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An Earthship is an alternative eco-home built from repurposed materials like old tires, empty cans, and glass bottles. One West Philly woman is creating one in an empty lot.
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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.
5 hours ago
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.
8 hours ago
How Philadelphia built a neighborhood on toxic soil
Eighteen years after the EPA found hazardous materials in Eastwick’s soil, neighbors are cautiously optimistic about the future.
15 hours ago
City denies demolition for Frank Furness’ Point Breeze church
The Philadelphia Historical Commission denied a permit for demolition of 19th Street Baptist Church on Friday, eight months after it was initially filed.
3 days ago
Helen Gym has a plan to prevent another Hahnemann
A new bill introduced in Philadelphia City Council seeks to give local authorities additional oversight over future hospital closures.
4 days ago
Meet the woman turning a West Philly lot into an ‘Earthship’ made of tires and glass bottles
Rashida Ali-Campbell just won a three-year court battle over the control of the West Philly lot she wants to turn into an eco-home and oasis.
5 days ago
It’s time to test a car-free Chestnut Street
Across the world, cities are taking their streets back from cars. Philadelphia has an opportunity to test the pedestrian-first model on Chestnut Street.
Philly considers a new preservation fund aimed at owners of historic homes
Philadelphia officials want to create a fund to help homeowners with limited incomes comply with costly historic preservation regulations.
6 days ago
Say goodbye to dashboard receipts — PPA to install pay-by-plate parking kiosks
The Philadelphia Parking Authority plans to install new solar-powered parking kiosks in Center City next week.
On a ‘loving and caring’ Nicetown-Tioga block, neighbors come together to heal after trauma
Nicetown-Tioga neighbors never expected a trauma in their community like the police shootout that happened in August. Together, they are moving forward.
7 days ago
Philly cops are getting inside the ‘black box’ of city’s rising traffic fatality problem
Philadelphia police are getting access to the black boxes behind car crashes in the city. The data will help investigators understand why collisions happen.
Mayor Jim Kenney headed to Copenhagen to share stage with AOC, Mike Bloomberg and other top climate leaders
At the C40 World Mayors Summit, Kenney will share the podium with national leaders such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Al Gore.
2 weeks ago
Why does it take so long to get a Philly building permit? Quiñones-Sánchez has an answer.
A reform aimed at making it faster and less costly to build in Philadelphia is gaining momentum at City Hall.
Philly is close to settling on a ‘better way’ to sell city land
Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez said the bill would inject more strategy into city land sales while streamlining the process for redeveloping public land.
Why aren’t we talking about these other Philly real estate tax abatements?
Philadelphians know about the controversial 10-year tax abatement, here are five other real estate abatement programs that assist over 200K homeowners in the city.
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