City Releases Property Tax Calculator as Tax Increases

PhillyBite MayorPhiladelphia, PA - City officials today unveiled a web-based calculator that will allow property owners to see how changes in assessments and the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2019 education funding proposal would affect their property tax bills for next year, including the effect of proposed revisions to the Homestead Exemption.

Philadelphia Department of Prisons Recognized For Public Health

Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) recently received the Public Health Recognition Award from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia for implementing programs at the PDP for individuals in custody who suffer from a substance abuse disorder. The award was presented at the Public Health Day Symposium at the College of Physicians on April 2.

Enhanced Trash Trucks Include Vision Zero Safety Features

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - Philly's Streets Department today announced a new set of enhanced safety features under the City’s Vision Zero initiative for each new trash compactor truck purchased. The upgraded safety measures include four day and night vision cameras on each side of the truck, side guards, and enlarged side mirrors.

Philadelphia To Close Oldest Operating City Jail (Photo: PhillyBite)

PhillyBite Oldes City Jail PhillyPhiladelphia, PA - The House of Correction (HOC) is the oldest operating jail in the City of Philadelphia, and has been in continuous operation since 1927. The facility requires constant maintenance due to its age and lacks modern security and public safety features. Its closure is possible because the City’s overall incarcerated population has decreased 32 percent since July 2015. The population stands currently at just under 5,500, the lowest it has been in 20 years.

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