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    • Louis J. Gambaccini died on Aug. 19.

Transportation community mourns Louis J. Gambaccini, a SEPTA legend and founder of NJ Transit

Louis J. Gambaccini, a former general manager of SEPTA and the first chairman of New Jersey Transit's board, died at his home in Skillman, N.J., on Aug. 19. He was 87 years old.…

    • Mayor Jim Kenney poses with volunteers at Fisher Park. (Fairmount Park Conservancy)

3 cool things to do in Philadelphia parks this weekend

David Bower explains William Penn’s initial vision of Philadelphia as a city with parks sprinkled throughout its neighborhoods. “Penn gave instructions to his people to lay out a map,” says Bower,…

    • Cherry Street Pier garden rendering. (Groundswell Design Group)

On the Delaware River waterfront, summer starts Friday

Scientists say summer doesn’t technically start until late June, but in Philadelphia, if you take a walk along the waterfront, it starts this weekend. For the first time since the Delaware…

    • Mayor Jim Kenney announces the 2018 Philly Free Streets route — North Broad Street from City Hall up to Erie Avenue. (City of Philadelphia)

Philly Free Streets offers opportunity to explore traffic-free North Broad

During last year’s Philly Free Streets event, Mayor Jim Kenney said, there wasn’t much elbow room on Fifth Street’s narrow corridor. This year, he thought a bit more broadly. The next…

    • A residential block in Strawberry Mansion, one of the neighborhoods where assessed home values increased the most in 2018. (Bas Slabbers/WHYY)

Should City Council control Philly property values? New bill says yes.

A battle is raging in City Hall over the latest round of property reassessments and now, a faction of City Council members have introduced a new weapon in the fight: their…

    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze

City Council passes bill extending tax break for longtime homeowners

City Council passed a bill Thursday that will help longtime homeowners weather real-estate tax hikes in gentrifying neighborhoods, even if they aren’t low-income residents. The bill, introduced by Councilman Kenyatta…

    • One of the two reading rooms in The Athenaeum of Philadelphia (photo credit: Tom Crane)

Inside the Society Hill library where 'hidden' Philadelphia lives in 19th-century grandeur

Philadelphia’s popular landmarks tell a story about the city. They serve as a physical embodiment of a familiar history. Independence Hall shows the birth of a nation. The art museum steps…

    • A woman walks past a Wells Fargo bank branch in view of City Hall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Banks deny claims of discriminatory lending in Philadelphia

Banks denied claims of modern-day redlining at a City Council hearing on Thursday, arguing that the data used in a recent report that found racial disparities in Philadelphia mortgage lending doesn’t…

    • Old construction abuts new in East Kensington (Emma Lee/WHYY)

3 maps that explain gentrification in Philadelphia

“Gentrification” is a word that gets tossed around a lot, especially in Philadelphia, a city where some neighborhoods are experiencing rapid demographic shifts. (See our series here) The changes mean…

    • rowhomes (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mapping Philly's black homeownership gap

The Philadelphia area boasts a higher rate of black homeownership than many other parts of the United States, yet achieving that quintessential mark of the American dream remains more common among…

    • Front Street, Photo by Phillytrax

City planning commission recommends four new transit-oriented development sites in North Philly

As part of an effort to reduce reliance on cars and encourage more affordable housing near public transit, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended a zoning code amendment…

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