Mayor Nutter Showcases Tax Delinquents

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  • Call it guerrilla-tax-delinquency-awareness. PhillyNow discusses Mayor Nutter’s Tuesday impromptu press conference in the Northeast at a podiatrist’s office that owes some $100,000 to the city. “Since if you can’t threaten them, might as well humiliate them.”
  • As the Inquirer speculates, the “Parkway is poised to become one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares,” but will the 100 or so homeless who on average inhabit the space nullify any tourism gains to be had by its ongoing growth?
  • Philadelphia Neighborhoods showcases the efforts of “Women of Excellence Inc,” who offer permanent housing for women transitioning from life on the streets in the convent of the old Bonaventure Church on the 2800 block of North Ninth Street in Fairhill.
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian looks at the Community Farm and Resource Center coming to Bartram’s Garden by next spring. “This will hopefully provide … access to healthy affordable … food, fruits and vegetables,” says project director Tyler Holmberg, “but also will help be a place for people to build a relationship with their food.”


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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.

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