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    • The Philadelphia Police Department will someday leave the Roundhouse for a new headquarters in West Philly. 
    • Walter Smith School | Wikimedia Commons

May 24: Feibush to convert Walter Smith School | VW pays PA $118 million | ‘Feed the Barrel’

Developer Ori Feibush plans to convert Point Breeze's former Walter Smith School into 120 apartments, after the Commonwealth Court ordered Philadelphia Common Pleas judge Nina Wright-Padilla last week to clear…

    • Vaux School
    • passive house diagram

May 22: The magic of Philly stoops | Post-preservation | Two new Amtrak stops?

Philly Mag’s Brian Howard pens an ode to the Philadelphia stoop, declaring the stoop the best spot for impromptu parties, block cleanup discussions, and neighborhood camaraderie. Referencing his experience living…

    • City Council Members Allan Domb, Bobby Henon and Helen Gym (L to R) at the start of the Bike Coalition's Bike to Work Day ride/Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY

May 19: Amtrak engineer taken into custody | Philly housing prices up 22% | Bike to Work Day

Brandon Bostian, the engineer operating Amtrak 188 when it derailed in 2015 killing eight passengers and injuring 200 others, was taken into custody Thursday morning, the Inquirer’s Jason Laughlin reports.…

    • River Run, Photo by Phillytrax
    • East Market Wawa rendering

May 17: Ballot questions approved | Wawa joins East Market | Life, Unauthorized

On Tuesday Philadelphians voted yes on both ballot questions to amend the city’s Home Rule Charter, the Inquirer’s Tricia L. Nadolny reports. Ballot question #1 approves the bill introduced by Councilman…

    • One Water Street, June 2016

May 16: City sues Wells Fargo for discriminatory practices | Bill to bust Central Delaware Overlay height limits | Emerging City Champions

It's primary election day - don't forget to make time to vote. Polls are open until 8 p.m. and you can find your polling place here. Even if you're not…

    • MFL Berks station

May 15: A/B stops on the El | Middle neighborhood racial disparities | PPA deleted comp time records

A person was struck and killed by a train on SEPTA's Lansdale/Doylestown Line early Monday morning, the Inquirer’s Emily Babay reports. No further details have been reported; service is suspended between…

    • detailed window framing | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
    • During a rally on May 10, 2017 residents of Penn Wynn House apartment building protest an imminent mass-eviction after the property changed hands recently. (Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)
    • The NTSB Go Team arrives on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA.  // NTSB
    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp | Ariel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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    • PlanPhilly tour w/ NKCDC enters Orinoka site April 2017

Site Visit: Orinoka Civic House and walking tour with NKCDC

Last Friday, PlanPhilly readers got a first look at the nearly complete Orinoka Civic House, the mixed-use, affordable housing development and soon-to-be home for New Kensington CDC (NKCDC). Orinoka Civic…

    • Centennial Commons, neighborhood edge room | Studio Bryan Hanes
    • Broad Street at Noble | Studio Bryan Hanes

May 4: Point Breeze arson claims | PA water systems violate EPA standards | Ralston Center at 200

The Point Breeze developer for an upscale townhome project that was subject to arson early Monday morning claims that the perpetrators “are upwardly mobile white folks who grew up outside…

    • Independence Hall

May 3: PA $1B revenue shortfall | Amtrak’s safety culture | Independence NHP's economic impact

Pennsylvania state government will be entering fiscal year 2017 with a $1 billion revenue shortfall, the biggest since the recession, the Associated Press’s Marc Levy reports. The state has used…

    • The Supreme Court of the United States
    • NFL Draft, April 2017 | Emma Lee / WHYY

May 1: Pittsburgh's growing electric fleet | NYC's dated subway infrastructure | Extravaganzas and inconveniences

The City of Pittsburgh plans to roll out 10 electric vehicles and charging stations for Bureau of Permits employees this year, the Post-Gazette reports. The state DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive…

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