City Hall Aims to Punish Loyal Philly Homeowners: Philly Magazine reports on the “AVI tax” (Actual Value Initiative) as Mayor Michael Nutter’s “answer to a grossly failing school system” which “burdens hard-working homeowners and business owners.”
Gothamist reports on a rape that allegedly occurred at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning in a Philadelphia Four Seasons. The victim claims that Brooklyn Nets player Andray Blatche witnessed her assault, according to a report from ABC Philly (video)
A group of 7 people met in front of Pennsylvania Hospital this morning to protest the facility’s decision to detox an infant from morphine, against the wishes of the child’s family. From Philly.com
SEPTA is expected to shrink without additional state funding, PlanPhilly reports. “This is really a serious matter,” said Richard Burnfield, SEPTA chief financial officer & treasurer. “We’ve been able to hold it together for the last five or 10 years. We can’t hold it together for another five to 10 years.”
Surprise, surprise: Proposed Philadelphia school closings will disproportionately effect African American students, The Notebook reports.