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NEWS AND OPINION

By Matthew Petrillo

Does a Neighborhood Improvement Tax Make Sense for an Area That Can't Afford It?

Vivian VanStory is wary of Council President Darrell Clarke’s plan to bring a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID)—a nonprofit established by City Council in which a tax is used to improve the district—into the community. Unlike VanStory’s neighborhood improvement efforts, which don’t cost residents a dime, Clarke’s NID would charge property owners, like VanStory, a fee on top of their real-estate tax. While she admits that parts of the neighborhood could use significant improvements, it’s the process of creating the NID that, VanStory says, intentionally neglects any due process.

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Posted Feb. 22, 2012 | Comments: 16

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Feb. 22-28

Dov Davidoff (right), Dinosaur Feathers, Algernon Cadwallader & more to see and do this week in Philly.

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Posted Feb. 22, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy Lobasso

Ordinance Barring Temple Students From Specific Areas Still Drawing Ire From Lawyers, Landlords

The law in question is the 2004 “Yorktown Special District Controls” ordinance, written specifically for the North Central section of the city. The law holds, after years of tensions between students and neighbors, that Temple kids simply aren’t allowed to live in certain areas of North Central.

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Posted Feb. 22, 2012 | Comments: 10

Letters to the Editor

I completely agree that this place was awful. The chicken wings were soggy and bland. The koagie (Korean hoagie) was dry and the pork wasn’t spicy at all.

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Posted Feb. 22, 2012 | Comments: 0