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    • St Laurentius Church

Developer pursues apartment conversion at St. Laurentius in Fishtown

Fishtowners rejoiced last summer when St. Laurentius, a 130-year old church that was deconsecrated in 2014, was added to the local register of historic places, giving it at least some…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Amtrak revenues declining, CEO calls for cuts in letter to employees

After years of slow and steady uphill revenue gains, Amtrak appears to be heading downhill, fast. That’s the gist of a letter Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman sent to employees on Tuesday.…

    • PA Registration Sticker

February 11: Pop-up beer gardens coming to city parks | PennDOT phasing out stickers | Tacony-Disston National Register District

The Department of Parks and Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy are working on a Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program that would bring true pop-up beer gardens (as in, open for…

    • LOVE Park groundbreaking, February 2016: Shovels ready

LOVE Park renovation breaks ground, skateboarding ban temporarily lifted

LOVE Park’s long-anticipated renovation was celebrated Wednesday morning with a ceremonial groundbreaking, and an announcement that the city would lift the park’s skateboarding ban through Presidents’ Day. “Between now and February…

    • Rainbow Crosswalk

February 10: Why housing vouchers are concentrated | NYC's more neighborly neighbor | Meet the King of Prussia rail opponents

Jake Blumgart has a new longform piece at the American Prospect investigating why housing vouchers are so concentrated in some places within the Philadelphia region, and nearly absent from others. "The…

    • Barging through, life on and along the river | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Obama budget proposal includes funds to finish Delaware River dredging project

A project to deepen the Delaware River’s navigable channel is now full steam ahead, according to Senator Bob Casey. Sen. Casey’s office announced today that the large, multiyear project is set…

    • Fabric Row - White LEDs

Officials unveil new LED street lamps for Fabric Row

Officials from the South Street Headhouse District and the city gathered at 4th and Bainbridge Monday evening to unveil a host of completed streetscape improvements along Fabric Row in Queen Village.…

    • 1400 block of South Taylor Street, Google Street View

Vacant properties in Point Breeze transferred for affordable housing

The Women’s Community Revitalization Project announced on Tuesday that it has secured two publicly-owned vacant properties in Point Breeze and is planning to build around 30 affordable houses in the neighborhood,…

    • Rendering of proposed Hyde Hotel at Broad and Pine streets.

New zoning introduced for hotel at Broad and Pine

Councilman Mark Squilla is hoping to remove some obstacles for developer Carl Dranoff’s proposed SLS-brand Hyde Hotel at the corner of Broad & Pine streets in Center City. Last week, Squilla…

    • Roll-off trash container art
    • Diagram of Winter Street Realignment

Franklin Institute getting new bus loading zone, plaza in Winter Street realignment

The mention of winter usually conjures up images, cold and colorless, of a city depressed: gray, bare trees, lumps of dirty snow, drab coats trudging by with downcast eyes on the…

    • Cira Green

February 8: PA lawmakers siphoning transpo funding for troopers | Brandywine's big sell-off | BID 3.0

State lawmakers keep siphoning off the new dedicated transportation revenue from Act 89 to increase funding for state troopers, reports Mary Wilson. Robert Latham with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors tells Wilson…

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