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Philly is moving up in the world of biotech

Classic “eds and meds” have long been the mainstay of Philly’s economy, but biotech is now booming here, bringing startup capital and jobs.

That’s still 3x the city’s median income, which is one reason why five local orgs partnered on a major new biotech training program, Technically reports.

An early rendering of Schuylkill Yards, a new University City biotech campus from Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University Credit: Schuylkill Yards

Is it ‘rowhouse’ or ‘rowhome’? And what about ‘townhome’?

Many neighbors share a wall or two thanks to Philly’s linked housing — but they might not share the same title for the structures.

  • How do you determine the name? Based on what home you’re working with or where you’re from, “rowhouse” and “rowhome,” or some variation of “townhome” all might fit the bill.

The distinction has been known to start arguments, so Jordan Levy put together a brief glossary of what you might find on a “Philadelphia row.”

Rowhomes on the 1500 block of North 33rd Street in Strawberry Mansion Credit: Emma Lee / WHYY

RECAP: What else happened?

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It’s National Voter Registration Day, and Mayor Kenney joins local sports teams at the Catto statue outside City Hall to encourage folks to sign up — do that here (10:30 a.m.). Midday, the mayor heads to GoPuff’s new fulfillment center in Callowhill to help celebrate the 10 millionth Philly order for the delivery giant — which recently did a round of layoffs (12 p.m.). Evening takes Kenney to South Broad for the grand opening of developer Carl Dranoff’s latest condo tower, called Arthaus (6 p.m.).


?️ BP Quizzo lands at The Sidecar Bar & Grille! Join us at the Grad Hospital tavern for our monthly pub trivia about all things local, with happy hour specials and prizes. Free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27)

Northern Liberties’ Night Market takes over 2nd Street with PAYG treats from 30+ food trucks, including chewy donuts from Mochinut and potato-y pierogis from Mom-Mom’s. (5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22).

? The inaugural Philly Arts & Music Festival goes down at the Navy Yard, with live music, local vendors, and plenty of food trucks. Tickets start at $35. (1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24)