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City Life

Can a Sex Shop Just Open In Your Neighborhood Without Permission?

Northern Liberties has a lot going for it: great restaurants, beautiful houses, cool boutiques. And, well, a Target. One thing Northern Liberties does not currently […]

City Life

SEPTA, Amtrak Resume Normal Schedules After Frankford Junkyard Fire

Shortly after 7 p.m Sunday night, a junkyard went up in flames near Torresdale and Adams avenues in Frankford, causing delays on SEPTA and Amtrak […]

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West Philly Gucci House Narrowly Avoids Demolition

In the early summer of 2011, someone noticed that the residents of a building on North 50th Street in the Mill Creek section of West […]

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City Life

L&I to City Residents: No Dumpster Pools

By now you may have seen this story of two enterprising Philadelphians at Billy Penn. For the Cedar Street Block Party last weekend, Justyn Myers […]


Mural Hazard: City Halts Construction at Curtis Center to Protect Dream Garden Mosaic

The Department of Licenses and Inspections announced on Monday that it has issued a stop-work order for renovations being done at the Curtis Center over […]

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L&I: No Violations on Record for Collapsed Warehouse

The West Philadelphia warehouse that collapsed in high winds on Sunday had no previous record of violations on record, city officials say. The incident happened […]

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There Was a Partial Collapse at Fifth and Race This Morning

Partial building collapse at 5th & Race knocks tree on to school bus. No injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/Jdfscw1owC — Mike Dougherty🎤 (@MicDougherty) March 17, 2016 Demolition […]


Report: L&I Allowed Uncertified Inspectors to Conduct 600 Inspections in One Week

Questionable goings-on in L&I land again? It depends on whom you ask. According to the Inquirer’s Alfred Lubrano, the Department of Licenses and Inspections allowed nine […]


Morning Headlines: How Did This Illegal Demolition in Fairmount Happen?

News of an illegal demolition having taken place on Poplar Street last spring has emerged, the Inquirer‘s Alfred Lubrano reports: Little more than a year after a botched demolition […]

West Philly Building Collapse

Why Building Collapses Might Be More Likely in Winter

Rooftop view of @lululemon damage. Witness heard large crash RT @ErikaLynnes: #lululemon #roofcollapse #philly @6abc pic.twitter.com/jHhs2wvJUp — Matt Simansky (@ActionNewsMatt) January 27, 2015 Last month’s […]


L&I Warns of Fake Inspector Hitting Philly Homes

L&I is warning residents of a fake L&I inspector that has solicited at several Philadelphia homes. L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams says to ask for identification […]


Morning Headlines: Advisory Commission Sums Up What’s Wrong with L&I

Months after the botched demolition that left six people killed in the neighboring Salvation Army store, Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order that created […]


Morning Headlines: Nutter and Clarke Propose Opposing Plans For Department of Licenses and Inspections

Since the June 2013 building collapse (and an unknown number of other crumbling properties), the Department of Licenses and Inspections has been under particular scrutiny. Excuses […]


Morning Headlines: Roof Collapses At For Pete’s Sake Pub Building

Nobody was hurt, but that was a close one! The building that houses For Pete’s Sake Pub in Queen Village partially collapsed yesterday around 3:30pm. […]


City Finally Dismantles Boarded Up Frankford Home

It’s not even city-owned blight, which begs the question…if it had it been, how much longer would it have taken? After almost a year of […]