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How a photographer with Parkinson’s disease made a 2020 love letter to Philadelphia
Photographer Ed Hille’s new book In Plain Sight: Public Art in Philadelphia is a love letter to the city, showcasing its beauty.
3 days ago
Sadeek Clark-Harrison loved to build things, says uncle of 12-year-old killed in his Frankford home
The boy’s uncle described a child who enjoyed solving problems before he was killed by a person who shot through his front door.
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City board charged with oversight of Philly police shootings hasn’t met for a year
Philadelphia’s Use of Force Review Board is the only venue for civilian oversight of shootings involving police. The board last met in October 2019.
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Photographer Antonio Johnson talks to the barber he has gone to his entire life.
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Mapping Philly’s most surprising election takeaways
While the historically Democratic city delivered a decisive win for President-elect Joe Biden, a few surprising shifts emerged.
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Wholesaler or huckster? Philly Council passes bill to curb real estate scammers
City Council unanimously passed the bill targeting real estate wholesalers. Despite Council support, some realtors fear the legislation could backfire.
‘Everyone must pay their fair share’: Philly Council president pushes for reduction of commercial real estate abatement
The commercial real estate abatement reduction could advance in place of 1% construction tax previously proposed.
Darrell Clarke proposes ban on roof decks and certain building materials in gentrifying Strawberry Mansion
The legislation would shape and limit development in the increasingly desirable section of the North Philadelphia neighborhood.
Philadelphia Housing Authority vows to send 240 vacant properties to nonprofit developers
With an eye to avoiding that fate in the historically Black and brown North Philly community, Quiñones-Sánchez said her goal is to shape the development that happens next.
SEPTA keeps no-enforcement mask policy as other transit agencies begin fines
SEPTA officials say they will not put frontline employees in a position to enforce the agency’s mask requirement.
‘We buy houses’: Philly Council targets real estate scammers with bill
A bill introduced by Philly City Councilmember Allan Domb and co-sponsors would create protections against scammers plastering the city with 'We buy houses' signs.
33 affordable rental homes named for Point Breeze hero Mamie Nichols break ground
Built on formerly vacant city lots, the housing will be earmarked for families earning less than $50,000 and veterans.
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