Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

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Handful of West Philly properties designated historic, including wee district

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Activists relate to King’s shift from dreamer to radical

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Atlantic City casinos see 1st revenue increase in 10 years

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Live Civil War-era cannonball, other explosives detonated the Joint Base

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Will Philly’s new fair housing plan advance without pressure from HUD?

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Icahn surrendering Trump Taj Mahal casino license

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Philadelphia mounted unit taking part in Trump inaugural parade

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Milder Mummers strut into 2017

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Philly’s iconic boathouse row lights up for Hanukkah

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New multi-use platform coming to Philadelphia City Hall courtyard

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New path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban-renewal agreement

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After sensitivity training, will Mummers rein in raucous antics?

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Kwanzaa celebrates 50 years of honoring African-American culture

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Area near Drexel in West Philly wins big school grant

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Philadelphia’s disappearing low-cost rental housing revealed in Fed gentrification study

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From Campbell’s test kitchen to America’s tables, N.J. chef’s green bean casserole an enduring favorite

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A 1940s documentary about housing and poverty in Philadelphia, and progress since then

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New Jersey could add tens of thousands of affordable housing units over the next decade

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Casino signs four-year deal to sponsor Mummers Parade

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Plan to extend Urban Enterprise Zone in five cities nears N.J. Senate vote

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Conflict over Princeton Battlefield ends with deal to save bulk of tract from development

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Jarrett Walker’s philosophy of public transit as means to freedom

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Reforms fail to drop number of complaints against Philly Police

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What’s at stake if Toomey and Trump cut funding to Philly?

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Affordable housing ‘gap period’ requirement goes before N.J. Supreme Court

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Philly’s Mural Arts reaches out to prisoners as it shapes installation on criminal justice

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Jurassic World has blockbuster opening weekend at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute

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Shining the light on police corruption in Philadelphia through transparency

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Proposal would extend the life of five N.J. Urban Enterprise Zones

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‘Jake’s Law’ would nudge every N.J. county to build a playground accessible to all kids

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Veggies take the spotlight with leftover recipes from chefs Jacoby and Landau

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New leader wants to give elite Philly private school ‘public purpose’

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The billion dollar giveaway in Camden

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Letitia House to become Centennial Parkside CDC’s headquarters

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Historic cemeteries struggle to return from decades of neglect

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SEPTA Key’s ‘travel wallet’ function starts phasing out tokens

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Victory over veteran homelessness in Delaware

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What will Philly do about barriers to fair housing?

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Revised PennEast pipeline faces 2 month delay

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Obama, Springsteen lead Independence Mall rally for Clinton

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Family gets Pennsylvania WWI soldier’s lost Purple Heart

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SEPTA strike causes significant dip in Philly high school attendance

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After N.J. rejects Atlantic City’s recovery plan, city officials push back

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City transit workers on strike, union and SEPTA deadlocked on new deal

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It’s all about the training; veterans take to the soil and learn to farm

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Preservation of the Lazaretto, America’s oldest surviving quarantine center, finally gets underway

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Camden to be home to the National Center for Complex Social and Health Needs

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Philly Orchestra sues for unpaid $70K bill from papal performances

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Citizens air Gayborhood racial grievances for Commission on Human Relations action

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Atlantic City releases a five-year plan to avoid bankruptcy

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Art project asks 9th Street Market vendors to get into each other’s business

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Hispanic and Asian communities frustrated by city’s fair housing assessment process

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New community radio station sounds in Philadelphia

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Waterloo Playground’s revival takes off with Urban Roots / MTWB support

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Celebrating 30 years of uplifting families with better housing in North Philadelphia

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SEPTA union preparing for potential strike November 1 that could last through Election Day

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Philadelphia basement birthed iconic ‘Fantasia’ sound

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Neighborhood Gardens Trust targets preservation for 28 more gardens

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Philly celebrates Octavius Catto, who was assassinated on Election Day 1871

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Echoes of three centuries take female form to express Callowhill’s harsh history

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Reimagining Mifflin Square Park in 21 languages

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After weekend walkout, Philadelphia Orchestra offers fans bouquet of pop-up concerts

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Free soil testing for city-owned gardens and lots through brownfields grant

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SEPTA regional rail schedule back to normal Monday

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Chester, a city working on a new narrative

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Nameless in death, nine bodies exhumed in Pa. in hopes of unearthing identity

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Atlantic City: We can pay state loan back and still keep our water utility

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Before Constitution Center honors, civil rights icon visits Camden and memories of MLK

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House Committee hears emotional testimony in favor of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

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From parchment to iPad: U.S. Constitution digitized

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Council supports Keystone Opportunity Zone expansions, called for greater transparency

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Atlantic City casino revenue down 4.9 percent in August

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Obama stumps for Clinton in Philly

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Philly-area groups for veterans and created by veterans provide community, mission

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Despite progress, teacher vacancies linger as Philly schools open

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At Philadelphia Labor Day parade, federal and state investigations loom large

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End of N.J. urban enterprise zones will ‘devastate’ cities, lawmaker says

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Revitalization stirs up memories of a time Sharswood pulsed with all that jazz

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Veteran says military gave him the strength to stand up to gentrification

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Extending opportunity for fun, fitness to all at Philly parks and playgrounds

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Is housing fair in Philly? Housing agencies need to know.

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Record label debuts with compositions from Curtis

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Quest to vote inspires some immigrants to become U.S. citizens

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How the King of Prussia mall keeps expanding

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Welcoming Mormon temple to Philly, library offers glimpse into LDS history

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Fall construction start for Centennial Commons park ‘porches’ in West Parkside

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry celebrates passenger milestone

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Fairmount Park Conservancy launches new guide for enjoying Fairmount Park

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Mapping 10 years of Philadelphia block parties

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Will new ways to experience Olympia keep the cruiser afloat?

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Dover Air Force Base runway soon to be back at full capacity

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Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino plans to shut down on Oct. 10.

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‘Great Migration’ films highlight transformative power of African-American communities

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Pennsylvania ranks second in landfill trash per capita

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Look of Mormon: Philadelphia temple offers glimpse into religious life of Latter-day Saints

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National Museum of Industrial History opens in Bethlehem

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Veterans Coming Home: Camaraderie

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45-foot ship to tell story of the American Revolution

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Philly mapped street trees for smarter maintenance

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Clinton’s pledge: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’

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Watching the DNC from the other side of Philadelphia

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Obama and friends capture the flag

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Historical marker dedicated to Delaware-born gay rights activist Gittings

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Democrats talk sustainability in platform, walk sustainability at convention

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Tuesday DNC protests cause traffic jams and some tense moments

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Democratic National Convention

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40 years after Legionnaires outbreak, the case for a ‘Safe Breathing Water Act’

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Burned by papal visit, Philly restaurateurs warming up to prospect of DNC

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No charge for test rides on SEPTA’s new electric bus during DNC

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Pennsylvania casino revenue sets record in 2015-16

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Amid French shock and mourning, Philadelphia’s Bastille Day celebrates ‘power to the people’

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Reviving historic flower garden to help cultivate Philadelphia’s connection with river

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Art Commission approves rehab of 5th Street El station, denies digital displays at SEPTA entrances

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Philadelphia to host immigration forum on day one of DNC

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AME Church marks 200 years in birthplace of Philadelphia

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Dishing DNC: Philly’s food scene through the eyes of our elected officials

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Next Stop: 5th Street/Independence Hall! SEPTA renames 5th Street Station, sorta

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Penn gets $5.5 million grant to study hospital infections

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Philadelphia wins U.S. DOT design challenge to reduce impact of Vine Street Expressway on Chinatown/Callowhill

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High court impasse frustrates immigrant families yearning to ‘come out of the shadows’

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Protesters to shine DNC spotlight on health care, energy, political art at Independence Mall

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A tale of two Broad Streets: How Avenue of the Arts splintered

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How a moat shaped mental health care in the United States

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Philadelphia becomes first major U.S. city to pass sweetened drinks tax

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Preparations for Democratic National Convention progressing

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‘Welcome America’ festivities spreading into Philly neighborhoods

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Atlantic City holds open tryouts for new lifeguards

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New Jersey considers spending more on arts, historic heritage and marketing

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SEPTA Key Pilot launches Monday, full transit version delayed until end of the year

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City to withhold One Water Street’s certificate of occupancy over affordable housing units

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Liquor-by-the-drink tax generates $60 million for Philly schools, revenue chief says

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In Philadelphia, finding dignity for bodies left unclaimed

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MLK Drive Trail wins $500,000 grant for restoration

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Historic Second Bank reopens with portraits of famous Philadelphians

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‘Historic Philadelphia’ aims to draw tourists beyond usual spots

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Tyler Arboretum tries new management tool: Goats

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Conservatorship approved to stabilize Chinese Cultural Center

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A garden, a redevelopment plan, and a fight over who owns a neighborhood

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Years after eminent domain in Hawthorne trauma lingers for some

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Privy contents become public as dig for Revolutionary-era museum continues

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Space is the place: The history of Philadelphia’s Chinatown

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Patent models trace history and highlights of 19th century innovation

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Late-voting New Jersey has clout in presidential primary

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Philadelphia Orchestra’s final Asian tour to include live broadcasts

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One year after Amtrak derailment, where does region stand on Positive Train Control?

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Union League’s Good Citizen Award celebrates 70 years of rewarding “good kids”

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Chester gets grant to crowdsource ideas for beautifying downtown

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Road work will close Vine Street Expressway for several nights

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Eastern State Penitentiary focus moves from Al Capone to prison policy

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City set to acquire Schuylkill Swing Bridge, clearing path for bike and ped trail crossing

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New housing facility in the name of Pope Francis opens in Philadelphia

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After visit from Homeland Security chief, Kenney stands firm on Philly ‘sanctuary city’ status

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Tech Week much more than a massive Philadelphia nerd party

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Pop-up park on Delaware River popping up earlier this year

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Freedom is the Key: PATCO fare cards will work on SEPTA

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Going on the record with process for pressing vinyl

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A compromise on Atlantic City could be in the works

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An epic effort to breathe new life into once abandoned Philly cemetery

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Legal fight continues over Revolutionary War battlefield

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What’s this SEPTA bus stop doing on the roof of 1529 Walnut?

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Does the Atlantic City takeover proposal pass legal muster?

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Philadelphia’s shale boosters want more pipelines

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How a Philadelphia doctor changed the way we think about lead poisoning

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Security, vending plans for DNC convention differ from papal preparations

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Running out of cash, Atlantic City to close government for three weeks

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Union League explores Philadelphia’s history of conventional wisdom and blunders

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PHA demolishes Norman Blumberg high-rise towers in Sharswood

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Philadelphia City Council votes to extend ‘gentrification protection’ program

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Atlantic City will put Bader Field up for auction

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Remaking Sharswood: Taking a neighborhood through eminent domain in the name of ‘transformation’

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National preservation groups enlist in fight over Princeton Battlefield

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Lead paint was banned 40 years ago. Why is it still a problem in Pa. cities?

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Campbell’s cooking up $125 million for food start-ups

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Helping immigrants with business needs, Philly hopes to gain in translation

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Philly SRC votes to phase out two middle schools, not close immediately

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Home of ex-mob boss nominated for historical landmark

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Philly celebrates Richard Allen, forefather of civil rights, and stamp with his likeness

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How you can connect to the Democratic National Convention

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SEPTA puts the brakes on energy loss by slowing subway cars

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NJ lawmakers trying to break open space logjam

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Philadelphia Orchestra will bring to light music from City of Light as part of next season

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Casino planned at reopened Revel

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry traffic grows for 2nd year in row

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In Philadelphia, Biden launches ‘moonshot’ initiative to cure cancer

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Passenger train service on Northeast Corridor could get a lot faster

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Parsing the Housing Authority’s plans for Sharswood

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David Bowie’s days amid the Young Americans in Philly

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Philly schools getting $518 million as Pa. funds begin to flow

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Lawmaker unleashing plan to crack down on New Jersey puppy mills

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Rider rejoice! PATCO returns to regular schedule as track work winds down

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SEPTA Key should roll out by April 2016, despite latest project spec changes

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Long-awaiting homecoming signals new era for Philadelphia Housing Authority

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Philly schools chief says cash will run out by end of January

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‘Revolution starts in Germantown’ with modern public housing on Queen Lane

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Bills needed for South Philly casino win final approval

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Couple’s commitment to save a historic Germantown home leads to a new vocation

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Philadelphia to absorb $8 million in papal costs

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Encore for iconic Camden recording company — with a new spin

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Thanksgiving travel’s carbon footprint covers a lot of territory

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Del. animal welfare agency selects out-of-state contractor

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