Center City District
According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”
The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.
The flea market is generally vintage and antique merchandise. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date is Sunday.
The Nutter administration is standing firm in its decision to bar reporters and the public from a meeting this week with Wall Street investors, despite a protest from several media outlets.
Specifically, the Center City District was touted for its $5.2 million renovations of the Sister Cities Park, located at 16th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Here’s a look at Philadelphia’s newest spot for burgers and fries, a weekly happy hour promotion every Wednesday in center city, and — believe it or not — a South Jersey steakhouse with a weight-watchers’ menu!
Officials cut the ribbon one year to the day after ground was broken on the $5-million project that’s designed to draw visitors through a variety of amenities.
Philadelphia’s “Restaurant Week” — actually two weeks — takes place this year January 22nd through 27th and January 29th through February 3rd.
The Knight Arts Foundation has picked 55 projects as finalists for its Challenge Philadelphia grants. The winners will share some $3-million in funding.
Thousands of dollars are being raised to increase the street canopy in Philadelphia.
The $50-million project has begun, and officials say it will completely transform the plaza above and below ground.
Market Street West in center city and JFK Boulevard look a little different today. The city has begun a two-week test of reducing both thoroughfares by one lane.
“There has to be a strong parent organization that supports those schools if you expect the school to succeed,” says one local real estate agent.
Police continue to search for a man who knocked down the manager of Jim’s Steaks on South Street Sunday and stole more than $30,000 dollars he was taking to the bank. But police say there are steps small business owners can take to help avoid being the victim of such a crime.
A Phialdelphia city council committee has given thumbs-up to a measure that would allow for large-scale electronic signage on Market Street East in center city.
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