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City planning commission recommends four new transit-oriented development sites in North Philly

As part of an effort to reduce reliance on cars and encourage more affordable housing near public transit, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended a zoning code amendment…

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Governor of Puerto Rico promises housing assistance for Philadelphia's Maria evacuees

During a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said he’s committed to declaring Pennsylvania a host state, which will provide local governments with federal funding for housing…

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Unequal lending keeps redlining alive in Philadelphia’s gentrifying neighborhoods

Rachelle Faroul is a 33-year-old woman with a good credit score and a degree from Northwestern University. When she decided to buy home in West Philadelphia, near Malcolm X Park, Faroul,…

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What 'safe-injection sites' sound like to people on the front lines of the city's drug wars

Elmira Smith has lived in Kensington for 38 years. Now the heart of the Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, which claimed the lives of an estimated 1,200 people in 2017 alone, her neighborhood…

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'Off the beaten path' no longer, Strawberry Mansion residents bring life to neglected gem

Take a walk through Fairmount Park and eventually, you will find yourself staring up at a grand historic mansion. Nestled in the vast green's acreage, most of these publicly owned buildings…

    • Muriel Rivera and her son Yeriel playing the piano at the hotel where she's been staying since November.

Puerto Rican evacuees in Philadelphia will lose temporary housing on Valentine’s Day and there is no plan for what's next

Muriel Rivera, 28, has been living with her 6-year-old kid in a downtown Philadelphia hotel since November. She had to evacuate the home she lived in with her mom, dad and…

    • Eagles fan sporting Foles jersey celebrates Philly-style: climbing triumphantly up a light pole on Broad and Walnut. Credit: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

Philly wins on the field and in the streets

It’s official. Boston public media station WBUR has conceded to WHYY after two weeks of smack talk. Because...Eagles won! Philadelphians took to the streets and poles to celebrate the city’s first…

    • Digsau's proposed design for Piers 34, 35 along the Delaware. Credit: Digsau

Opening the Delaware waterfront to the city

Two proposed developments along the Delaware invite pedestrians and play, promising (finally) a living, breathing urban space on river, Inga Saffron writes. At Piers 34-35, across from the I-95 exit, Digsau…

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Philadelphia a hot spot among Millennials? Not so fast, researchers say.

Philadelphia’s ability to attract millennials has fueled plenty of boastful headlines and civic booster chatter in recent years, but a new study by the Brookings Institution raises concerns about how well…

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Residents from across Northwest Philly come out to talk about the future of their neighborhoods

A long line snaked out from the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Bembow Hall in Mount Airy on Monday evening. The occasion wasn't spiritual though, at least not in a traditional sense. More…

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Showtime is approaching at North Broad's old opera house

Developer Eric Blumenfeld is moving briskly on his much-anticipated redevelopment of North Broad Street's long-derelict Metropolitan Opera House. The remake of the 1908 concert hall is one-third complete and the developer…

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Rail Park designer says team wants to bring new affordable housing to the area

Philadelphia Rail Park boosters want a Clark Park with a view, not a High Line redux, project architect Bryan Hanes tells the Philadelphia Citizen. With fears of gentrification and homogenization…

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Toll Bros. unveils new design for Jewelers' Row tower

Toll Brothers has released new renderings of the controversial condo tower it plans to build in the middle of historic Jewelers’ Row. At a meeting of the Washington Square Civic Association…

    • Philadelphia citizen planners participate in a workshop. Credit: Citizens Planning Institute

60 citizen planners will enter a very special Philly club tonight

Wish you could show up to your neighborhood civic association meeting and get people to listen to you the way they do to that know-it-all from down the block? Well, there…

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City Hall scores in predatory lending battle against Wells Fargo

A federal judge in Philadelphia has rejected Wells Fargo’s bid to dismiss the city’s lawsuit accusing the bank of predatory lending practices targeting black and Hispanic borrowers, Reuters reports. The city…

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How West Philadelphia businesses answer MLK's call to action

By Jabari K. Jones “We’ve got to realize that the moment is before us!” Those are the words that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to energize a thunderous, cheering crowd at…

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A cool $1 million goes to former spool factory

Globe Dye Works, the yarn-dyeing  factory turned live-work space, has received $1 million in state grant funding to rehab its boiler room into an event space, KYW reports. The 1.7-acre, 11-building…

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Preservationists inch closer to protecting Washington Ave. factory

The Frankford Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue has been nominated for the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, Curbed Philly reports. The property made it onto the national register back in December,…

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Wage gap divides city workers along racial lines

Philadelphia’s municipal workforce overrepresents the city’s large white and African-American populations, a new report shows. But the city’s most desirable, high-paying posts are disproportionately filled by white people. Men are massively overrepresented in the…

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A Tale of Two Parks: How community saved Sturgis and Olney rec centers

At first glance Sturgis Recreation Center and Olney Recreation Center, located just blocks apart, seem like very similar community amenities. Both are located in the Parks and Recreation Department’s 9th district,…

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