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Council Chamber Erupts in Senate Soda-Tax Hearing Protest

Council Chamber Erupts in Senate Soda-Tax Hearing Protest

BY TONY WEST A Pennsylvania Senate hearing on the negative business impact of Philadelphia’s landmark Sweetened Drinks Tax in City Council Chambers was stymied before it could begin at 11 a.m. this morning. Hundreds of protestors crammed the spectators’ gallery and burst into sustained chants of “This is our house!”, backed up by raucous blasts […]

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PHILAPORT 2017: Deeper Channel Will Transform Trade

BY TONY WEST It will have taken 35 years to move five feet in the Delaware River – but they are five big feet. Five feet deeper. By this time next year, the channel-deepening project will have been completed. From an initial study by the Delaware River Port Authority in 1983, this project has consumed […]

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Non-Commercial Radio Get-Together Happening at WXPN

BY NATHAN LERNER Philadelphia radio station WXPN will once again host the annual Non-COMMvention, Now in its 17th edition, the event is widely considered the premier national convocation of contemporary non-commercial music radio stations. It attracts both industry members and those, who are simply fans of the music. Over the years, such big names such […]

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Revolutionary Museum Comes to Town

BY ELDON GRAHAM The American Revolution is alive again in the streets of Philadelphia. Located in Old City at 3rd & Chestnut Streets is The Museum of The American Revolution, the city’s newest attraction, housing over 250 years of American, British, French and Native American tribal history. Kicking it off was a stellar opening ceremony, […]

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Media Day at Philly’s Newest Museum Deepens Insight into Colonial Era

BY ELDON GRAHAM Old City has a new resident which brings its history back to life. The Museum of The American Revolution is Philadelphia’s latest attraction: an effort to tell the story of America’s founding comprehensively. Press members from all over the region were invited on Wednesday to get a sneak peek at what lies […]

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URGENT CARE ON THE RISE: Quick, Cheap, Convenient, These Clinics Fill a Void

BY TONY WEST A new kind of health-care provider, unknown to our grandparents, has become an important option for Americans seeking treatment for what ails them. Urgent-care clinics began to form 40 years ago. They spread slowly into the Northeast but have become a basic feature of Philadelphia’s medical landscape in the last 10 years. […]

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WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER: Ports are a vivid lesson in various ways to move

BY TONY WEST It’s easy to think of a port as nothing more than a place where ships disembark and embark, loading and unloading their goods. But that’s not the half of it. A port is more like a symphony in which different ways of travel must move together in smooth, mutually supportive exchanges. At […]

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Broad St. Line to Navy Yard Needs Traction

BY ELDON GRAHAM Public transit in Philadelphia is generally strong, save for the temporary SEPTA strike the week before 2016 election, but when you look more deeply under the microscope you’ll notice some important parts of the city are not as accessible as others. The Broad Street Orange Line reaches a wide range of Philadelphia: […]

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State Commits $300 Million to Port of Philadelphia, but PRPA Staff Is Slashed

by Joe Shaheeli When Gov. Tom Wolf joined US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), elected officials and stakeholders to tout a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia, proponents of Southport grew worried. Would their long effort to create additional super-modern terminals with the development of Southport’s acreage be consigned to a page in […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Port Investments Make for a Merry Christmas

GOV. TOM WOLF and LT. GOV. MIKE STACK played the role of Santa Claus and announced an early Christmas present to the folks of Southeastern Pennsylvania. And what did they leave under the tree for the good people of SEPA? A $300-million capital investment in the Port of Philadelphia. This investment will improve several port […]

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