A weekly email with top stories from PlanPhilly for August 22, 2019
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PlanPhilly joined WHYY over four years ago and we've taken pride in our independent digital home. But sometimes it's time to move and that's where we are. PlanPhilly — and our full journalistic archive — are migrating to in the coming weeks. Stay turned for more details and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Elizabeth Estrada, Engagement Editor
SEPTA general manager Jeffrey Knueppel speaks to conductor Gary Brown in 2017.  (SEPTA)

SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel to retire in December, PennDOT secretary eyed as replacement

By Ryan Briggs

The apartments inside 509 Vine Street are being converted into short-term rentals. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Tenants forced out of Old City apartments as building changes over to short-term rentals

By Ryan Briggs

Hands holding a SEPTA Key (Danya Henninger/Billy Penn)

You can finally check SEPTA Key balance, add fare on a smartphone

By Darryl C. Murphy

Members of the Southwest Philadelphia community discuss ideas for what to do at the PES refinery. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Community meeting on the future of PES refinery was packed, loud and divided

By Catalina Jaramillo

Diane Southerland and her daughter Terry in their Logan home. (Kim Paynter/WHYY)

‘We’re a city under siege’— 2 shootings in 2 days rattles North Philly neighbors

By Ryan Briggs

A Google Streetview image of 2601 Poplar St. (Google/WHYY)

108 apartments coming to vacant Poplar St. lot and neighbors aren't happy

By Ryan Briggs

Jill Fredricks Brown, aunt of Emily Fredericks, in front of the Philadelphia DA's office.

DA Larry Krasner to appeal dismissal of charges against driver who fatally struck Philly cyclist

By Darryl C. Murphy

A solar panel owned by the City of Philadelphia. (City of Philadelphia)

Pa. grants $2M for solar tech at PGW's liquefied natural gas plant

By Catalina Jaramillo

Emily Fredricks pictured in front of a flower wall. (Emily Fredricks Foundation)

Philly DA Krasner may appeal dismissal of charges against driver who fatally struck cyclist

By Darryl C. Murphy

Meet the heroes making Philly’s parks safer

By Ximena Conde



Chinatown children and elders walk for safe routes to parks and schools during Chinatown Connections Parade in 2016.

Opinion: Chinatown is building the gathering space the community needs

By Sarah Yeung

 EditDeletePolice in North Philadelphia assist the reunification of kids and families after a lock down.

OPINION: A shooting barricaded a Philly neighborhood. Hear from people who experienced it.

By Elizabeth Estrada



Back to Basics: Bike Camping for Beginners

Sunday, August 25 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sedgley Porter House, 3250 Sedgley Dr
Billy Penn Quizzo August 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pistolas Del Sur, 1934 East Passyunk Ave
3rd Annual Waterfront Day

Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Delaware River Waterfront


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