Center City

PPA kiosk
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Mike Dougherty
October 15, 2019 - 3:35 pm
The PPA officially began installing new kiosks Tuesday morning along Arch Street. Soon, every outdated meter in Center City will be replaced. Read more here.
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PPA kiosks
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Paul Kurtz
October 08, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Philadelphia Parking Authority will roll out its next generation of parking meter kiosks next week, featuring a new pay-by-plate system. Read more here.
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TreePhilly
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2019 - 3:56 pm
In an effort to increase the tree canopy in Philadelphia neighborhoods, the city is giving away trees at nearly two dozen giveaway events across the city this fall. Read more here.
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32BJ SEIU service workers rally
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Hadas Kuznits
September 26, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Philadelphia service employees from the labor union 32BJ SEIU took to the streets Thursday afternoon to demand a fair contract. Read more here.
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Evil Genius
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Holli Stephens
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. From free events to food fests, read more here for everything happening in and around the city.
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developer Craig Grossman
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Hadas Kuznits
September 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm
Developer Craig Grossman says he hoped the opening of Triple Bottom Brewing on Spring Garden Street marks the start of a cascade of new businesses expected to open there over the course of the next year.
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Rachel Kurland
August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 9, 6 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA and PennDOT have some construction projects that could throw a wrench into your weekend travel plans. First, Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the SEPTA trolley tunnel linking West Philly and Center City will close for 10 days for repairs...
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August 08, 2019 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crash in Center City involving a New Jersey Transit bus has left two people critically injured. Authorities say the bus and a car collided late Wednesday night at 11th and Market streets. The driver of the car and a passenger in that vehicle were being treated at a hospital...
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Officials unveiled a new mural in Septa's suburban station Tuesday, but the artwork was only part of the story. The mural is the product of a program to reduce panhandling by providing low barrier jobs that offer same-day pay.
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Pat Loeb
July 30, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In April, Mural Arts Philadelphia began offering 10 jobs a day to any takers with payment made at the end of that day's shift. So many people lined up they had to use a lottery system to award the jobs. On Tuesday, many of those employed by the program joined the city...
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Belo, 25, paints a section of a mural as part of a Mural Arts same-day pay program.
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cities around the country are experimenting with employing homeless people by offering jobs that provide a day's pay for a day's work. Philadelphia has developed its own version of the "same-day pay" model, with a pilot project run by the Mural Arts program. Monday...
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