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Water & Politics: The Rollback

The Trump administration has openly questioned climate science, but there are more reasons to be concerned about the president’s budget proposal by Jared Brey Three years ago, after decades of waiting and pestering city officials to do something, residents of Bridesburg, a riverside community in Philadelphia between Frankford and the great Northeast, met at a

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May: To-Do List

Illustration by Anne Lambelet 1. Try out a new neighborhood spotSpring usually brings many restaurant openings, and two to try are The Lab in Fishtown and Second District Brewing in Newbold.  2. Weed grass on walkways or sidewalksThe grass has been growing since February, which means it won’t be long at all before it goes

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May: Comings & Goings

Philly Releases Action Guide After Trump’s Executive Order on Climate ChangeMayor Jim Kenney released a response in late March to the Trump administration’s executive order aimed at rolling back climate change programs and regulations. The order includes directing the Environmental Protection Agency to rescind the Clean Power Plan, aimed at reducing carbon emission from power

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Where to get the best plants this spring

Garden Supply Hot Spots by Laura Everard Whenever you talk to gardeners, regardless of who they are, where they live and what kind of garden they have, they always have the garden center that they swear by, and they tend to get very “Sharks and Jets” about the whole situation. I don’t claim to have

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Home Brewing Leaves The Basement, and A New Taxi Co-op Hits the Streets

Drinking & Riding by Justin Klugh Philadelphia has no shortage of home brewers. But not every tech specialist, contractor or middle school teacher who goes home to a distillery in their garage has the know-how of commercial business to take the next step in a crowded craft beer universe. “How do I do that without

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Nilda Ruiz – The Builder

portrait by Mark Likosky “Bricks and mortar alone do not build healthy and sustainable communities… the shared vision and engagement of residents into the development of the physical and quality of life planning is the key ingredient to stewardship of the community’s future.”  — NR You can’t build a neighborhood or a community without building

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Jerome Shabazz – The Visionary

portrait by Mark Likosky “I was privileged as a youngster to live on a North Philadelphia block with neighborhood families who celebrated and thrived on the simple aspects of life: family, clean streets, safe places for children to play, learn and love. Today, I’m sure that my work and service to the community is inspired

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Homestead Acts

Illustration by Kirsten Harper
When I got serious about growing our own food four years ago, I had no idea how much it would affect how my wife and I lived and managed our lives and our home. We had already made a conscious decision to shop, cook, and eat as locally and seasonally as possible.

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