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UPMC discusses NICUs and how sound machines are making a difference for infants in Harrisburg

Michelle Loomis, major gift officer at UPMC Pinnacle, and April Benasich, co-founder and chief scientist for RAPT Ventures Inc. joined us on The Spark Wednesday to discuss NICU environments and how these sleep sound machines are making a difference for UPMC Harrisburg’s youngest patients.

By Aniya Faulcon

Overdevelopment is threatening ‘Everybody’s Hometown,’ Media residents say

Community members say suburban sprawl and unchecked development is upending green space, causing housing prices to skyrocket, and making the borough less racially and economically diverse.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

76ers rejected: N.Y. developer Durst selected for Penn’s Landing site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has selected the Durst Organization to execute a $2.2 billion redevelopment of two prominent parcels along Old City’s riparian shore — effectively ending a competing bid by the Philadelphia 76ers to construct a new arena on the site.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

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Streamline seeks fresh start on toxic Kensington soil: ‘We’re a different animal’

Block upon block of red brick rowhouses still line Kensington’s streets. Increasingly, new construction does too, and lots of it.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

Philly Council rushing to close deal on 10-year tax abatement before 2020

If City Council President Darrell Clarke has his way, Philadelphia’s 10-year property tax abatement on residential construction will be dramatically different by the end of this year.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY