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Transportation

Rider input sought for SEPTA's trolley modernization project

Trolley Modernization

Recreation

Heinz Refuge at Tinicum celebrates 50 years as nation's first urban wildlife reserve

Heinz Refuge 50th Anniversary

Investigations

Off-duty police officer's stolen SUV found on fire in West Philly hours after armed carjacking

Philly Carjacking Fire

Celebrities

ABC, Scholastic to donate books to the Philly school Quinta Brunson attended

Quinta Brunson Abbott Elementary

Government

Lawmakers urge Gov. Wolf to declare disaster declaration in wake of Kingsessing water main break

Water Main Break Letter

Environment

Homeowners in Philadelphia can now lease, install solar panels with no upfront cost

Solar Panels Solarize Philly

Accidents

Water main break forces evacuations, school closures in Southwest Philly

Water main break Southwest Philly

Environment

Some Philly neighborhoods bear an undue burden of environmental hazards; a new effort aims to change that

Philly Community Health Act

Illness

FEMA COVID-19 testing site expected to open in Southwest Philly this week

FEMA COVID Testing SW

Investigations

Ex-president of Philly Wholesale Produce Market sentenced to 10 years in prison for embezzlement

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market

Crime

New gun violence prevention hub in West Philly to address root causes, aid victims

Philadelphia Violence Resources

Development

1,300-acre Philly refinery property to be redeveloped as The Bellwether District

Bellwether District Main

Transportation

Road safety project to add new bicycle lanes, crosswalks in Southwest Philly

Southwest Philly road safety project

Family Friendly

Pennsylvania SPCA, IKEA host 'Hocus Pocus' drive-in for charity

Hocus Pocus show

Development

Amazon signs lease for Southwest Philly warehouse, leaving SEPTA to mull other options for trolley project

Amazon SEPTA Warehouse Eastwick

Government

Street cleaning to resume in Philly with plans to expand to new neighborhoods in coming months

Philly street cleaning program

Investigations

10-year-old girl dies in accidental shooting in Southwest Philly, police say

Girl Shooting Southwest Philly

Government

18th century barn, stable at Bartram's Garden gets $100,000 preservation grant

Bartram Barn Preservation

Housing

Most renters in Southwest, West Philly cannot meet housing costs, report shows

Philly Housing

Development

At strategic site of Philly refinery explosion, Drexel report envisions community-informed future

Refinery Hilco Philly

Investigations

Woman's body found inside Kingsessing home, police say

Kingsessing Woman Found

Lottery

$3 million lottery ticket sold at Gulf gas station in Southwest Philadelphia

Philly lottery winner

Accidents

Two teens die in Schuylkill River, one trying to rescue the other

Drowning Schuylkill River

Investigations

Dismembered body found in Schuylkill River near Bartram's Garden

Body found Schuylkill

Investigations

Two adults killed, five children injured in car crash in Southwest Philly

Southwest Philly crash

Lottery

$3 million scratch-off lottery ticket sold at Southwest Philly Wawa

Wawa Bartram Lottery

Illness

Shuttered Philly refinery measured worst in U.S. for cancer-causing benzene, report says

PES Benzene Refinery

Business

Philadelphia Energy Solutions unlikely to remain an oil refinery after auction

Investigations

Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion hurled 38,000-pound piece of shrapnel across Schuylkill River

1016_ pes refinery

Nonprofits

GoFundMe campaign raising money for Concrete Cowboys' permanent stables at Bartram's Garden

concrete cowboys bartrams garden

Shootings

Gunman reportedly opens fire on police officers in Southwest Philly

southwest philadelphia police shooting

Health Stories

Facing terminal liver cancer, 18-year-old soccer phenom wants to ensure younger siblings are cared for when he's gone

Daniel Yallah

Investigations

Metro PCS employee fatally shoots suspect in attempted Southwest Philly robbery

MetroPCS

Neighborhoods

Politicians, residents talk gun violence – and a lack of hope – in Southwest Philly

Scanlon and the rest of the panel

Parks and Recreation

$3 million investment will build new soccer fields across Philly

Rebuild Soccer Investment

Lawsuits

South Philly refinery workers file lawsuit, claim PES didn't give enough warning before layoffs

Philadelphia Energy Solutions lawsuit

Business

Philadelphia Energy Solutions will close oil refinery that caught fire

Philly Oil refinery closing

Emergencies

Philadelphia oil refinery explosion causes massive fireball and 3-alarm blaze

0621_Oil fire

Crime

Shots fired at graduation party guests in Southwest Philly; one dead and five injured

Graduation Party shooting philly

SEPTA

Two people struck, killed by SEPTA trains in separate incidents

Stock_Carroll - SEPTA Regional Rail Train

Crime

18-year-old shot moments after vigil ends for another Philly teen killed on same street

crime tape stock

Transportation

Bike lanes on Market Street and a Wawa near Platt Bridge among projects included in state funding announcement

Carroll - Market Street Bike Lane

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