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May 10: Kenney's Streets Commissioner on leave | Huge new South Philly community center | Open data at PPD

Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton has been placed on unpaid leave from the Kenney administration, following reports that he was arrested Friday for "punching an unidentified man 'multiple times in the face'…

Streetsplainer: What the heck do those “The space between these lines not dedicated” street markers mean?

Occasionally, I walk around Philly with my head down, Charlie Brown-like, often after a rough Phillies loss or because I made the mistake of looking at my checking account balance. When…

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May 9: FBI investigating city property sales | Moving the state capitol | Philadelphia in 1981

The FBI is investigating Philadelphia's process for selling city-owned property to developers in response to two lawsuits alleging untoward political influence, reports William Bender. At the heart of the issue is…

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May 6: Philly retaining Millennials | Fixing PA's e-waste law | Beer pipeline

Philadelphia is doing a better job of retaining young adults than our peer cities, reports Mark Dent, looking at new data from Trulia. "Trulia’s report suggests young people are having a…

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Is your potholed-filled street on the list? Repaving seasons rolls on

It’s a springtime Friday in Philadelphia, which means callow lovers are making reservations at La Viola, cultured skinflints are planning First Friday gallery hops, and pop-up proprietors are wondering if it’ll…

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Building Stories: The Roundhouse

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…

    • Vacant property condemnation by eminent domain, Sharswood, February, 2016 | Emma Lee/WHYY

Remaking Sharswood: Council approves eminent domain of seven properties in Sharswood

City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday authorizing the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to seize seven properties in Sharswood by eminent domain. This will be PHA’s second round of condemnation in…

    • Proposed Schuylkill River Swing Bridge

City set to acquire Schuylkill River Swing Bridge from Conrail, clearing path for bike and ped trail river crossing

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday authorizing the City of Philadelphia to acquire an abandoned rail swing bridge crossing the Schuylkill River, which will clear a path for construction of…

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Councilman Johnson introduces bill to stop Bart Blatstein’s proposed Broad and Washington development

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has listened to the critics and he’s doing something about it. Not his critics, though: Bart Blatstein’s, who have lambasted the real estate developer’s plans for a massive…

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With new pocket park along Ridge Avenue, high hopes for Roxborough's commercial corridor

When the first Night Market of the season converges on Ridge Avenue and Green Lane on May 12, the crowds coming for the food trucks will also find a new amenity…

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May 5: ZBA approves, then retracts, Broad and Washington variances | Wolf makes PUC appointment | How would Jane zone?

Half of Pennsylvania municipalities don't pay for local police coverage, reports Eleanor Klibanoff, and instead rely fully on the state police for their local policing needs. The state police spend over…

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Bill to legalize UberX and Lyft in all of Pennsylvania clears committee, expected to pass House next week

A bill to legalize the ride-hailing companies passed the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee today, clearing the way for a vote before the full House perhaps as soon as next week.…

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Jane Jacobs and Philly's four original squares

When Jane Jacobs published “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in 1961, it was a self-aware indictment of the dominant thinking in city planning. Jacobs railed against top-down master…

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On Logan Square: From Square to Circle… and maybe back again?

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

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On Franklin Square: From 'Skid Row' to fun zone

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

    • Rittenhouse Square | Jim Saksa

On Rittenhouse Square: Perfect from then on

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

    • Washington Square | Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

On Washington Square: From 'pervert park' to classic cultural landscape

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

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Uber attempts to block suit by Philly drivers over employment status

Ride-hailing service Uber recently settled a $100 million class-action lawsuit in California and Massachusetts, but one thing didn't change — drivers will remain independent contractors, not Uber employees.  Observers say that's…

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Checking in on the Kenney administration's commercial corridor plans

Philadelphia has around 265 commercial corridors, according to Commerce Department Director Harold Epps, but the Department’s programs are only reaching about a quarter of them. Speaking at a Greater Philadelphia Chamber…

    • Mantua

May 4: Debating the constitutionality of Philly's wage tax | Wolf wants Uber fine lowered | Downzoning Mantua

Michael S. Knoll and Ruth Mason argue in the Penn Law Review that, as currently constructed, the Philadelphia wage tax is unconstitutional and vulnerable to challenge. They propose tax reforms that…

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