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Renderings unveiled for new stretch of Delaware River Trail

By: Tom Beck and Grace Maiorano At Cherry Street Pier Wednesday evening, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation unveiled renderings of what the Delaware River Trail will look like from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street,...

South Philly paves the way toward transit sustainability

A century-old trolley barn at 20th and Johnston streets is pioneering the future of public transit.  SEPTA’s sustainability program, SEP-TAINABLE, recently unveiled the completion of one of its most comprehensive “green” projects to date in...

Community expresses concern on fate of Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery

Crowds from across the area convened at Seafarers International Union, 2604 S. 4th St., this week to voice concerns about recent incidents related to Philadelphia Energy Solutions. In response to the June 21 explosion, which...

Pederson wants his players to get away from football before camp opens in late...

By: Al Thompson The head coach of an NFL team has the difficult job of bringing a large group of talented young men together to bond with the common goal of winning a championship at...

City unveils new report detailing the status of the Philadelphia Resilience Project

The City of Philadelphia released its most recent update on the Philadelphia Resilience Project last Wednesday, and it highlighted achievements made in areas such as increasing treatment options, reducing overdoses and reducing criminal activity...

Employment program geared toward those living with disabilities partners with South Philly grocery

Emerging artists and entrepreneurs living with disabilities gathered on Friday afternoon at Rowhouse Grocery, a community-based fresh food supplier at 17th and McKean streets. Among locally grown produce, the blooming merchants sold their original print...

South Philadelphia celebrates World Refugee Day at Mifflin Square Park

Bantu choirs, Burmese dances and a myriad of other ethnic entertainment in between mustered at Mifflin Square Park last Thursday evening. Scattered showers could not keep dozens of local neighbors away from the Philadelphia World...

St. John’s 80-year-old nursery school faces possible termination

Five tiny graduates gathered in the sanctuary of the historic St. John’s Baptist Church, 1232 Tasker St, on Friday to solemnize their promotion to kindergarten. The ceremony not only marked the completion of pre-k...

Packer Park native ventures to India to provide menstruation resources to underserved students

"I entertain to heal." The mantra, spoken by Packer Park native Lisa Leone, has guided the 26-year-old actress and humanitarian through an assortment of altruism. Throughout Leone’s life, her charities ranged from hosting an Alex’s...

Library receives $3.5 million budget increase despite fight for $15 million bump

After nine months of citywide advocacy, the Friends of the Free Library convened at City Hall on Thursday for a final rally before City Council voted to approve the 2020 fiscal year budget. In response...
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