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Council adopts bill amending daycare regulations

City Council adopted a bill on Thursday that will modify the regulations for opening new group daycare centers in certain areas of the city. The bill, which was introduced by Councilman…

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Northeast Philadelphia zoning overlay would prohibit medical offices

Councilman Brian O’Neill introduced a bill on Thursday creating a “Northeast Zoning Overlay,” which would prohibit certain medical uses in many zoning districts throughout Northeast Philadelphia, in areas where they are…

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Council increases parking fees, penalties

This week City Council floated a raft of parking related fee increases. The four resolutions, which passed unanimously, are the result of a six-month review of current parking fees and policies…

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O'Neill seeks to clarify zoning variance standards

Councilman Brian O’Neill is hoping to clear up an area of zoning law that has only recently become unclear. On Thursday morning, the 10th-District Councilman introduced a bill stipulating that the…

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Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

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Donated cell phones will help soldiers call home

Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. has provided more than 114 million minutes of talk time to soldiers across the world. Northeast Philly residents are invited to help even more soldiers call…

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Chalfont Playground gets new equipment, safety features [slideshow]

Chalfont Playground, 4300 Deerpath Lane,  held its ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday evening. The nearly $700,000 renovation project was planned and designed by the city's Parks & Recreation Department and the Department of…

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New playground at Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [photos]

Somerton was full of excitement and emotion Thursday as the neighborhood celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new playground at the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [map]. Councilman…

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City Council redistricting: Do you have a new councilperson?

Philadelphia City Council decided last month to allow members affected by redistricting to begin serving their new constituents this month -- three years before the new districts were to take effect…

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O’Neill amends commercial corridor zoning bill

City Council voted to amend a bill introduced last fall by Councilman Brian O’Neill that would change how some uses are restricted in neighborhood commercial corridors. O’Neill said that the latest…

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Eyes on the Street

March 1: Erdy McHenry's lifeless garage | Coltrane House repair | AVI relief | bike-lane sweeps | Penn raises $4.3 billion

Good morning, Streeters and happy March! Here’s what’s making news this Friday morning: In her column today Inga Saffron calls Erdy McHenry’s $27 million parking garage on Arch Street “oppressive and…

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Backyard chickens and effort to legalize them unite residents across the city

This story is the first of two about backyard chickens in Philadelphia and the effort to legalize them. It's done in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods and NewsWorks. Read part two here…

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Parkwood community garden a go, volunteers sought

A community garden is in the process of becoming a reality for Parkwood residents. With support from Councilman Brian O’Neill, R-10th, an 18,000-sq. ft. garden located next to the Community…

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BIA to City Council: don't overlimit residential units above commercial storefronts

Anne Fadullon, a developer at Dale Corporation and president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, sent the following memo to members of City Council on Wednesday. The BIA is opposed…

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Council overrides Mayoral veto of RCO bill as O’Neill backs off community garden restrictions

In its first meeting of 2013, City Council voted to override a Mayoral veto—not announced until Thursday morning—of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s bill changing some provisions of the new zoning code’s Registered…

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Sánchez tells Council zoning amendments would hurt her district

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez sent a memo to her fellow members of City Council Thursday morning asking that they not be “overly eager” to support a bill introduced by Councilman Brian O’Neill…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 23: Code Blue | O'Neill to drop garden zoning restrictions, keep other roll-backs | redevelopment in Chinatown | City spending infographic | Philly: if not hip, interesting

Good morning. Holy frozen fingers, Streeters. Here's your Wednesday morning Buzz: Because temperatures will dip below 20° most days this week the city has issued a Code Blue, and…

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Urban agriculture uses to remain by-right in neighborhood commercial corridors

UPDATED 3:12 p.m., 1/23/2013 It appears that community gardens and farms will continue to be permitted by right in neighborhood commercial corridors, as the new zoning code intended. Councilman Brian O’Neill,…

    • Emerald Street Urban Farm has taken root on five vacant lots in East Kensington.
Eyes on the Street

New Zoning Code's Growing Pains [updated]

UPDATED: 1/23/13, 12:30pm: On January 24, City Council was set to consider changes to the new zoning code that would restrict land uses in neighborhood commercial districts, including allowing community gardens…

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