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Pew: Tax Gap Between Philly and Suburbs Is Shrinking

It’s not great – but it’s getting better. A new Pew Charitable Trusts report found that the tax disadvantage of living in Philly has dropped […]


5 Things to Know About Pew’s “State of the City” Report

Pew has released its annual “State of the City” report for Philadelphia — really, just an update of the more comprehensive 2015 report. Here are five […]

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PA Goes Easy on Charter Schools, But So Do Most States

This year, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission has moved to close four charter schools for poor academic performance. That’s unusual, and controversial. Locally and across […]


The 5 Coolest Projects Pew Just Funded

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage was founded in 2005, and has given out more than a thousand project grants and named more than […]


Morning Headlines: Homeownership in the Far Northeast Increases, As the City’s Rate Plummets

The city may be among the largest with high homeownership rates, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a significant fall. In a Pew report […]


Pew: Housing Market Is the Bright Spot in Philly’s Cloudy Skies

A younger, better educated, upwardly mobile horde has descended on Philadelphia, transforming swaths of the city into something barely recognizable to old-timers. This demographic touched […]