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    • PHA headquarters groundbreaking June 2017

June 22: 100% clean energy by 2035 | Cherry Street Pier | lead information

The City of Philadelphia announced Wednesday that it has committed to using 100 percent clean energy by 2035, NewsWorks’ Tom MacDonald reports. The pledge makes Philadelphia the 100th city to…

    • Cobbs Creek Parkway flooding, April 2014 | AP

StateImpact PA: How one Philadelphia neighborhood battles rising tides

Joining dozens of communities across the country Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday he has committed the city to the goal of using 100 percent clean energy. It’s part of a…

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June 21: Brady slams hotel's tax credits | West Trenton line | On rowhouses

State Rep Bob Brady has written the U.S. Treasury that he is “deeply troubled” that conversion of the Liberty Title and Trust building received $15 million in New Market Tax Credit…

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Council hears fears of outlying "middle" neighborhoods' decline

On Tuesday afternoon, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker held a marathon hearing on “Middle Neighborhoods,” the kind of stable, working-to-middle class areas that kept Philadelphia afloat in the worst years of…

    • Mulberry Market, Photo by David Swift Photography
    • New construction at W. Thompson near Girard | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

June 19: Lead soil legacy | Global Cities Initiative | Flash flood warning

If you read nothing else today, don't miss the latest installment of Toxic City by the investigative team of Wendy Ruderman, Barbara Laker, and Dylan Purcell. In Fishtown, Kensington, and Port…

    • Inquirer building | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

Council renegotiates financing and project diversity goals for new police headquarters

City Hall is a whirlwind of activity as City Council nears its summer recess, which begins after next week’s session. Amid furious last-minute negotiations about the Kenney administration’s Rebuild initiative, substantial…

    • Lee Cultural Center | Emma Lee / WHYY

June 16: Mrs. K’s Koffee | Public pool schedule | 607 Bainbridge Street

There are still few remaining classic diners in Center City, writes Inga Saffron. Following the closure and citywide lament for Little Pete’s, Saffron highlights Mrs. K’s Koffee at 325 Chestnut Street,…

    • Kids playing at Wister Playground | Kimberly Paynter / WHYY

Rebuild one step closer to final vote

City Council is making a habit of letting the clock run down to zero. On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the final passage of Philadelphia’s sweetened beverage tax, Mayor…

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Philadelphia’s historic neighborhoods named ‘National Treasure’

Philadelphia has been named the newest National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in a campaign intended to bring fresh attention and new resources to the city’s thorniest preservation…

    • Vision Zero Action Plan: Current conditions of Philadelphia street safety

Council President Clarke calls for Vision Zero implementation plan, despite existence of city’s Vision Zero Action Plan

In response to the death of Peter Javsicas, a multimodal transportation advocate who was hit by a driver on Tuesday while walking on the sidewalk near 16th Street and John…

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    • 'Mercury' (1828-29) in Spanish cedar (originally painted) | Philadelphia Museum of Art

Plan to install replicas of early Water Works sculptures approved by Art Commission

A visitor to the Philadelphia Water Works today observes a different landscape than visitors did in the early 19th century. Although the gritty working waterfront is gone forever, a new preservation…

    • Paine's Park was designed with skateboarders in mind.

Rebuild's workforce diversity remains sticking point for Council

Two months ago, at the end of April, the entire body of City Council — all 17 members — huddled around the dais in City Hall’s Room 400 for a photo…

    • 16th and JFK Boulevard, June 14, 2017

Advocate for multimodal transportation killed in crash at 16th and JFK

Peter Javsicas, a beloved figure in Philadelphia’s small world of transportation engineers and planners and Mt. Airy resident, died Tuesday evening of injuries sustained after a motorist jumped the sidewalk curb…

    • 1911 Walnut - Sansom Street rendering | Southern Land Company, June 2017

1911 Walnut tower plans updated as project nears final legislative approval

The Southern Land Company’s final plan for the development at 1911 Walnut Street came into clear focus at Tuesday’s meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The project will fill in…

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    • Worker of Philadelphia Scrap Metal cutting tires | Genevieve Geer

Air Management argues against proposed regulation to curb pollution from tire cutting

Kensington resident Genevieve Geer encountered an unexpected opponent in her fight to breathe clean air on her block: Philadelphia Department of Health's Air Management Services (AMS). For four years, she’s been…

    • Cobbs Creek | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Record turnout to kick off West District Plan

Last Thursday, at West Philadelphia High School, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission commenced its second to last district planning process. The commission began crafting district plans for every corner of the…

    • Rendering of Penn's Landing's marina | Hargreaves Associates and redsquare, June 2017

June 13: Soda tax revenue | Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline hearings | Penn's Landing as central park

The city is about $20 million short of its projected $46 million in soda tax revenue, reports Billy Penn's Mike Dent. The Mayor's Office's Mike Dunn says that the city…

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