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City Life

The Peregrine Falcon That Brought Route 422 Construction to a Halt Has a New Nest

Good news to deliver from the Falcon Folk who keep track of such things! 93/BC, the intrepid female peregrine falcon whose nest beneath the Betzwood […]

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New Fund Helps Small Builders Weather the Coronavirus Storm

The effort to blunt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has not only put the economy in a coma but also threatened the very survival […]

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Modular Construction Could Be the Key to More Affordable Housing in Philly

Remember how easy it was to stack those alphabet blocks you had as a kid? That’s the basic concept behind modular housing construction, a form […]

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Be Well Philly

This Scranton Construction Worker Does Yoga to Stay Limber for His Cross-Country Mountain Bike Races

Who I am: Dennis Knowlton, 68, of Scranton What I do: I’m a construction worker, and I own the company Knowlton & Sons Masonry. In […]

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City Life

A New Tool Makes It Easy to Find and Report Unapproved Street Blockages in Philly

Pretty much every Philadelphian will tell you the same thing these days: Traffic in the city feels like more of a nightmare than ever. Try to […]

City Life

City Begins $12M Restoration Project on Lincoln Drive

Early Monday morning, the city embarked on a $12 million restoration of Lincoln Drive with the goal of smoothing out one of Philly’s most treacherous […]

City Life

Portions of Girard and Ridge Avenues to Close for Construction

SEPTA will close portions of Girard and Ridge avenues next week for construction. The closures are part of a trolley track replacement project. Here are […]

City Life

These Center City Streets Will Soon Close for Resurfacing

Don’t be surprised if your Center City commute gets a little more hectic this summer — the streets department has begun a resurfacing project that will […]

City Life

Here’s When to Avoid I-676 This Week

Alas, the time has come once again to avoid I-676 –  the highway will shut down for construction three nights this week. The demolition of the 18th […]

City Life

Cursing Banned at Temple University Work Site. WTF?

HARD HAT ZONE. AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY. Standard signs you see posted at construction sites with concern for the general public, right? But for Madison Construction, […]

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City Life

More Than 100 Bodies Found at Old City Construction Site

More than 100 bodies have reportedly been excavated from an Old City construction site where workers first unearthed a coffin last week. The construction site, soon to […]

City Life

I-676 to Close at Night Next Week for Construction

Starting next Monday, both directions of Interstate 676 will close at night for bridge construction. Between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., drivers will not be […]

City Life

Here’s How Things Are Going With All That I-676 Bridge Construction

It’s been a little over a year since the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation began the $64.8 million project to rebuild the bridges over I-676, and according to […]


Philly’s Construction Boom Means Bright Economic Future

As a native Philadelphian, I’m all too familiar with the typical national sentiments surrounding the City of Brotherly Love as a tough, blue-collar town that […]


New Navy Yard Construction Means 190 New Jobs

Axalta Coating Systems is constructing a 175,000-square-foot facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard — and bringing at least 190 jobs to Philadelphia. Called the Global Innovation Center, the new […]