• Subway Rush Hour | Theresa Stigale

Jarrett Walker's philosophy of public transit as means to freedom

Philosophers have long struggled to make sense of human existence and the freedom (perhaps illusory) that it provides. “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains,” wrote…

    • Rendering of Trolley Car Station restaurant at 40th Street Trolley Portal Gardens

UCD breaks ground on Portal Gardens at 40th Street trolley stop

Soon, waiting for a trolley in University City won’t seem so bad. University City District (UCD), along with SEPTA, city officials, developers and neighborhood residents, broke ground on the Trolley Portal…

    • Camden waterfront rendering | Robert A.M. Stern Architects

December 7: Camden waterfront | Sleep and car crashes | Lowest bidders vs best value?

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    • Route 47 en route | courtesy of Intersection

47 Stories: Connecting cultural communities via bus

Septa’s Route 47 bus runs the length of the city, from Whitman Plaza in South Philly to Olney in North Philadelphia, connecting immigrant and refugee communities from Asia, Africa, Europe,…

    • Kensington Avenue | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

December 6: Taller Toll on Jewelers' Row | Newkirk Viaduct Monument moved | Small business booster

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    • Walnut Street, Philadelphia Photos

Center City report finds $1 billion in retail demand

Just in time for the holidays, the Center City District (CCD) released a 24-page glossy report on the state of retail its purview, finding downtown Philadelphia blossoming as a “24-hour downtown”…

    • Schuylkill River Trail | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

Sections of MLK Drive, Schuylkill River Trail to close for retaining wall rebuild

On Monday the City of Philadelphia announced that parts of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and the Schuylkill River Trail will be closed for a few weeks while crews rebuild and…

    • 10th and Ridge and Callowhill | Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

December 5: Kenney's first year | Joe DeFelice Q&A | Street's portrait

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    • Vacant lots that are maintained by PHS feature an open wood fence with openings narrow enough to prevent unwanted dumping.

What's at stake if Toomey and Trump cut funding to Philly?

On Wednesday night, Republican Senator Pat Toomey denounced the city of Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy, which discourages law enforcement from working closely with federal immigration authorities. He then called on president-elect…

    • Rendering of proposed Orinoka Civic House, courtesy NKCDC and Jibe Design

December 2: Changing Kensington | SEPTA's regional rail plans | Food insecurity

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    • Willis Hale row at 17th and Jefferson | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

Council considers permit fees to support Historical Commission

On Thursday morning, three City Council members introduced legislation to bolster funding for the city’s overburdened Historical Commission. The bill, backed by Blondell Reynolds Brown, Mark Squilla, and Al Taubenberger would…

    • A vacant lot maintained by PHS through the Vacant Lot Stabilization program located on 6th and Berks.

City seeking 'nuclear option' to reclaim land it sells to private developers

On Tuesday, City Council moved a bill forward that would make it easier to take back city land it sells to private developers. The bill would alter city code provisions regarding…




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December Art Commission Meeting

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Ethics and the Digital World

3:45PM – 5:30PM
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Historical Commission Meeting

9:00AM – 12:00PM
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Arctic Ave Ice Festival

11:00AM – 11:30PM
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Francisville Community Meeting

5:30PM – 7:30PM
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Architectural Committee Meeting

9:00AM – 12:00PM
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Mural Dedication: 47 Stories

12:00PM – 2:00PM
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