October 1, 2020
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Plan for mixed-income development in North Philly suffers setback

The North Philadelphia councilmember last week killed a bill that would have legalized plans for a 20-story apartment tower on the vacant site of Morris Iron and Steel on N. American Street between Berks and Norris Streets and 40 rowhouses on nearby city-owned land. This week, she said she is working with developers Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, or APM, and Scannapieco Development Corporation on a public-private partnership to enable the project. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Council to investigate Philadelphia Landlord-Tenant Officer

The court officer was the subject of a recent WHYY News investigation that found the current appointee, Marisa Shuter, is the daughter of a former Municipal Court president judge and is married to Judge David C. Shuter. The latter has occasionally presided over eviction cases, resulting in his wife’s office collecting related fees when he ruled in landlords’ favor. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

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Saturday: Meet Broke in Philly partners at Klein News Innovation Camp

“Lessons from Broke in Philly: The benefits and challenges of mass city-wide collaboration among local media outlets” is one of the featured sessions planned for Klein News Innovation Camp this Saturday at Annenberg Hall, at the (Read more.)

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