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    • Gentrification Typology

August 19: School district cuts bus passes | Pat Deon's new powers | Philly's "concentrated gentrification" | Storefront challenge

Pete Saunders thinks Philly can afford to have a more productive conversation about gentrification than New York or San Francisco. Breaking gentrification down into four different types, he argues that…

    • A 2012 photo of the property that housed New Directions for Women Inc. (NewsWorks, file art)

New Directions for Women's former leaders discuss recent closure, hopes for future

The recently announced closing of New Directions for Women, an organization that helped female offenders re-enter the community, has left a "huge void" in the criminal justice system, according to former…

    • Where Pennsylvanians were born

August 18: SEPTA strike "very likely" | Ride-sharing hearings this week | Where Pennsylvanians were born | "Bicycle face"

Just as a SEPTA regional rail electrical workers strike appears less likely, Transport Workers Union 234 President Willie Brown tells Paul Nussbaum it's looking "very likely" that its 5,000 workers,…

    • Vanity Grand Cabaret

Judge rejects city appeal of permit for Southwest Philly strip club

Southwest Philadelphia’s Vanity Grand Cabaret can remain open after the Dept. of Licenses and Inspections lost an appeal of a zoning board decision from last September. Earlier this month, Judge Ellen…

    • The path toward the land buoy and a chart of birds that might be spotted. Photo by Douglas Bovitt for DRWC.

New Pier 53 park opens on the Delaware, near Washington Ave.

The pier where many Philadelphia families first arrived in this country now welcomes visitors from shore as the city's newest riverfront park. Pier 53, located in Pennsport near the intersection of…

    • Sneckdown

August 15: Worst South Philly intersection less bad | SEPTA strike less likely | Pop-up bike lanes | Real-time info and bus shelters

Despite its success in attracting about 50% higher ridership than the Night Owl buses, running the subways round the clock on weekends isn't bringing in enough money to cover costs, reports…

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