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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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Historic Preservation in Philly Needs a Truce – and Then a Plan

by Tony West Philadelphia needs a better way to handle the challenges of historic preservation as it enters a new cycle of dynamic development, Harris Steinberg told the Building Industry Association’s annual conference at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sept. 22. He was referring to the recent outcry over Toll Brothers’ proposal […]

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Carpenters Rally for Clinton

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Southport Decision Will Affect Number of Port Jobs Created

The Pennsylvania Regional Port Authority is about to choose from six proposals to develop the Southport Marine Terminal. This will decide the outcome of the largest Philadelphia port development in decades. An unusual coalition of labor and environmentalists has formed around the proposed development of Southport, brought together by the fear that good jobs and […]

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RIM Café Makes French Chocolate Dreams Come True

by Cassie Hepler Business dreams can come true. Especially if you have lots of them. René Kobeitri came to Philadelphia in July 2005 from Nice, France, where the French Riviera sprawls beautifully. “Everything changed in my life,” he said. “I fell in love with America. I met an American lady in Paris, for two days. […]

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OUR OPINION: Amazing Skyline, Seething Streets

Having been born and bred in a rowhome office since its inception, the editors of the Philadelphia and South Philadelphia Public Records now gaze out a wall of windows which gives the staff a view, as Tony West told Jim Tayoun, “to die for”. Well, we didn’t die. But we still have to keep our […]

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John’s Roast Pork Wants Your Bone Marrow!

by Cassie Hepler Everyone in the city knows John Bucci, Jr. Maybe not personally, but you’ve at least tried his delicious pork sandwiches in South Philly on Snyder Avenue. Well, there was a point in time where the company might have needed a new name when Bucci came down with a potentially fatal diagnosis of […]

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The first of the class of “Neo-Panamax” shipping vessels called at the Port of Philadelphia  Aug. 3 to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River. The MSC Sophia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU (20-foot Equivalent Unit) vessel operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co., docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia […]

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