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Where’s my trash truck? Online map will help Philly residents track waste collection
PickupPHL — designed by the city to improve sanitation services — uses GPS devices installed in trucks to show residents where trash and recycling collection are happening.
2 days ago
Why did Mayor Kenney disable a tool for fighting blight in the name of ‘public safety’?
City Hall disabled the function after protesters showed up at the home of a top official. The change could impair efforts to improve neighborhoods.
Road diet! Washington Ave. slims down from 5 lanes to 3
The South Philly road is one of the city’s most dangerous. Many neighbors see the change as positive though some challenge the virtual engagement done.
3 days ago
A plan for mixed-income development in North Philly suffers setback
Councilmember María Quiñones-Sánchez withdrew a bill to rezone for a 20-story apartment tower on a former scrapyard and 40 rowhouses.
6 days ago
School Board changes its mind; votes yes on Hilco refinery redevelopment tax break
The School Board rejected the tax abatement in a prior vote. Board members said a vow to hire Philadelphia graduates changed no votes to yes.
7 days ago
Philly Council calls for hearings as city’s auto fatality rate soars
UPenn professor Erick Guerra said increased alcohol consumption and less congested streets — both side effects of COVID-19 — were behind the spike.
‘A deadly epidemic’: Philly Council pushes city to declare gun violence emergency
“We need to do much more than we’re currently doing to address this crisis,” City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier said in introducing the new resolution.
City Council to investigate officer that executes court’s evictions, citing ‘conflicts of interest’
The court-appointed lawyer employs armed deputies to perform lockouts.
Why a West Philly org is ‘putting everything on the line’ to buy a home of its own
The Black-led organization plans to use the space to expand their anti-violence work and train young people in conflict resolution.
1 week ago
Philly’s entire fleet of battery-powered buses has been MIA since February
The third-largest fleet of electric buses in the United States is stuck in the garage.
Philadelphia’s tree cover is vanishing. Here’s how you can help.
With the right policies, Philadelphia’s development boom could be our Johnny Appleseed moment.
Philadelphia offers COVID-impacted tenants more help with rent — up to $1,500
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke said the city needed to increase the level of assistance to get necessary buy-in from landlords.
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