Sandy Smith

Home and Real Estate Editor


SEPTA and the Pope’s Visit:

Everything you need to know to get around when Francis is in town.


Not too Late to Save Sharswood From PHA

Smith: Why PHA plans for Blumberg Apartments could reconcentrate poverty in the neighborhood.


Council Committee OKs PHA Land Grab in Sharswood

Some residents say it unfairly penalizes low-income African Americans.


NLNA Digs Into Two Big Developments, Including Ortlieb Square

Townhomes, apartments and commercial spaces planned.


MAPS: All of SEPTA’s Proposed Route Changes

The agency wants to know what you think of them.

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SEPTA’s Trenton Line Contingency Plan

Shuttle buses and beefed-up service on nearby lines will fill as Northeast Corridor is repaired.


The Roosevelt Boulevard Subway Is Dead … Unless It Isn’t

Hope springs eternal in the Northeast.


Broad Street Run, Festivals to Make a Mess of SEPTA All Weekend

Many buses will be detoured. Extra subway service will be implemented.


Early Plans for Finnigan’s Wake Unveiled

Will it go from pub crawl central to hip office space?


Renderings: City Hall Station Renovations

The heavy lifting won’t start until after the Democrats leave next summer. SEPTA promises it will be worth the wait.


Sharswood Residents Have PHA Deja Vu

Can the Housing Authority follow through on its pledge to transform the neighborhood ?


The Sad Demise of the Bill Cosby Legacy

Smith: What the allegations against the comedian mean to a black man who grew up idolizing him.

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Big Plans for the Marketplace Design Center

Future includes offices, apartments, retail and hotel.


MAP: Where Else do We Need 24-Hour SEPTA?

We asked them about getting to Manayunk, East Oak Lane and the Great Northeast.


Jeff Reinhold’s Restoration Fitness Regimen

The reopening of the former YMCA Annex was just the start of a bigger workout.