Morning Headlines: New York Times Covers Philadelphia’s Land Bank Battle

parvin state park

Even in the winter, Parvin State Park is pretty. Via stateparks.com

    • Could the vast number of empty properties plaguing Philly neighborhoods be the push needed to create a land bank? The New York Times reports on Philadelphia’s battle with blight.
    • Like many state parks, New Jersey’s Parvin State Park has a rich history. Sadly, its level of disrepair requires immediate action, according to Edward Colimore.

  • Tax burdens in New Jersey have risen, says NBC Philadelphia, a fact that Gov. Chris Christie seems to be downplaying, choosing instead to zero in on his property tax cap.
  • NorthJersey.com discusses NJ’s Economic Development Authority’s decision to increase incentive programs in the hopes of luring corporate investors to the Garden State.