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Pennsport: Five People Making A Difference

Pennsport: Five People Making A Difference

South Philadelphia is known for its small, close-knit communities.  The diligent involvement of neighbors keeping their communities clean, safe, entertained and well-fed allows that family atmosphere to flourish. Pennsport and its adjoining neighborhoods reap the benefits of dedicated workers who truly make a difference in their community. Whether it’s 25 years of service with a […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks and Jennifer Babu

Pennsport: Neighbors React to Actual Value Initiative

Pennsport: Neighbors React to Actual Value Initiative

With the reassessment of property values due to the Actual Value Initiative, some lifelong residents are seeing their property taxes go up. Several assessments have tripled the property value, and some residents are worried they may have to leave their homes. The Actual Value Initiative (AVI) is a program which is supposed to accurately assess […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks and Jennifer Babu

Pennsport: AVI Assessments Take a Toll on Homeowners

Pennsport: AVI Assessments Take a Toll on Homeowners

With the Actual Value Initiative (AVI) raising property taxes throughout the city, many Philadelphia homeowners are wondering exactly why and how this is happening. The main goal of AVI was supposed to be a reassessment of all the properties in the city at their current market value. The Actual Value Initiative reflects the value at […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks

Whitman: Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings On New Bowling Alley

Whitman: Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings On New Bowling Alley

It’s not unusual to walk through Whitman and encounter some type of structure that is either a vacant lot, abandoned property or building under construction. On the corner of Oregon  Avenue and Swanson Street  lies a large factor building that was formerly a fruit and produce distributor called Thomas Colace and Company, which moved their […]