- The PA Convention Center: The $1BN FAILURE.
- OK Fat Asses – You’re Supposed to VOTE TODAY.
- BROCHUREGATE: PDQ Sends Questions to Ethics Board About Alan Butkovitz’s Campaigning
- The Sheriff’s Department: The Most Fucked-Up Lost Agency In Philadelphia
- JUST IN: Kensington Slumlord Gets SIX YEARS In Federal PMITA Prison
- Act 90
- Affordable Housing
- How To Find Stuff
- Municipal Incompetence
- Non-Profit Frauds
- Nuisance Businesses
- Orphans Court
- Property Squatting
- Public Property
- Shady Contractors
- Sheriff Sales
- Tax Deadbeats
- The Law
- The Lichtensteins
Monthly Archives: May 2012
An article on HiddenCity this week highlights a move to cover the “Workshop of the World” factories heavily concentrated in Kensington for historic preservation. The consequences of such a move places even greater burdens on property owners to care and … Continue reading
Not many citizens (including myself) are aware of where the ordinances are that are out there which control blighted, vacant and abandoned property. The specific local laws are all contained in Title 4 of the Philadelphia Code, all inside … Continue reading
Now that we’re well into six months since the enactment of Act 90 and two months since the unveiling of L&I’s vacant property strategy, PDQ will be conducting a comprehensive Act 90 Tour of a significant swath of Kensington, looking for … Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve tagged a post “Municipal Incompetence,” but this one takes the cake. This morning the Inquirer covers the case of Ms. Laxon in Graduate Hospital. Poor Ms. Laxon suffered the fate unique to Philadelphia County: … Continue reading
This month is a bit busier. Unloaded to Sheriff’s Sale is quite a number of Waterfront Square units.
Did you think the Department of Licenses & Inspections didn’t have a strategy towards vacant and blighted property? Well, it does.
Let’s take a look at a particular problem not too far away from my own house. 1911 E Albert Street:
SB1505 is presently sitting in the Finance Committee of the PA Senate. Right at the top of the bill is this gem: Section 1.1. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the governing body of a city of the first … Continue reading
A person who I consider among one of “THE” most fervent property activists in the last decade, Lisa Parsley, has started a new petition demanding better collections performance from the Philadelphia Department of Revenue. I ask that you read it … Continue reading
No, this time I’m not talking about Philadelphia slum properties with suburban owners; I’m talking suburban owners (or in some case, Philly owners) of suburban slum properties. Say what? I bet that threw you for a loop. Take … Continue reading
While the public has been patiently waiting for the fire investigation report for the Thomas Buck Hosiery factory inferno that killed Cpt. Neary and Lt. Sweeny, the local firefighters union will hold a press conference castigating the Administration on numerous … Continue reading
I think this petition pretty much says it all.
Have we got a spreadsheet for you. You put in what your house is worth and then what OPA says your property is worth right now (use the Property Lookup to find it). I just did mine. How … Continue reading