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    • Local IBEW 98 pickets near the Trolley Car Diner. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Opinion: Congresswoman Schwartz, here's a leadership opportunity for you

To Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz: Why is IBEW Local 98 picketing Northwest Philadelphia developer Ken Weinstein’s Trolley Car Diner? Because a union contractor was not able to bid competitively on Weinstein’s…

    • Ken Weinstein, developer of the former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus, could soon have a new tenant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Adult daycare likely coming to former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus

An adult daycare center is now on track to become the newest tenant of a five-building complex in southwest Germantown. For-profit Tori's Garden of Eden wants to open the center at…

    • Maplewood Mall

Maplewood Mall redesign selections expected in early April amid online local-hire debate

Ten months after the city announced a $2.2 million capital-improvement project for Germantown's Maplewood Mall, a selection is expected early next month on the lead design and engineering firms for the…

    • All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers & Sailors
Eyes on the Street

Black History Month events for the plannerly

All month long, Philly is buzzing with activities in celebration of Black History Month. We thought we’d highlight a few events that tie in to the built environment. Museum Without Walls:…

    • The contractor was able to reuse much of the original decorative elements on the exterior walls
    • Max Levy Autography Company building

'Gray Area' discussion series moves on from Germantown

Germantown residents completed an academic exercise on Wednesday night that may have some practical and fascinating implementations for the many historic buildings in their community. Could an old industrial complex be…

    • The fate of the Queen Lane Apartments tower in Germantown remains in limbo. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Queen Lane Apartments decision still feeling government-shutdown aftereffects

The fate of Queen Lane Apartments, a shuttered public housing high-rise in Germantown, remains in limbo due to last month's partial government shutdown. During the 16-day standoff, essentially all employees of…

    • Max Levy Autograph Company, October 2013 | Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

Inside Germantown's Max Levy Autotgraph Building

Gary Reed, a frequent EOTS Flickr Group photo contributor and Germantown resident, got a peek inside the historic and vacant Max Levy Autograph Building as part of Gray Area Philly's…

    • The source of ongoing neighborhood friction, the city just spruced 5357 Knox St. up for what it hopes is the last time. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

L&I cleans up Germantown spite-blight property for the 11th time

For the neighbors in Germantown — and in the spirit of the season — this is the ongoing story of the "Nightmare on Knox Street." Earlier this month, a crew from the Department…

    • The former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue in Germantown

Former Germantown industrial site to house community preservation initiative

A vacant factory in southwest Germantown is the blank canvas for a new historic preservation experiment. The result probably won’t be a particular renovation or reuse plan for the local subject…

    • High Point Wholesale

Can coffee and pastries bring new scent of success to struggling sliver of Germantown Ave.?

Coffee and pastries are becoming an economic engine in Mt. Airy. The opening early next year of a High Point Café wholesale bakery/roastery and a second location for Little Jimmie's Bakery…

    • GSFS demolition site

GSFS considers next steps after demolition at School House Lane and Greene Street

A flat, fenced-in swath of land has appeared at the northwest corner of School House Lane and Greene Street, that busy nexus of three educational institutions: the Pennsylvania School for the…

    • Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village.

Neighbors don't like the look or location of Awbury Arboretum's new modular classrooms

The location of a modular structure slated for use as an education center in Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village has created a rift with some of the immediate neighbors of the new…

    • Stenton Mansion

Stenton mansion to undergo $800K landscaping 'rejuvenation'

A Germantown property that is central to the history of Pennsylvania is about to get a re-do — one that will reflect 100 years of change at the site, while reconnecting with…

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

PHA director: Queen Lane Apartments may not be torn down after all

The Philadelphia Housing Authority's plans to redevelop the site of a shuttered high-rise in Germantown have reached a tipping point. It's been more than two years since PHA first presented its…

    • Awbury's Francis Cope House

Awbury Arboretum hopes $300K grant leads to sustainable future in Northwest Philly

One of Northwest Philadelphia's largest green resources, Awbury Arboretum, is about to begin an extended season of growth. The 55-acre arborteum at Chew Street and Washington Lane in Germantown learned this…

    • Representatives of community groups in Germantown and other Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods gathered at state Rep. Stephen Kinsey's office for a confab

Effort to unite Germantown-area CDCs continues at Thursday gathering

Open communication and cooperation. For those working to improve Germantown and other Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods, the pairing is paramount. "If we could just get each group here, I'd be so happy.…

    • germantown special services district

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…

    • Germantown Special Services District

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…

    • Germantown Town Hall is a Hidden City Festival site this year for an experiment in civic space.
Eyes on the Street

Community building at Germantown Town Hall

Germantown Town Hall has been vacant and abandoned since 1998. As part of the Hidden City Festival, the surrounding community has been invited inside to place its mark on the…

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