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After a surge in crashes, safety fixes are coming to 34th St. in Mantua
Mantua residents are working with city transportation planners to improve safety on a dangerous corridor. Changes are expected to come later this year.
4 days ago
Philly has a wish list ready for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Philly helped deliver Joe Biden and Kamala Harris their Election Day win. Here’s how he could repay the city, residents say.
5 days ago
Biden Transportation nominee is a friend to Philly bicyclists, advocates say
Biden’s nominee, former NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg came to Philly last year to keynote the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision Zero conference.
SEPTA reassigns transit cop who attended Trump rally that led to Capitol insurrection
The reassigned SEPTA police officer was one of seven who attended the rally that preceded a deadly insurrection of the U.S. Capitol.
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‘Let’s fill this block with love’: Ya Fav Trashman Terrill Haigler leads MLK Day cleanup crew
Kevin Simpson, who lives on one of the blocks visited by the crew, found the effort heartening after years of picking up trash on his own.
7 days ago
How Black Philadelphians lived MLK’s fight for ‘open housing’
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought de-facto segregation and substandard housing. Black Philadelphians knew the struggle all too well. They still do.
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Philly activist to start hunger strike on MLK Day in protest of gun violence inaction
Former U.S. Marine Jamal Johnson plans to consume only liquids until Mayor Jim Kenney does more to address the city’s surging gun violence crisis.
Philadelphia aims to be carbon neutral by 2050
Hopeful the incoming Biden administration will help it address climate change, the city now has a goal of achieving carbon-neutral emissions by 2050.
I got shot with a rubber bullet by police. It was a painful lesson about white supremacy
Getting hit by a rubber bullet helped Judith Max Palmer understand the wanton violence that Black communities experience too often at the hands of police.
2 weeks ago
Philly growers spoke out. The result is an ‘anti-racist lens’ for city’s first agricultural plan
During 2020’s racial reckoning, Black gardeners and white urban designers working on a city plan realized they needed to confront harmful racial dynamics.
SEPTA expects to avoid layoffs, service cuts for now as D.C. promises $252M in COVID relief
With the latest round of federal aid, the authority ought to be able to keep things together into 2022, a spokesperson said.
SEPTA police investigating 7 officers who attended Trump rally that preceded Capitol riot
Seven Philadelphia transit cops are under investigation for attending the “Save America Rally" that came before insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.
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