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Morning Headlines: City Has Higher Standards for Its Own Demolition Projects

Philadelphia City Council’s special committee to investigate the building collapse at 22nd and Market has released its findings this morning — and it ain’t pretty. […]


Building Collapse New: Another Lawsuit Filed

Roseline Conteh, mother of eight, was one of the people who died when the “Hoagie City” building collapsed onto the Salvation Army at 22nd and […]

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Survivor of 22nd and Market Collapse to Give Deposition

Mariya Plekan, buried under the rubble of the 22nd and Market collapse this past June, lost both her legs and nearly her life. Now, thanks […]


Did Stalemate Between STB and Salvation Army Exacerbate the Building Collapse?

The first wrongful death suit in the case of the building collapse at 22nd and Market makes some strong allegations against the Salvation Army, claiming […]

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Salvation Army Looks Bad In Market Street Building Collapse Suit

It’s been nearly three months since the Salvation Army building collapse at 22nd and Market streets led to the death of six people and the […]


Morning Headlines: Building Collapse 911 Calls Released

Getting a late start this morning, so let’s just jump right in with the latest in real estate-related news: • Oh, Come On: Philly No. […]

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Morning Headlines: Old City’s Hotel Monaco Has a Pop-Up Bike Shop Today

True, it’s not necessarily an intuitive pairing: a swank, highly designed Kimpton hotel and sweaty, summer bikers who do battle with Philadelphia’s inconsistent bike lane […]

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Morning Headlines: Partial Building Collapse at Fourth and Girard

Remember last summer, when every week there was news of a water main break? This is the summer of the building collapses. Thankfully, there were […]

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Another Building Collapse in Philadelphia

A vacant home scheduled for demolition partially collapsed in West Philly yesterday afternoon; it’s the third in a series of recent building collapses in the […]

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Morning Headlines: Another House Collapse Challenges Suspension of Disbelief

It’s as if a virus has overtaken the city, or maybe it’s more like when someone tells you they just got a red Fiat and […]


Remember How We Told You That Basically Anyone Can Be a Demolition Contractor Because There Are So Few Requirements? Well, the One Requirement You ABSOLUTELY Need Is the One the Contractor on the 22nd and Market Job Didn’t Have. Of Course.

Insurer In 22nd and Market Building Collapse Says Coverage Void [Philly Post]

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Insurer In 22nd and Market Building Collapse Says Coverage Void

On Monday, Berkley Assurance Company of Iowa filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court asking the court to certify that the company’s insurance policy […]


Explosion Survivor: “It Still Doesn’t Seem Real”

A 15-year-old survivor of the South Philadelphia home explosion that happened last week has spoken to the press, and it sounds like she’s still a […]

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South Philly House Collapse “Doesn’t Seem Real” to Teen Survivor

Shaquorie Fields, 15, a survivor of last week’s natural gas explosion that leveled three South Philly row homes, is finally speaking about the incident, saying […]

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Morning Headlines: L&I Inspector Who Killed Himself Was Tormented

Inquirer staff writer Julia Terruso filed a superb story this weekend offering an inside look at the state of mind of Ronald Wagenhoffer, the L&I […]