Lunchtime Quick Hits

Brett Mandel wonders what we’re getting for all these extra property taxes we’re paying; a deal saves the Sunoco refinery in South Philly; Avoid these streets if you want to get around town on July 4; and The Atlantic Cities takes a look at the world’s favorite red-light districts:

Philadelphia’s taxation without cessation (Philadelphia Inquirer/
Sunoco refinery to stay open in Philadelphia (AP/
July 4 in Philadelphia: Announcements and Closures (PhillyPolice Blog)
A Peep at 10 of the World’s Most Popular Red Light Districts (The Atlantic Cities)