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    • Brewerytown

March 20: Better Mobility reactions | Changing Brewerytown | Congress's transpo funding ideas

Patrick Kerkstra reviews the Better Mobility forum and argues the bicycle lobby has won, in a sense, in that they're finally a force politicians think they need to court. Michael…

    • The President's House memorial is still compromised by faulty equipment.
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Problems at President's House memorial | trash talk | Bainbridge water main update | Kerkstra's geek cred

The President’s House remains afflicted by lingering conservation and interpretation problems, reports the Inquirer. The faulty video displays (and their replacements) and unstable conditions for archaeological remains leave the…

    • Patrick Kerkstra and wife Kaitlin Gurney

Nerd street cred: Kerkstra wins Geek Award

PlanPhilly investigative reporter Patrick Kerkstra took home top honors in the “Geek Headline of the Year" journalism category of the Philadelphia Geek Awards Friday Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences.…

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Nerd Street Cred: Kerkstra nominated for Geek Award

Wear your nerd badge with pride, Philly. It’s Geek Awards time again. Perusing Geekadelphia's nominees for year’s Philadelphia Geek Awards today, we were so happy to see that PlanPhilly contributor Patrick…

    • Section of tax delinquent property map, coded by length of time in arrears.
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Deadbeat City: Philadelphia’s $515.4 million hole

If you read nothing else today, don't miss Patrick Kerkstra’s story about the city’s deepening tax-delinquency epidemic, which is an update on his series about tax-delinquency from 2011. In short,…

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April 25: Behind-the-news look at PlanPhilly's tax delinquency app

Philly is abuzz with talk about the thousands of tax-delinquent and vacant properties that blight our neighborhoods. Patrick Kerkstra has been knee-deep in these issues, delivering data-driven reporting as part of…

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Patrick Kerkstra on Radio Times

PlanPhilly contributor Patrick Kerkstra will be on WHYY's Radio Times during the 10 o'clock hour Tuesday morning to talk shop about the perils, politics, and possibilities wrapped up in Philadelphia's vacant properties.…

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How the speed of sheriff sales affects vacancy and blight

Patrick Kerkstra has another juicy story in PlanPhilly’s ongoing series about the city’s vacant and tax-delinquent property crisis, in partnership with the Inquirer. Turns out Philly's sheriff’s sales are woefully…

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Land bank, tax foreclosure legislation vs Nutter's 'front door' [via PlanPhilly]

Today Patrick Kerkstra guides us through the different approaches to the city's vacant land and tax delinquency problems in a piece for PlanPhilly and the Inquirer. [NOTE: The Inquirer published a…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Should city bank on land bills that finally lay down the law?

For decades, Philadelphia’s city government has struggled to cope with an abundance of vacant land and chronic tax delinquency, two closely related problems that have fueled blight and depressed property values…

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Patrick Kerkstra's 'Deluge of Deadbeats' series wins recognition

This year's inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism went to a team of reporters from the Inquirer for a series about violence and dangerous learning conditions in the city's public school…

    • Inquirer team wins inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism

Inquirer team wins inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism

An immersive, multimedia investigation of violence and unsafe learning conditions within Philadelphia public schools has earned a team of reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer a $10,000 prize and the inaugural Weiss…

How zoning reform could help Philadelphia

When newspaper editors want to haze their young reporters—or drive older ones into early retirement—they send them to zoning board meetings. There, amid the ceaseless debate over easements and stormwater runoff,…

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