A future for wi-fi here?

May 15, 2008

The Daily News reports, “Greg Goldman still sees a future for Wireless Philadelphia, the nonprofit firm set up three years ago to help city residents gain access to Internet service. Just don’t ask him what it might be.”

Source: A future for wi-fi here?

Nonprofit chief: Citywide wifi is still alive

May 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The city’s ambitious wireless network initiative, targeted for extinction by EarthLink Inc., remains “alive and kicking,” despite all signs to the contrary, the head of the nonprofit created to spread Internet access to the poor said yesterday.”

Source: Nonprofit chief: Citywide wifi is still alive

Pa. charity donations decline, report shows

May 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Pennsylvania foundations held 5.1 percent of U.S. charitable foundation assets, but Pennsylvania donors made only 3.6 percent of total new U.S. charitable donations in 2005, according to figures released today.”

Source: Pa. charity donations decline, report shows

Green Plan sneak peek, mayoral visit

May 15, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “In the works since 2006, this parks and recreation planning effort won’t deliver a final report until the fall. But on Wednesday, GreenPlan director Robert Allen offered some early highlights that, if carried out, would mean a block-by-block transformation for much of our city in the next twenty years.”

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Flower power helps 4 children’s charities

May 14, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Volunteer group sells plants in Rittenhouse Square.”

Source: Flower power helps 4 children’s charities

Wireless network nears scrap heap

May 14, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Philadelphia’s citywide wireless network, which drew international attention and praise when it was launched, is likely to be scrapped.”

Source: Wireless network nears scrap heap

In rush-hour battle, the bike rolls on

May 14, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “No surprise there: Pit a bike, a car and a SEPTA bus against one another in a “commuter race” to Center City during rush hour, and the two-wheeler usually wins.”

Source: In rush-hour battle, the bike rolls on

Archeology begins anew at SugarHouse

May 14, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “SugarHouse Casino’s archaeologists will do more digging to search for remains of the British Revolutionary War fort that was once on the site.”

Source: Archeology begins anew at SugarHouse

EarthLink pulls plug on Philly Wi-Fi

May 14, 2008

USA Today reports, “EarthLink is pulling the plug on its troubled wireless high-speed Internet network in Philadelphia, once touted as a model for how big cities should deploy Wi-Fi.”

Source: EarthLink pulls plug on Philly Wi-Fi

City housing market: brisk decline continues

May 13, 2008

HallWatch.org reports, “Philadelphia home values and home sales continued to slide briskly downward this past winter. According to the latest analysis by Wharton economist Kevin Gillen, the typical Philadelphia home fell in value last quarter by an average of 2.7% after accounting for quality and season.”

Source: City housing market: brisk decline continues

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