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    • NoMoCab

October 15: New free ride-hailing service | River Ward neighbors vs. drug dealers | Suspiciously large pilot houses

The Spirit of the River Wards is running a series on the places most affected by drug dealing and crime, many still in "nice" parts of the area. Here's the story…

    • 676 during the Papal visit

October 14: Air quality improved during Papal visit | Virtual Reality streetview | Vision Zero and Philly's next top cop

David Gambacorta's sources say Philadephia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will announce his retirement today. He mentions Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross or SEPTA Police Chief Tom Nestel as possible replacements. From…

    • Rainbow Love, North Broad Street | Theresa Stigale

October 13: Philly's stake in climate action | Lovable parking garage | North Broad restaurant wave

Michael Nutter was one of five outgoing Mayors interviewed by Governing Magazine about the lessons they learned in office. Nutter goes for the Mike Tyson quote: “Everybody’s got a plan till you…

    • Taxi regulation

October 12: PPA backs statewide Uber regs | Parker Spruce Hotel makeover | Keeping Philly 'weird'

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is now supporting a bill that would establish statewide regulations for Uber, Lyft, and other "transportation network companies," reports Melissa Daniels. Prior iterations had exempted Philadelphia, with…

    • Police car in bike lane

October 7: Foreclosure notices on autopilot | Unblocking bike lanes | Flipping Levittown | Hoverboards

All eyes on Harrisburg today as Tom Wolf's revenue plan finally gets a full floor vote before the Republican-controlled legislature. David Hess has the full specs on the plan.  Philly's mortgage…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

October 6: Why national retailers like Chestnut Street | urban-suburban hybrid in Bensalem | Free bus wifi

This River Renaissance project in Bensalem, as described by Angelly Carrion, is an interesting example of the sort of hybrid urban-suburban “town center” development that’s becoming more common in the…

    • Panelists discussed extending the Broad Street Line past the AT&T station

October 5: Three cheers for the Broad Street Line | PA Turnpike at 75 | Chaka Fattah backs Open Streets

Sandy Smith says the Broad Street Line was the star of the Papal Visit, easily swallowing larger crowds than it had ever handled prior to the Pope visit. Check out…

    • isaac wei mural

September 30: Philly's deep poverty problem | No traffic box for DNC | Nap pods

Among the 10 largest US cities, Philly has the highest deep poverty rate, reports Alfred Lubrano, affecting about 186,000 people, or 12.3% of the city’s population. Claudia Vargas reports the…

    • Jumbotron

September 29: Debating the Papal crowd size | Car-free Philly video | Greening vacant lots with Philly's immigrant communities

How many people were really here for the Papal visit? Tom Avril at the Inquirer talked to a crowd safety expert who estimated there were just 142,000 on the Parkway on…

    • Ben Franklin Parkway

September 25: Pope weekend is nigh | 6,000 AirBnB listings up for grabs | uCity Square and tech gentrification

Michael Noda puts all the key pope-related travel advisories you need this Friday in one place. Don’t forget to bookmark Lauren Ancona’s Philly Pope Map for getting around this weekend. Anna…

    • Camden waterfront

September 24: Liberty Property Trust announcing major Camden waterfront project | Papal visit as Open Streets pilot | PPA's ride-hailing app

Huge news for the Camden waterfront: Allison Steele reports that Liberty Property Trust is planning a new complex of buildings near the Aquarium that will include 1.5 million square feet of…

    • Amor

September 23: Little Pete's saga continues | Lit Brothers facade illumination | Robert Indiana's 'Amor'

Jacob Adelman has the latest news in the Little Pete’s/Hudson Hotel saga. Council’s rules committee plans to vote next Wednesday on upzoning the parcel at 17th and Chancellor to CMX-5, which…

    • SEPTA 24/7

September 21: SEPTA's YAC pushing bulk fare deals for universities | How to petition for traffic calming | Stober floats participatory budgeting

SEPTA's Youth Advisory Council, the organization charged with representing young people's perspective to the transit authority, started a petition for a new SEPTA School Partnership Program for bulk purchasing of…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.

September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of…

    • The Divine Lorraine and beyond.

September 16: Controller's "special investigation" of L+I | William Penn funding Indego expansion | Divine Lorraine groundbreaking

What began as a simple audit of L+I by the Controller's office turned into a full-on "special investigation," after the agency allegedly threw up roadblocks to information requests, reports Alfred Lubrano.…

    • Sharrows , like this one on Spruce Street, are meant to direct bicycle traffic and instruct drivers and cyclists to share the road.

September 15: Charter school real estate bonanza | Columbus Square redesign funded | Useless sharrows

The National Trust for Historic Preservation put out an RFP for Upsala in Mt. Airy. The building played a role in the Battle of Germantown, and is considered one of…

    • Historic Places

September 14: Jim Kenney's tour lessons | Historic Places map | Urban river islands

What Jim Kenney learned on his learning tour to Pittsburgh and Boston. The Historical Commission released a new interactive map of the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on Friday. It's still…

    • Walking to and from the park is often difficult

September 11: Surgeon General tells cities to #StepItUp on walkable development | Philly renters looking to buy | DC's Papal problems

The Surgeon General issued a rare call to action to planning and transportation professionals and local government leaders to design neighborhoods and streets for walkability and physical activity.  House Democrats are…

    • 676 Construction | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Dilworth Park, August 2015 | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
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