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Philly councilmembers bar ‘granny flats’ from more than half the city
A bill to allow more accessory dwellings in Philly hit a speed bump, with nearly half of city councilmembers saying “no” to more granny flats in their districts.
5 days ago
Philly’s gun violence epidemic knows no borders and never has
For many Philadelphians, gun violence is a daily threat. Eric Marsh writes that he has never feared for his life more than he does now.
Philly pols eye wage and business tax cuts ahead of next city budget
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilmember Allan Domb are mulling competing tax cut proposals.
6 days ago
As Philly holds first online sheriff sale, City Council moves to prevent more
Philadelphia’s Sheriff’s Office sold nearly $3 million in property in its first online sale. City Council is pleading to halt future auctions in April and May.
7 days ago
Amazon rebuffs concerns over warehouse that sidelined land deal for SEPTA trolleys
Negotiations are still underway for a forthcoming community benefits agreement. Amazon said it did not intend to make major alterations to its proposal.
Created by and for South Philly’s Latino community, Philibros offers Spanish books to share
A group of Latino South Philadelphia residents launched the book-sharing project to give Spanish readers easy access to books in their language.
1 week ago
Kensington El riders return to a cleaner and more policed Somerset Station
SEPTA reopened the Kensington station Monday with a heavier police presence and a cleaner environment for the hundreds of people who rely on the El stop.
Dear Rittenhouse neighbors, please quit over-policing musicians in a public park
Residential groups and local businesses are using their influence to limit one band’s outdoor music performances in Rittenhouse Park.
SEPTA won’t take paper tickets on Regional Rail any more — get your Key ready
Riders can now tap their SEPTA Key card at the platform validators or turnstiles at the beginning and end of their trip and load weekly and monthly passes on to the card.
2 weeks ago
‘Concrete Cowboy’ debuts on Netflix as Philly riders who inspired the film fundraise to keep tradition alive
The Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club that inspired the Idris Elba movie screening on Netflix is fundraising to keep afloat.
SEPTA says it will reopen Somerset Station earlier than anticipated
The Market-Frankford Line station will reopen Sunday to local residents. It opens officially at 5 a.m. Monday.
D.C. raised $5 billion to rebuild toxic schools. Can Philly do the same?
Over the last two decades, D.C. has modernized 75% of its public schools. Philly school advocates say lessons can be learned from the movement there.
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