AxisPhilly has ceased operations

AxisPhilly has ceased operations. The site will remain up for the next several months, but no new stories will be posted. You can read a statement about the closing by clicking on the headline.

An event to note

AxisPhilly Senior Editor Solomon Jones and Al Dia reporter Ana Gamboa will be members of a panel to discuss black and Latino media issues in Philadelphia. The discussion is an off-shoot of an article Jones and Gamboa did about relations between the Latino and African-Americans. Details inside.

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The AVI bill comes due

The property tax bills for 2013 are being mailed out by the city of Philadelphia. This is the first time the tax will be based on market value as determined by AVI. Find out what your tax bill will be using our interactive map and read about details of the new system.

A section of West Philadelphia

The new wave street gangs

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By Frank Rubino The downtrodden commercial strip on North 60th Street between Market and Arch Streets includes a barber shop, a check-cashing joint, a hole-in-the-wall Chinese takeout and a bar.  The  Market Street end is marked by a prominent, three-foot-high metallic “60” that overlooks the block from its perch on a SEPTA El stop. To passersby, unfamiliar with this West Philly […]

Bok High School is subject of next Schoolhouse Watch forum

AxisPhilly and NBC 10 present: “What’s Next? A Forum on Bok High’s Future.” The event will bring together neighbors, leaders and experts to discuss the closing of Bok Technical High School and strategies for the future use of the building. The school is slated to be closed at the end of the 2013 school year, […]

Philadelphia students get a taste of journalism

Prime Movers is a journalism mentoring and news-literacy program targeting students in urban high schools. It began in Washington, D.C., and operates in Philadelphia, as well. The program was established for its first three years with a grant from the Knight Foundation and supported in more recent years by a contract with the D.C. Public […]

Applications due to join Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit that promotes the region, is taking applications for its 2013 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. The program, which consists of  “regional explorations and stories of cooperation … that are moving Greater Philadelphia forward” is for local business and nonprofit leaders and promises the opportunity “to expand your understanding […]

Do you really need a bag?

Temple University students present their take on floating litter – the plastic bags that flutter around virtually every litter-strewn street and sidewalk in Philadelphia. This short film was first published in 2010 by Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News (POPPYN), an initiative of Temple University.

Isaiah Thompson wins Special Recognition for Weiss Award

Thompson’s series “Cash Machine,” which he wrote while at the Philadelphia City Paper with assistance from AxisPhilly’s Casey Thomas, details how the Philadelphia DA pursues far more cases of forfeiture than other units across Pennsylvania and beyond.


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City to name OpenDataPhilly as official city data portal

We believe the city’s decision to integrate its data sets with OpenDataPhilly will strengthen the movement toward more open access to public information, and support all the other government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals that are participating by providing open access to useful data.