School district’s $60M worry; Which ‘Flavored by Philly’ chip is best?; Center City on the rebound | Morning roundup
New watershed trail for North Philadelphia 🏞️
With $450k consulting contract, Philadelphia’s new school superintendent crushes hopes for change | Opinion
Tony Watlington is bringing in a Tennessee-based firm, and the Board of Ed. isn’t taking questions.
The Billy Penn newsroom landed on a pretty clear winner.
How Philly schools are funded — property taxes play a huge role — and why state budget negotiations are key
Philadelphia’s school district will spend more than $4 billion this year to educate city kids.
Whose history is it, anyway? Examining how we commemorate the city’s first Gay Pride March | Opinion
In 1972, Cei Bell was a 17-year-old volunteer.
SEPTA double-charging rail riders; Pa. budget deadline looms; Remove a tree, pay the price | Morning roundup
Corn dog donuts at Okie Dokie 🌭🍩
The brilliant mashup obviously needed to exist.
SEPTA has been double-charging Regional Rail riders’ Key cards, with 1,600 hit by ‘bug’ before a fix
The transit authority has already issued refunds to half of the affected customers, officials said, with more on the way.
What’s affordable housing in Mantua?; Arson arrest in Fairhill fire; Voguing at the Franklin Institute | Morning roundup
7 tons of hoagies...for freedom 🥖
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
Pitch smashes Bryce Harper's thumb ⚾
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.