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News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations

March 7, 2014 Category: Uncategorized
 no text Mayor Nutter Announces 2014 Budget Proposal

Mayor Nutter announced his annual budget proposal on Thursday. Some of the highlights include increased funding for Licenses & Inspections – in light of recent building collapses – and the highest capital budget since 2002. [Philadelphia Business Journal

no text Starr Fund-raises for Philly Schools

Restaurant magnate Stephen Starr is using a point-of-sale fundraising campaign to raise $100,000 for the School District. He also donated $25,000 of his own money to the cause. []

 no text Tension Between Philabundance and Regional Food Relief Organizations

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The Inquirer reports that Philabundance has aggravated other food organizations as it has grown throughout the region and established deals with local supermarkets and food providers. In Chester County in particular, local hunger relief organizations want Philanbundance to step out of the way. [The Inquirer]


Comcast Brings Internet Access to Low-Income Philadelphians

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program provides low-cost internet to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced school lunches. 9,000 households use the program, according to data from Comcast. [Technically Philly]

 no text The People Who Brought Us the Land Bank 

Flying Kite profiles the diverse individuals and groups that rallied behind the campaign to create a land bank in Philadelphia. [Flying Kite]

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