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    • Councilman Bobby Henon speaking at site of proposed park in Bridesburg

Final design phase begins for riverfront park in Bridesburg

Tucked away behind a parking lot filled with yellow school buses and a busy metal recycling facility along the Delaware River in Bridesburg, there is a rutted, weed-strewn 10-acre lot. It…

    • Christian Street Baptist Church, image from Google Streetview

In surprise reversal, Christian Street Baptist no longer protected from wrecking ball

When the Historical Commission met earlier this month, it seemed like the Christian Street Baptist Church was added to the local historic register, sparing it from a developer’s wrecking ball.…

    • The Bank at 38th and Lancaster, organized by People's Emergency Center and LoLa 38.

November 20: 'Blat Cave' | LA21 strategies | Transit riders unions

Jared Brey covers People’s Emergency Center (PEC)’s strategies to preserve longtime businesses and historic buildings while bolstering development on Lancaster Avenue. PEC’s community, economic, and real estate development director James Wright…

    • Philadelphia City Hall (Emma Lee/WHYY)

City selects first 21 nonprofit 'project users' to put the 'build' in Rebuild

A lot of the consternation surrounding Mayor Jim Kenney’s mega-project Rebuild has focused on the desired delivery structure for the project. From the start, it’s been the administration’s preference to utilize…

    • Police stand guard at the Frank Rizzo statue on the grounds of the Municipal Services Building. (Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

Our monuments are our continuation

Earlier this month in Philadelphia, years of protest — reignited by the August events in Charlottesville — culminated in an announcement by the city that it would be removing the statue…

    • As mitigation for the loss, developers John Buck Co. are supporting preservation projects, including one at the Evangelical Lutheran Church next door (seen behind bulldozer).

Kenney's Preservation Task Force readies report

During its opening months, Mayor Jim Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force established a collective understanding of the current state historic preservation in Philadelphia. So far it’s heard from the public,…

    • Sidewalk closed | Hammed Mu'min, EOTS Flickr Group

November 17: Enthused and confident | Affordable housing inventory | Open strollers op-eds

Econsult Solutions’ Philadelphia Housing Index this month looks at the city’s affordable housing inventory and its spatial distribution. The analysis used metrics such as down payment, property tax, and homeowner insurance…

    • Monument Lab, Spring 2015

As Philadelphia reflects on its monuments, some more questions to ask

Mural Arts' Monument Lab wants to know, “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” It’s a great question, but I want to suggest a few more to…

    • Allan Domb | Emma Lee/WHYY

Home security? Some opposed to Domb’s bill to securitize liens on tax deadbeats

After almost two years in office, Councilmember-At-Large Allan Domb finally introduced the bill he ran his campaign on. At Thursday’s City Council session, he put forward tax-lien securitization legislation that…

    • SEPTA Control Center: Trolley lines

New, easier-to-use SEPTA App offers real-time ETAs

SEPTA released a new mobile app Wednesday night. Called SEPTA beta, it’s a major overhaul of SEPTA’s oft-derided old app. Users will notice some big changes: A brand new interface, the…

    • SEPTA regional rail | Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

November 16: New SEPTA app | Sanctuary City update | Mandating affordable housing

Good morning, SEPTA app! At 10pm Wednesday night, SEPTA rolled out the app’s first major update, “built with customer comments and feedback received in mind,” Technical.ly Philly’s Roberto Torres reports.…

    • Frank Rizzo and Trump Rat

Monumental matters in Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s temporary exhibition, Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project, asks: “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” In the wake of…

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