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Retrial for Philadelphia Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson set to begin this week
A federal judge declared a mistrial in April after a jury was unable to reach a verdict.
1 week ago
Penn students accuse school of ‘intimidation’ at housing, climate protest encampment
Students have camped out for over a week, demanding the school divest from fossil fuels and help save the UC Townhomes. They say they’re facing backlash.
Delaware River Fest returns Saturday with free pedal boat and ferry rides
“We want to connect people with the river,” one organizer said.
2 weeks ago
More parklets, plazas, and streeteries: Why now is the time for Philly to invest in making our streets safer and better
It’s time for Philadelphia to invest in solutions that will make our city’s public spaces safer, more equitable, and enjoyable for all, writes Ariel Ben-Amos.
5 tips from your neighbors on how to deal with flooding
Flooding can be a life-altering event. While these tips won’t eliminate your flood risk, they could help you reduce your losses.
Penn students camp out to demand university take further action against climate change
Nearly a dozen students slept on a campus green Wednesday night, according to an organizer. Among their demands for UPenn: divest from fossil fuels
3 weeks ago
City Council seeks to extend Philly’s eviction diversion program past December
The heralded program is currently set to expire at the end of the year. A bill moving through the City Council would change that.
To get unconnected neighbors online, Philly needs to ramp up offline efforts
The White House’s broadband affordability plan is a big opportunity for Philly — but getting families signed up demands offline efforts, writes Julia Rivera.
Dispute with Philly City Council member stalls redevelopment of Germantown Y
A Friends group says the city broke its promise to issue a new request for proposal by the end of August, putting the redevelopment of the Germantown Y in limbo.
Animal sculptures, poems, and QR codes: Juniata Park’s new River Alive! Trail teaches families about nature
The River Alive! Trail in Tacony Creek Park was shaped and built by community members. The bilingual exhibit aims to teach families about nature.
Philly Art Commission continues to challenge Cobbs Creek Golf Course renovation
Commissioners heard plans for a driving range and education center for a third time. One called the development team’s preparation “troubling.”
Kensington Corridor Trust owns 14 local properties. It wants residents, not developers, to determine how they’re used
Amid ongoing concerns over gentrification, one community org wants residents to help shape the future of Kensington properties.
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