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July 15: Water Department updating lead testing methods | PGW eyes LNG expansion | Pokémon GOTV

The Philadelphia Water Department is updating its lead testing methods to comply with the EPA's guidelines, reports Jared Brey. PWD had recently come under criticism as one of several US city…

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The economic benefits of Green City, Clean Waters

Philadelphia Water’s big investments in green stormwater infrastructure during the Nutter years have earned major plaudits from sustainability advocates, and captured the attention of national and international civic leaders…

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January 28: PPA and taxi companies colluding to fight Uber | Mount Washington | Free transfers

William Bender at the Daily News obtained emails between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and taxi medallion owners showing substantial collusion between the industry and regulators in fighting the spread of ride-hailing…

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January 11: Water rate increase proposed | Yards expansion | Temple bans hoverboards

The Philadelphia Water Department is proposing an 11% rate increase, reports Pat Loeb. “The Water Rate Board will set a minimum of four hearings and once we have the public input…

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January 4: The 99th Mayor | Leadership change at the Water Department | Tree house ruled accessory dwelling

Jim Kenney will be sworn in as Philadelphia's 99th Mayor this morning. Mark Fazlollah has the run-down of Kenney's schedule on his first day as Mayor. Over the holiday week, Kenney…

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October 26: Doors and Windows ordinance struck down | Shale money for housing | Who pays for roads

The city's Doors and Windows ordinance, which empowers L+I to fine property owners for unsecured or missing windows and doors their buildings, was overturned by the Court of Common Pleas…

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May 14: House votes to cut Amtrak funding | Brandywine plans huge East Market project | Common Ground Marketplace preview

Just hours after the Amtrak derailment in Port Richmond, the US House voted to slash funding for Amtrak passenger rail service by $260 million. More money can't solve every problem, but…

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March 2: Oil train danger zone | PPA's plan to save traditional cabs | $42M from school sales

An analysis from PublicSource in Pittsburgh says about 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are potentially in the blast zone in the event of a crude oil train derailment. The PPA has "no expectation…

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New water department grant program targeting stormwater management on commercial sites may create new type of Philly business

A rain garden. Photo courtesy PWD. As part of a continuing effort to convince commercial property owners to delay the rain that falls on their property from entering an overwhelmed sewer…

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Detours expected until at least Sept. 12 for Boulevard water main break

Photo by Philadelphia Speaks user Bixbyte. A broken water main near Roosevelt Boulevard and Welsh Road will keep the inner lanes of the intersection shut until at least Sept. 12. The…

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