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An overview of Liberty Avenue traffic, Downtown

The Road to Innovation: Technology transforms the state's transportation systems

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, there are big ideas coming out of Pittsburgh, and they could have a huge impact on transportation statewide. Meanwhile, across PA, transit goes high-tech.


Development News: Penn makes a major move with fab new center for political science and economics

The university takes on an iconic piece of West Philadelphia’s historic commercial corridor with its new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, slated to open in 2018.

Picnic tables at Kelly Green

Philadelphia schoolyard aims to become a citywide model for play and sustainability

After three years, a Northwest Philly coalition is seeing exciting progress at an empty five-acre schoolyard in the historic Germantown neighborhood. 

Comics at South Philly Comics

Drawing Room: A comprehensive guide to Philadelphia's comic book shops

The City of Brotherly Love is still a bastion for quirky independent stores selling classic superhero tales, rare back issues, manga, independent titles and more. As comics continue to provide grist for the blockbuster mill, don't neglect the charms of the source material.

Wash Cycle Laundry on the move

18 Pennsylvania Companies to Watch in 2015

As we look forward to the new year, Keystone Edge highlights a group of game-changing Commonwealth companies. Whether they're brewing beer, saving lives, making life more convenient or helping kids learn better, these startups are poised for a big 2015. 

Training at Community College of Philadelphia

Innovative workforce programs will be 'Win-Win' for the Philadelphia region

From landscaping to neighborhood entrepreneurship to cutting-edge training, the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) announces four big grants to projects that should help Philadelphians create and fill good jobs.

Philly residents and police working together

Groundbreaking police-community partnerships offer ways to improve neighborhood safety

In response to some of the most essential issues of our time, dozens of communities across the U.S. -- including in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh -- have formed effective, innovative partnerships with the police, improving safety and trust between residents and law enforcement.

Sue Miller

Food News: Crowdsourcing gives Chester County dairy farm its own cheese cave

After outgrowing their rented cheesemaking facilities, Birchrun Hills Farm launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the production of some of southeast PA's favorite cheeses home. 

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Eight small things that will have a big impact on Philadelphia in 2015

Check out our list of projects, initiatives and infrastructure upgrades that will boost the City of Brotherly Love in the new year.

Nick Found and Ben Kreukniet with "Blueprint"

Design News: Stunning, shifting "Blueprint" installation debuts

When science-inspired software meets art, an installation literally takes on a life of its own. See it for yourself -- for free -- in Philadelphia's University City. 

Media Theater For The Performing Arts

Trolley Tourism: Cruising to Delaware County for classic bars, ethnic eats and walkable main streets

Starting with Upper Darby and ending in Media, our writer hitches a ride on SEPTA's 101 Trolley, taking in all the sites and flavors southwest DelCo has to offer.

Affettati misti at Le Virtu

The Philadelphia region's Italian-American legacy endures

From charming restaurants to annual events to sidewalk socializing, this strong, tight-knit community helped shape the city as we know it. And while iconic Italian neighborhoods continue to evolve and diversify, a rich tradition remains.

Rental Beast is coming to PA

New to PA: Rental Beast brings the tools of homebuying to the rental search

Thanks to a rapidly expanding Boston-based startup, apartment hunting in Southeastern Pennsylvania is about to get a lot easier. The company is already building a team in Center City Philadelphia.

Nic Esposito reads from his new book

Philadelphia writer Nic Esposito wanted to publish a book, so he built a publishing company

The Head & the Hand Press gives a voice to local writers, especially those outside the literary establishment. But that's only part of their mission -- they are also building community at their shared space on Fishtown's Frankford Avenue.

A diagram of Keystone NAP

News: Pennsylvania will be home to the Northeast's first Advanced Data Center

The Northeast corridor's first Advanced Data Center -- being built right here in the Commonwealth --will meet the needs of modern web-scale businesses from Boston to Washington, D.C., and beyond. 
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