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    • Curtis Jones | Emma Lee/WHYY

'Just cause' eviction bill clears City Council committee

On Tuesday, a bill intended to protect renters from being evicted without “good cause” moved one step closer to a vote by City Council. Passed out of committee, the bill will…

    • The restored LOVE statue makes its way back to LOVE Park.

A Philadelphia icon returns

Philadelphia’s LOVE statue made its triumphant return home to LOVE Park on Tuesday, just in time for the Valentine’s Day selfies. The iconic 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture traveled from the Art…

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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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Puerto Rico's Governor to meet with city leaders on Friday, igniting hope of aid for Philly's Maria evacuees

The Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello is coming to Philadelphia on Friday and will be meeting with local Latino leaders and clergy. They'll be asking him to help release federal…

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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…

    • Philadelphia Police officer shrouded in Eagles glitter. Credit: Kim Jordan

"No one likes us! No one likes us! WE DON'T CARE!"

“HUNGRY DOGS RUN FASTER.” So boomed Eagles center Jason Kelce, donned from head to toe in sequined glory at Thursday’s triumphant championship parade. "No one wanted us, no one liked this…

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Transit agencies score on Eagles parade day

In 2008, the Phillies won the World Series for the first time in 28 years. But, SEPTA stranded some of the crowds of baseball fans who tried to cheer them on,…

    • Laverne Daves and Earlene Stith celebrate in Sit On It bar

What victory looks like from a South Philly bar

Paul Gallegher’s Thursday began at the same time and in the same kind of place that his Sunday night ended: At 6:00 a.m. in a South Philadelphia bar. On Sunday night,…

    • Teddy Munz made a bet on the Eagles' Super Bowl win. His prize: a Nick Foles tattoo paid for by his buddies.

Eagles Super Bowl Parade Day is here and here's what you need to know — and a little extra

Ohmahgawddddd today is Super Bowl Parade Day!! Here’s what you need to know: For updates all day long on transportation and logistics, parade happenings, and the scene around Eagledelphia as the…

    • 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…

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Jewelers' Row tower needs more work, city board says

The Toll Brothers proposal for a 24-story condo tower in the midst of Jewelers’ Row received a mixed-review at the city’s Civic Design Review (CDR) board on Tuesday. The architects, developers,…

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Criminal charges reinstated for Amtrak engineer indicted in deadly Philly train crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges for the deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia, the AP reports. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis…

    • An architectural detail from PAFA, designed by Frank Furness.

Visit these 5 Gilded Age landmarks before it’s too late

Philadelphia inspired some of the Gilded Age's most influential architectural treasures.  Many of the city's iconic buildings rose in the 19th century, commissioned by the era's wealthy class of increasingly powerful…

    • A crowded SEPTA Regional Rail train this morning at Suburban Station. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

How to get around Philly during Thursday's Super Bowl Parade

The parade is rolling and so is WHYY/ PlanPhilly's live coverage. Please read the story as it unfolds in real time at whyy.org. Updated, Thuursday, Feb. 8, 8:51 am. SEPTA's…

    • Developer MMPartners buys the former Red Bell Brewery in Brewerytown. Credit: Colliers International Philadelphia

Developer behind West Girard revival expands its Brewerytown footprint

Brewerytown's MMPartners has purchased the former Red Bell Brewery for a tasty $4.12 million, Curbed Philly reports. The West Girard Avenue-headquartered developer plans to convert the long-vacant factory into apartments with…

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Why SEPTA lost Super Bowl Sunday's transit game

Last night, the Philadelphia Eagles were unstoppable. Philadelphia’s public transportation? Not so much. SEPTA announced on its Twitter feed the cancellation of 57 Regional Rail trains on Sunday due to “Manpower…

    • 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…

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Meet the broken system costing your neighborhood its voice

By Ashley Hahn “Philadelphia cannot afford to hang on to a process that favors discretion and subjectivity over objectivity, clarity and predictability.” That’s how a 2004 Building Industry Association report criticized…

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A tweak to the city's plumbing code on tap to lower housing costs, but will Philly politics stand in the way?

On Thursday, the city took a first step towards modernizing the city's plumbing code in ways that development industry insiders say could lead to more affordable housing and lowered construction costs across…

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Patco’s morning-after mea culpa is good juju on Super Bowl Friday

PATCO wants to kiss and make up. The regional transit operator is offering free rides during Friday morning rush hour between 6 and 9 in hopes of winning back commuter love…

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