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Philly pastor who confronted Trump fights gun violence on city streets and over Zoom
Day is one of a growing number of local church leaders on the frontlines of the city’s ongoing battle against gun violence.
4 days ago
2020 is killing small businesses. Philly won’t recover if we let them die
There are things the city can do to support struggling small businesses — and keep Philadelphia from falling deeper into poverty.
20-year-old man dies in Philadelphia car crash as fatality rate spikes
2020 has been an especially deadly year on Philadelphia roads.
5 days ago
Upside to Philly’s tailgating ban? FDR Park free of cars and noise, nature lovers say
The South Philadelphia park located near Lincoln Financial Field is closed to cars on Sunday because of the ban on tailgating. Nature lovers aren’t mad about it.
Philly City Council wants to keep expanded outdoor dining options through 2021
“We still don’t know where COVID-19 will take us,” the bill’s sponsor, Allan Domb, said.
6 days ago
SEPTA managers, cops earn double salaries with overtime as agency battles fiscal crisis
A small number of SEPTA managers and police officers, through overtime, earned annual pay comparable to Mayor Jim Kenney and other public executives.
SEPTA: Dire finances prevent agency from paying out COVID death benefits
The union that represents SEPTA workers fought for a $500,000 death benefit — a payout that New York’s MTA provided over the summer.
7 days ago
‘A matter of life and death’: Judge halts Philly evictions through Oct. 7
A lawyer for Philly landlords said the reprieve is part of a “disastrous” pattern while tenant advocates described the move as one that could save lives.
1 week ago
Don’t criminalize Philly’s dirt bike culture — build a park so it can thrive
Building an ATV park could help the city fight several public health crises at once.
Where’s my trash truck? Online map will help Philly residents track waste collection
PickupPHL — designed by the city to improve sanitation services — uses GPS devices installed in trucks to show residents where trash and recycling collection are happening.
Why did Mayor Kenney disable a tool for fighting blight in the name of ‘public safety’?
City Hall disabled the function after protesters showed up at the home of a top official. The change could impair efforts to improve neighborhoods.
Road diet! Washington Ave. slims down from 5 lanes to 3
The South Philly road is one of the city’s most dangerous. Many neighbors see the change as positive though some challenge the virtual engagement done.
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