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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Mayor Nutter's Crackdown on Lost/Stolen Guns Comes Under Heavy Fire

House Bill 1523 seeks to counter a city ordinance that requires gun owners to report a lost or stolen firearm to the police within a specified time frame or face the possibility of fines and/or jail time. The ordinances were put in place to crack down on straw purchasers—individuals with clean records who legally buy firearms, then illegally sell or hand them over to felons, juveniles or anyone else barred from buying and owning them.

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Posted Mar. 6, 2012 | Comments: 12

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Photographer's "Our Alphabet" Project Empowers the LGBT Community

Last May, when Tara Robertson began taking pictures of her friends in Philly’s LGBT community, the 24-year-old University of the Arts photography major didn’t expect that what was intended to be her senior-year fine-arts project would evolve into a potent campaign for gay equality in Pennsylvania.

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Posted Mar. 6, 2012 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Activists Wary of City's Land Bank Legislation

The 40,000 abandoned properties, on which the city spends $20 million a year maintaining, results in a 6.5 to 20 percent resale value drop for homes on the same block. It’s an environmental, economical, domestic nightmare.

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Posted Mar. 6, 2012 | Comments: 4

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: March 7-March 13

PBR, William Shatner: What more do you need? Here's our weekly calendar of all things Philly.

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Posted Mar. 6, 2012 | Comments: 0