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    • Thomas Sinnison, the owner of Nam Son Bakery, behind the counter of his South Philadelphia shop. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

New homes to replace one of South Philly’s pioneering Vietnamese shopping plazas

Nam Son Bakery is a cult landmark. Tucked into the Hoa Binh shopping plaza on 16th Street and Washington Avenue, the bakery is known for its delicious, cheap banh mi sandwiches…

    • Market-rate town homes are under construction at 3300 Mantua Avenue. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell steered the lot to the project's developer. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Why Philly's councilmanic prerogative isn’t going away

Philadelphia’s 2019 municipal primary will be remembered for the sheer number of candidates running for spots on City Council. But it is also a political cycle in which broad themes like…

    • This rendering shows a perspective view of Liberty on the River's first phase of development. (Barton Partners Architects)

Developer to extend Delaware River trail for OK on extra-tall towers

A mega development coming to the Delaware River waterfront will include a swath of a long-planned river trail in exchange for permission to build taller towers than local regulations permit. Developer…

    • There was a full house at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church for a community meeting on the future of Germantown's old high school building. (Michaela Winberg/Billy Penn)

Germantown High reimagined as $30 million housing development — with a lot of question marks

At last, for Germantown residents, there was an end to the silence. Northwest Philly packed the pews of Janes Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday evening when, after two years, they…

    • Marilyn Rodriguez was formerly a teacher at Fairhill Elementary School (Kimberly Paytner/WHYY)

From schools to scourge: Why 7 Philly schools remain empty 5 years after going on the auction block

Broken glass, withered pieces of cardboard and used diapers lay at the front door of former Fairhill Elementary School. Graffiti pierces through a careless paint job. Windows are pried open. Marilyn…

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