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Financial Perspectives: The Social Security well is running dry

A report was released last week by the OASDI Trustees Report that showed that the Social Security trust fund would be exhausted by 2033, which is four years earlier than the original projections.…

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May Day rallies | Route 34 track improvements | casino license auction | connector street plans | SRC budget hearing tonight

Today is May Day, the original Labor Day, so expect to see a few rallies/occupations around town. At noon a May Day Unity March will start at 52nd and Market,…

Preliminary archaeology work to begin next month on rare piece of original Delaware River shoreline

Exploratory archaeology to determine what could be found beneath a portion of West Shipyard – a rare bit of original Philadelphia shoreline – is set for June and July. The West…

    • Preliminary design Delaware River Trail South

DRWC continues work on the waterfront trail and green space, development areas the trail will connect

The Penn Street Trail – a section of the Central Delaware waterfront trail that will connect Spring Garden Street with SugarHouse Casino's portion of the trail – is expected to open…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • Redering of The Ridge in East Falls | Onion Flats
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April 30-May4: Philadelphia Modernism | Ridge Flats @ DAG | 'Reclaiming the Rust Belt'

Building Philadelphia: Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley Tuesday, May 1, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series…

    • Klein JCC Program Director for Adult Services Shelley Geltzer enjoys a slow dance with Dr. Fred Goldman on his 100th birthday. Photo/Michelle Alton

Fred Goldman celebrates 100th birthday with friends at Klein JCC [slideshow]

Klein JCC Program Director for Adult Services Shelley Geltzer enjoys a slow dance with Dr. Fred Goldman on his 100th birthday. Photo/Michelle AltonEditor's note: This story is being republished due…

    • Frankford resident Paul Corbin heads to Southampton for aerial yoga on a sunny spring day. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Frankford resident refreshes workout regime with aerial yoga

Frankford resident Paul Corbin heads to Southampton for aerial yoga on a sunny spring day. Photo/Matthew Flowers Paul Corbin was looking for a new way to get in shape and add…

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Fairmount Arts Crawl Celebrates Local Artists and Venues

The 8th annual Fairmount Arts Crawl attracted more than 70 local artists, featured more than 45 local businesses and filled Fairmount Ave sidewalks with visitors on Sunday, April 29. “It’s called…

    • Hahn's bike
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Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We'll…

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Sanchez calls for more security in city's vacant buildings

Photo/Philadelphia City Council It looks like owners of vacant properties in Philadelphia will have to do more to keep squatters out. The matter had a rare Friday committee hearing at City…

    • Rendering of possible future for Pier 9 as an adaptable event space. | courtesy of DRWC
    • Ashley Hahn's hotrod Schwinn Collegiate.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about, Part 1

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We’ll…

    • Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

AMTRAK and representatives from Burns Engineering will hold a public meeting tonight in Radnor Township to discuss an electrification transmission line project, now in the design and planning phases, that will…

    • DRWC's swan boats are ready for the season

Swan boats, other summer activities on tap for the Delaware River waterfront

This bevy of swan boats is ready for the Delaware River.This will be the second year the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has offered swan boats for rent, along with kayaks,…

    • Columbia Avenue connector

Neighborhood-to-waterfront connector street projects moving forward

Progress continues on three street improvement projects designed to better link Philadelphia neighborhoods with the Central Delaware Riverfront through improved pedestrian and bicycle access, lighting, landscaping and signage.Delaware River Waterfront…

    • A group of organizers stood at Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park: (L-R) Ken Carter, Rebbeca Alpert, Morris Levin, Rachel Garland, Bonnie Silverman, Ruth Ost and Jerry Silverman. | Philadel
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Grassroots movement advocates to restore baseball tradition in West Parkside

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   In the 1930s and 1940s, baseball was played at the 44th and Parkside Ballpark, where the originally Negro National League-affiliated Philadelphia…

    • Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan Dizio will be on

Pretzel Factory co-founder appears on 'Undercover Boss' tonight

Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan Dizio will be on "Undercover Boss" tonight. Press photo/CBS Dan Dizio has been selling pretzels since he was 11 years old, but it's been a long…

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April 27-29: Astronomy Night, Shadfest, Flavors of the Avenue, Fairmount Arts Crawl

Astronomy Night Friday, April 27, 8pm. 20 locations. As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, Astronomy Night is back at more than 20 venues in and around Philly, including the Franklin…

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