visiting the intersection – which is really more of  a 90-degree turn — on Friday, Jan. 26, Eighth District City Councilwoman […]

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Ardleigh Street to get two new houses

News | February 14th, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample After acquiring the property in August, the Main Street Development Company is set to begin construction on two new houses on the lot at 8017-8019 Ardleigh St. The company’s work has so far been focused on repurposing the existing garages on the lot, but the main project is currently underway, with the […]

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LUPZ close to agreement with Woodward plans

News | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee came closer to reaching a full agreement with the Woodward House Corporation and George Woodward Company at its meeting on Feb. 1. While discussions between the groups will remain ongoing for the foreseeable future, an agreement was made to establish a […]

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