Philadelphia

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Philly's Schools Are So Broke They're Borrowing Cash to Start the School Year

Parents call it "the deliberate starvation of one of the nation’s biggest school districts."

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The Rust Belt Neighborhood in the Middle of Philadelphia

Meet the people transforming post-industrial Fishtown into a haven for artists and writers.

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Poverty Hurts Kids More Than Being Born to Moms on Cocaine

The conclusion to a long-running study of "crack babies" in Philadelphia.

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A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolence

In a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent.

Mark Byrnes

Baseball's Oddest Season

A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.

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A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Steven Reitz

Don't Worry, Philadelphia Isn't Actually Bubbling With Radioactive Waste

At least, that's not what's going on in this widely circulated photo of a sinkhole filled with bright green ooze.

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6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Inspector of Collapsed Philadelphia Building Committed Suicide

He had visited the Market Street demolition site several times in the last few months and had declared it safe.

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At Least 6 People Were Killed in the Philadelphia Building Collapse

A partially demolished building fell onto a Salvation Army thrift store, trapping more than a dozen people inside.

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Philadelphia Is Ground Zero in the Fight to Save Catholic Schools

A peek at the archdiocese's unprecedented push to bring back its struggling schools.

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Rescuers Dig Through Rubble After 2 Buildings Collapse in Philadelphia

A four-story structure undergoing demolition collapsed onto a thrift store in Center City this morning.

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Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

Where's the dang swarm, already?

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

Creative Skyscraper Use of the Day: A Giant Game of Pong

The world's largest game of pong, played on Philadelphia Cira Center's massive glass facade.

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After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.

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America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

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15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.