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

October 27: Retail rents rise | Kensington Community Food Co-Op gets shot in the arm | PA races to watch

Philadelphia’s retail rents are hitting new highs and the market is strengthening even outside of Center City, according to a new report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, Suzette Parmley reports.…

    • Fruit Sample, Photo by David Swift Photography

Property owners vote down 9th Street Business Improvement District

The 9th Street Business Improvement District (BID), which would have covered the Italian Market and its surrounding blocks, was defeated by a vote of the affected property owners this week. Councilman…

    • Commuters are shown exiting a SEPTA bus. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, file

SEPTA publishes Service Interruption Guide to ready transit riders for looming strike

With negotiations to avert a city-wide transit strike at an impasse, SEPTA has two words for you if you ride the bus, subway or trolley: Get ready. With less than a…

    • Proposal for new entry signage on Lit Brothers building | Brickstone Realty

Digitally-enhanced entries proposed for Lit Brothers building

The Historical Commission's Architectural Committee weighed in on design concepts for additional digital signage on the historic Lit Brothers building at its meeting Tuesday. Consideration of alterations to the high profile…

    • Bend it like Benjamin | Convicted Melon
    • Kanigel

Q&A with Jane Jacobs biographer Robert Kanigel

This is the year of Jane Jacobs, or at least the year of books about her. 2016 is the 100th Anniversary of her birth and there has been a resultant…

    • The Royal was once the queen of west South Street.

October 26: Royal Theater changes developers | Innovation architecture | Ghost tours

South Street’s Royal Theater waits again, reports Jacob Adelman. Carl Dranoff and Kenny Gamble recently sold the historic theater to Robert Roskamp, a developer who splits time between Florida and…

    • Harbison milk bottle

Committee supports 6 historic nominations, from Lancaster Ave to La Salle’s campus, 6 requests for continuances

The nominations of two Jewelers’ Row buildings as historic took top billing at Friday’s meeting of the Historical Commission’s Committee on Historic Designation, which voted to support their designation. After hearing…

    • Uber driver

As Harrisburg legalizes Uber/Lyft, Parking Authority contemplates how to regulate them

“The bottom line is: The regulation of taxi cabs is changing now, and it’s going to change forever.” Dennis Weldon, general counsel to the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), made this declaration…

    • Summer Parham, 16, and Juanita Marrero, 15, are in the Construction program at A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School | Catalina Jaramillo / PlanPhilly

Building women’s skills by helping low-income women repair their homes

Summer Parham, 16, an 11th grader from A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School, thinks most women are afraid of grabbing power-tools to repair or renovate their own homes.…

    • Rittenhouse Square | Jim Saksa

October 25: Ride-hailing bill awaits Wolf signature | Rittenhouse Square safety | Viva Minerva

A bill legalizing ride-hailing operations in Philadelphia awaits Governor Tom Wolf’s signature. As the Business Journal’s Alison Burdo writes the bill doesn’t grant transportation network companies (TNC) the ability to operate…

    • Route 47

SEPTA and transit union remain far apart on major issues, daily negotiations to avert a strike begin

SEPTA’s labor contract with its largest union expires at midnight on October 31st—Halloween— and if Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 doesn’t get a new deal by then, November 1st will…




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