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Building Collapse Legal Q&A: Who Pays Out? Who Gets Sued?

The lawyers are gathering–that much we know. But who is legally responsible for what happened? Or, perhaps better said, who will be targeted as legally […]

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Breaking: Rescue Crews Working Feverishly at 22nd and Market

CNN, MSNBC, and FoxNews are all providing live coverage. News helicopters have been asked to stay away from the scene, to avoid unnecessary vibrations. Twelve […]

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Philly Officials Will Not Crack Down on Airbnb Rental Hosts

Airbnb.com is a hot, Silicon Valley-based company that’s enjoyed phenomenal growth with a very simple business model: It acts as a market maker for short-term […]

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Oh, Rats!

Admit it, you were morbidly fascinated by the story of the rat infestation at Green Eggs. And of course you clicked on that disgusting YouTube […]

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Alleged: Butkovitz Spent Taxpayers’ Money to Score Political Points

On Wednesday, City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s office released a study that concluded “the actual value initiative (AVI) did not improve accuracy, uniformity and fairness.” The […]

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New York Gets an Authentic Philadelphia Hoagie Shop

Last week a brand new eatery called Dave’s Hoagies opened in New York’s financial district (aka FiDi). Dave’s is not a steak shop, and it’s […]

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New Website Is a “Rate My Professors” for Off-Campus Landlords

You wouldn’t expect a college kid to be quoting from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (No provider or user of an interactive computer […]

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Photo of the Day: Union Rat Crashes Groundbreaking Party

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D3’s Transformative South Kensington Rehab, Plus Gallery

Sometime in 2014 (the developers are shooting for late summer), 150 or more Philadelphia area teachers will start making their homes in  what was a […]

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Hearings: Goldenberg Ready for Takeoff; Blatstein Understands Urbanity

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held its second day of hearings at the Convention Center yesterday. During one of the breaks I had a chance […]

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City’s Chief Assessor Disappointed By Quality of AVI Appeals

Let’s start with the bad news about Philadelphia’s never-ending property assessment saga: Richie McKeithen, the city’s chief assessor, says that out of the approximately 31,000 […]