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    • Roundhouse-south
Eyes on the Street

Building Stories: The Roundhouse

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

    • 30th Street Bridge after officials threw the switch

Eyes on the Trail: Officials respond to Schuylkill River crime with lighting and town watch

Emil Nunez liked to walk along the Schuylkill River Trail. During the day, he could admire the trail’s handful of landscaped gardens, the silty river’s languid tranquility, and the statues dotted…

    • Wharton student Zachary Woods

From the Editor: Pedestrians need safer streets. Now!

I think of Zach Woods almost every day. The multiple car crash that took his life happened just seconds before I arrived at the intersection of Walnut Street and 30th Street…

    • Part of the pedestrian triangle between JFK Boulevard, 15th Street and Dilworth Plaza has been barricaded

Philly gets $525,000 for pedestrian safety efforts

Philly’s streets are about to get $525,000 safer. Philadelphia has been selected as one of just three cities across the country to receive $525,000 in federal funding for increased pedestrian safety…

    • 4601 Market
Eyes on the Street

New Police headquarters in West Philly means sale for Roundhouse, Health Department buildings

It's looking ever-more likely that someday the historic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 46th and Market streets will become a new headquarters for the Police, Health Department, and city morgue. …

    • Chief Nestel at 13th Street Station

Q&A with SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel

Thomas Nestel III remembers the days when SEPTA police didn’t have radios because they couldn’t pick up a signal underground, when officers were assigned to a single train and would ride…

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7th District Police testing license-screening technology

It looks like one those handheld price scanners you’d see at the grocery store, but this tool that’s being piloted by one Philadelphia Police district is a bit niftier: it cuts…

    • Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze eminent domain moves ahead | more variances for retail? | Police still use typewriters | Germantown trash woes | Native American Museum decays | record Restaurant Week

Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. It’s GIS Day and we’ll be hanging out with mapmakers at the Free Library and at PennDesign to mark the…

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O'Neill: Ballot question will leave service test bonus in voters' hands

An idea Councilman Brian O'Neill, R-10th, proposed in June will be presented to voters on the November ballot, and could affect the future of the city's police and fire departments. Initially…

    • West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub on Lancaster Avenue.
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Makeover for police department's district web pages

Go to the Philadelphia Police Department's districts web page and what'll you get? The first thing you'll see is a colorful map breaking down the department's districts and their Police Service…

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O'Neill pushes for extended hiring benefits for police and fire grandchildren

Currently, the children of police and firefighters who've died in the line of duty receive a service credit on their qualifying exams to follow in their parents' footsteps. Councilman Brian O'Neill…

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New tactical training facility at Police Academy

Ground was broken yesterday at a new tactical training facility at the Philadelphia Police Academy at 8501 State Rd. in Upper Holmesburg. The new building will combine the department's SWAT,…

    • Today is Good Friday and the start of Passover. | Mother Bethel and B'nai Abraham at Fifth and Lombard streets.
Eyes on the Street

Workforce matchmakers | inequitable REO maintenance | earthen architecture | city tax reform stalled | iWatch crime reporting

Good morning, Streeters. It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover today, baseball is back, and the weekend promises to be nothing short of gorgeous. Here's this morning's…

NEast Links: Fire, arrest reward, more news in Frankford

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news Three people were injured Wednesday morning in a Morrell Park fire. It took firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze on the 3200-block of…

    • Art imitating life: homeless man sleeps in Aviator Park next to one of the recently installed Boaz Vaadia sculptures.
    • The former Provident Mutual Life Insurance building at 4601 Market Street will likely become home to the PPD, Health Department and morgue.
Eyes on the Street

Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building to be reused as Police Command Center

Today the vacant but majestic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building has one inhabitant - a hawk living in the tower. But soon enough the Philadelphia Police Department could join the hawk's…

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11 of the city's most sought-after violent offenders are from Northeast Philadelphia [slideshow]

They live in Frankford; Northwood; Mayfair; Wissinoming; Lawncrest; and Tacony, and they're 11 of the Philadelphia Police Department's most-wanted violent offenders. The department released a video slideshow Tuesday of the city's…

    • Title & Trust | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Behind police eviction of Occupy, City Council considers raft of planning and zoning measures, Magarity Ford redevelopment clears committee, stray horse in Kensington

Title & Trust | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group The Inquirer details the large-scale police operation to clear Dilworth Plaza, starting with readings of the First…

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