Philadelphia Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Philadelphia, PA.

Results 1 - 20 of 575 for "u:planphilly.com" in Philadelphia, PA

  1. From hosiery factory to school to apartments, a building is rebornRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PlanPhilly

    In the life cycle of a building, a few years' time can mean the difference between being at the center of a community and falling into disrepair and blight. That was the case with the towering former pantyhose factory that housed Roberto Clemente Middle School in Hunting Park.

    Comment?

  2. Tiny houses to make Philadelphia debut on city landRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | PlanPhilly

    Philadelphia is on track to begin construction of prefabricated tiny houses in Kensington, a new strategy for the city that advocates say could dramatically improve the region's ability to respond to a growing shortage of decent, low-cost housing. If the plan comes to fruition, it will be the Philadelphia debut of a housing type that has captured the imagination of everyone from reality TV producers and HGTV junkies to minimalist architects, and advocates seeking to end homelessness.

    Comment?

  3. Wharton Prof: There's no amount of money that would've swung AmazonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | PlanPhilly

    Hope can blind people to reality, hindsight is always 20-20, and as the dust settles around Philadelphia's failed bid to woo Amazon, it's become clear that the city never really had a shot. Still, experts agree that the effort, however, futile, wasn't in vain.

    Comment?

  4. State, city offered Amazon a $5.7 billion incentive package to build Philly HQ2Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | PlanPhilly

    On the heels of Amazon's announcement that it would split its second headquarters into two large satellite offices in Northern Virginia and New York City -- plus a third, smaller office in Nashville, Tennessee -- officials have released details on Philadelphia's bid for the online retail behemoth. Until now, Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have refused to discuss details of the incentives offered in their HQ2 proposal.

    Comment?

  5. Study: Spending now on legal aid for renters would save city down the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | PlanPhilly

    An annual investment of $3.5 million would cover the cost of legal representation for the thousands of low-income tenants who find themselves facing eviction orders in Philadelphia's Municipal Court, according to a study released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The $3.5 million investment would ultimately save the city $45.2 million in public costs associated with increased homelessnesses and displacement, the legal professional organization argued.

    Comment?

  6. Activist Asa Khalif announces run for City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | PlanPhilly

    Local activist Asa Khalif is throwing his hat into the ring for one of Philadelphia City Council's seven at-large seats. All 17 seats - there are 10 seats elected by district - come up for reelection in a May 2019 primary.

    Comment?

  7. Philly's HQ2 loss could be a long-term win for city, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | PlanPhilly

    Philadelphia won't get the 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment that many hoped Amazon would deliver to the city. Instead, its HQ2 package is headed to a pair of rival cities along the Northeast corridor.

    Comment?

  8. $3.3M Maplewood Mall remake to break ground in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | PlanPhilly

    On a typical day, the intersection of Germantown and Chelten bustles with life as shoppers weave from stores to sidewalk, and honking cars navigate traffic. Maplewood Mall is leafy, quiet, and paved with bricks.

    Comment?

  9. As Baltimore Avenue changes, new signs honor 'current history'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | PlanPhilly

    Brian Cirksey spent some time walking along Baltimore Avenue earlier this year, talking to people he encountered, and doing some soul searching about what made the popular Cedar Park thoroughfare a place people loved. Many of the stories he heard were about watching cool, small restaurants and shops, often started by immigrants, pop up on the avenue and shape its character as they flourished and grew.

    Comment?

  10. Openness is secret ingredient in meal shared with strangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | PlanPhilly

    Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday. Leon Caldwell, a socially minded real estate developer who was born and raised in West Philadelphia, spends a lot of time thinking about how neighborhoods grow and change.

    Comment?

  11. From trucks to trails, Philly's new $181 million bond will pay for improvements citywideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | PlanPhilly

    A new dock for dragon boats, HVAC systems for the city's homeless shelters, and a cap for I-195 along Penn's Landing are among the capital projects Mayor Jim Kenney will fund with the $181 million municipal bond Philadelphia voters approved on Tuesday. The bond dollars constitute a relatively small slice of the $4.7 billion capital budget for next year.

    Comment?

  12. Philly adds electric bikes to bike share fleetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | PlanPhilly

    Like Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, Indego has gone electric, adding 10 pedal-assist bicycles to its bike share fleet. Unlike Dylan in '65, though, the move is eliciting cheers.

    Comment?

  13. West Philly-bred developer seeks 'return on community' when eyeing new projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | PlanPhilly

    When I was growing up in West Philadelphia, I walked past a historic cemetery in my neighborhood almost every day. It may seem like a creepy part of a daily route for a kid, but the groundskeepers ensured the grass was always neat and manicured.

    Comment?

  14. Kenney 'won't speculate on speculation' that Philly's out of running for Amazon HQ2Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | PlanPhilly

    Amid media reports that Philadelphia is not among the final contenders for Amazon's planned second headquarters, Mayor Jim Kenney is keeping his chin up and his mouth shut. "We're in the running until they tell us we're not, until they pick another site, but this constant speculation, you can't respond to it," Kenney said Monday.

    Comment?

  15. Bill to ban new 3-story homes in Point Breeze, Grays Ferry introduced by Councilman JohnsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | PlanPhilly

    City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has introduced a bill that would make it easier to build new homes and taller buildings in some sections of Point Breeze and Grays Ferry, while making it harder to build three-story homes in some sections of low-slung rowhouse neighborhoods. The move comes after years of prompting from the Philadelphia Planning Commision, which has urged Johnson to address development concerns in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.

    Comment?

  16. Judge could force SEPTA to end ban on political adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | PlanPhilly

    A federal judge may force SEPTA to scale back its effort to keep politically charged advertisements off its bus shelters and vehicles when he issues a decision in a free speech case later this month. U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson didn't say exactly how he'll rule on the lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Center for Investigative Reporting or CIR.

    Comment?

  17. Inspired by King of Prussia, West Chester ramps up campaign to restore rail serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | PlanPhilly

    Down a long, quiet hallway, Jo An Kelton sat alone in Room 2b and called the Advisory Ad Hoc Committee to Reestablish Rail Service to West Chester to order. Two members would call in by phone to this converted old classroom inside the otherwise empty former school serving as West Chester's administrative offices while Borough Hall undergoes a renovation.

    Comment?

  18. New partnership will protect 475,000 Philly homeowners from sewer snafusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | PlanPhilly

    John Coats said he began to a panic when he found that his basement toilet was overflowing on its own. A faulty sewer line from the street was sending water back into his West Oak Lane home of 37 years, that was built in the 1940s.

    Comment?

  19. City to survey land in flood-prone Eastwick before soliciting developer bidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | PlanPhilly

    Despite some continued concerns about flooding, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority isn't ruling out commercial development in a low-lying swath of Eastwick near John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. The vacant land in question sits in a 100-year-floodplain.

    Comment?

  20. Nation's first black-owned shopping center celebrates 50Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | PlanPhilly

    The shopping center on Broad and Oxford Streets might not look out of the ordinary to the average passersby. But that hasn't stopped politicians from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama from staging rallies there.

    Comment?

Philadelphia Job Listings
View or post Philadelphia job listings on Topix.
Philadelphia Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in Philadelphia from Topix.
Philadelphia Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in Philadelphia on Topix.