A recently released Amtrak plan doesn't envision high-speed rail servicing the Northeast Corridor until 2040. Paul Nussbaum looks at whether an incremental approach might bring increased speed and amenities to passengers sooner.
Jul 23, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Young activists Emaleigh and Ainé Doley take matters into their own hands to clean up their neighborhood street in run-down Germantown.
Jun 29, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Locals celebrate 60 years of Levittown, the trend-setting, post-war suburb of Philadelphia. Meanwhile nearby, a 17th century mansion is saved.
Jun 25, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer's architecture critic sets out to find the outer edge of the Philadelphia suburbs, and finds a "zombie subdivision."
Jan 9, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer
A new plan from Governor Christie involves the state retaining control over the parks but contract with non-profit and business partners for services.
Nov 3, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Delinquent properties are scattered throughout Philadelphia, and they collectively owe nearly $500 million in taxes. This is a major problem for the city, and new legislation is hoping to tackle it.
Aug 17, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
In the face of recent violence committed by roaming groups of teenagers, officials in Philadelphia are imposing stricter curfews for youth.
Aug 12, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia is opening its first "parklet" -- a small public park space built on street parking spaces.
Aug 4, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Plans are emerging to revamp the public space surrounding Philadelphia's 30th Street train station to create a more vibrant way to enter the city.
Jul 19, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
That's how Inga Saffron describes New York's High Line, the unique park built into unused infrastructure that has cities clamoring for their own version. Philadelphia might get one too, on the Reading Viaduct.
Jun 24, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer