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Construction crews work on $35 million renovation of Cleveland’s Public Square ahead of the Republican National Convention.

The conventions are coming...

Aug 6, 2015
Cleveland and Philadelphia gear up for Republican and Democratic national conventions.
Posted In: cleveland, Democrats, Republicans, conventions, Philadelphia

Philadelphia: the largest city to legalize Airbnb

Jul 3, 2015
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention ... and the pope.
Posted In: airbnb, Philadelphia, rental market
Despite the risk of shutting down looming, the Department of Homeland Security also consistently ranks worst for morale among large government agencies.

Cities and counties rely on Homeland Security dollars

Feb 27, 2015
Local governments are watching the impasse over Homeland Security funding.
Posted In: Homeland Security, DHS, Philadelphia

What DeSean Jackson Taught Us About Economic Mobility

Jan 16, 2015
You Can't Change Where You're From
Posted In: DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia, street gangs
The Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia.

Man behind 'world's largest instrument'

Dec 22, 2014
A Macy's parade of music, thanks to the talents of an organist and a gigantic 110-year-old instrument.
Posted In: organ, wanamaker, Philadelphia, Macy's
School buses

School transportation cuts still affect families

Aug 21, 2014
Some districts that cut bus service during the recession haven't brought it back.
Posted In: Philadelphia, high school, students, public transportation

Philly Tech Week: It's always techie in Philadelphia

Apr 24, 2013
Tech has never just been about Silicon Valley, and Philadelphia wants the world to know that.
Posted In: Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Warby Parker

How much money does a closed school save?

Mar 8, 2013
Last night, the city of Philadelphia approved efforts to close 23 public schools, about 10 percent of the city’s total, because they are underused and the city says they costs too much to keep up. The closures are part of a national trend brought on by more kids going to private and charter schools and public budget cuts.
Posted In: Philadelphia, schools, Education

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

Philadelphia restores public transit, draws on 'rainy day fund'

Oct 31, 2012
The city of Philadelphia is getting back to business this morning. Schools and city government are up and running, as are trains and buses. What are the costs of getting the city up and running again after Sandy?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Philadelphia, public transportation

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