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    •  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…

    • 2019 08 7 k paynter gorilla treehouse 4 1

Philly's newest $100,000 house has some really hairy residents

Construction is complete for another mixed-use development in Philadelphia. The two-story structure offers little in terms of shelter, but satisfies most of the recreational amenities required by its seven tenants —…

    • Herbert Campbell at Smith Playground.

Should I stay? In wake of refinery explosion, neighbors reconsider living so close to a hazard

Every Sunday afternoon in the summer, Stinger Square at 32nd and Dickinson streets hosts Oldies in the Park. A DJ sets up a booth next to benches and a children’s playground.…

    • Luis Martinez holds a chicken that he has been nursing in a community garden in Kensington. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Backyard farmers support Philadelphia bill to legalize undercover chicken coops

A rooster gives a hearty crow as Luis Martinez fixes his motorcycle in his backyard on a Friday afternoon. Across the street, a few more chickens hang out, forming a ragtag…

    • hiladelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (right) and Chief of Homicide Anthony Voci

Driver could face jail time for death of Center City cyclist

The truck driver who hit and killed a Center City cyclist could face prison time for the 2017 collision. Jorge Fretts, 28, hit Emily Fredricks, a 24-year-old pastry chef. She was…

    • Cars and bikes compete on many Philadelphia streets despite bike lanes.

Philadelphia drivers rarely prosecuted for crashes that kill pedestrians and cyclists

Only a fraction of drivers in crashes that kill pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists ever face serious criminal charges, according to a new analysis by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. About…

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