BizFeed: Another Hospital Exploring Merger; Navy Yard’s Sustainable Power Plan

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1. Just Days after Abington and Jefferson Merger, Aria Health Exploring a Deal

The News: Aria Health is the latest health system to explore a merger deal. Although the company says there is no deal or potential partner is in place, it would certainly be an attractive partner considering its three hospitals in Northeast Philadelphia. Aria hopes to make a decision by late summer.

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WATCH: West Philly Man’s Frantic, Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Commute

Anyone who commutes into or out of Philly on a daily basis knows that the term rush hour is something of a misnomer. Everyone may be in a rush, but just ask John Butterworth: Nobody’s getting anywhere fast.

Ryan Godfrey of West Philadelphia commutes to Hybrid Software in Langhorne a couple of times a week. (Full disclosure: I’ve known Ryan for years.) As part of a program at Penn’s Kelly Writers House in which presenters were invited to explore the concept of “Rush,” he decided to play with his own rush hour by recording his normally one-hour-or-so drive to work with his iPhone, condensing it to seven minutes, adding some wry text commentary in the editing room, and setting it all to John Coltrane’s frenetic “Mr. P.C.” The results are at turns mesmerizing, humorous and, for anyone who’s completely lost their head in an I-95 gaper delay, crazy-making.

We asked Godfrey to tell us a little bit about the project. Read more »

Brace Yourselves: Traffic Circles Are Making a Comeback

Logan Circle. Lovely, but not particularly safe. New-fangled roundabouts are. | Photo from VisitPhilly.com

Logan Circle. Lovely, but not particularly safe. New-fangled roundabouts are. | Photo from VisitPhilly.com

Roundabouts—those circular intersections without traffic signals—are ubiquitous in many states (the most terrifying ones live in New Jersey), but are relatively rare in Pennsylvania. There’s only about two dozen statewide.

But that’s about to change in a big way. According to an interesting report from the Morning Call, Pennsylvania is on the brink of a roundabout boom. At least 40 new traffic circles are planned across the Commonwealth, the Morning Call reports. “They’re going to start becoming predominant,” state Department of Transportation engineer Thomas Walter told the Morning Call. Read more »

Roads, Bridges, SEPTA, and Sidewalks Are a Complete Mess Today

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This morning’s freezing rain is wreaking havoc on the area’s roadways. Major portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed or at a standstill, and all bridges between Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been affected by flash icing, with some remaining closed as crews apply salt.

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, here’s where things stand:

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WATCH: Dirt Bike, ATV Riders Mourn Deceased Kyrell “Dirt Bike Rell” Tyler

As the funeral service concluded for Kyrell Tyler, the 23-year-old dirt biker who was shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia on October 14th, a lot beside the church began filling with smoke. Hundreds of dirt bikes, motorcycles and ATVs were revving up for one last ride to honor Tyler, known as “Dirt Bike Rell” on social media; they had gathered outside Tindley Temple United Methodist Church and waited for their cue. When the motorcycle hearse exited south onto Broad Street, the riders followed in single file, then prowled about Philly in tribute of the slain dirt biker (see video above).

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Traffic Snarled After Deadly Crash on Schuylkill Expressway

The eastbound Schuylkill Expressway was briefly shut down this morning after a fatal car crash near the Montgomery off-ramp. As of just after 9, two lanes are now getting by.

The crash happened a little after 5 this morning; one car rolled over during the accident.

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