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    • A tax delinquent and unsafe eyesore at the exclusive intersection of 18th and Delancey. (Clem Murray/Inquirer)

Many delinquent properties have real market value

How much are delinquent properties in Philadelphia actually worth? Some, like the Foxwoods casino site, are worth plenty. But there are many others — vacant lots and abandoned shells in some…

    • Broken assessment system complicates sales of delinquent property

Broken assessment system complicates sales of delinquent property

Annual property-tax bills in Philadelphia are determined by a relatively simple calculation: the tax rate (9.08 percent in 2012, 8.26 percent in 2011) times the assessed value of the property equals…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Special report: How tax delinquent properties thwart development

For most of its recent history, the 1700 block of Manton Street in Point Breeze was notable only as a 420-foot-long case study in Philadelphia’s ills. Violence? Check. Abandonment? Check. Crack…

    • Special report: The delinquency crisis

Special report: The delinquency crisis

Philadelphia runs the least-effective delinquent-property-tax collection system of the nation's biggest cities, a system that has created a “culture of nonpayment” and cost the city and cash-strapped School District $472 million…

Friendly reminder: We have a comment policy and we're not afraid to use it

We've been really encouraged over the last several months as we've seen readership and comments increase on NEast Philly. This site isn't just meant to provide information, but to engage the…

    • Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Poets on the Porch preview: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri As Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets slated to read at the…

    • Photo courtesy of theomnivorenow.blogspot.com.

Wit or Witout wins Atlantic City cheesesteak competition

Nicole DiZio, owner of Wit or Witout cheesesteaks, has been crowned a champion. DiZio won the Guy Fieri Cheesesteak Battle in Atlantic City last week after she and cheesesteak chefs…

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Tires slashed on more than a dozen cars in two neighborhoods

Residents on three blocks in two neighborhoods had to file reports with 2nd District Police when the tires of more than a dozen vehicles were slashed. Police believe the slashings took…

    • Historical Commission gives okay to new building in Old City

Historical Commission gives okay to new building in Old City

At today's Historical Commission meeting, the firm of HarmanDeutsch at last gained final approval for its design of a proposed Old City building.The firm had twice appeared before the Commission's…

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Cat of the Week: kittens Bob and Sally

Bob and Sally (A13721522) are a pair of 5-6 week old kittens. They were surrendered to our shelter along with a few other cats because their owners had too many animals.…

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Dog of the Week: Orlando

My name is Orlando, and I’m looking for my forever home. I’m so cute it hurts, and I just squeal with happiness when I see people. I’m a happy guy that…

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Police sketch of Pennypack Park rape suspect released

A police composite sketch has been released of the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 24 year old woman near the Pennypack Park concert series site last week. See it above.…

    • The area of Pennypack Park near the concert state will be spray for mosquitoes Thursday night.

Parts of Pennypack Park to be sprayed for mosquitoes tonight

The area of Pennypack Park near the concert state will be spray for mosquitoes Thursday night. Weather permitting, the city's Department  of Public Health will apply mosquito-control treatments tonight to parts…

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Driver strikes man in wheelchair at Moss Rehab

A wheelchair-bound man was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon outside Moss Rehab in Bustleton. The victim suffered a broken leg when an elderly driver accidentally hit the gas and drove…

    • Blatstein property / photo by John Suvannavejh

Waterfront advocacy group says three billboard proposals run counter to the city's long term riverfront goals

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group say that three billboard proposals along the waterfront are both inconsistent with the city's long-range vision for the waterfront and in violation of a…

    • A look at SEPTA's service plan. Riders will be seeing two new bus routes

A look at SEPTA's service plan. Riders will be seeing two new bus routes

At its last meeting, the SEPTA Board approved several changes to city and suburban bus routes.While the changes were fairly routine, they involve the discontinuation of routes 95 and 314…

This month's DAGspace

In this month's DAGspace he takes us along on an adventure of creative rediscovery as he draws what might be (or might have been) at several of Philadelphia's design hotspots: Penn's Landing,…

    • Youth Study Center on Henry Avenue will likely stick around for another two years, but community wants a say in what's next

Youth Study Center plan raises questions about site's next purpose

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a plan underway for the Youth Study Center to remain in East Falls another two years, neighbors are now looking for guarantees about what…

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Holmesburg Civic Association will expand coverage area

UPDATE -- At the Sept. 13 Holmesburg Civic Association meeting, the vote for the new bylaws, which included the expansion of the boundaries, was approved by the voting membership.  The vote…

    • Dan Maguire

Poets on the Porch preview: Dan Maguire

Dan MaguireAs Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets slated to read at the…

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