• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Opinion: Chinatown is building the gathering space the community needs

There is a new high-rise in the Philly skyline. The Crane, a new mixed-use community center, rises dramatically at the end…

OPINION: A shooting barricaded a Philly neighborhood. Hear from people who experienced it.

Nearly eight hours locked out of your house. A blitz of armed police officers taking over several blocks. No buses. Day…

OPINION: I love trees, but please don't plant one unless you can take care of it

Sixteen hundred trees make an aesthetic impact on the streets of Kensington, but it’s not just about looks. Education on proper…

The 1,000 refinery workers that were laid off deserve access to green energy jobs

The massive explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery late last month will have far-reaching consequences for years to come.…

Why Philly's Vietnamese community is fighting to save Hoa Binh Plaza

On July 24 at 9:00 a.m., chants of “Whose Streets, Our Streets!” roared at the entrance of 1515 Arch Street. Nearly…

Philly has $800K to make Spring Garden the bike path of our dreams but the clock is ticking

Spring Garden Street through Center City may only be 2.1 miles long, but it represents an opportunity for the cycling community…

Whether you can hear the sound or not, 'Mosquito' sonic devices shouldn’t be in our parks

Markward Playground is a small park near the Schuylkill River. I often go there for a walk or to look at…

From Catastrophe to Closure: A vision beyond fossil fuels

As the fireball raged over South Philadelphia last week, over one million residents in our region faced potentially life-threatening circumstances. We…

Philadelphians deserve a voice in debate over future of local refineries

The thick cloud of black smoke billowing from the fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery Complex was a sight throughout…

Living a block from the polls makes you 28% more likely to vote

Fewer than one in three Philadelphians voted in the last mayoral primary, and that was for an open seat. Even if…

Homeownership rates are dropping in Philly. A little-known elected office plays a big role

Philadelphia has long been a city where the American dream of homeownership is open to rich and poor families. In fact,…

Rebuilding from loss in Philadelphia and Paris

Like a lot of people, I spent half a minute on Monday afternoon in stunned silence watching a video of the…

Should a former Philly bathhouse gain landmark status because of its place in LGBTQ history?

Back when homosexuality was illegal in Philadelphia, the Camac Baths offered a safe place for queer subculture to exist. On April…

First look inside Globe Dye Works' newest attraction

Globe Dye Works, the former yarn-dyeing factory turned live-work-manufacturing and design space in Frankford continues to write its own history. The…

In Common: 6 ways Philly can create more equitable, imaginative and inviting public spaces

I was lucky enough to spend 2018 writing the In Common series, exploring the ways civic spaces across Philly are changing,…

Amazon-New York HQ2 breakup has lessons for Philadelphia

Amazon’s New York City HQ2 plans unraveled in spectacular fashion last week—a fitting end for a spectacle of a location selection…

Rebel Ventures pitch youth-powered corner store at Full City Challenge

Jarrett Stein kept apologizing to the crowd for his public speaking. On a cold rainy Tuesday morning, the Rebel Ventures co-executive…

Power abuse: Doc, Henon and the public trust

Wednesday’s indictment of electricians union boss John Dougherty, Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon, and six others, laid out 116 counts of…

Unmarking African American History in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s streets are lined with history. The blue and gold signs issued by the Pennsylvania Historical Museum and Commission mark everything…

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