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Here’s How I Got Two Bad Philly Cab Drivers Off the Street

It seems like not a day goes by without me hearing a complaint, curse-spiked rant or horror story about Philadelphia’s taxicabs. They overcharged me! He […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: Perfection in a Parking Meter

Last week’s CBS3 headline read: “PPA Plans To Keep Old School Meters In Most Philadelphia Neighborhoods.” The good news? That means most neighborhoods won’t have […]

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WATCH: PPA Video Touts Benefits Of Red Light Cameras

This is a pretty straightforward video about the benefits of red light cameras in Philly, put out today by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Mostly, though, […]

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Forget Cabs and Uber: Free SideCar Rides All Weekend [Updated]

For an update to this story, scroll to the bottom. On Monday, we broke the news that the Philadelphia Parking Authority shut down new “ride-sharing” […]

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Better Parking Means Less Money for PPA

CBS Philly reports that the Philadelphia Parking Authority is expecting to collect $4 million less in revenue this year. “PPA executive director Vince Fennerty says […]

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PPA Sting Operation Shuts Down New Google-Backed “Ride Share” Service SideCar [Updated]

(Update: Scroll to the bottom for a response from SideCar CEO Sunil Paul and an official comment from a PPA spokesperson.) This morning, I was […]

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Missing Radnor Teen Found

Missing Radnor Teen Found in D.C. Savanna MacMullett, 13, had left home Monday afternoon with a 20-year-old Virginia man she met online. After a tip […]

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Philadelphia Parking Authority Issues Parking Ticket to Supreme Court Justice Scalia

It looks like even SCOTUS justices aren’t safe from the wrath of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at the Union […]

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Mayor Nutter Vetoes Parking Surcharge, Finnigan’s Wake Expansion

Mayor Nutter has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Finnigan’s Wake—the NoLibs joint owned by Democratic committeeman Mike Driscoll—to expand. The proposal would have […]

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Guy Admits to Extorting the PPA, Didn’t Know What Extortion Means

The PPA Extortionist is the hero Philly deserves, but not the one it needs, right now. All kidding aside, Rocco Martinez faces up to two […]

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Beat a Red-Light Camera Ticket in Philly

According to data released by AAA Mid-Atlantic this month, 33,627 drivers were issued a ticket last year by the red-light camera at the intersection immediately […]

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Imagine Fighting Your Next PPA Ticket Via Skype

Yes, I watched a few episodes of Parking Wars, the reality show on A&E that followed the antics of various employees at the Philadelphia Parking […]

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Nutter Administration Says Proposed Parking Ticket Surcharge Is Not Legal

A City Council committee recently approved a measure that would add a $4 surcharge to all tickets issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. The proposed […]

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City Council Won’t Let You Protest Your Parking Ticket Over the Phone

City Council—while considering proposals from Councilman Bill Green on new methods for citizens to protest parking violations—has asked that telephonic hearings be removed from the […]

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Councilman Bill Green Creates Storify for Online PPA Protests

Councilman Bill Green created a Storify of tweets about how people might find online appeals of PPA tickets helpful. There is literally no way to […]