Mike D'Onofrio
9 hours ago - News

Philly doesn't put women on pedestals

Illustration of a stone sculpture of a woman, with a large crack running through it.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Looking for a monument in Philly of a woman who is part of this world is like trying to find an Eagles fan not wearing their gear on game day.

Driving the news: Philadelphia maintains a massive gender gap when it comes to its public monuments despite years of increased awareness about the lack of diversity of sculptures nationwide.

  • And no city-owned monument depicts a historical woman of color.
Mike D'Onofrio
Mar 16, 2023 - News

What's up with legal weed in Pennsylvania?

Illustration of a clock with cannabis leaves for hands.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Pennsylvania is no closer to legalizing marijuana even though Democrats control both the House and governor’s mansion.

Why it matters: Pennsylvania is increasingly surrounded by states where weed is legal, which means it is losing out on tax revenue from residents who end up buying the drug elsewhere.

Mike D'Onofrio
Mar 15, 2023 - News

Tiger Woods investing in Cobbs Creek revival

Tiger Woods

Tiger's aiming to help Philly. Photo: Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty

Tiger Woods is teeing up the plan to revive the Cobbs Creek Golf Course in West Philly.

What’s happening: Woods’ team said yesterday they'll partner with the Cobbs Creek Foundation to build a new short course and provide programming for students.

Isaac Avilucea
Mar 15, 2023 - News

Philadelphia City Council candidate floats drone policing program

Illustration of a police light on a drone.

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

A proposal for Philadelphia Police to use drones as a crime-fighting tool could face opposition from privacy advocates who view it as an intrusion unlikely to reduce street violence.

Driving the news: At-large City Council candidate and cybersecurity lawyer Jalon Alexander, a Democrat, tells Axios that his drone plan would equip each Philly police district with two patrolling drones, allowing officers to respond to higher-priority calls.

Mike D'Onofrio
Mar 14, 2023 - News

Quit parking on the grass along Kelly Drive

Illustration of a pattern of no parking signs.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

The city has installed a rope-line barrier along Kelly Drive.

Why it matters: Drivers keep parking – illegally – on the grass between the roadway and the Schuylkill River, destroying the greenway and threatening pedestrians. And the start of mud season will only make matters worse.

Mike D'Onofrio
Mar 14, 2023 - News

Philly seniors want new mayor to solve crime

Illustration of Philadelphia city hall over a divided red and blue background with elements of ballots.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Older Philadelphians are sending a clear signal to mayoral candidates: Make the city safer.

Driving the news: A new AARP survey of registered voters aged 50 and older found public safety was among the top issues in the race.

Isaac Avilucea
Mar 13, 2023 - News

Philadelphia's pothole problems

Data: Philadelphia Open Data; Chart: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals

Philadelphia’s average turnaround for repairing cratered roadways is 52 days, an Axios analysis of 311 data from the last four years found.

  • That's against a city pledge to fill potholes within three to five business days.
Mike D'Onofrio
Mar 10, 2023 - News

Best Buildings in Philly: the winner

Carpenters' Hall

Are you surprised? Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty

After a week of nail-biters and tough matchups, readers have named Carpenters’ Hall Philadelphia’s best building!

🧮 By the numbers: The guild hall dominated the people's hall with 78.6% of the 823 total votes.


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