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Next to arrive on SEPTA: Real-time countdown clocks coming to BSL
SEPTA riders will soon be able to look at a sign in a train station and see in real time when trains are arriving, on time or otherwise.
7 hours ago
‘I’m frightened’: City to shut down dangerous digging in Philly yard
Property damages related to excavation work by negligent contractors is a growing problem in Philadelphia as developers try to maximize square footage on small lots.
4 days ago
Gunfire took the life of a beloved local chef. His family wants to know why.
As Philadelphia police search for the person who fatally shot Quadir Flippen, his sister, Nashyia Pinder, is also looking for answers.
5 days ago
7 ways to solve Philly’s #ConstructionSoWhite problem
We have a crisis of exclusion within the building industry.
How a ‘relentless’ City Hall insider wants to fix Philly’s rec centers
A lot is riding on the job Kira Strong describes as “a total privilege,” including the mayor’s legacy. Construction begins on 11 projects this spring.
South Philly lot named in Kenyatta Johnson indictment to hit market ‘very soon’
The city of Philadelphia is moving forward with plans to develop housing on land at the center of a federal corruption case.
6 days ago
Refinery shouldn’t reopen, PES worker-turned-filmmaker says
Bilal Motley’s 48-minute documentary, “Midnight Oil,” chronicles the last days of the South Philly complex. Some of his former coworkers are not pleased.
1 week ago
Philly has a new way to track air quality — but it won’t help in an emergency
For the first time, officials will know how air quality compares in different parts of the city. But the new system isn’t designed for real-time use.
No fare card, no problem: PATCO moves to let riders pay with their phones
Officials are still working out details of the new payment system, but phasing out the Freedom fare card is a possibility.
2 weeks ago
West Philly’s new council rep blasts West Park tower sale
New West Philly Councilmember Jamie Gauthier is challenging a Philadelphia Housing Authority plan to sell two of the last public housing high-rises in her district.
SEPTA spends millions to fix cracking subway cars with ‘hoagie’ of steel
Transit agency SEPTA is spending millions more to fix cracking steel beams inside subway cars on the Market-Frankford Line, straining the line’s capacity.
Apartment tower to soar next to iconic Cathedral Basilica
Exeter Property Group is advancing with plans for a 23-story residential building next to Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul on Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
‘Making Worlds’ with books: Inside West Philly’s newest indie lit shop
This Valentine’s Day, it’ll open as the newest addition to Philadelphia’s lately growing collection of independent bookstores.
SEPTA to increase train frequency on Market-Frankford Line
The increase in service on Philadelphia’s busiest transit line comes as a response to changing rider habits, SEPTA officials said.
For sale: 2 of Philadelphia Housing Authority’s last towers
The new owner will be free to redevelop the buildings and surrounding land as they choose, with no restrictions barring market-rate housing.
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