Philly undoes deal with developer Peebles to revamp historic Family Court building into luxury hotel

The move underscores the feeling of uncertainty surrounding the hotel industry and other categories of commercial real estate as the long-term impacts of the pandemic take hold.

President-elect Biden signals stark shift with new national security team
"It’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it," Biden Tuesday.

Philly's Black-led charter schools are treated unfairly, new group says
“Our schools have collectively dealt with racism, inequity and biases when it comes to our schools’ oversight, expansion and renewal opportunities,” said Naomi Johnson Booker, a leader of the group.

Monoclonal antibody drugs raise hopes for keeping high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital. But it’s complicated.
There is a need for therapies for mild to moderate COVID-19. It's not clear how much monoclonal antibodies can fill the gap.

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Philadelphia has an affordable-housing crisis. Biden’s platform has a simple, but radical, solution. | Inga Saffron

Under his proposal, every cost-burdened, low-income family would receive a check to bridge the gap between their actual rent and the rent they can afford. The impact would be immediate.

An urban farm nourishes the poorest part of Philly as its growers fight to keep the land

Founded by Temple University students and neighborhood activists in 2010, Urban Creators is run in large part these days by young friends in their 20s who started doing odd jobs at the farm as teens.

Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations with nine. John Legend and Christian McBride rep Philly.

Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, and Post-Malone were among the other big names with multiple nominations. And as always there were noteworthy snubs.

COVID-19 pandemic is not halting everyone’s Thanksgiving travel plans

“It’s important enough for me and my family to be together for Thanksgiving,” said one traveler. “We’ve all discussed it and agreed. I’m just trying to be as careful as I can.”
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