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    • Greensgrow | Shrimpcracker, Flickr
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Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy wins sustainable ag award

Since sprouting its first lettuces in 1997 on the site of a former galvanizing plant, Greensgrow Farms has grown into an urban agriculture powerhouse that is often citied as a national model. And…

    • Cheryl Gourdine, outreach coordinator of Grace Temple Baptist Church in Lawnside, N.J. (left) and Frances Williams, founder and program director of Do Over Ministry organized volunteers and donations
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Carroll Park: Ministry Provides 'Helping Hands'

Thomas Smith of Cedar Park stood in line with more than 50 people waiting outside Philadelphia Police Department's 19th District station at 61st and Thompson streets. Smith was one of hundreds of…

    • Laura Rubenstein and her fourth-grade classmates at Anne Frank School use Skype to chat with Astronaut Tim and learn about space. ┬áLindsay Lazarski/NewsWorks

Artist simulates outer space for Anne Frank Elementary students [video]

Laura Rubenstein and her fourth-grade classmates at Anne Frank School use Skype to chat with Astronaut Tim and learn about space.  Lindsay Lazarski/NewsWorks At first, Astronaut Tim is little more than…

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January 30-February 3: Preservation economics, Megaprojects forum, Janette Sadik-Khan, Ed Bacon student design competition, South Philly street design, political gridlock and transportation

Donovan Rypkema on Economics of Historic Preservation, Home and Abroad Monday, January 30, 8-9pm. The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. Donovan Rypkema comes to the Ethical Society to…

Missing the Northeast: Reflections from a Catholic high school graduate

For four years of our lives – definitely some of the most formative years of our lives – high schools become our second homes. In addition to classes, we might spend additional…

    • A feasibility study finds Pier 9's (foreground) pilings and structure are in good shape, but its cladding and clerestory windows need to be replaced.
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Pier 9's reuse, Philly papers for sale again, bringing health services to the homeless, Dilworth Plaza construction kicks off, Dyott and his bottles

What will become of Pier 9? Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson’s feasibility study of the pier for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation envisions a flexible event space for near-term, reports PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates. The…

    • Animal remains were discovered Friday (A) and a body was found Sunday (B) in two Northeast Philadelphia parks. Image/Google Maps

Dead body, animal remains found in parks

Animal remains were discovered Friday (A) and a body was found Sunday (B) in two Northeast Philadelphia parks. Image/Google Maps Police in the 8th District has a busy weekend tracking gruesome…

Former ZCC issues survey on sign-control preferences

A post on the website of the former Zoning Code Commission this morning invites Philadelphians to complete a survey assessing public preferences for sign controls.  The survey provides some background information…

    • How the business looked late last week

"Jackpot Internet Cafe" will offer high-end computers and software, as well as sweepstakes games

The proprietors of the yet-unopened Jackpot Internet Cafe at 1802 Frankford Ave. have told New Kensington Community Development Corporation that the business will offer games of chance, but also many other…

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