February 27: W Hotel rising | Kerkstra’s Mayoral platform | Plastic bag tax

Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in Pennsylvania.

Construction has begun on the new W Hotel on the parking lot near 15th and Chestnut.

There’s a new push to tax plastic bags.

Read Patrick Kerkstra’s Mayoral platform.

Here are a bunch of other medium-sized cities who got protected bike lanes before Philly.

What the FCC’s net neutrality vote means for cities.

A new study says taking transit to work is healthier for your brain than driving.

State Rep. and new 9th Council District candidate Cherelle Parker won’t be driving to work. She appealed her DUI case to the state’s top court, lost, and lost her driver’s license for the time being.

And don’t miss Emma Lee’s photos of the art installation at the shuttered St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel in University City.

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