Did Philadelphia make a terrible mistake getting rid of the Chestnut Street Transitway? | Inga Saffron

The bus-only corridor was blamed for killing retail on Chestnut Street. Today, Philadelphia is more worried about traffic congestion than losing foot traffic.

Did Philadelphia make a terrible mistake getting rid of the Chestnut Street Transitway? | Inga Saffron

The bus-only corridor was blamed for killing retail on Chestnut Street. Today, Philadelphia is more worried about traffic congestion than losing foot traffic.

Inside the largest Wawa in the history of the universe, opening near Independence Hall Friday

To prepare you for what will surely be a Wawa sensory overload, here are the 12 gifts of Wawa’s new flagship store.

Inside the largest Wawa in the history of the universe, opening near Independence Hall Friday

To prepare you for what will surely be a Wawa sensory overload, here are the 12 gifts of Wawa’s new flagship store.

1,225 abandoned Philly chicks find new nests to roost

Life these days is sunny-side up for the birds who have found new homes after being saved in September from a North Philly pop-up poultry farm gone afoul.

1,225 abandoned Philly chicks find new nests to roost

Life these days is sunny-side up for the birds who have found new homes after being saved in September from a North Philly pop-up poultry farm gone afoul.
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NYC developer with Manhattan pier project in deal to explore reviving SS United States

RXR Realty will “determine the viability of the SS United States’ redevelopment," the ship's owner said.

How to get free naloxone in Philadelphia on Thursday

The kits will be available at dozens of locations across Pennsylvania, including 12 in the Philadelphia region.

Philly home values are rising. Will taxes keep rising with them?

Other cities and states cap annual property tax increases. As Philly market values rise, are caps possible here?

Poverty among older Philadelphians on the rise

“You’re just not prepared for poverty in old age,” said Alice Foley, who lives on Social Security and food stamps below the federal poverty level of $12,140 a year.

Temple trustees condemn controversial remarks by Marc Lamont Hill, but affirm his right to free speech

At their first public meeting since the uproar, Temple's trustees issued a "statement of condemnation" of Hill.

Facing criticism for remaining in office, convicted Pa. lawmaker resigns

In her resignation letter, state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown said she was stepping down “under protest," noting that the judge who sentenced her voiced serious concerns about the undercover sting investigation that led to her political downfall.

Teachers, staff at Northeast Philly charter school ratify contract; $5,700 average raises this school year

The contract, which includes raises for professional staff averaging $5,700 through the current school year, is a rare instance of union representation at a Philadelphia charter school.

75 percent of Philly-area drivers use phone in car. Can apps make them stop?

Researchers recommend turning on one smartphone function to help prevent distracted-driving crashes.

4 hurt in Rittenhouse Square high-rise fire

Scores of residents of the Dorchester Condominiums were forced out into the overnight chill until the fire was put out.

Man facing retrial in officer shooting offered plea deal

A man whose conviction in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer was overturned has 10 days to decide whether to take a plea deal or face retrial

Following a $165K windfall, Kenney cracks down on public land flipping

Mayor Kenney on Monday issued a directive to crack down on land speculators and unscrupulous developers following news reports about no-bid sales and profitable land flips aided by the city’s disjointed process for selling its vacant lots.

5-alarm apartment building fire displaces dozens in Overbrook

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than 6 hours before bringing it under control just before 8 a.m.

Police identify North Wildwood man as victim shot last week by Philly cop in Port Richmond

Police said Justin Smith, of the 300 block of East 11th Avenue, was shot by Officer Curt McKee after Smith ran into a stranger’s home on the 3500 block of Belgrade Street, then moved toward McKee with a knife.

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