Revitalizing Vacant Lots Can Drastically Reduce Neighborhood Crime, Study SaysThe study looked at a more than 500 of Philadelphia's 40,000 vacant properties.
Phila. Lawmakers Advance Measure To Give Cleanup Crews Access To Vacant LotsCity clean-up crews in Philadelphia may soon have the authority to clip the locks on fenced-in vacant lots that are left in disrepair.
Over 500 Volunteers Helping Philadelphia Residents Rebuild, Improve HomesMore than 500 volunteers have joined with residents in West Philadelphia to help fix homes.
Students Take Action On Vacant Lots Plaguing Philadelphia The cleanup took two days, but the vacant lot at 34th and Clearfield has become the city's newest green space.
Philadelphia City Council Reduces Fee For Vacant Lot CleanupCity Council's vote last year to raise a particular fee from $30 to $750 prompted a flood of outrage and now has prompted a council committee to roll it back about halfway.
Philadelphia Lawmakers To Review Massive Increase In Vacant Lot License FeeOnce in a while apparently you can fight City Hall. That happened this past week, as Council heard complaints about a huge increase in an annual license fee, and so the lawmakers are likely to cut that hike in half.

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