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    • Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon wears a Local 98 T-shirt at the Labor Day parade in 2016. Henon's office at City Council was searched by the FBI a month before. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
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Power abuse: Doc, Henon and the public trust

Wednesday’s indictment of electricians union boss John Dougherty, Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon, and six others, laid out 116 counts of theft, bribery, and embezzlement. Somehow even more astounding is the…

    • homeless memorial paine plaza
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With Dilworth and Love Park remade for leisure, Paine Plaza redo is a chance to save a space for protest

Thomas Paine Plaza, the public space outside the Municipal Services Building, is so unremarkable that you’d be forgiven for not knowing its name. But you might recognize it by the bronze…

    • Hale Building

Kenney launches Historic Preservation Task Force

Jim Kenney’s administration says it wants to improve the city’s historic preservation environment while encouraging people to see preservation and development as partners in urban growth. Figuring out how to make…

    • Councilman Jim Kenney
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How will Kenney adopt and adapt Nutter's unfinished work? Six questions:

That sound you heard from City Hall Thursday was mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Mayor Michael Nutter mending fences. Though relations between the St. Joe’s prep classmates and former council…

    • cheetham
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Streetviews: Q&A with Azavea's Robert Cheetham

For this week’s Streetviews Q&A we sat down with Robert Cheetham, founder of the civic minded geospatial and software firm Azavea, about the big opportunities ahead in open data as an…

    • Its A Show | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
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Road to development reform should start at L&I

City Council President Darrell Clarke has spent recent months advancing a plan to reorganize the city’s planning and development functions into a new cabinet-level Department of Planning and Development through a…

    • Greenworks logo
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Three reasons to vote for the Office of Sustainability

On Tuesday Philly voters will get to decide if the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability should become permanent under the City Charter. It is the first ballot question.  Here is why…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
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Advocates call to strengthen Land Bank Strategic Plan

The fledgling Philadelphia Land Bank is the city’s best chance to put the lion’s share of its vacant and tax-delinquent properties into responsible hands for new uses. The citywide effects could…

    • City Hall south
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Will the Community Sustainability Initiative turn City Council into planners?

This week City Council returns for its fall session and something we’re likely to hear a lot about in the coming months is the “Community Sustainability Initiative” (CSI), a new program…

    • hillary08 | Kelly DeLay, cc
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DNC + Philly: What's in it for the city?

Philly greeted about two dozen members of the Democratic National Committee with every cliché possible this week: cheesesteaks at Pat’s with “Rocky,” strumming Mummers, Eagles cheerleaders, historically costumed interpreters. The fountain…

    • Shells | Jukie Bot, EOTS Flickr Grou
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Land Bank updates: Strategic planning and VPRC transparency

Philadelphia is inching toward realizing its Land Bank, signed into law by Mayor Nutter in January. The Philadelphia Land Bank is perhaps the city’s best hope for putting a significant number…

    • Trash pile
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Streets wants feedback on winter performance, introduces text alerts

Did your block look like this for half of the winter? Was your street a sheet of ice or cleared regularly? How do you think the Streets Department did handling the incredibly…

    • March Sheriff Sales
Eyes on the Street

March sheriff sale properties [map]

As PlanPhilly reported late last year, the Nutter administration has mobilized to put more tax delinquent properties to sheriff sale to collect on a variety of taxes owed to the city.…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary in University City could close. | PlanPhilly
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Community meetings about sale of vacant public schools [updated]

[UPDATED 2/12/14: The meeting about University City/Drew/Walnut Center scheduled for February 5, rescheduled for February 12 has again been rescheduled. It is now planned for February 26.] The School…

    • Trash.
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Trash talk: Streets urges patience as sanitation crews catch up

Christmas trees, overflowing recycling bins, stuffed plastic bags, and the remains of holiday cheer are forming unusually large mounds of trash that are gracing many Philly sidewalks this week. Holiday delays,…

    • Fairhill - sealed
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Five hopeful things about the Land Bank

Philadelphia will be the biggest American city to establish a municipal land bank once Mayor Nutter signs the land bank bill passed by City Council 15-0 last Thursday. The land…

    • A vacant property owned by the city.
Eyes on the Street

Land Bank bill caught in twilight zone

UPDATED, 12/5/13 8:15am: The Inquirer reports that Council President Clarke and Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez have negotiated a deal to advance the land bank legislation. Clarke's amendment to include the Vacant Property Review…

    • N. 9th and W. Dauphin
Eyes on the Street

Two keys to getting the land bank right

Seeing the land bank bill passed by City Council’s Public Property & Public Works Committee on Monday was a huge step forward for those who believe the city’s current processes for…

    • kensingtonviews
Eyes on the Street

Land bank hearing scheduled for Oct. 28, questions remain

This fall there is renewed hope for progress in the creation of a municipal land bank. Come October 28, land bank advocates will get their wish: City Council’s Committee on Public…

    • Nix windows
Eyes on the Street

Nix federal building in need of repair

Market East's historic Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse could get a needed facelift thanks to a $3.416 million request included in President Obama's 2014 budget. The Nix building,…

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