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Old 11-26-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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I sure hope something is done before the W opens, nothing says world class more than a group of teenagers attacking people and kicking dogs.... Watching that video infuriated me.
I didn't watch it. There are enough things going on( not in Phila.) that keep me enraged enough as it is.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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Moving the school would help but it seems like the kids are coming in and pulling that crap when school is out. I know we all talk about this a lot but this kind of stuff will always be a problem until we can teach our children that this type of behavior isn't acceptable.

They feel invincible when they're in a pack - and essentially, they are. Until there are severe consequences and these little criminals are caught and made an example of, it will continue. I don't think I've ever even heard of one of these kids getting caught.
Won't removing the school mean some will be less likely to hang out there?

Nothing new about pack like idiocy. I've mentioned before how kids/people "doing stuff" isn't new. There's a YT video of Al Capone getting out of ESP in 1930. It's like a party outside on Fairmount Ave( the southern side buildings look very much like they do now). Kids playing hookie, cars blocking the street,car horns honking, people talking loud....all for a dedicated criminal getting out of jail. Perfect example of, " plus ca change, plus c'est meme chose".
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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Heard this morning that Mills and older Gen-Z are really starting to become a much bigger factor wrt to local election voters. Hopefully next year's primary and general will see the generational switch I, for one, have been looking forward to.
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Old 11-26-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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Heard this morning that Mills and older Gen-Z are really starting to become a much bigger factor wrt to local election voters. Hopefully next year's primary and general will see the generational switch I, for one, have been looking forward to.
Can't this explain how/why more progressive/socialist candidates are winning local elections in major cities like NYC and Philly? Didn't Philly recently elect a handful of socialist candidates? I'm not saying this in a bad way since I self-identify as socialist. But isn't it the DA and at least one local elected official now? Even nationally with politicians like AOC, Pressley, Omar, and Tlaib. This is definitely the effect of millennials and Gen Z right?
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:20 PM
 
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Can't this explain how/why more progressive/socialist candidates are winning local elections in major cities like NYC and Philly? Didn't Philly recently elect a handful of socialist candidates? I'm not saying this in a bad way since I self-identify as socialist. But isn't it the DA and at least one local elected official now? Even nationally with politicians like AOC, Pressley, Omar, and Tlaib. This is definitely the effect of millennials and Gen Z right?
Yes, it's all part this trend.

As much as people here dislike our mayor he's endorsed Elizabeth Warren for POTUS. No Joe Biden for him.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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Can't this explain how/why more progressive/socialist candidates are winning local elections in major cities like NYC and Philly? Didn't Philly recently elect a handful of socialist candidates? I'm not saying this in a bad way since I self-identify as socialist. But isn't it the DA and at least one local elected official now? Even nationally with politicians like AOC, Pressley, Omar, and Tlaib. This is definitely the effect of millennials and Gen Z right?
although I wouldn't be surprised if Krasner were a socialist he ran on a reform ticket which is what he won on and is distinct from advocating for government ownership. Kendra Brooks may be who you are thinking of, she is a member of the working families party. Philadelphia has long been a hotbed of leftist policy, it was just mixed in with a hefty dose of corruption.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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although I wouldn't be surprised if Krasner were a socialist he ran on a reform ticket which is what he won on and is distinct from advocating for government ownership. Kendra Brooks may be who you are thinking of, she is a member of the working families party. Philadelphia has long been a hotbed of leftist policy, it was just mixed in with a hefty dose of corruption.
Actually, less leftist than you think historically, though the city has drifted leftward politically since the 1960s.

For instance, this city never implemented rent control the way New York and Boston did, and even though I think all of the new faces on City Council have expressed support for it, it will still face tough sledding here. (And look how the current City Council President is maneuvering to cut off at the knees the incoming Council members who have pledged to seek full repeal of the 10-year tax abatement for new construction or improvements by getting a modification passed before the current Council term ends.)

The city-owned gas utility was contracted out to a private operator until the Rizzo years, when he canceled the contract with United Gas Improvements in order to create a new patronage haven. And to contrast this, Rizzo shut down the city-owned public hospital.

As of now, there's been no successful move to implement a city minimum wage higher than the state one. Several cities in other states have done this.

We don't have a tuition-free public college or university. (Nor do most US cities.) New York had one until the late 1980s.
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 AM
 
Location: New York City
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GDP numbers released today.

Good to see the Philadelphia area doing well.

2017 MSA - $392,847,400

2018 MSA - $444,148,100

I don't have the county breakdown yet, but I'm sure all of the counties are performing well.
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Old Today, 08:36 AM
 
Location: New York City
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https://www.inquirer.com/politics/ph...-20191212.html

Thoughts??
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Old Today, 09:07 AM
 
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This personally scares me. Not because I think developers and individuals who can afford 700k homes necessarily deserve tax breaks, but it did do a great deal to drive the housing boom and neighborhood transformation in our city, as well as enticing people to move into the city that otherwise would have discounted it. I know dozens who, if they had to pay "suburb-like home taxes" along with wage tax, would never have moved into town. I hope this doesn't have developers start looking elsewhere for their next projects. We were just getting north of Lehigh Ave, into East Kensington and deep Port Richmond. There are a TON of empty lots that need filling in our outer-neighborhoods and no developer is going to fill them if they can't then sell the homes.

Ultimately, in my opinion, the revenue benefit of having wealthy residents live and play in the city far outweighs property tax breaks for 10 years for some new construction...
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