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Is the country's best pizza made in Philadelphia?

Bon Appetit thinks so, shining a light on Pizzeria Beddia in Philly's Fishtown neighborhood.
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Rethinking the Rowhome: An architect lets in the light in Queen Village

Juliet Whelan, owner of award-winning architecture firm Jibe Design, brightens up her Fabric Row home in a second renovation that suits her style.
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Statewide Spotlight: Bringing Back Brownsville

This historic town along the Monongahela River is on the comeback trail, and some of its youngest citizens are leading the charge. New parks, exciting development projects and rehabs of iconic buildings are all part of the area's rebirth.
Innovation News

AWE Ventures—Powered by Ben Franklin aims to raise capital for women-led businesses

AWE Ventures—Powered by Ben Franklin is a new initiative aimed at raising capital for women-led enterprises in the Philadelphia region.
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Pew dollars launch Germantown's 'Elephants on the Avenue'

Continuing a community-wide push for engagement and development, Historic Germantown announces a major new project to launch later this year.
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Philly crosswalks get colorful to celebrate LGBT rights

The Gayborhood's crosswalks were recently repainted.
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Financial Times spotlights Elixr Coffee Roasters in Center City

Financial Times shows some love for Elixr Coffee Roasters in its Business Travel section.
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Dominic Sisti talks "Bringing Back the Asylum"

The head of the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare talks about his thought-provoking article, the strong reaction and what he and his colleagues really meant to say.
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Creative Exchange: People's Paper Co-op rewrites the narratives of those with criminal records

By combining creativity with social justice advocacy, two Philadelphia artists are making life better for the previously incarcerated. 
Development News

Commercial developer founds Jumpstart Germantown to empower new developers

This northeast Philly developer is putting his years of experience to good use fostering the next generation.
Innovation News

Philly Music Lab connects local musicians to each other and to gigs

Philly musicians have a new tool at their disposal for booking gigs and honing their craft.
Innovation News

Philadelphia's University City Science Center plans to double its campus

Doubling its size, Philadelphia's University City Science Center aims to be a globally recognized innovation district.
Development News

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society funds public spaces with $25,000 Placemaker Grants

These $25,000 grants boost projects aimed at improving the look and environmental sustainability of communities through public spaces. The first three have been awarded.
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Stereogum heaps praise on Philly's music scene

The indie site took a broad look at the City of Brotherly Love's hot local scene.
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Philly Little Leaguers head south for a trip through history

The New York Times' Frank Bruni writes about the confluence of baseball and black history through the lens of the Anderson Monarchs and their star Mo'ne Davis. 
Feature Story

10 reasons why this just might be the best Philly summer ever

As temperatures rise, it's impossible not to anticipate a city summer packed with Night Markets, ball games, seasonal brews, leisurely bike rides and revamped green spaces. In fact, we're pretty sure this year's gonna be a doozy.
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Home Steady: Discovering new ways to house Philadelphians

In an effort to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly-changing city, the WCRP is tapping a fresh tool. The resulting Community Justice Land Trust aims to help local families realize the dream of home ownership and stay in their neighborhoods.
Innovation News

Philly-Based ZOOM Interiors walks away from 'Shark Tank' deal

Madeline Fraser, Elizabeth Grover and Beatrice Fischel-Bock founded Zoom Interiors in college to provide virtual interior design consultations. One year in, they presented to the investors on Shark Tank. One year after filming, they're investor-less but more ...
Innovation News

Philadelphia's TowerView tests its high-tech pillbox, a device that helps patients track meds

TowerView Health, a Philadelphia startup, is testing a high-tech pillbox in a six-month study with Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine.
Feature Story

Haddonfield: Charm and history in a town across the river

This posh hamlet is bursting with independent shops and colonial architecture -- and it's a quick trip from Philadelphia via PATCO. How did Haddonfield get this way? It's been an interesting ride. 
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National Spotlight: Three ways to keep housing affordable for artists

First, help policy makers understand the role of the artist in urban vitality.
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Collingswood: The small town for people who love big cities

This South Jersey hamlet is booming -- it boasts a vibrant downtown, wonderful restaurants, historic homes and easy access to Philadelphia. Get in on one of the region's hidden gems.

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Rob Gilfillan of Cenero

Rob Gilfillan of Cenero

Neighborhood/City: Wayne

His company has grown sales by 3,000 percent since its 1999 founding and now has 70 employees producing AV conferencing solutions.

Vladimir Kanin of Optiflame Solutions

Vladimir Kanin of Optiflame Solutions

The first Russian company inside the University City Science Center aims to bring wind turbines to residential areas.

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