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You are viewing 2 articles for May 2019 by the author Nichole Currie

    • Children play at Disylvestro Playground in South Philadelphia. (Ariella Cohen/WHYY)

Philly has the nation’s 19th best park system, study finds

It’s a good week to be a Philadelphia park. One day after Mayor Jim Kenney rode to a second term propelled in part by his promise to improve the city’s public…

    • Marilyn Rodriguez was formerly a teacher at Fairhill Elementary School (Kimberly Paytner/WHYY)

From schools to scourge: Why 7 Philly schools remain empty 5 years after going on the auction block

Broken glass, withered pieces of cardboard and used diapers lay at the front door of former Fairhill Elementary School. Graffiti pierces through a careless paint job. Windows are pried open. Marilyn…

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