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    • Lower Dublin Academy, 2016 | Joseph Menkevich

Researcher works with ghosts of history to save Lower Dublin Academy

A Revolutionary-era schoolhouse in an unexpected location has been nominated to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places by an unlikely researcher. Lower Dublin Academy, built in 1803, is surrounded by an…

    • City Hall | Jeremy Marshall, EOTS Flickr Group

Gov. Christie’s decision to pull out of PA-NJ tax reciprocity deal may cost Philly millions in lost wage tax revenues

On Friday afternoon, Governor Chris Christie announced his intention to pull New Jersey out of a tax reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania. If Christie does end the tax deal, it could prove…

    • Cobbs Creek

Philly ranked 6th for affordable middle-income housing in national survey

This week, the online real estate company Redfin released a report on the affordability of homeownership for families making the metropolitan area’s median income in America’s 40 largest cities. The research…

    • Goats on Stonehouse Lane, March 1953, Evening Bulletin | Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Lens: Finding Stonehouse Lane, South Philly's lost neighborhood

A trip through the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin archives reveals detail on the otherwise lost neighborhood Stonehouse Lane, in deepest southeast Philly, where residents lived on the fringe of city life in…

    • New equalizer bars headed for Silverliner Vs | Emma Lee / WHYY

September 2: Front Street turnaround | Vision Zero's blind spot | Silverliner V update

Inga Saffron checks in on Front Street’s unlikely turnaround in Fishtown and parts of Kensington, as a street that’s gone from the bleak shadow of the El to one bubbling with…

    • Mail delivery in the jungle | Michael Klusek
    • Washington Ave - where bike lanes have worn away

Broad coalition forms Vision Zero Alliance to push Kenney on street safety [updated]

Philadelphia should be number one in a race to number zero, says a newly formed coalition of runners, cyclists, motorists, health care providers, business leaders and environmentalists advocating for the implementation…

    • Paul Steinke

On the Record: Q&A with Paul Steinke on the state of preservation in Philly

Paul Steinke’s first few months at the helm of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia have been more exciting than he, or anyone else, anticipated. After less than two months on…

    • Searching for Sharswood, Jane's Walk 2016
Eyes on the Street

Jane’s Walk microgrant awarded to support Sharswood advocacy work

On the first weekend of May every year, PlanPhilly is the local hub for Jane’s Walk, a global festival of citizen-led walking tours toward community-based urbanism. They’re inspired by the…

    • Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Charlie Gaines plays with his band in Philadelphia in 1940. | John W. Mosley/Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection of Temple University Libraries

Revitalization stirs up memories of a time Sharswood pulsed with all that jazz

As the Philadelphia Housing Authority charges ahead with its ambitious plans to remake the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Sharswood, WHYY's Aaron Moselle looks back at the area's jazz legacy, rooted then…

    • At Third and Green streets in Northern Liberties, new homes abut old. | Emma Lee/WHYY
    • Split Second | Jhonte Haskins, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Crash on Henry Avenue at West Queen Lane (file) | NewsWorks

East Falls asks PennDOT for 'radical' changes to make Henry Avenue safer

In East Falls, a long controversy around a very short stretch of road is reaching its crescendo.   Back in 2012, PennDOT released an initial report for improving safety along the…

    • Terrace Hall, Manayunk (file) | Matthew Grady for NewsWorks

August 29: Out-of-towners investing in Philly | Panama Canal to Packer Ave | Terrace Hall

Jacob Adelman has a look at why out-of-town investors are increasingly finding opportunity in Center City. Philly still has the twin drawbacks of persistent poverty and a steep wage tax,…

    • View from the Ferry

Philly goes TIGER grant-less for first time, Camden scores $16.2 million

Philadelphia’s TIGER win streak is over. During the Nutter Administration, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities had an unparalleled run at winning Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, securing…

    • Cocoon | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Evening rush hour at Suburban Station, July 5, 2016 | Emma Lee / WHYY

SEPTA announces extra buses to alleviate Regional Rail crunch

Beginning September 6, SEPTA will run supplemental express buses during the morning and evening rush hours on some of the Regional Rail lines hardest hit by the railcar shortage that has…

    • The focal point of Independence Mall is the former State House, where the founders debated the price of freedom.

August 25: NPS at 100 | East Market's second tower | FBI and Local 98

Today marks the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historical Park has an op-ed in today’s Inquirer on the centennial and the work NPS is doing…

    • Logan commercial corner, Photo by Phillytrax

Planning Commission approves neighborhood plan for Logan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) voted unanimously last week to formally accept a comprehensive neighborhood plan for Logan in North Philadelphia. The neighborhood plan is the culmination of a nearly…

    • l row homes development philadelphia

Is housing fair in Philly? Housing agencies need to know.

In the summer of 2015 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new rule requiring that cities provide regular assessments of their ability to “affirmatively further fair…

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