Archive for the ‘FYI’ Category

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Quick Links: Brunch Everyday!

by: Karley Cohen

 

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Girard Bruncherie  – Fishtown

Talia’s Grille – Fishtown

The Dutch – Pennsport

Hinge Cafe – Port Richmond

 
Friday, January 15th, 2016

Bristol Township;  A Secret Gold Mine

by: Elaine Kasavage
& Karley Cohen 
us-pa)brtThere are 50+ distressed properties currently in Bristol Township.  What do I mean by distressed? I mean these properties are being sold “as is”, as short sales and also bank foreclosures/REO’s.  What does this mean for all you investors?  You need to start looking in this area!  Bristol Township is a gold mine for someone who is looking to invest in properties and change a neighborhood around.  

In 1692, the area of Bristol Township was founded and originally named Buckingham Township, but in 1702 it was renamed Bristol Township.  When founded it was a highly agricultural area among wealthy Philadelphians.  1831 the Delaware canal connected Bristol to Easton growing the accessibility to surrounding areas.  Today Bristol is the largest municipality in Bucks County.

For the last 10 years I have been working at RE/MAX Access,  and focusing my business on investment properties.  I was searching TREND for a client, to help find a good deal in their price range and I came across all of these investment type properties in Bristol Township.

So, to all my cash savvy investors – imagine the potential of taking over the Bristol Township area with amazing renovations one property at a time.

Elaine Kasavage
215-756-1531
elaine103@comcast.net
http://www.elainekasavage.com
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FYI: Will UberX and Lyft Finally Be Made Legal in Philadelphia?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

By: Jarek Cotto

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta wants to legalize UberX and Lyft in Philadelphia. These ride hailing apps have been illegal in Philadelphia, but that may soon change. If you ask me, it’s about time it did.

Puppets doing tricks on skateboards? Watch the video by clicking the link below to see for yourself.

Online voter registration is coming to Pennsylvania sooner than you think. More here.

Police are looking for two women who they say are connected to armed robberies around the Northern Liberties area.

Read about 8 religious fanatics in Philadelphia in spirit of the Popes visit.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/27/watch-monster-puppets-on-skateboards-in-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/27/online-voter-registration-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/25/women-wanted-northern-liberties-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/30/philadelphia-religious-fanatics/

 

 

 

 

 
Monday, August 17th, 2015

FYI: Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in Recent Poll.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

By: Jarek Cotto

Michael and Kevin Bacon are calling for college students and professionals to enter in the Better Philadelphia Competition. The challenge for this year focuses on designing healthy neighborhoods in the Mantua/Belmont section.

 

The UberX driver that was arrested for raping a passenger in July is also a cab driver! More here.

 

Philadelphia Police have finally solved the mystery of why the Eagles lost Super Bowl XXXIX. See why.

 

Phillies’ Franco gets hit on the wrist. X-rays came back negative, so although his wrist is not broken, he will still be out for an undetermined period of time.

 

A huge number of people used the Schuylkill River Trail last year. It was frequented more than any other trail in the city. It has even been named best urban trail in a USA Today’s reader’s choice poll.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/14/better-philadelphia-challenge-bacon-brothers/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/14/philadelphia-uberx-driver-rape/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/13/philly-tom-brady-sketch/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/12/phillies-franco-hit-on-wrist-x-rays-negative/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

 

 
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

FYI: Craigslist Scammer Stealing Hundreds in Deposit Money!

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/07/craigslist-rent-scam/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/07/craigslist-rent-scam/

By: Jarek Cotto

Someone is using Craigslist to scam people out of their deposit money!

 

Is UberX as bad as Philly cabs now? See why they might be below.

 

The Phillies made some major trade moves this year. Meet the new prospects and find out more about them here.

 

Is something like the Minority Report coming to Pennsylvania? The website Five Thirty Eight reported that that Pennsylvania could be on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentencing not only on what crimes people are convicted of but also whether they are likely to commit more crimes in the future.

 

Senator Bob Casey has introduced a bill that would let officials impose new standards and fees on out-of-state garbage dumped in Pennsylvania. More here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/07/craigslist-rent-scam/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/06/uberx-philadelphia-cabs/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/05/phillies-prospects/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/05/risk-assessment-precrime/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/10/is-pennsylvania-americas-dumping-ground/

 
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

FYI:Are Philadelphia Police Tracking Your Car’s Movements?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

By: Jarek Cotto

 

In preparation for the Pope’s arrival, Philly will finally be doing an abandoned bike sweep. The sweep will start from Center City and work its way out.

 

Police are on the hunt for a man they claim installed skimming software at an ATM on the 800 block of Walnut next to the 7-Eleven. Police say he has installed similar devices on multiple ATMs. More here.

 

The world’s beloved Hitchbot met an unfortunate end when traveling across Philly. It was vandalised and destroyed but a group of techies called The Hacktory want to save him.

 

Will Philly’s new bike sharing program shut down during the Pope’s visit? Read below.

 

Philadelphia police are using technology to track your car’s whereabouts. We are in one of the few cities that take part in this. The PPD claims the program works. They say it has helped with the recovery of 500 plus stolen cars and led to the arrest of 6 people. The ACLU thinks otherwise. More here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/abandoned-bike-sweep-pope/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/atm-skimming/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/can-philly-save-hitchbot/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/31/bike-share-pope-visit-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

 
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

FYI: Will Philly Survive the Chaos of Pope Francis’ Visit?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

By: Jarek Cotto

Its no secret that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia in September. It takes a lot of preparation for something of this caliber to go off without a hitch. Could this be Philadelphia’s biggest challenge ever? See why many think so.

Are Eagles fans really that obnoxious? See why they are ranked in Sports Illustrated most hated list.

Man with plastic bag on his head robs Dunkin Donuts on Oregon Ave. Video below.

An undercover operation led to 68 arrests in one neighborhood in two days. Read more below.

The crane driver that caused the collapse of the Salvation Army thrift store in 2013 has pled guilty. More on this below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/si-eagles-most-hated-fans/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/23/dunkin-donuts-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/21/kensington-drug-busts/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/21/building-collapse-guilty-plea/

 
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

FYI: Philly to D.C. on Public Transit? This May Become A Reality Soon.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/

By: Jarek Cotto

The Sixers have to pay 3 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for not disclosing an injury Jrue Holiday had before trading. More here.

Philly finally gets a Cheesecake Factory of its own. The 3 story building that houses the restaurant is located at 15th and Walnut. We couldn’t be more excited to add the Cheesecake Factory to the line up of Philly restaurants.

Could there be a way to get from D.C. to Philly on public transit? There’s talks of making this happen. Find out more about it below.

The Edmond Beacon Way sign has finally been corrected. We know that “Edmund Bacon” guy won’t be happy about this!

Indego hits its 100k ride share. More below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/29/sixers-fined-trade/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/28/needed-philadelphia-cheesecake-factory/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/26/public-transit-washington-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/edmond-beacon-sign-edmund-bacon-old-city/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/

 
Monday, June 15th, 2015

FYI: Will A Liquor Privatization Act Finally Pass This Time Around?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/

By: Jarek Cotto

Over the weekend, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the closing of 3 churches. These churches include Incarnation of Our Lord Church which is said to require $263,000 to repair masonry, Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Savior Church. The archdiocese said in a statement, “This formal, canonical designation means that the churches will no longer serve as worship sites and will close as Roman Catholic churches.”

A liquor privatization bill might actually pass in Pennsylvania this time around. You may be thinking, “I’ve heard this before.” See why it has a chance of becoming a reality.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia school teachers face overwhelming challenges in trying to educate their students. Teachers have had to spend money from their own pockets for supplies. In this latest example of the extreme lack of funding our schools face, teachers are using duct tape to make wiffle balls out of. More here.

Philly lawmakers have put off the vote to spend $7M for a new prison. Find out why here.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/archdiocese-announces-three-churches-to-close/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/12/philly-public-schools-duct-tape-wiffle-ball/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/11/philly-prison-vote/

 

 

 
Monday, June 8th, 2015

FYI: Made in America Will be Staying Exclusively in Philly This Summer.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/

By: Jarek Cotto

The “Made in America” festival will be staying in its city of origin this year. The show scheduled for LA was cancelled, but there are rumors of a second free concert in New York.

Pop up beer gardens are rising all across the city. Should they be required by law to get community input first?

Cop stops robbery in Rising Sun pizzeria from a suspect who was literally firing blanks! More here.

University of Pennsylvania has been added to the “most stressful” list College Magazine has created. See more below.

Since Indego has launched, there has been over 65,000 Philly bike share trips. Read more.

PA state police warn of a mass exodus of its older troopers, but why?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/05/pop-up-beer-garden/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/05/rising-sun-pizza-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/05/penn-named-to-most-stressful-list/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/04/indego-philly-bike-share/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/03/pa-state-police-warn-of-mass-exodous/