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Pandemics are hard. Investing in community-based artists could help.
Philadelphia is facing a long road to recovery. History shows us that public spending on the arts can bolster the economy — and the health of communities.
3 days ago
SEPTA trains and buses have great airflow — which means less coronavirus risk for riders
Along with mask-wearing, health officials say good airflow is key to avoiding infection in enclosed spaces.
5 days ago
Isaias emergency: Eastwick residents call for city, state aid after ‘devastating’ flooding
The low-lying community built alongside a toxic landfill has dealt with floods for decades and residents are used to fighting for protection.
Why do majority-white city commissions pick the Philly history saved and celebrated?
The Philadelphia Historical Commission and Philadelphia Art Commission – are the legacy of systemic racism and racial exclusion.
6 days ago
Philly will rename a Brewerytown park where a graffiti legend got his start. The new name isn’t what you think.
Hip-hop’s roots trace back to a currently unnamed Philadelphia park near the home of Darryl McCray, the graffiti legend known as Cornbread.
As fitness studios discover Philly parks, city urges them to play fair
The pandemic has made working out in public parks an appealing option for many Philadelphians. But are fitness studios playing by the rules?
Why moving people into vacant PHA homes isn’t a solution to Philly’s housing crisis
“Shifting the order of names on a waitlist is not a solution but rather an unjust, unethical, and illegal act,” writes PHA CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah.
7 days ago
‘The refinery wasn’t something that we loved’: Hilco’s Philly point person is well aware — she grew up in Point Breeze
Jasmine Sessoms’ job: to be liaison with the community, government, businesses and media as her company recreates the property. She welcomes the challenge.
1 week ago
Thousands of new homes in development as Philly economy restarts
Developers have proposed thousands of new housing units in Philadelphia, signaling confidence in urban living. Affordable housing efforts also stand to benefit.
We know how to solve Philly’s housing crisis. We just need to do it.
Government must act — and provide support for housing if we don’t want to see homeless encampments take over our public spaces.
2 weeks ago
Meet the ‘trash man’ working to solve Philly’s sanitation woes with PPE and Instagram
Terrill Haigler always wanted to be a Philly trashman. Now, the sanitation worker is helping his colleagues, and helping others understand the grueling job.
The tear gassing of West Philly — a history told in police dispatches
A UPenn historian uses police records to write a new chronology of the violence that overtook West Philly’s 52nd Street on May 31, 2020.
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