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    • The Edge

May 19: 'Edge' headed for default | Uber testing self-driving cars in PGH | Questioning OPA land assessments

The 11th annual Ride of Silence was held last night, writes Taunya English, commemorating the ten cyclists killed in the Philadelphia area last year, most of them on city streets. Mayor…

    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

Port Authority unions get first raises since 2010, absent a Christie veto

After years of working without a raise, the Delaware River Port Authority’s (DRPA) unions are poised to sign new collective bargaining agreements. At their meeting Wednesday, the DRPA board voted to…

    • Below Benjamin Franklin Bridge | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

170 monthly parking spots to open beneath Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board authorized a plan to build a 170-spot parking lot underneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The new lot could be open as soon as September,…

    • Fishtown Recreation Center

Neighbors weigh in on Fishtown Rec redesign, ‘Swimmo’ up for 2017 renovation

Fishtown is in store for more major public space improvements over the next few years, with redesigns slated for the Adaire Elementary schoolyard, the Fishtown Recreation Center, and the Lederer Pool,…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Governor Wolf announces traffic safety grants using red light camera ticket funds

Earlier this week, Governor Tom Wolf announced the 6th round of Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funds: $5.5 million to 18 municipalities for 23 transportation enhancement projects. Philadelphia received $2.8 million…

    • Guild House
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Building Stories: Guild House

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

    • Proposed Schuylkill River Swing Bridge

May 18: ZBA approves Broad and Washington | History of Philly Chinatown | 'Fourth era' of cities

The ZBA unanimously approved Bart Blatstein's project at Broad and Washington, despite pending litigation with the site's owner, reports Jared Brey. Jacob Adelman says the site's owner, Hudson Capital Realty LLC,…

    • Site context for PHA's proposed headquarters on Ridge Avenue

Remaking Sharswood: Commission votes to upzone, strike streets for PHA’s new headquarters

On Tuesday the Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously recommended two zoning variances for the site of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s new headquarters planned for Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia. The authority…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

NTSB: Amtrak 188 engineer distracted by radio reports in minutes before crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded a yearlong investigation into the Amtrak 188 derailment that killed 8 and injured nearly 200 more, finding that the train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian, was…

    • Hopkinson House
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Building Stories: Hopkinson House

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

    • modern housing

Philly home prices hit a post-Recession high

The value of the average Philadelphia home has reached a new all-time high, says economist Kevin Gillen of Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. The first quarter housing report from Lindy…

    • Point Breeze and Lacona

May 16: Roy Gothie's change agenda for PennDOT | No end for Councilmanic prerogative | BNY Mellon roof deck

Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator Roy Gothie is working for policy change and culture change at PennDOT, reports Ryan Deto at Pittsburgh City Paper. Gothie says bike and pedestrian infrastructure is too often an afterthought…

    • Tacony Music Hall

Tacony's new historic district nomination adds momentum to neighborhood revival

All the right signs seem to be there: The first bakery in the neighborhood in 15 years recently opened. The old Carnegie Library is being preserved and expanded with a modern…

    • United Way Building
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Building Stories: United Way Building

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

    • South 13th Street puddle, Photo by Philadelphia Photos

Will they ever repave my street? Maybe! Check out this week’s resurfacing list

As someone who occasionally drinks too much on Thursday evenings, I’ve come to rely on the Philadelphia Streets Department’s Friday morning release of next week’s street repaving schedule, not unlike how…

    • Conceptual rendering of Drexel Square at JFK Boulevard

May 13: Wolf's city ideas | Retail "structure" for Broad and Spring Garden | Fairmount Park in Streetview

Governor Tom Wolf's remarks on Pennsylvania's hostile relationship with its cities from the Keystone Crossroads conference are making some ripples. In Reading, local experts reinforce the Governor's point with specific examples…

    • Donald Shoup

Four ideas for fixing parking politics from Donald Shoup

The High Cost of Free Parking should not be as popular of a book as it is. It is a nearly 600-page, 20-year old collection of academic research by UCLA professor…

    • City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush (NewsWorks file photos)

Philadelphia City Council members brush off jury's verdict in Feibush v. Johnson

Philadelphia City Council members are brushing off a federal jury's ruling Wednesday that one of their colleagues abused his power over land use.  That power, known as "councilmanic prerogative," allows council…

    • Kenyatta Johnson | Emma Lee/WHYY

May 12: Jurors deal a blow to Councilmanic prerogative | Debating city land assessments | SEPTA exploring university contracts

The verdict in the Ori Feibush v. Kenyatta Johnson trial is in, and jurors sided with Feibush, reports Jared Brey. "The case was functionally a trial against Councilmanic prerogative, a…

    • The NTSB Go Team arrives on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA.  // NTSB

One year after Amtrak 188 derailment, where does the region stand on Positive Train Control?

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment in North Philadelphia. The crash, which killed eight and injured hundreds more, could have been prevented by a new safety technology…

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