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On the Ground: Parkside's 'North Star' mural finally gets its due with official dedication

After a long road, this beautiful mural is finally getting an official ceremony to honor the neighbors' work.
Innovation News

Startup 101: Look before you leap into crowdfunding

Speaking at a recent "Smart Talk" session at the University City Science Center's Quorum, experts warned that crowdfunding requires careful preparation and can be perilous to startups.
Development News

A look at the winning Play Space designs for Waterloo, Cobbs Creek and Mill Creek

Months of community engagement, design, budgeting and a competitive jury process has produced a real chance to revolutionize three Philadelphia spaces.
Innovation News

Local to Global: The Greater Philadelphia Export Plan wants to boost billions in business

 After over a year of studies, market analysis, and business surveys, Philadelphia has a new plan for its economic piece of the global stage. 
Innovation News

The Enterprise Center launches a new fund to provide equity to businesses that need it most

Many small and mid-level businesses try to grow through debt when equity is the boost they really need. Now a new program makes that possible.
In The News

Kenney cancels city-funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi

In response to anti-LGBT laws passed in those southern states, the mayor will halt visits.
In The News

Donkeys take over Philadelphia in advance of DNC

To get the city into the Democratic (Party) spirit, fiberglass donkeys will be placed around the city.
In The News

Philly restaurants invade Washington, D.C.

Watch out Washington, D.C.: Philly restauranteurs are coming to town. The Washington Post looks at this growing trend.
Feature Story

Drink Up: Long a dry town, Collingswood welcomes downtown microbrewery

The Jersey hamlet adds another jewel to its bustling main street with Devil's Creek Brewery, the borough's first foray into serving suds since 1873. Initially met with skepticism by local restauranteurs, the taproom is now being embraced by the evolving town.
Feature Story

Treating trauma at its roots

Sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. In urban neighborhoods throughout America, sanctuary is a luxury that can be almost impossible to find. But Michael O'Bryan is working to bring that sense of security to North Philadelphia.
Innovation News

PIFA 2016 explores Philly's new maker heritage

Philly is building and expanding on its historical identity as a city of makers with the Kimmel Center's third Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
Development News

Independence Beer Garden retakes the corner of 6th and Market

Philly’s biggest beer garden has four big bars, a big menu and a big selection of very big games. Starting this week, it’ll be open every day through October. 
In The News

Beer garden confirmed for Reading Viaduct

As we reported in December, a PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden is coming to Callowhill. The plans have now been confirmed.
Innovation News

PCDC celebrates 50 years of giving Chinatown a voice

After decades of working to create a vital social, economic, and cultural hub, Philly's Chinatown marks an important milestone.
Innovation News

Philadelphia makes another prime showing in latest Knight Cities Challenge

This year, four Philly-based projects will proceed thanks to grants from the Knight Cities Challenge. 
Development News

The Community Design Collaborative awards $30,000 to Play Space design team winners

Realizing that a modern playground is more than basketball hoops and jungle gyms, the Community Design Collaborative supported a year-long international competition targeting Philly spaces in need of a makeover.
Feature Story

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.
In The News

Philly media outlet Billy Penn eyes expansion to second city

The online news site is eyeing a second publication in another city -- the finalists include Baltimore, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
In The News

Eastern State Penitentary explores mass incarceration

The historic site is now engaging with the present via a new exhibit, "Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration."
In The News

High Times: Governor Wolf signs bill legalizing medical marijuana

Pennsylvania is the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.
In The News

Bye Bye Tokens: SEPTA Key finally coming in June

The long-awaited debut of SEPTA's automated pay system should finally arrive in June.
Feature Story

National Skyline: Reviving communities through arts-centric development

Artspace started 30 years ago with a simple plan to create more affordable housing for artists. Now they're helping those same artists -- and the neighborhoods they work in -- build capacity, raise funds and learn from each other on a wider scale than ever before.
Innovation News

Microsoft Innovation Center comes to University City

A Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC), a hub for entrepreneurial activity and community engagement, will open this summer at the University City Science Center. 
Feature Story

Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.
Innovation News

State dollars double Career Wardrobe's budget, making way for a five-county expansion

When the barrier to job interviews -- and the chance to avoid reliance on a range of government programs -- can be as simple as a new suit, Career Wardrobe can help. Now the program is expanding.
Development News

Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block comes to Pottstown

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County goes beyond home-building, helping residents invest in the longterm success of their neighborhoods.
Development News

Proposed low-income housing development on Wister Street sparks debate in Germantown

Attendees of a recent Germantown community meeting agreed that the neighborhood is facing rapid change and grappled with ways to preserve affordable housing. 
In The News

New protected bike lanes in the works. Huzzah!

A big boost of funds means smooth sailing for local bikers, as plans for new protected bike lanes comes into focus. PlanPhilly has the details. 
Feature Story

Urban nature preschool lands at Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park

When kids learn and explore outdoors, it has huge behavioral, emotional and educational benefits. This innovative preschool model, which has already been successful in the region, is coming to North Philadelphia. 
Innovation News

KIZ tax credits expand east to booming Old City startup scene

Philadelphia boasts three of our state's Keystone Innovation Zones within its city limits, and a new expansion of the program into Old City is big news for a burgeoning tech sector.
Innovation News

Aalta Yarn knits together business and social good

This local startup connects knitters with both quality yarn and philanthropic opportunities.
Development News

A $740,000 revamp is coming for Germantown's Chelten-Greene Plaza

The City Planning Commission and a wide range of neighborhood partners have been working for a year and a half to realize a badly-needed redesign of a Chelten Avenue hub, and the dollars are finally in place.
Innovation News

Bringing virtual reality to medicine at Temple

Researchers at Temple University are pursuing medical applications for realistic, computer-simulated environments.
Development News

Will the 30th Street Station District Plan reopen a subway concourse?

Ground-level improvements such as new public space, shops and restaurants, and improved facades and navigation would be great for 30th Street Station, but what about convenient access to the adjacent subway?
Development News

Bartram House reopens to the public in April after $2.7 in renovations

While construction on the new Bartram's Mile trail continues, this iconic house, farm and garden is getting ready for the spotlight.
Innovation News

Pad Porter tackles to-do lists for overwhelmed Philadelphia households

PadPorter, a University City Science Center startup, offers an array of services for harried Philadelphia homeowners and renters. 
Development News

Pop-up beer gardens coming to Philly parks this summer

The details on vendors and locations aren't finalized yet, but we can look forward to at least twelve weeks of pop-up beer gardens in a city already famous for its great outdoors. 
Feature Story

Giving international companies a soft place to land in Philadelphia

Thanks to an exciting University City Science Center program, businesses seeking a foothold in the U.S. are choosing Philadelphia. These firms are pioneering groundbreaking technologies, transforming sectors such as oncology and wind power.
Development News

Construction on the Museum of the American Revolution will be completed this year

Old City will soon boast a major new attraction for history buffs, but there’s more to this building than just the exhibits.
Development News

Joynture Work Habitat comes to the Pearl Building on South Street

The iconic former arts and crafts store on South Street gets new life (again), this time with a tech-focused co-working venture.

Founders

Andrew Daga of Momentum Dynamics

Andrew Daga of Momentum Dynamics

Neighborhood/City: Wayne

This high-achieving free thinker is developing wireless technology to electrically power large vehicles for military and mass transit.

Ben Doranz of Integral Molecular

Ben Doranz of Integral Molecular

Neighborhood/City: University City

He has helped drive growth because of his diverse scientific, commercialization and entrpreneurial background, all from the comfort of Philadelphia's brainiest square mile.

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