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    • Uber driver

Philly judge orders Uber, Lyft to stop operating in city [updated]

A Philadelphia judge has ordered ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber to cease operations, which could potentially force the companies to shut down in the city.  An Uber spokesman said Thursday night…

    • Taxi driver protest | file | Emma Lee/WHYY

Judge postpones day of reckoning for Uber in Philly while taxis promise not to strike

Philadelphia taxi drivers and disabled activists went to court today with high hopes. The groups weren't happy with a deal struck between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and Uber allowing the ride-hailing…

    • Uber driver

Uber attempts to block suit by Philly drivers over employment status

Ride-hailing service Uber recently settled a $100 million class-action lawsuit in California and Massachusetts, but one thing didn't change — drivers will remain independent contractors, not Uber employees.  Observers say that's…

    • Workers examine a sinkhole in Kensington. (Bobby Allyn/WHYY)

Sinkholes, another byproduct of Philly's aging infrastructure

James Stuckey is a deliveryman at Franco's Pizza at the corner of Tulip and East Huntingdon Streets in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. Here's how he described the giant fissure that spontaneously spread…

    • Yuri Zalzman, who has operated the Gun Range the past three years, wants to sell firearms from his shooting range / Bobby Allyn for PlanPhilly

Arguments continue over Spring Garden shooting range's right to supply and sell arms

Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment didn’t make a decision today over whether a gun shop can open in a shooting range close to Spring Garden Street, but the debate previewed what…

    • The Gun Range is located at North Percy and Spring Garden streets. Neighbors have protested that the facility should not be allowed to sell guns. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Community groups push back against plan for gun shop in Spring Garden area

A proposal to open a gun shop near Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street is confronting a growing resistance from neighbors and community groups. The plan calls for selling weapons inside an existing…

    • The Philadelphia Archdiocese has applied for a permits to demolish Fishtown’s St. Laurentius Church. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

As demolition nears, St. Laurentius supporters seek sanctuary through historic designation

St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown is inching closer toward demolition, though the final showdown is slated for this summer. Two developments spell bad news for supporters of the 133-year-old Polish building…

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