- The City, Mayor Nutter announced yesterday, will implement a $40 million system that would glean some $260 million in delinquent taxes within six years, reports Plan Philly. Nutter made clear his distinction between those who do not pay because of legitimate financial hardships during these times and those who chose not to while engaging in an “underground economy.” we’re going to chase their little asses down as hard as possible.
- Flying Kite looks at the plans for the transformation of the former chapel of the Germantown Settlement Charter School into a performance hall for a Lower Germantown non-profit GreatnessIsInYou. CEO Kareem Rogers envisions the space acting as a community hub for the transit-oriented development coming to the blocks adjacent to a renovated Wayne Junction.
- As the Inquirer’s Classical Music Critic Peter Dobrin discovered beneath the bell tower atop One South Broad Street, few have seemed to notice that Founder’s Bell—honoring John Wannamaker—“sits bestilled, depriving the area of its hourly ablutions of the chaotic city soundscape.” The mechanism that regularly rings the bell broke a few months back, yet is currently being fixed.
- NewsWorks informed developer Bart Blatstein that a building (1033 North Second Street, of the Piazza at Schmidt’s development) owned by one of his companies has stood delinquent in its taxes for the past two years. Blatstein soon paid the outstanding debt of $120,274.89.
- Check out this time lapse video of one day in Philly by Angelo Leotta posted on Curbed Philly.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.