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Philly to build 17 new soccer fields and mini-pitches, in partnership with Union and youth soccer

Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build soccer facilities across the city over the next five years.

Where have all the pigeons gone? Philly numbers are down as predators thrive.

Philadelphia has waged battles against pigeons for decades. But could the battle against these rainbow-necked nemeses be ending? Data suggests their numbers are declining in the city.

City swimmers might have to wait in line. There aren't enough lifeguards.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has struggled to hire enough lifeguards for the last few summers, including this one. As of Tuesday, the city had 350 lifeguard spots filled out of the 400 needed to be fully staffed.

Teen gunman sentenced in Easter 2018 South Street shooting that killed Boys’ Latin sophomore

Zahmir White was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison for killing William Bethel IV, 16.

Two men arrested in May shooting of SEPTA conductor at West Mount Airy station

The arrests came more than a month after the 57-year-old SEPTA conductor was shot in the hip during an attempted robbery at a West Mount Airy Regional Rail stop.