What’s affordable housing in Mantua?; Arson arrest in Fairhill fire; Voguing at the Franklin Institute | Morning roundup
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West Philly house that can mine crypto sells for $237k, sparking debate over gentrification and what ‘affordable’ means
The Mantua property was renovated after sitting abandoned for a decade.
The Pride month event was created as a “choose your own adventure” to appeal to all types.
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Bill inspired by deadly Fairmount fire would mandate better smoke alarms in public housing nationwide
The legislation provides funding for education, but not directly to help landlords install new detectors — and PHA says cost is a big issue.
Overall 24% of registered Philadelphia voters went to the polls, vs. 17% in the previous midterm.
New Giant supermarket opens on North Broad, bringing local goods and groceries to a fast-developing stretch
The store is at the center of an area about to be flooded with new apartments.
Protests sweep through Philly; Center City bus lane goes red; Delaware River Trail shines | Sunday roundup
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The initiative supports professional development and job connections through coursework and matchmaking.
24 questions about everything Philadelphia.
The unbroken path now stretches from Fishtown to South Philadelphia, and there’s no shortage of things to check out.
More rallies are planned throughout the weekend.
Gov. Wolf has vowed to keep it legal, but that could change after the November election.
Swan song as Council OKs budget; Finding kindness in Ukraine; More water main breaks | Morning roundup
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Kindness dots the frontlines of the Ukrainian refugee crisis, as documented by a Philly photographer
Ada Trillo, whose work hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, chronicled a journey 7 million Ukrainians made this spring.
Councilmembers Allan Domb and Derek Green both say they might not return, stopping just short of declaring for mayor
But they could wait until September to formally resign — for a few different reasons.
Getting toddlers vaxxed; Wage tax cut savings?; Malcolm Jenkins’ new Philly whiskey | Morning roundup
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Philly is cutting the wage tax to boost business. What does that mean for workers? (Spoiler: not much)
The wage tax is Philadelphia's single biggest bucket of revenue, bringing in more than $1.5 billion annually.
First whiskey from grains exclusively by Black and brown farmers? Malcolm Jenkins and New Liberty are making a bourbon
The partnership’s goal: boost diversity in the spirits industry — and create a damn good sip.