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What’s the future of Philly’s iconic Roundhouse? Officials seek community input
The iconic Police Administration Building will soon be vacant. Its future will be informed by a public engagement process expected to stir painful memories of its past.
4 days ago
Air conditioning is key in Philly’s hot neighborhoods, but resources are limited
“Air conditioning … is no longer a luxury in an era of climate-driven, change-driven temperature increases,” says one expert about the urgent need.
7 days ago
‘Community is irrelevant’ to developers who have tried to exploit Chinatown
Behemoth developments in residential communities destroy the fabric that has held people together over generations.
1 week ago
Philly task force issues recommendations to eliminate home appraising bias
The long-standing problem is rooted in racial discrimination. Homes in primarily Black neighborhoods are undervalued by an average of nearly $26,000.
Cute, therapeutic, sustainable Philly goats coming to a neighborhood near you
A traveling herd of caprine entertainers is putting on play performances, parades and bringing education and joy to residents of all ages.
Shoppers line up to welcome Sharswood’s first supermarket in decades
The new North Philly supermarket is part of a sweeping neighborhood revitalization plan dreamed up by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Many still facing property tax hike, despite Philly’s revised homestead program
The homestead exemption increases to $80,000, but not everyone will benefit the same. Over 130,000 property owners are still slated to pay more in property taxes.
2 weeks ago
$12 million more for Philly pandemic rental assistance program
City officials expect the additional money to be used up quickly, and help roughly 2,600 households.
A curfew isn’t the way to protect Philly teens
A Philly teen suggests taking away her freedom under the new curfew law is not going to be the path to a safer city.
‘It’s bad’: City pool still not open in one of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods
City officials say opening the pool is a “major” priority, but that supply chain issues and labor shortages have delayed needed repairs.
The heat is on: Philadelphians are flocking to city pools this summer
Philly has opened 50 public pools across the city this summer, with another 20 still closed. But neighbors are loving any splash they can get.
A new Sixers arena in Center City is not a sure shot
The proposal to erect the arena on a full city block adjacent to Chinatown draws swift condemnation, excitement, skepticism — and plenty of buzz.
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