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  • April 16, 2014

    - Amy Z. Quinn, @AmyZQuinn
    Stacia Friedman's search for a lost sour-cherry varenyky recipe led her to discover her Ukrainian heritage. But where can she find the delicious dumplings? NewsWorks readers have some ideas.
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  • August 14, 2013

    - Kevin McCorry, @byKevinMcCorry
    Some readers have said that a recentstory about an elementary school principal asking parents for money to cover operating expensesmischaracterized thenature of donation requests at five other schools.Here we hope to clarify and sharpen those distinctions.
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  • July 8, 2013

    - Shannon McDonald, @sacmcdonald
    We all know the Philly accent is fading. Or changing. Or not. We know how to spell and pronounce wooder, but what about the word Philadelphians use even more frequently. Let's talk about you. The plural "you." Fresh off the phone with a source sporting an authentic Philly accent, innovations reporter Zack Seward posed this question to the newsroom: How do you spell Philly's p...
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  • May 6, 2013

    - Eric Walter, @ericaceous
    Last week Tuesday WHYY's Peter Crimmins had a story about a new mapping tool that layerseconomic, artistic, and demographic information for neighborhoods through the city of Philadelphia. One irate business owner wrote to us to complain that some of the data available about his organization was incorrect. We have some information on how cultural leaders can ensure their data is correct.
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  • April 26, 2013

    - NewsWorks Staff
    Is the FEMA advisory building height for the Jersey Shore flood zone based on sea level or ground level? asks a NewsWorks reader, noting that North Wildwood is five feet above sea level. WHYY'sTracey Samuelson has an answer.
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  • April 26, 2013

    - NewsWorks Staff
    A NewsWorks reader wrote in with a question after reading our recent story on thestate of the U.S. Senate's plan on immigration reform: "What are the different steps for the immigration talks to become law. In how many weeks, months or years from now will an undocumented alien be allowed to apply?"
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  • March 5, 2013

    - NewsWorks Staff
    NewsWorks artist in residence Tony Auth asked readers for some help and suggestions when he hit the drawing board to illustrate some of the FAQs at our new blog Taxipedia. See what he came up with.
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  • March 1, 2013

    - NewsWorks staff
    We have received a few emails from artists and galleries looking for, and unable to find, more information about the City Wide exhibition of Philadelphia art collectives, slated for November.
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  • February 22, 2013

    - Dave Davies
    Some readers want to know: "What does the Board of Revision of Taxes have to do with Philadelphia's new property assessments? Wasn't it done away with?"
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  • February 21, 2013

    - Holly Otterbein
    Just a couple of months ago, a building at the corner of Philadelphia’s Seventh and Bainbridge streets sold for $950,000. The city assessed it for tax purposes at $545,600. Several blocks away, a home on Morris Street sold for $100,000 in September 2012. But guess what the city assessed it at? $202,700.
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ABOUT ERIC WALTER
Eric loves living in South Philly's East Passyunk neighborhood. Before moving to Philadelphia in 2009, he spent some time on the "dark side" producing web content at MTV Networks in New York. Eric did some freelance work for WNYC, but prior to that he lived in Minneapolis and produced websites and email newsletters for many of Minnesota Public Radio's programs. Highlights from that time include meetings with a barefoot Garrison Keillor in his office, biking around the beautiful lakes of Minneapolis, and eating plenty of cheese curds, corn dogs and pronto pups at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Eric is originally from Michigan and wears his Detroit Tigers cap with pride.