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    •  E.M. Stanton Elementary School in Graduate Hospital is one of the schools that could see its boundaries redrawn through a district planning process.(The Trust for Public Land)

Real estate industry prepares for 'mother of all battles' over potential changes to school boundaries

At the corner of 6th and Christian streets in Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood, the beeping of backhoes is almost like the chirp of native birds: constant, unmistakably loud. This intersection…

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A 1918 ‘race war’ and its ties to Philadelphia’s present

Around 1 o’clock on weekday afternoons, a group of Grays Ferry old-timers gather around a plastic picnic table inside Bufus Outlaw’s garage on the 2600 block of Ellsworth Street. The menu…

    • The new play space inside Whitman library in South Philadelphia. (Avi Wolfman-Arent/WHYY)

Shh! This is a… jungle gym? Philly libraries remade for play

Seven-year-old Olivia Kinkel and her family visit the Whitman library in South Philadelphia a couple of times a week, enough to feed Olivia’s appetite for “chapter books.” She already likes the…

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