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Thomas Sinnison knew he’d eventually have to shut down Nam Son Bakery, his acclaimed banh mi shop in Washington Avenue’s Hoa Binh plaza. He just didn’t think it would happen so soon.
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Should landlords be responsible for a bedbug infestation? New bill passes remediation costs to tenants.
The bill that advanced would hold landlords responsible for remediating bedbugs if they are discovered within 90 days of a lease’s commencement.
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Hoa Binh Plaza banh mi shop closed amid concerns that city agency was ‘weaponized for gentrification’
Nam Son Bakery closed this month. The shuttered shop has become a symbol of cultural displacement to the Vietnamese community.
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Lights! Elevators! Signs! SEPTA’s 15th Street Station gets $28 million makeover
The $28 million renovation moves the transit agency closer to meeting goals for accessibility and design.
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West Philly blaze linked to auto shop that failed fire inspections two weeks ago
An auto shop that erupted in a dramatic three-alarm blaze in West Philly was cited for serious fire code violations by the city two weeks ago.
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Sacred battleground: Why the Philadelphia Archdiocese surrendered to preservationists
The Archdioceses of Philadelphia acknowledges that its position on preservation is no longer as oppositional as it once was.
SEPTA is building a parking garage for 69th Street Station’s 35,000 daily riders
Construction on the $37 million three-story garage should begin by summer 2020 and last about 18 months.
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As congestion worsens in Philly, car-related emissions spike
Philadelphia’s congestion problem is growing on the streets and in the air.
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Should grandma get a tax cut? One Republican city councilmember thinks so.
City Councilmember Al Taubenberger introduced a legislative package Thursday to give breaks on wage and real estate taxes to many Philadelphia families.
Feds: Brothers who owned Old City businesses set 2018 fire that shut down neighborhood
Two Old City business owners intentionally set the massive 2018 fire that shut down the 200 block of Chestnut Street, federal authorities charged.
Despite loud opposition, business improvement districts for Fishtown, South Philly advance
Business owners in Fishtown and South Philadelphia could soon be paying an assessment for new services.
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Too loud, too bad: SEPTA doesn’t enforce ban on playing music without headphones
SEPTA’s policy on loud music is that it is officially prohibited on transit. But SEPTA Police doesn’t actively enforce against the violation.
‘I don’t have the support’: Blackwell defeated on bid to mandate more parking
Researchers have found that requiring more space for cars encourages less dense and more expensive housing development.
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2019 traffic deaths higher in North, Northeast Philly than the rest of the city
Fifty percent of all severe crashes occur on just 12% of Philadelphia streets. That means certain roads — and certain neighborhoods — are at higher risk for traffic danger.
Neighbors watch warily as PES oil trains make last rounds
Nearly four months after the South Philadelphia refinery complex shut down following a massive explosion, the rail cars used to haul oil are on the road.
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Neon monument to Philly’s Indigenous history glows again
After it was vandalized and damaged while on display during Monument Lab, Duane Linklater’s “In Perpetuity” was relit for Indigenous People’s Day.
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