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Safer streets are part of Shift Capital’s $20 million Crown Can plant remake
New bus shelters, a bicycle lane, street lighting and other improvements will come with Shift Capital’s $20 million Juniata Park development.
14 hours ago
New Philly program aims to help renters by giving repair loans to their landlords
The Small Landlord Loan Program will lend owners up to $25,000 to make ‘health and safety-related repairs.’ It’s slated to start early next year.
24 hours ago
Stop using tap and bring in ‘safe water,’ physician urges North Philly school officials
A health expert said every school in the city that has plumbing joined by lead solder should stop allowing children to use drinking fountains immediately.
1 day ago
Met Fresh supermarket, 166 homes and WURD Radio are moving to Mantua
The $43 million development will bring a full-service grocery store and affordable housing to a growing neighborhood.
4 days ago
Philly to test a bus-forward traffic hack on deadly Roosevelt Boulevard
A traffic design hack is coming to Roosevelt Boulevard. City officials say the new “BAT” lanes will speed up transit commutes.
Twilight zone: Blackwell to remap West Philly in her last days on Council
With just a month left in City Council’s fall session, outgoing Councilmember Jannie Blackwell unveiled big plans for her West Philadelphia district.
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Philly Council votes unanimously to provide free lawyers for tenants facing eviction
Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday that will provide lawyers to low-income tenants facing eviction.
PATCO gets $12.6M federal grant to reopen abandoned Franklin Square Station
PATCO received a $12.6 million federal grant to reopen an abandoned station beneath Franklin Square. It was last open in 1979.
6 days ago
City postpones ruling on Bart Blatstein’s Delaware River waterfront Wawa
The battle over Bart Blatstein’s Wawa on the waterfront will continue into 2020.
1 week ago
Affordable forever? A new kind of housing comes to South Philadelphia
The new Mamie Nichols Homes, masterminded by the Women’s Community Revitalization Project, will be permanently affordable as part of a community land trust
On the changing Schuylkill riverfront, real-world ‘Concrete Cowboys’ find a new home
Philadelphia’s real-world Concrete Cowboys are moving to a home on the edge of Bartram’s Garden, along a new Schuylkill River trail.
What a blue wave could mean for SEPTA’s board
Three of the five counties served by SEPTA have flipped red to blue, and the board that governs the authority is likely to flip right along with it.
2 weeks ago
Chinatown welcomes ‘a new building and a new day’ with the Crane
The new community center at the Crane comes after years of fighting for recreational space in Chinatown.
Philly’s Equal Justice Center: More delays, less public space
A social impact development project planned for Philadelphia’s Chinatown is moving forward with a new design and timeline.
Is David Oh the future of Philadelphia’s Republican Party?
How a narrow Election Day win could portend a changing fate for Philadelphia Republicans.
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