Churches convert to rentals as young people leave the flock

Oct 11, 2016
Houses of worship are merging or closing. In Philly, more than a quarter of those have been redeveloped.
Philadelphia’s former St. Anthony of Padua Church (left) has been converted into upscale lofts, and apartments are planned for St. Laurentius' site, also in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Bobby Allyn

In Philly, how the city deals with unclaimed bodies

Aug 19, 2016
When unidentified people die in Philly, the city picks up the burial tab.
A single stone marks the grave of 1,500 Philadelphians whose cremated remains were never claimed from the Medical Examiner's Office. 
Emma Lee/WHYY

Makeover of landmark urban mall in Philadelphia brings mixed reviews

Jul 26, 2016
One critic says the changes are "almost like retail gentrification."
Pedestrians pass by advertising for the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia, which will replace the old Gallery at Market East shopping mall. 
Todd Bookman

Overcoming racial and economic struggle in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Jul 22, 2016
The DNC starts Monday in the other Philadelphia, but we've traveled far from the convention to find out about poverty in the South.
Philadelphia, Mississippi, is known as the fair city with the area’s biggest attractions: the Neshoba County Fair and the Choctaw Indian Fair.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

How effective is a tax on soda?

Jun 9, 2016
Philadelphia is set to become the first major city to introduce a soda tax.

US cities facing issues over pension packages

Apr 7, 2016
Philadelphia alone has a $6 billion pension deficit.
People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse during the beginning of Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial back in 2013. 
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Philadelphia wants low-income residents to take tax credit

Mar 30, 2016
The city estimates 20 percent of those eligible didn’t claim the EITC last year
Street team for EITC outreach hands out flyers in Southwest Philadelphia. 
Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

Police in Philly pay for tips in unsolved homicides

Feb 19, 2016
For some people in the community, cooperation may look more like 'snitching.'
Tony Harris, 50, of Philadelphia, was murdered in October. The case remains unsolved. 
Courtesy of Harris' family

Philadelphia's Italian market lures holiday shoppers

Dec 23, 2015
Generations of customers stand in line for specialties like cannoli and ravioli.