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    • Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

July 26: Real-time transit info | Wells Fargo blasts Philly lawsuit | 20th and Wharton construction

Water, air, and fire in today’s morning roundup: Wells Fargo has filed a motion to dismiss Philadelphia’s lawsuit that claims the bank violated the Fair Housing Act by targeting minority borrowers,…

    • Rendering view from S. Hicks St. for

Mural Arts to daub annex of The Drake

The Drake is already one of the most distinctive buildings in Philadelphia. But if all goes smoothly at next month’s Historical Commission meeting, the Art Deco apartment tower will look even…

    • Rebuild Sites by Type | Interface Studio for Rebuild

Rebuild: we want your questions

After running on a slogan of "every neighborhood matters" as a mayoral candidate, Mayor Jim Kenney's administration developed Rebuild, an ambitious $500 million plan to remake public parks, rec centers, libraries…

    • Construction is nearly complete on Paine's Park

In 2017, is white supremacy still alive and well in this Philadelphia building trades union?

A year before the first Comcast tower opened for business in 2008, as construction continued at a frenetic pace, a black union worker named Paul Solomon was reportedly threatened with a…

    • Drew Nugent and his band play while the Peek-A-Book Revue gets ready to start dancing the Charleston at a realtor's open house in East Kensington.

As Philadelphia’s housing market booms, economists warn the city may be in a bubble—or something worse

Stephanie Somers knows how to throw a party. At an open house for a set of townhouses built out the shell of an 105-year-old rectory, the realtor picked a Prohibition theme.…

    • 218 Arch Street. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

July 25: Invisible segregation | Old City’s old schoolers | Grapple: Millbourne, PA

Old bones, old school artists, and Northeast Corridor Future in today’s news roundup: Why, even in places that achieve a racial balance, do benefits accrue to the white and affluent? PlanPhilly’s…

    • Jane Jacobs at home in Toronto

Eyes on the Regression Line: Jane Jacobs undergoes a statistic analysis

What led a statistics PhD from Harvard to replicate the work of a journalist who never finished college? Shane Jensen, now a professor at the Wharton School of Business, first read…

    • SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from state

July 24: SEPTA bus study | Bev tax short $400K | Brewerytown gym cont’d

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start the week: Three local congressmen successfully added amendments concerning drinking water contamination to a must-pass military spending bill, WHYY’s Danielle…

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

New historic preservation task force sets about ensuring the past stays present as city grows

They squeezed in, 28 of the 29 members of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force, around a conference table on the 18th floor of 1515 Arch Street. It’s the same…

    • Illustration of proposed Skyspace by James Turrell. Credit: KSK Architects

July 21: Intrusion evolution | Filthadelphia | Historical society sues NJDOT

Happy Friday, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know this morning: James Turrell’s ‘Skyspace’ at the Art Museum continues the iconic landscape’s history of constant evolution, argues Inga Saffron. While…

    • 'Kings Highway' director Jason Sherman filming a scene of the documentary (Photo courtesy of Jason Sherman)

Local filmmaker documents long history of Frankford Avenue in ‘The King’s Highway’

Local historians and preservationists have a powerful new media tool in The King’s Highway, a documentary that began airing on WHYY in June. The film tells the story of what’s…

    • Jake Liefer and his PAC, 5th Square, are suing to stop parking in the median on South Broad Street. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Courting driver fury, group sues PPA to end median parking on Broad

In South Philadelphia, the median of the Broad Street thoroughfare is usually full of parked cars. It’s a long-standing tradition in these densely packed rowhouse neighborhoods, one that provokes astonishment and…

    • The Zoning Code Commission sent its final report to City Council last fall

Five years into remapping process, City Council has yet to rezone half of the city

The remapping of Philadelphia’s neighborhood zoning is unfolding at a halting pace, although the process picked up speed in the last year, according to data presented at a Planning Commission meeting…

    • CSX freight cars

July 20: Train jump severs leg | LGBT affordable housing blow | Mapping Philly’s heat stress

A 13-year-old boy’s leg was severed after he tried to jump on a train in Northeast Philadelphia, the AP reports. A police rep says the accident occurred on a CSX line…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Can new federal plan really bring high-speed rail to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor?

Taking them might beat driving, but trains on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) are not very fast. It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to New York from Philadelphia…

    • PATCO entrance

Going up: PATCO to build elevators at six stations

The DRPA board authorized a $31 million, four year project to install eight elevators in six PATCO stations at its monthly board meeting Wednesday. The project will make all PATCO stations…

    • 33 new pedestrian-scale street lights were recently installed along North 3rd Street in Old City.

July 19: Testing “eyes on the street” | Wells Fargo sued again | Philly’s First Navy Yard

A team of three statisticians and an architect released in June a study that tests the famous Jacobsian ‘eyes on the street’ theory, writes Jared Brey, contributing to NextCity. Using publicly…

    • Fliers along Lombard Street in Fitler Square looking for witnesses of a recent car crash that injured a cyclist

Hundreds pack Fitler Square school auditorium to disagree over proposed protected bike lane pilot

City residents gathered Monday evening in Fitler Square to fight over what may be the neighborhood’s most precious commodity: space. Curb-to-curb, Lombard and South Street both sit just 26-feet wide.* On…

    • 30 Pelham Road was designated to the local historic register in July (Photo credit: Historical Commission)

Pace of Philly historic preservation accelerates as Historical Commission matches last year’s total by July

At its July meeting, the Philadelphia Historical Commission accepted eight new nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, bringing the total number of newly protected individual sites in 2017 to…

    • Hazelwood Second Ave

July 18: CRA effects on lending | $26M Newark station makeover | Philly’s media industry

Philadelphia’s Federal Reserve Bank has published new research on the effects of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on mortgage lending in the city, writes NextCity’s Oscar Perry Abello. In CRA-eligible census…

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