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Philly Sheriff’s top lawyer resigns after illegal contract revelation
Sheriff Rochelle Bilal is saying goodbye to the undersheriff a week after PlanPhilly reported on an illegal contract with an online auction company.
4 days ago
A West Philly artist is the latest designer to bring the old Bulletin Building into the future
Artist Serena Saunders manifested her commission to create a mural for the 3025 Market St. icon on social media.
5 days ago
Police clear PATCO encampment as City Council challenges Philly’s homeless strategy
Philadelphia’s top homelessness official defended the city’s strategy for housing people in need and pointed to long-term funding challenges.
6 days ago
How Southeast Asian entrepreneurs create home on 7th Street
From secret food stalls to busy markets, South 7th Street is the place to find Southeast Asian delicacies and ingredients for cooking.
A ‘progressive’ approach to taxing land gains traction in Philly Council
After years of drama over unfair property taxes, Council considers a land tax that advocates believe could lower assessments for some property owners.
1 week ago
History is repeating in Kensington. It doesn’t have to be this way
Urban anthropologist and community leader Bill McKinney charts the history of Kensington and signs of a new path forward.
Philly’s online sheriff sale contract violated city charter
A controversial city contract that outsourced sheriff sales to a private online auction house was issued in violation of Philadelphia's government contracting laws.
2 weeks ago
How one Philly ‘streetery’ experiment became a victim of its own success
As a popular dining destination faces city orders to rebuild a costly outdoor dining setup, advocates call for a clearer plan for opening up streets.
Philadelphia’s main anti-eviction initiative fights for its future
Philadelphia’s nationally recognized eviction prevention initiative would see support from the city cut in half under the mayor’s proposed budget.
North Philly entrepreneurs and artisans bring life to a former junkyard at La Placita flea market
A new weekend flea market offers natural ice cream and other goods made and sold by North Philadelphia entrepreneurs.
‘I don’t have a [rich] uncle’: Black-led fund aims to raise $100M for Philly developers
The capital network group wants to create a new pipeline for Black real estate entrepreneurs.
SEPTA proposes $618 million capital budget
SEPTA is treading on uncertain financial footing as it prepares to enter the new fiscal year.
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