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  1. It's not brain surgery: HUD Sec. Carson discusses housing policy in PhillyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PlanPhilly

    The Veterans Multi-Service Center feels squeezed into Old City, huddled next to the immensity of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Part of Philadelphia's aid infrastructure for former soldiers who have suffered hard times, the center's unassuming red brick exterior belies the essential work that occurs within, aided by funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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  2. September 21: Top-down public spectacle | Weinstein's Wayne Junction dream | 'Ugly produce'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | PlanPhilly

    ZBA's decision last week to reject rezoning a vacant West Poplar warehouse for apartments sends a message about pushing diversity in the construction industry, Inga Saffron argues. The core of the problem, Saffron writes, is the developer and local community association's irregular deal that would ensure 50 percent minority hiring and 10 percent hiring locally, regardless of union status.

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  3. Amazon HQ2 RFP asks for just one bid per region, so Philly submits threeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | PlanPhilly

    After Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters earlier this month, promising 50,000 jobs paying an average of six figures and $5 billion in direct investment, Philadelphia and a few dozen other North American cities all jumped to join the pageant. The city's business and political community have shown none of the fractious relationship that's marked fights over the soda tax or calls for ending the wage tax: from City Council to the Chamber of Commerce, everyone seems to agree: Landing Amazon would be a massive boon for the city.

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  4. September 20: NHSL crash prelim report | Amazon's refined search | Ryerss MansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | PlanPhilly

    A federal preliminary report states that slippery rails and speed may have been factors in the Norristown High Speed Line crash in August, Jason Laughlin reports. The SEPTA operator told National Transportation Safety Board investigators that he did apply the brakes but the train slid past the Gulph Mills stop and crashed into an unoccupied train car.

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  5. Philadelphia works to bring solar energy costs down to earthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | PlanPhilly

    Anthony LoCicero, a 33-year-old structural engineer raised in South Jersey, has been flirting with the idea of installing solar panels on his three-bedroom brick townhouse in South Philadelphia since he bought it, seven years ago. "Something about it just sounds like the right thing to do in general, right?" LoCicero said.

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  6. September 19: Strawberry Mansion's anchors | Long-term Amazon impact | Dear Ben CarsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | PlanPhilly

    Calvary United Church of Christ The door leading to the bell tower must be accessed by ladder. In Philadelphia, almost 70 places of worship of the city's stock of 800 sit vacant, while another 20 to 30 are underused.

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  7. September 18: Open union negotiations | Median parking Philadelphia relic | Unlisted: Locust TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | PlanPhilly

    Though the lawsuit challenging median parking on South Broad has come to an end, the fight for cultural dominance rages on. Joe Trinacria, contributing to Philly Magazine, makes the case for the importance of median parking as a relic of Philadelphia culture .

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  8. Task force focuses first on state of preservation in PhillyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | PlanPhilly

    Philadelphia created the Historic Preservation Task Force in April with a lofty charge: Think creatively about ways historic preservation can be a meaningful partner in the city's growth. But its 18-month tenure has begun with a very grounded phase of reflection and foundational research about the current state of historic preservation in Philadelphia.

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  9. Train derails on Market Frankford elevated line, few injuries reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 16 | PlanPhilly

    A SEPTA spokesman said around 30 passengers were on the train at the time it went off the tracks. Philadelphia Fire Department reported that three individuals have been transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries.

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  10. Before Two Planters: Longtime practitioners discuss transforming urban spaces in PhiladelphiaRead the original story

    Friday Sep 15 | PlanPhilly

    Planners, public utilities fans, and curious residents packed WHYY's studios Wednesday to discuss the transformation of urban spaces in Philadelphia. PIDC 's Prema Gupta, the Philadelphia Land Bank 's Angel Rodriguez, PHS 's Matt Rader, and WEXFORD SCIENCE+TECHNOLOGY 's Joe Reagan sat down in front of two tastefully placed planters and talked about the evolution of public space and their work with PlanPhilly's Diana Lu.

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  11. Park? Let's! Photos from Park(ing) Day 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | PlanPhilly

    Matt Cavelier, Joe Thomas and Ian Goldberg setting up Cloud Gehshan Placemaking's "Where are you from?" at Market and 4th on Park Day 2017 Today is Park Day, an annual, nationwide event where on-street parking spots are turned into pop-up parklets. Started in San Francisco in 2005, Park Day is celebrating it's 10th year in Philadelphia.

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  12. Four reasons why Philadelphia is gentrifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 14 | PlanPhilly

    Should the city's politicians ever come to a consensus on what to do about gentrification, a new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia offers guidance on how to address the hotly debated issue. Gentrification is nothing new, Fed economist Jeffrey Lin suggests in his paper, " Understanding Gentrification's Causes.

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  13. September 14: Mixed-use library | Fingerprints in data | "Youthful vigor"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | PlanPhilly

    On the continuing courtship with Amazon: Inga Saffron pens an open letter to the tech giant, pitching Philadelphia as the "dynamic, well-connected, up-and-coming home" that can maintain the company's affections in the long term. Philadelphia has shed its inferiority complex, Saffron writes, and regained population, created new jobs, and built shiny new developments to house the city's latest life cycle.

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  14. Negative on sex positive club in Tacony, ZBA revokes permitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | PlanPhilly

    On Wednesday evening, the Zoning Board of Adjustment voted to revoke the fraternal organization permit for the Philly Music Hall, a recently-opened, sex-positive community association located in the historic Tacony Music Hall. The Tacony Civic Association, represented by Matthew McClure of Ballard Spahr, argued that the application to open their space as a "fraternal use" was fraudulent and that the ZBA should review and revoke it.

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  15. September 13: Afro pick, Rizzo | Amtrak derailment ruling | Once "barren," now diningRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2013 | PlanPhilly

    A Philadelphia municipal court judge dismissed all counts against former Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian Tuesday, Jason Laughlin reports. Judge Thomas Gehret ruled that the evidence on the fatal derailment that killed eight passengers showed that "it's more likely than not this was an accident and not criminal."

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  16. As Rebuild promises $500 million to rehab rec centers, Chinatown asks: What about us?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | PlanPhilly

    Last month, you shared with us your pressing questions about Rebuild, Philadelphia's $500 million plan to rehab the city's parks, libraries and rec centers. More than 400 of you voted on which submitted question to answer.

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  17. In North Philly, neighbors and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission look to the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 12 | PlanPhilly

    On Monday night, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its final public meeting about the North District, which covers many of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The open house offered a glimpse of the Commission's proposals for the North District, after months of community feedback online and in-person.

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  18. Church In Grad Hospital hopes newly-planted Garden of Eden will turn...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 12 | PlanPhilly

    In May, 1916, the members of Union Baptist Church assembled at 711 South 12th Street and proudly marched seven blocks to their new sanctuary. The historic congregation had outgrown its first real church - a building constructed purposefully for worship that sat 900 - and was moving to a larger purpose-built house of worship at 1910 Fitzwater an early mega-church that could accommodate 2500.

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  19. September 12: Dark side, claw back | Post pop-up | 'Gentrification tax'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 12 | PlanPhilly

    "This is a dark side of our constitutional federalism, as it plays out in 'economic development,'" cautions City Lab. As cities vie for Amazon's affections, City Lab takes a look at the systems in place that allow companies to play states and localities against each other for massive tax breaks in the name of economic development.

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  20. September 8: Relatively unglamorous ghosts | Amazing, dangerous, and frightening | Amazon HQ2Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | PlanPhilly

    Amazing, dangerous, and frightening: Stu Bykofsky writes about the intersection of youth and bike culture on Philly streets. Byko speaks with youth bicyclists and bewildered onlookers who are concerned that these tricks could lead to trouble.

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