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A Token Farewell: Philadelphia Transit Gets Modern

SEPTA Key Card

A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers – yes, in the 21st century – appears finally to be moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology. Philadelphia riders can now see evidence of SEPTA Key, the long-awaited smart card system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Dozens of…

Best Vets in Philly

Philly Best Vets

Your furry (or feathered) friend isn’t just a great companion but a beloved member of the family. They’re the ones that are always the first to greet you when you arrive home and the last to leave your side when you’re down in the dumps. That’s why investing in a quality vet for them shouldn’t…

500 Walnut Gets Design Approval Recommendation

500 Walnut

The proposed 500 Walnut tower that would overlook Independence Hall may have already received zoning approval, but its developer and architect still had one more group to convince for its design last week. This past Friday, they got just that as the Philadelphia Historical Commission gave the newly tweaked building an approval recommendation. PlanPhilly’s Matt Golas reports Cecil Baker, the…

Walnut Estates Is Coming to 22nd and Walnut Streets

walnut estates

The Zoning Board of Adjustment, at a hearing on November 5, unanimously approved a new condo and retail development at 22nd and Walnut Streets, where there is currently a small parking lot.  The new development will have nine luxury condo units and will be called Walnut Estates. At the meeting, attorney Hercules Grigos detailed the…

Reading Terminal Market Now Delivers!

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market’s partnership with the same-day delivery service Instacart has officially started. Just in time for the winter and holiday season when Philadelphians would rather stay inside, 32 merchants in the Reading Terminal Market will now offer certain grocery items on Instacart, a delivery service that promises to get food to people’s doors in…