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Property reassessments for tax bills inspire big drama in Pennsylvania

Property reassessments for tax bills inspire big drama in PennsylvaniaMany states conduct regular property reassessments without much to do. But in Pennsylvania reassessments can cause upheaval.
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Micro-grant award sparks vibrant clean-up effort on GHS property

Micro-grant award sparks vibrant clean-up effort on GHS propertyTheir community mainstay may be shuttered, but locals still want to ensure it doesn't become an eyesore. So, more than 30 members of the "Legends of Germantown" Facebook group helped spruce up the land surrounding what was
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Webcomic: Cookies at the Featherstone Inn

Webcomic: Cookies at the Featherstone Inn Penelope Featherstone's recipe for Vegan Date Cookies (which he may or may not have found on Pinterest) Ingredients: 1 cup dates, packed (make sure to soak them for 10 minutes in warm water and drain)1 medium ripe banana2

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Sláinte! Remembering an unlikely friend and his favorite pint

Craig and I were an odd couple from the get go. A highly cultured man with a patrician air, he seemed to be a character out of "Downton Abbey" with his elegant manners, refined bearing and scholarly knowledge of classical
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5 ways to cope with noise-sensitive neighbors

Philadelphia's close-quarter housing can be a catalyst for tight-knit neighborly communities.  But who hasn't gotten a noise complaint from a neighbor? Here's to how to handle those neighbors.

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Construction equipment growing legs on New Jersey job sites

Construction equipment growing legs on New Jersey job sites

New Jersey now ranks fifth in the nation for thefts of backhoes and other construction equipment, according to rankings from the stolen vehicle tracking company LoJack. The jump in thefts of heavy construction equipment in the
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3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

For the past few summers, Elkins Park homeowner Laura Frank has been managing the poison ivy in her yard on her own. This year, though, the patch in her front yard exploded, seemingly overnight.
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