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    • Julia Tackett says the developer of 706-724 Latona St. and nearby residents quickly came to an impasse over the best way to develop the lots. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A beloved Passyunk Square oasis approved for luxury townhouses

Just around the corner from the South Philly intersection where Pat’s and Geno’s compete for cheesesteak-curious tourists, hides one of the more unusual delights of the historically working-class neighborhood. Walk down…

    • Chinh Dinh and Ly Nguyen arrived in Philadelphia in the 83’ and 92’ as Vietnamese refugees. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

For Philly’s Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees, Trump policies spark memories and mixed reactions

Decades ago thousands of Southeast Asian refugees fled violent conflict and many resettled in Philadelphia, finding home in rowhouses and rebuilding old commercial strips. Then, as now, the American public was…

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Can Philadelphia continue to thrive without immigration?

Philadelphia boosters never forget to mention that the city’s population is growing again. Don’t worry, the narrative goes, we aren’t like those other old industrial cities. Philly may have its problems,…

    • Public property auction | Google Earth

City to auction off nearly 200 properties in South Philly and Kensington

More than 185 properties owned by the City of Philadelphia, the Redevelopment Authority, and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation will be sold at private auction in June. The properties, clustered in…

    • Mummers Parade, Photo by Shrimpcracker
Eyes on the Street

March 27: Census shows growth | Transit Workers Union not afraid of strike | Taxing shale, funding schools | Red light camera support wanes | Shopping center sold

Philadelphia's population grew 0.29 percent between July 2012 and July 2013. The latest Census data shows the city's population grew by 4,518 residents. The growth is smaller, though, than it was…

    • Wynn's design goes to PGCB

Wynn gives casino design to state gaming board

April 7, 2010 By Kellie Patrick Gates For PlanPhilly Steve Wynn has submitted a rendering of a proposed design for the South Philadelphia casino project he hopes to lead to the…

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