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    • Stormy sunset skyline, July 2, 2014
Eyes on the Street

July 3: SEPTA's late buses | Undercover to curb illegal dumping | Cigarette tax passes PA House | DRPA hires crisis communications pro | Chief Data Officer, Tim Wisniewski

Hot. Rain. (Again.) Arthur has been upgraded to a hurricane and will be swinging past us in one form or another. That could mean rain on our parade. For now, your…

    • Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Finery, West Philly Style | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
    • patriotic grooves
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June 30-July 6: Civic Design Review | Making a Classic Modern | Green Infrastructure | DAG on 500 Walnut | Independence Day celebrations

Here’s what’s on our radar this week, leading up to and through the 4th of July (besides Hoagie Day). Yes, Welcome America. EVALUATE: July Civic Design Review meeting Tuesday, July…

    • Kurt Vile mural, April 2014 | David Swift, EOTS Flikr Group
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June 30: Council, lords of land use | Feibush v. Johnson: the blog | $23m unspent DRPA development funds | Penn National bows out | Violent crime drop | Kurt Vile mural buffed

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here's what we're reading this Monday morning: An Inquirer editorial today calls Council the “lords of land use” and suggests that councilmanic prerogative, campaign…

    • 'drone strike' - Regional Rail Tracks | AlBeFranke, EOTS Flickr group
    • Kensington | David Swift, EOTS Flickr group
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June 26: Chump city | Clarke and Francisville's gap-toothed development | C- for PA infrastructure | 3 ArtPlace America grants | Fair bike share | Italian Market organic stand

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what we’re reading this morning: All us do-right Philadelphians are chumps. At least that’s how Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas thinks we seem in light of our…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects
    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
    • Spruce Street Harbor Park
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June 23-29: Talk Design Review | plan Lower NW | get outside for art, trails, SS Harbor Park

This week brings planning talk as well as summery of options for spending time outside, from bike rides to movies and beyond: DISCUSS: Civic Design Review – How does it work…

    • The University Bike Collective hopes to encourage more cycling throughout University City
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June 23: Temple buying William Penn HS | Naudain St explosion mysteries | NextFab growth | Dietz & Watson courted | CyclePhilly data

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. Here’s what we’re reading: Last week Drexel closed on University City High School and Temple’s $15 million bid for…

    • PATCO trains to New Jersey, Photo by Phillytrax
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June 20: City budget, $30m more for schools | PATCO ridership drop | Buffered bike lane dreams | Pedestrian safety | Cunningham Piano

Happy Friday! At its final session before summer recess City Council passed a $4.5 billion operating budget, rafts of bills enabling things like bike share and affordable housing development, the…

    • Piazza gathering | David Swift, EOTS Flickr group
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June 19: Blatstein's vision for Broad and Washington | Planning for Comcast tower | Open data frustrations | PHA and unions cut deal | Inside Beth Shalom Synagogue

Happy Thursday Streeters. Like a jolt of coffee, here's your morning Buzz:  Developer Bart Blatstein shared his vision for the vacant northeast corner of Broad and Washington streets: a vertical version…

    • Suburban Station | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
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June 18: 22nd and Market memorial artwork | Suburban Station naming rights | Pitched school funding fight | Blackwell on University City HS sale | Clarke fundraiser

Good morning Streeters. We may be a few days before the official start of summer but we’ve got the year’s first heat advisory today. Go lightly. Three sculptors are finalists to…

    • Center City transit concourse
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June 17: PGW sale drags on | University City HS site nets $21.1m | SEPTA concourse cleaning, overnight ridership | Google Earth and the city

Good morning Streeters. It's gonna feel like real summer out there today. Is City Council willfully dragging its feet on the PGW sale? The Daily News finds that council’s consultant, performing…

    • Bloomsday at the Rosenbach
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June 16-22: Al fresco all week

This week it's all about being outside: for literature, supper, entertainment, and exploring green spots. Here's what's on: READ: Bloomsday Monday, June 16, 9:30am-11:30am at the Free Library Parkway Central branch…

    • Front and Girard | Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr Group
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June 16: SEPTA's brief strike, overnite subway service | Affordable housing funds | Lancaster Avenue Redevelopment Corp's unraveling | Mander Rec cleanup | National Archives move irks

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here goes:  SEPTA’s regional rail workers struck in the wee hours of Saturday morning, but it was brief. By early Sunday service on SEPTA’s 13…

    • Regional Rail Paoli/Thorndale
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June 13: SEPTA regional rail strike likely, plans | Broad Street Line WiFi | Difference maker: Amy Laura Cahn | Renaming 30th Street Station

Happy Friday the 13th folks. Fair warning: Drexel’s commencement ceremonies are today, so be forewarned if you are in that neck of the woods today. A federal mediator will try to…

    • Route 36 trolley
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June 12: Toms on PA's environment | L+I's demolition budget raided | pre-SEPTA | Taming 10th/Reed/Passyunk

Good morning, Streeters. Here's what we're reading: The Toms, Corbett and Wolf, offered differing views of Pennsylvania’s environment in Philly last night, the Daily News reports. Governor Corbett defended his…

    • Melrose Diner | David Swift, EOTS Flickr group
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