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Governor of Puerto Rico promises housing assistance for Philadelphia's Maria evacuees

During a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said he’s committed to declaring Pennsylvania a host state, which will provide local governments with federal funding for housing…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responds to report on racial disparities in Philadelphia home loans. Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to introduce bill for a hearing on racial disparities in the Philadelphia home loan market

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson plans to introduce legislation next Thursday calling for a hearing on racial disparities in the Philadelphia home loan market, according to a statement released by the councilman’s office…

    • “Barbering is not just cutting hair,” South Street Barbers' Mike Jordan says. “You got counseling, advising, you get friendships.

Segregation's modern manifestations, from health to housing

“In the wake of the Great Migration, [racial violence occurring in cities] seemed to prove that the only way to really make sure that communities could be stable was if, in…

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Unequal lending keeps redlining alive in Philadelphia’s gentrifying neighborhoods

Rachelle Faroul is a 33-year-old woman with a good credit score and a degree from Northwestern University. When she decided to buy home in West Philadelphia, near Malcolm X Park, Faroul,…

    • Preliminary sketch of the proposed Temple on-campus football stadium. Credit: Temple University.

Other cities have built stadiums with programs to benefit neighbors. Will Temple follow their lead?

Temple’s stadium doesn’t have to be an exploitative entity in an underserved community; it has the opportunity to work with neighbors to smartly manage growth, writes Ken Shropshire, CEO of Global…

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Bills to build new bike lanes advance in City Council

A trio of bills to expand Philadelphia’s disjointed bike lane network advanced out of City Council’s streets and services committee Wednesday. The legislation is expected to be introduced to the floor…

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Top city official slams Trump’s infrastructure proposal

Philadelphia officials are adding their voices to a bipartisan chorus of vexed state and city officials across the nation lambasting President Donald J. Trump’s $200 billion infrastructure spending proposal. “We hold…

    • Some $29.7 million worth of unspent beverage tax funds collected in 2017 is being “reserved” for future pre-K seats. Credit: Matt Rourke/AP

City & State PA: City Hall is sitting on nearly $30 million of dollars in deferred soda tax dollars. Why?

City Hall is using the pending lawsuit over the city’s soda tax “as an excuse to sock money away for a future budget shortfall,” argues the American Beverage Association. In response…

    • Curtis Jones | Emma Lee/WHYY

'Just cause' eviction bill clears City Council committee

On Tuesday, a bill intended to protect renters from being evicted without “good cause” moved one step closer to a vote by City Council. Passed out of committee, the bill will…

    • The restored LOVE statue makes its way back to LOVE Park.

A Philadelphia icon returns

Philadelphia’s LOVE statue made its triumphant return home to LOVE Park on Tuesday, just in time for the Valentine’s Day selfies. The iconic 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture traveled from the Art…

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What 'safe-injection sites' sound like to people on the front lines of the city's drug wars

Elmira Smith has lived in Kensington for 38 years. Now the heart of the Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, which claimed the lives of an estimated 1,200 people in 2017 alone, her neighborhood…

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Puerto Rico's Governor to meet with city leaders on Friday, igniting hope of aid for Philly's Maria evacuees

The Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello is coming to Philadelphia on Friday and will be meeting with local Latino leaders and clergy. They'll be asking him to help release federal…

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'Off the beaten path' no longer, Strawberry Mansion residents bring life to neglected gem

Take a walk through Fairmount Park and eventually, you will find yourself staring up at a grand historic mansion. Nestled in the vast green's acreage, most of these publicly owned buildings…

    • Philadelphia Police officer shrouded in Eagles glitter. Credit: Kim Jordan

"No one likes us! No one likes us! WE DON'T CARE!"

“HUNGRY DOGS RUN FASTER.” So boomed Eagles center Jason Kelce, donned from head to toe in sequined glory at Thursday’s triumphant championship parade. "No one wanted us, no one liked this…

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Transit agencies score on Eagles parade day

In 2008, the Phillies won the World Series for the first time in 28 years. But, SEPTA stranded some of the crowds of baseball fans who tried to cheer them on,…

    • Laverne Daves and Earlene Stith celebrate in Sit On It bar

What victory looks like from a South Philly bar

Paul Gallegher’s Thursday began at the same time and in the same kind of place that his Sunday night ended: At 6:00 a.m. in a South Philadelphia bar. On Sunday night,…

    • Teddy Munz made a bet on the Eagles' Super Bowl win. His prize: a Nick Foles tattoo paid for by his buddies.

Eagles Super Bowl Parade Day is here and here's what you need to know — and a little extra

Ohmahgawddddd today is Super Bowl Parade Day!! Here’s what you need to know: For updates all day long on transportation and logistics, parade happenings, and the scene around Eagledelphia as the…

    • Muriel Rivera and her son Yeriel playing the piano at the hotel where she's been staying since November.

Puerto Rican evacuees in Philadelphia will lose temporary housing on Valentine’s Day and there is no plan for what's next

Muriel Rivera, 28, has been living with her 6-year-old kid in a downtown Philadelphia hotel since November. She had to evacuate the home she lived in with her mom, dad and…

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Jewelers' Row tower needs more work, city board says

The Toll Brothers proposal for a 24-story condo tower in the midst of Jewelers’ Row received a mixed-review at the city’s Civic Design Review (CDR) board on Tuesday. The architects, developers,…

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

Criminal charges reinstated for Amtrak engineer indicted in deadly Philly train crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges for the deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia, the AP reports. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis…

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