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The revamped Germantown Special Services District has been called to order

The new chairman of the Germantown Special Services District would like you to know that he's heard all the stories, the tales of meddling and mismanagement and political manipulation that brought…

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Revamped Germantown Special Services District to hold first official meeting Tuesday

With a new board of directors chosen and City Council's approval, the revived Germantown Special Services District has most of its pieces in place, and will hold its first official meeting…

    • Wayne Junction plans

Plans for Wayne Junction industrial conversion altered after neighbors' input

Plans to convert an empty industrial site near Wayne Junction are changing in response to questions and concerns expressed by community members, the project's attorney said. Robert A. Rosin, who represents…

    • Wayne Junction factory conversion

Plans to convert shuttered Wayne Junction factory into daycare leave neighbors concerned

Neighbors near Wayne Junction want more information from a property owner looking to convert a long-empty factory building into a daycare center and housing units. Peer Investments is seeking a zoning…

    • Queen Lane Apartments

Dissension arises among Germantown neighbors at Potter's Field meeting

If all went according to the Philadelphia Housing Authority's plan to replace the Queen Lane Apartments, residents could have been moving into the 55 new low-rise units this summer. But, as…

    • Queen Lane Apartments tower. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

No human remains found at Potter's Field site, final PHA decision pending

No human remains were found during an archaeological dig at the site of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Queen Lane Apartments, where an 18th-century Potter's Field burial ground also once existed. Hand-sifting…

    • 5357 Knox St. in Germantown

Germantown's spite-blight case finally comes to a legal end

The city's latest legal case against the elderly owner of a Germantown home involved in a long-running dispute with neighbors came to a quiet end in court, but not a lot…

    • Philly Office Retail will buy the property for $435,000 and lease the campus to the school for at least 10 years, starting in 2014. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Waldorf School's move to historic Germantown church property gets zoning-board support

Plans to move the Waldorf School of Philadelphia to a long-empty historic Germantown church property are moving ahead with support from local groups and an OK from the zoning board. It…

    • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation

State AG's office seeks OARC lawsuit dismissal

The state Attorney General's office, on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett and administration budget and economic development officials, is seeking to have a lawsuit filed against them by the Ogontz Avenue…

    • Omar Gray was a street-cleaning mainstay for the Germantown Special Services District until funding dried up.

Revamped Germantown Special Services District scheduled to launch July 1

Last year, city Planning Commission staffers spent months conducting a study of the Chelten Avenue corridor, part of an effort to bring back shoppers and a better mix of businesses to…

    • Mary Alfson Tinsman, cultural resources manager for consultant JMT Inc., which is leading the archaeological review at the Potter's Field site

Search for remains begins ahead of schedule at Germantown Potter's Field site

Several newly dug holes peppered the property around the Queen Lane Apartments this week as archaeologists began examining several locations in the search for remains from an 18th-century Potter's Field on…

    • A view inside the property, for which developer Ken Weinstein has an agreement in place to buy and restore. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Vacant Germantown church could soon become Waldorf School's new home

A Germantown private school and a local developer are moving forward with plans that would see a long-empty and historic Wayne Avenue church property transformed into a new elementary campus. Developer…

    • Archaeologist Mary Alfson Tinsman points to slides showing historical maps of Potter’s Field at a meeting in late December.

Archaeological dig at Germantown Potter's Field site will not start before March

An archaeological dig to see if human remains lie beneath the Queen Lane Apartments site won't begin until at least March, as a months-long historic review of the 18th-century Potter's Field…

Germantown spite-blight defendant tells judge he sold property -- to his daughter

On Dec. 6, the last time Anthony Byrne appeared in Judge Bradley K. Moss's courtroom for a hearing in the long-running property violations case against him, there was apparently one little…

    • Nugent Senior Apartment complex

Senior housing project features heavy dose of historic restoration

From the May 21, 1889 New York Times, under the headline "Telegraphic Brevities": At the meeting of the American Baptist Publication Society in Boston yesterday the Hon. Horatio G. Jones,…

    • germantownywca

Germantown YWCA sheriff's sale may (or may not) finally happen Tuesday

In bits and pieces, the remains of the defunct Germantown Settlement and its related entities continue to be sold off. Next up: The historic Germantown YWCA building at 5820-24 Germantown Ave.,…

    • Queen Lane Apartments

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