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    • Honest Tom's
    • Pennsylvania municipalities

February 24: The sad state of Philly rec centers | Municipal fragmentation in DelCo | Streets for all

Mike Newall pens a column on the deplorable state of so many Philadelphia recreation centers, and calls for action from the new administration. "[D]espite Center City's undeniable momentum, and Philly's…

    • Robinson Building

February 12: Setting the Complete Streets agenda | Endangered Fishtown church up for sale | Parking ticket amnesty

Andrew Stober, former chief of staff at MOTU and current VP of planning and economic development at University City District, is out with an op-ed making the case that pedestrian injuries…

    • PA Registration Sticker

February 11: Pop-up beer gardens coming to city parks | PennDOT phasing out stickers | Tacony-Disston National Register District

The Department of Parks and Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy are working on a Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program that would bring true pop-up beer gardens (as in, open for…

    • Fergie Parking Lot

December 9: Kenney cool on Temple stadium | Regional Planner board game | Why the Fergie Tower won't have parking

Our Keystone Crossroads colleagues rolled out a big package of Pennsylvania housing stories yesterday that's worth spending some time with. Jared Brey wrote two explainers for the series, one on the…

    • Whale Bus

December 7: Placemaking for office tower plazas | Federal pilot for interstate tolling | O'Malley's cities agenda

Demolition has begun on the William Penn High School building, reports Brianna Spause. "Community leaders, education activists, William Penn alumni, and some District officials fought long and hard to save the…

    • Liacouras Walk

November 4: Election night round-up | Verdant Temple | Bainbridge Green parklet | Amazon store

As expected, Jim Kenney won the Philadelphia Mayoral race handily, and Democrats took the five At-Large City Council seats. The race for the two minority-party Council seats is still too close…

    • SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on Instagram

November 3: Election Day | Missed deadline for S.S. United States | Transportation Alternatives in the crosshairs

Happy voting! If you need help locating your polling place, or you want to know who'll be on the ballot in your area, the City Commissioners' Philadelphia Votes website has an…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

November 2: Voter guides galore | Brandywine Jenga tower | Philly-powered exercise

Tomorrow is election day! For those doing a last-minute cram session, read up on the candidates for the various offices on the Newsworks 2015 Voters Guide, Citified's No B.S. Voter…

    • Willow Steam Plant

October 30: PICA criticizes tax appeal bottleneck | LOVE Park's missing road diet | Taxi revenues down

Solomon Leach flags a letter from the Intergovernment Cooperation Authority, the city's fiscal watchdog, to the Board of Revision of Taxes calling them out on their large and stubborn backlog of…

    • Bartram's Mile rendering

October 28: Resettling Syrian refugees | Vernon Park improvements complete | Bullet voting report

Max Marin checks in on the local planning process for resettling Syrian refugees. Officials think the best locations would be either Lancaster, Allentown, or Northeast Philly. An accounting of the…

    • Rendering of Welcome Center from the lawn | Kieran Timberlake

October 27: Saucer fire-damaged | Post Bros refurbishing Garden Court Building | Cutting sidewalk construction costs

Talk about timing: Hot on the heels of Ashley Hahn's update on the new LOVE Park design, a fire broke out damaging the Welcome Center last night, reports Emily Babay. The…

    • Amira Mohamed mural on the Friends Center

October 16: Philly Fed study on displacement | Saffron slams light masts | Protected intersections

Inga Saffron hates the new North Broad Street light masts, writing that they "could easily be mistaken for highway lighting." Aesthetic preferences aside, Linda Richardson of the Uptown Entertainment and Development…

    • NoMoCab

October 15: New free ride-hailing service | River Ward neighbors vs. drug dealers | Suspiciously large pilot houses

The Spirit of the River Wards is running a series on the places most affected by drug dealing and crime, many still in "nice" parts of the area. Here's the story…

    • 676 during the Papal visit

October 14: Air quality improved during Papal visit | Virtual Reality streetview | Vision Zero and Philly's next top cop

David Gambacorta's sources say Philadephia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will announce his retirement today. He mentions Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross or SEPTA Police Chief Tom Nestel as possible replacements. From…

    • Rainbow Love, North Broad Street | Theresa Stigale

October 13: Philly's stake in climate action | Lovable parking garage | North Broad restaurant wave

Michael Nutter was one of five outgoing Mayors interviewed by Governing Magazine about the lessons they learned in office. Nutter goes for the Mike Tyson quote: “Everybody’s got a plan till you…

    • Taxi regulation

October 12: PPA backs statewide Uber regs | Parker Spruce Hotel makeover | Keeping Philly 'weird'

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is now supporting a bill that would establish statewide regulations for Uber, Lyft, and other "transportation network companies," reports Melissa Daniels. Prior iterations had exempted Philadelphia, with…

    • Police car in bike lane

October 7: Foreclosure notices on autopilot | Unblocking bike lanes | Flipping Levittown | Hoverboards

All eyes on Harrisburg today as Tom Wolf's revenue plan finally gets a full floor vote before the Republican-controlled legislature. David Hess has the full specs on the plan.  Philly's mortgage…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

October 6: Why national retailers like Chestnut Street | urban-suburban hybrid in Bensalem | Free bus wifi

This River Renaissance project in Bensalem, as described by Angelly Carrion, is an interesting example of the sort of hybrid urban-suburban “town center” development that’s becoming more common in the…

    • Panelists discussed extending the Broad Street Line past the AT&T station

October 5: Three cheers for the Broad Street Line | PA Turnpike at 75 | Chaka Fattah backs Open Streets

Sandy Smith says the Broad Street Line was the star of the Papal Visit, easily swallowing larger crowds than it had ever handled prior to the Pope visit. Check out…

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