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New PAC Connects City Issues Through Public Space

PHILADELPHIA – A few years ago, Geoff Kees Thompson created a blog, called This Old City, as a means to connecting the dots between various aspects of planning that affect the urban dwellers on a daily basis. 1,115 more words


Daily Dec Roundup - Feb. 10th, 2015

Why the next mayor of Philadelphia must double down on open data

Mark Headd, Technical.ly Philly

– In a Jan. 20 opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer, former Nutter administration official Terry Gillen called on candidates in this year’s Mayoral election to make ethics reform a key part of their platforms, to “prevent city government from backsliding into corruption.” 147 more words

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Daily Dec Roundup - Feb. 2nd, 2015

Philadelphia and the “Bomb Trains”

Joel Mathis, Philly Mag

– Over the weekend, 11 cars from an 111-car CSX train derailed in South Philly.

Wage law hits nonprofits… 133 more words

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission has a monumental task before it: in the next month and a half, it must review 40 applications for new charter schools in the city. 173 more words


COURT RADIO: School Reform Commission 11/02/2014

Check out this show on School Reform Commission and Philadelphia’s school funding issue. Featuring special guests include Kenneth I. Trujillo and Helen Gym. Listeners also called in with their legal questions for Attorneys Dean Weitzman and David M. 20 more words

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Helen Gym: What the schools need now

By Helen Gym (City Paper) – The chaotic scramble in Harrisburg over whether to allow Philadelphia to tax itself for its own schools reveals a humbling lesson about school funding: Philadelphia is the only school district in the state lacking the power to raise its own revenue. 117 more words