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February 4: Transport poverty areas | Anarchist ride-hailing app | Mantua Greenway | This Jawn Matters

Which areas are at risk of "transport poverty" in Philadelphia? These are areas where people are more likely to be poor, and are also more likely to have low quality transit…

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Eyes on the Street

How the Next Mayor Can Save Lives and Money

This week the Bicycle Coalition's Sarah Clark Stuart kicks off our election themed op-ed series arguing why Philly should become the next city to adopt Vision Zero policies to make our…

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Eyes on the Street

What kind of city should Philly be?

Election season is a time for fresh ideas and urbanist groups of every stripe are advancing platforms with their takes on making Philadelphia a stronger, more livable, and equitable city. As…

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February 3: Campaign finance-palooza | Condo market tightens | Phasing out tokens

Anthony Williams emerged as the top fundraiser as the 2015 campaign finance reports trickled in yesterday. Ken Trujillo placed second in the money race, even as he's exited the race. Trujillo…

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Townhouses proposed for Mt. Sinai Hospital site

[Update, Feb. 13] Last night, representatives of Concordia Group, a Washington, D.C.-based development company, met with the Dickinson Square West Civic Association to present early plans for the development project set…

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Art Commission approves new ZooBalloon logo

Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission made its impact felt about 400 feet over Philadelphia, when it granted final approval for the Zoo's updated banner design on its brand new Zooballoon, which…

    • On Thursday Night Market returns to Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy with more than 50 vendors.

Councilman aims to make business easier for food trucks

Councilman Mark Squilla is making a push to formalize—and liberalize—the city’s regulations on food trucks, an industry which has been growing in Philadelphia and around the country in recent years. Two…

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February 2: Helen Gym eyeing Council seat | Most popular biking streets | PennDOT warms to roundabouts

A groundhog has decreed there will be six more weeks of winter. Daniel Denvir's sources say public education activist Helen Gym will run for one of the At-Large City Council seats. …

    • This is how 5101 Rochelle Ave. looked in Oct. 2013. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Former blighted Rochelle Ave. property on road to recovery

A Philadelphia court has denied a petition from the Wissahickon Interested Citizen's Association to appoint a conservator for what had been a rundown former pizza shop building in Roxborough.  Common Pleas…

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January 30: City Council wants ride-hailing in Philly | City Hall SEPTA upgrades | Schuylkill River beer

City Council passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to include Philadelphia in any bill to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Currently the Philadelphia Parking Authority is the relevant…

    • Jimmie Reed stand inside Little Jimmie's Bake House. Renovations are nearly complete and he plans to open next month. (Jana Shea/ for NewsWorks)

Little Jimmie's to open old-fashioned style bakery across the street from original location

Mix a plan to eradicate blight with major investment, fold in one man's dream for business growth and bake for two years. What recipe for the struggling south end of Mt.…

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Five moments that explain Jim Kenney's planning politics

Over at Citified, Patrick Kerkstra is disillusioned with the paucity of real policy substance in the 2015 campaign so far, and he's probably right to be concerned. The high-level dialogue so…

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Carpenter Green to be rezoned as parkland

Carpenter Green, a years-long labor of love for Lauren Vidas and the South of South Neighborhood Association to turn some vacant properties at the northwest corner of 17th and Carpenter streets…

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Will plans for 30th St. Station District include capping rail yards? That's up to you

A lot of people have a lot of big plans for 30th Street Station – capping the rail yard to its North, re-opening the tunnel between it and the Market-Frankford Line…

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January 29: McCord resigns | What the tech community wants in #PHL2015 | High cost of free parking

Lots of political news this morning. PA Treasurer Rob McCord is resigning as of February 12th. Read the resignation letter he submitted to Tom Wolf. There's a key early labor endorsement…

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CDC Tax Credit is a transformative tool for neighborhoods

As City Council considers expanding the Philadelphia Commmunity Development Tax Credit Program to pre-recession levels, Community Contributor and Tacony CDC Manager Alex Balloon explains the program’s big impact in neighborhoods…

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January 28: How Wolf can help PA cities | Ward politics | Keeping Philly affordable

The US DOT is challenging city Mayors to prioritize pedestrian and bike safety. In Philly a lot of those decisions come down to Council members' decisions about right of way…

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JLL: Philly's commercial real estate market turned the corner in 2014

Philadelphia's recovery from the Great Recession has come in fits and starts, but it looks like momentum has been picking up recently. After decades of decline, the population is growing again.…

    • Councilman Kenney, Primo Hoagies

That time Councilman Kenney read every ingredient in a Primo Hoagie into the Council record

Anyone who attends Philadelphia City Council meetings with any regularity will know that there are periods of tedium so complete that you almost forget who you are. But between the innumerable…

    • Jim Kenney

#PHL2015: Councilman Jim Kenney resigning from City Council on Thursday

As was widely expected after last Friday's non-announcement by At-Large Councilman Jim Kenney that he would consider entering the Democratic primary  for Philadelphia Mayor, Kenney's team is officially announcing his resignation…

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