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How a Philly woman is building her business on a $10 house won in a lottery
Racqueal Howard won an only-in-Philly lottery and is now moving forward with a plan to redevelop a vacant Philadelphia Housing Authority property.
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43 years after treating his first Philly patient, este médico sabe que la risa puede curar
Dr. Llera uses his own experience coming from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia to help treat his patients at Maria de los Santos Health Center on Allegheny Avenue.
New demolition near Jewelers’ Row would take down buildings owned by Philly’s ‘King of Porn’
L&I issued permits clearing the way to demolish a jewelry shop and adjacent commercial building at 8th and Chestnut streets in the city’s historic diamond district.
5 days ago
Disrupting poverty in Philly with housing help for people returning from prison
Pa. has the second-highest imprisonment rate in the U.S. The Supervision to Aid Re-Entry (STAR) program connects returning citizens with the support they need.
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SEPTA to use COVID relief funds to move ahead with King of Prussia rail line
The $2 billion rail line would connect KOP to University City and Center City, creating a trifecta of the largest employment hubs in the region.
Philly’s vaccine supply flowing to some wealthy suburbs 4 times faster than many city neighborhoods
Residents of dozens of suburban ZIP codes are being vaccinated using city supply at rates almost four times that of the least vaccinated areas of Philadelphia.
Indicted Philly Councilmember Bobby Henon outraised council colleagues in 2020
The pandemic slowed campaign fundraising for Philly City Councilmembers. Henon managed to buck the trend.
Home appraisals drive America’s racial wealth gap — 95% of Philly’s appraisers are white.
Appraisal bias contributes to wealth disparities and segregation in Philadelphia and other cities. Diversifying the appraisal industry would help.
Philly, PATCO respond to Center City transit station encampment with social services
People set up tents inside the underground concourse at 12th and Locust streets seeking warmth and shelter during the recent snow emergency.
2 weeks ago
Creating safe communities in Philly starts with listening to communities impacted by violence
In order for Philadelphia to make a real change when it comes to disinvestment, leaders listen to the wisdom of the people who live here.
Philly Council’s ‘once-in-a-generation’ anti-poverty plan sends $4.5M to community groups
Philly residents should feel the first impacts of a new anti-poverty plan this spring. The $10 million initiative aims to move 1,000 people out of poverty.
Faster buses, more Regional Rail, modern trolleys: Philly’s transit plan takes system to 2045
The plan presents a detailed, yet still unfunded, manifest for a transit system that doesn’t center 9-5 commuters and instead, serves a changed economy.
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