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People facing eviction won another two month reprieve as Philadelphia eviction courts remain closed, due to pandemic
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Parenting amid a revolution: How to raise an anti-racist kid
“Mommy, you’re Black,” my three-year-old boldly said to me. It came out of the blue while we were sitting in our living room. I wasn’t ready. I had to be.
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Philly’s counterterrorism unit interrogated protester who picketed Mayor Kenney’s right-hand man
Jose de Marco sent the funerary wreath to Philadelphia Managing Director Brian Abernathy after a man died of coronavirus in a city homeless shelter.
SEPTA Key Travel Wallet will soon work on Regional Rail, allowing riders to pay per trip
Starting July 13, SEPTA rail riders will be able to tap in and out at card readers at stations and on platforms.
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‘What we need is leadership’: Kensington councilmembers say mayor is failing community
Councilmember María Quiñones-Sánchez and other community leaders say Mayor Jim Kenney must invest in housing and cleanup in the opioid hotspot.
Philly officials support automated bus lane enforcement and say it could improve ‘transit equity’
State Rep. Martina White plans a bill that would create two pilot programs using a system in which cameras record and ticket drivers who park in bus lanes.
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I’m a Black woman living in a mostly white Philly neighborhood — on my own terms.
I’m a Black woman living in a mostly white Philly neighborhood during the pandemic and civic unrest. I won’t tone myself down to make you more comfortable.
Free SEPTA rides for kids under 12 coming in July
SEPTA’s board also approved a new fare restructuring plan, a freeze on base cash fares, and the introduction of a new three-day transit pass.
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White urbanists: let’s use our privilege to advocate for anti-racist design
Urban anthropologist Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman argues that in order for cities to be “human-centered,” white urbanists need to actively be anti-racist.
PHDC streamlines public land sale system for those envisioning side yards, community gardens
The agency managing certain city land sales will launch new online platforms to allow formal applications to buy land for side yards or community gardens.
SEPTA to boost service on Regional Rail lines starting Monday
Trains will run hourly weekday service on most lines as the transportation agency gets back on track for the region’s move into the green reopening phase.
Accused Old City arsonists ordered to pay $135,000+ in wage theft case
Imad and Bahaa Dawara, charged with setting fire to their hookah lounge in Old City, also were accused by employees of making them work for tips alone.
‘We don’t smell that gas anymore’: Activists mark anniversary of blast that shut down PES refinery
Damage from the June 21 fire that resulted led to closure of the complex, the company’s bankruptcy, and a planned sale of the 1,300-acre property.
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