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SRC approves $55 million tax incentive for Gallery mall redevelopment

Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission voted on Thursday night to approve a tax-increment financing district for the area surrounding the Gallery mall on east Market Street that would save the mall’s owners…

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Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Farah Jimenez, SRC commissioner

Next up in our Streetviews video series: Farah Jimenez, a commissioner on the School Reform Commission, talking about the importance of funding our schools, the problem of letting personal baggage impede…

    • Germantown Charter School SRC hearing

Germantown makes its pitch for community charter school at former GHS site

In Kelly green T-shirts, they linked hands and prayed for a neighborhood. "Germantown is a place with many seeds that are ready to swell," said Rev. Lorelei Toombs, senior pastor of…

    • Edge of Light | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

October 15: Energy benchmarking report, challenge | Mt. Airy school diversity | Washington Avenue growing up? | Inside Bok | Elected school board? |

Good day, Philly. Here’s your Wednesday morning news fix: The city released its second year of energy benchmarking data, measuring how Philly’s largest commercial and public buildings are faring in…

    • Bok High School sold for $1.75 million

Fire Sale: School buildings sell for $11 per square foot

Last night, the School Reform Commission approved the sale of 11 shuttered school buildings in Philadelphia, part of the School District’s ongoing effort to raise money by selling off unused real…

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September 19: Schuylkill boardwalk opening | SRC sells 11 school buildings | TIGER grant for CHOP | Splitting L&I

Last August, City Council President Darrell Clarke projected that the 29 closed school district buildings were could fetch $200 million. Last night the SRC voted to sell 11 of those…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Race Street Pier, May 2014
Eyes on the Street

June 3: PA and carbon emissions cap | Delaware River toll discounts | 22nd and Market memorial overkill | Bill Green on SRC's budget refusal | No scrap for Whitman

Good morning Streeters. Here's what's catching our attention: New EPA rules for reducing carbon emissions announced yesterday are geared at curbing climate change and improving public health. How will Pennsylvania meet…

    • Original Northeast High School, Photo by David Swift Photography
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Eyes on the Street

February 5: Franklin Institute's digital sign appealed | 8 steps improve Philly schools | Green and Jimenez to School Reform Commission | JetBlue at PHL | Philly landscape stories | ZooBalloon dies

Happy Wednesday Streeters. It's a nasty morning so give yourself lots of extra time to get around. The ice has left thousands without power and check SEPTA System Status for delays…

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On City Council, who will replace Bill Green?

Governor Tom Corbett announced Friday morning that he would appoint At-Large Councilman Bill Green to the top seat at the School Reform Commission, a move that will require Green to leave…

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Eyes on the Street

November 27: Bill Green for SRC? | Blight court for Scientology | Philly bike commuting still tops | PennDOT reconsidering bridge restrictions | Regional dialects

Good morning, Streeters. If you’re heading out of town or picking someone up at the airport, know that the storm has caused some flight delays and flooded roads. Be safe out…

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    • Wilson Goode Jr.

Councilman says schools should decide whether 10-year abatement applies to school taxes

At-Large Councilman Wilson Goode, Jr., will introduce a bill in City Council Thursday allowing the School Reform Commission to decide whether the city’s 10-year real estate tax abatement should apply to…

    • Ed Bacon mural, Drury Street, Photo by Phillytrax
    • The original Northeast High School, Courtesy of David Swift
    • Electric Morning | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
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Eyes on the Street

May 16: SEPTA considers reduced fare hike | 5 charters renewed | Nutter proposes cigarette and drink tax | Council absent for budget hearings | First responders sue Conrail | Lawrence O'Toole photos

Good morning Eyes! Here's what's making the news this Thursday. SEPTA's Board will consider a slight reduction in its proposed fare hikes, the Inquirer reports this morning. The reduction would…

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First Philadelphia Charter granted renewal

Despite concerns from some School Reform Commission members, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School's charter has been renewed. It was one of five charters renwed Friday, and the biggest approved expansion.…

    • Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps

UPDATED: School Reform Commission selects Universal to run Creighton charter

UPDATED June 4: The School Reform Commission voted Friday to put Creighton in the hands of Universal, which already operates other former district schools. The SRC chose Universal over a…

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