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    • A Google Streetview image of 2601 Poplar St. (Google/WHYY)

108 apartments coming to vacant Poplar St. lot

The owner of a popular Fairmount cafe and artisanal market has gotten permits to build a 55-foot-tall apartment complex on a vacant Poplar Street lot. The 2601 Poplar Street project will…

    • Diane Southerland and her daughter Terry in their Logan home. (Kim Paynter/WHYY)

‘We’re a city under siege’— 2 shootings in 2 days rattles North Philly neighbors

Five young men were shot in North Philadelphia just one day after a gunman injured six police officers. The two incidents occurred on the same street, just a few miles apart.…

    • Jill Fredricks Brown, aunt of Emily Fredericks, in front of the Philadelphia DA's office

DA Larry Krasner to appeal dismissal of charges against driver who fatally struck Philly cyclist

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office will appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss charges against driver Jorge Fretts for the killing of cyclist Emily Fredricks, the chief of the DA’s homicide unit…

    • solar panel

Pa. grants $2M for solar tech at PGW’s liquefied natural gas plant

Philadelphia Gas Works’ planned liquefied natural gas plant got a $2 million state grant to install solar energy. The plant will be constructed at the utility’s Southwest Philadelphia site.  The $60…

    • Emily Fredricks pictured in front of a flower wall. (Emily Fredricks Foundation)

Philly DA Krasner may appeal dismissal of charges against driver who fatally struck cyclist

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is urging the city’s District Attorney Larry Krasner to appeal a local judge’s dismissal of charges against a trash truck driver who struck and killed…

    •  Edwin Desemour is ever vigilant at Waterloo playground. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Meet the heroes making Philly’s parks safer

Dread fills Edwin Desamour every time he hears about violence breaking out at a city park or playground. This summer, the sensation has overcome the North Philadelphia father a handful of…

    • Solar panels on Philadelphia rowhouses. (Adam Stein for Solar States)

Dreaming about going solar? Now, a city rebate can help

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants you to put solar panels on your roof. Now.  With less than 0.4% of the city’s energy mix coming from solar power, Kenney needs to pick…

    • Riders cruise through Brooklyn on Revel mopeds. (Revel)

NYC moped startup Revel is eyeing Philly. My test ride proved how thrilling/scary that would be.

The idea of sharing a helmet with Lord knows how many people in a 22-square-mile area of a densely populated city grosses me out. I’ve seen the bald spots of ringworm…

    • Rowhouses line Spruce Street in Fitler Square. (Emma Lee/ WHYY)

‘Rowhouse’ vs. ‘rowhome’? The tangled history of a uniquely Philadelphia term

Is it “rowhouse” or “row house?” Is it “rowhome” or “row home?”  Nothing gets Philadelphia grammarians riled up more than a question of local dialect. Especially when there is no clear…

    • Construction on the Crane, pictured, is nearly complete. (PCDC/ Rittenhouse Realty Advisors))

Chinatown CDC is marketing the 'hood's tallest tower as a $67 million lux address

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation is marketing the neighborhood’s largest residential tower for sale.  It took PCDC eight years to complete “The Crane,” a 20-story tower and community center just north…

    • An artist's rendering shows an apartment complex planned for 2157 E. Lehigh Ave. An arrow points to the old Conrail wall neighbors want to see torn down.  (DesignBlendz/B.S.K.M./PlanPhilly.)

Why Kensington wants to tear down a 25-foot-high Lehigh Ave. wall

The latest big housing development to come to East Lehigh Avenue in Kensington is grappling with an unusual problem.  How do you connect an apartment complex to the surrounding neighborhoods when…

    • Emergency responders work to contain the blaze at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery on Friday June, 21.

Eliminating the PES refinery’s deadliest chemical will be a 24/7 job for weeks

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery has started neutralizing and eliminating a highly toxic chemical still present at the shuttering facility. The June 21 explosion and fire that led the company to…

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