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Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is under federal investigation
The city’s Law Department confirmed that it has retained outside lawyers to provide unspecified “legal services” to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.
6 hours ago
City planners are debating if mega-townhouses threaten Old City’s character
Mega-townhouses are popping up on Old City’s shop-lined streets and some fear the development trend could pose an existential threat to the historic neighborhood.
10 hours ago
Philly students will be marked absent if they join climate strike
The School District of Philadelphia says students attending the climate strike on Friday will be marked as absent, unlike in New York.
23 hours ago
Why do people leave Philly? First-of-its-kind study offers answers
We all have ideas about why people leave Philadelphia. A new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts puts numbers behind the anecdotes.
1 day ago
Meet Fashion District Philadelphia, a mall designed for our age of ‘insanely limited attention spans’
The $420 million remake of The Gallery aims to reinvent the shopping mall’s relationship to Center City.
What my beef with meat smoking taught me about being a good neighbor
The rise of backyard meat smokers demands new etiquette in a crowded city.
Flush that! New plumbing code expected to cut construction costs up to 20%
The most significant of Philly’s new code reforms could help lower construction costs that are among the highest in the nation.
2 days ago
First reveal: See the 7-foot tall mural designs SEPTA chose for 5th Street station
Philly just selected the artist who will make over SEPTA’s 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. PlanPhilly got a peek at the winning design.
A North Philly development supported by Obama will break ground this fall
This fall, North Philly will watch as ground is broken on the final phase of a $120 million redevelopment.
3 days ago
SEPTA’s new service weapons are here after Sig fire flap
SEPTA police officers will have Glock 17s on loan from the Philadelphia Police Department to replace the Sig Sauer P320 as their service weapon as soon as Monday.
6 days ago
Viral South Philly utility pole to be reborn as green fuel
Becoming “furniture” or “toothpicks” isn’t in the cards. But the long-serving pole will liely get an afterlife of sorts, a PECO spokesperson said.
Why Pennsport is fighting a Wawa on the waterfront
Pennsport residents oppose developer Bart Blatstein’s plan to build a Super Wawa gas station on a parcel of land along the Delaware River waterfront.
West Philly abortion doctor’s ‘house of horrors’ listed for sheriff’s sale. Anti-choice activists want to buy it.
The former clinic is listed for sheriff’s sale. Anti-abortion activists, some of whom will gather Saturday at the grave of Gosnell’s victims, want to buy it.
7 days ago
City Council wants to create a new $10 million street cleaning program
Parker introduced a bill to allocate $10 million to establish a cleaning program that would bring 300 part-time cleaners to commercial corridors across the city.
1 week ago
7 ‘Green Book’ sites to discover in Philly
A guide to Philadelphia’s “Green Book” sites in South Philly and Center City that highlight the area’s black history during the Jim Crow era.
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