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June 14: AVI, cigarette tax passes Council | Salvation Army didn't decline scaffolding | Blight abounds | Delinquency, vacancy roundup | Lovett Library modernization

Happy Friday, Streeters. Make it a good one. Yesterday was a big day for tax legislation: The Actual Value Initiative passed City Council, establishing a property tax rate of 1.34%…

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Poplar Library Branch Embraces Technology and Social Media

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly this summer, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are bringing us dispatches from East and West Poplar. This week they…

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June 13: L&I inspector commits suicide | Lack of transparency, hoagies at Sheriff's Office | Highest paid City employees | Subaru considers move to Navy Yard | Germantown H.S. alumni association | Penn Treaty Trail

Good morning Streeters. Severe weather may be headed our direction. More sad news related to the 22nd & Market building collapse comes this morning. NewsWorks reports the lead L&I inspector of…

    • Alexander Wilson School owl
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June 12: Dow selling building | Wilson could go charter | Rec center cameras | Excavation site safety | Farewell Traffic Court

Happy Wednesday Streeters. We’ve got questions this morning: Want to own the Dow building on Independence Mall? The Business Journal reports that the building is back on the market, after a…

    • rest peacefully
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June 11: White, Male building trades | Nutter in Harrisburg | Philly's Park Score | Northeast Community Center in limbo | building collapse update

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this morning: In his Axis Philly column Tom Ferrick explores why Philadelphia’s building trades remain overwhelmingly male, white and suburban. But trades diversify when…

    • Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
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June 10-14: Creative Economy | Zoning Feedback | Mad Hatter Party | Schuylkill Banks Movie

This week it's time to talk about place-based creative businesses and give feedback on the new zoning code, wear big hats in support of the Philadelphia History Museum, and take in…

    • chinatown moment
    • Catharine Thorn fountain at Grays Ferry, South and 23rd Streets recently had its water restored.
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June 7-9: Grid release party | Penn Treaty Park concert | Prison food at Eastern State | West Park Arts Fest | Fete Day | PrideDay | Preservation Alliance tours

Happy weekend!  PARTY Grid Issue #51 Release Party Friday, June 7, 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Grace Tavern, 2229 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia. Join Grid this Friday for the release of its Cheese…

    • Nicetown Park, By Phillytrax
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June 7: Council looks at demo procedures | Law could mean higher fees for SEPTA | Tax collection overhaul | Creative civic project grants | Grant to help Wissahickon Charter expand

Good morning Eyes! Today's rainy forecast is brought to you by tropical storm Andrea. A flood watch is in effect through late tonight. Our thoughts are with those recovering from…

    • Delaware River Pier
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    • North Front Street
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June 4: Girard College becoming day school, cutting grades 9-12 | Neglected Pennypack picnic ground | Public wants transit funding | Walk down Market Street | PPD on Twitter

Oh what a beautiful morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this Tuesday morning: Yesterday the board of directors of City Trusts approved a plan to turn Girard College into a day…

    • Pine Street bike lane
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June 3-7: Barbarella | Zoning feedback sessions | Bike/Ped webinar | Bright Green Buidlings | Kevin Gillen and Mark Alan Hughes at DAG | Woodlands benefit

Here's what's on tap this week: VIEW: Architecture in Film: Barbarella Monday, June 3, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by…

    • Sneaks & Hoops, North Philly
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June 3: SCHOOLS: Inside Strawberry Mansion High School | Protesters should vilify politicians, not SRC | Public schools lack political capital | Fran Burns to become district COO

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a raft of schools-related news on this rainy Monday: Diane Sawyer and a crew from ABC News followed Strawberry Mansion High…

    • Seger Park's Spray Yard, Summer 2011.
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May 31 - June 2: Heritage Electronics Concert | Philly Beer Week | Preservation Alliance & Chestnut Hill house tours | Philadelphia Orchard Project workshops | Seger Park Playground Festival | Manayunk Bike Race

Happy Friday Streeters! We've rounded up a few events to take your mind off the brutal heat this weekend.  LISTEN Heritage Electronics Concert Friday, May 31st, 7pm-11pm, Historical Society of Frankford,…

    • Electric Morning | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Culprit, Courtesy of phillytrax
    • North Hancock Street
    • PHS Pop Up Garden - Broad Street
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May 28-31: Ed Bacon and the Future of Philly | Land Bank symposium | Garden heritage conference | PHS Pop Up Garden opening | Callowhill walk | 'My Architect' screening

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, Streeters. There's a whole lot on tap this week - from learning about the prospective land bank or historic landscape stewardship to visiting PHS'…

    • Pomerantz
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May 28: Bridesburg tradition amid change | 15 nominees for historic designation | Royal Theater conservatorship? | Ori Feibush's world | limp lineup of mayoral contenders | Blatstein caught schmoozing

Greetings Streeters and happy Tuesday. Here's what's making news after the long weekend. In Bridesburg the city’s largest and oldest Memorial Day Parade took place yesterday. But news that two of…

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