You are viewing 11 articles for July 2019

    • Riders wait on a SEPTA train platform for the Regional Rail to arrive. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

SEPTA upgrade project in U-City to disrupt travel on 3 Regional Rail lines

Some of the Regional Rail infrastructure on the Media/Elwyn line is over 80 years old. The section of the rail line between 30th Street Station and the Arsenal Interlocking, which is…

    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Council President Clarke unveiled the newly renovated Amos Playground

Philly Federal Reserve study challenges conventional wisdom on gentrification

A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia finds little evidence to support the conventional understanding of gentrification as a massively disruptive influence on the well-being of lower-income city…

    • SEPTA updated 2019 frequency 15 map

SEPTA to introduce new lines…on a map

Officials say the goal is to simplify travel planning for riders. “Our hope, really, is that they are intuitive enough that someone who’s not very familiar with the network can show…

    • Fresh rendering of Pattison Place in South Philadelphia

A new look for stadium district office tower

An office tower coming to Philadelphia’s sports stadium complex is boasting an updated look, according to renderings shared with the city’s Art Commission. After winning concept approval from the Art Commission…

    • One of the mosquito devices at East Poplar park
Eyes on the Street

Whether you can hear the sound or not, 'Mosquito' sonic devices shouldn’t be in our parks

Markward Playground is a small park near the Schuylkill River. I often go there for a walk or to look at the view, so I was upset to learn that this…

    • City Hall, as it looked Aug. 28, 2017 | Kimberly Paynter/WHYY News

City Council cheat sheet: What Philly’s legislators wanted to do and how it actually worked out

The spring 2019 session of City Council ended quietly a couple weeks ago. The all-important primary elections sucked up a lot of oxygen, with little of the machinations and political wheedling…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Philly Fed economists: Here’s how highways ruined your city

No one should be denied a good taco, but the Vine Street Expressway has often deterred Jeffrey Lin from visiting a nearby taqueria for lunch. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia…

    • Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Possible future uses for PES refinery call into question cleanup plans there

A working group convened by Philadelphia officials will focus on the future use of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery and its 1,300-acre footprint in South Philadelphia now that the company has…

    • A view of the 2001 Beach Street development from the air

A thousand new homes are planned next to Graffiti Pier

More than 1,000 new homes could be coming to a massive vacant parcel between the Delaware River and Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood.  The sprawling 1,100-unit project at 2001 Beach St.,…

    • The intersection of 12th and Sansom where the senior high rise will be erected

A soaring tower designed for seniors to rise in Center City

A soaring tower designed with aging baby boomers in mind is coming to a prime Center City intersection.  A building permit filed by developer Brickstone Realty last week detailed a 300-unit…

    • Allan Domb & Helen Gym | Emma Lee/WHYY

Why Philadelphia punted on tax abatement reform...again

Councilmember Helen Gym said that when City Council reconvenes this fall, reforming Philadelphia’s 10-year property tax abatement will be her top priority. Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration and City Council President Darrell…

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