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Gun buyback Saturday in Tacony

From the Frankford Gazette: There will be a gun buyback on September 7th from 10AM till noon at Holy Innocents Church at Tyson and Torresdale avenues.  It is sponsored by the…

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Design review committee considers One Riverside proposal

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside cleared a hurdle Tuesday at the Civic Design Review Committee, the group that considers the public realm impacts of large projects in Philadelphia. The building, a 20-story…

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SEPTA seeks QuietRide feedback

SEPTA's QuietRide policy is approaching four-years-old, and it's time for another QuietRide survey to check in on the fledgling program. SEPTA's customer service team is asking QuietRide passengers to give their…

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September 3-5: Art Museum exterior tour | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Little Nonna's restaurant opens | Fringe Festival kicks off

TOUR: Parthenon on the Parkway Tuesday, September 3, 2:30 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, west entrance. Join the Park House Guides for a tour of the PMA's East Terrace. The…

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College costs get out of control [Financial Perspectives]

I was flipping through the pages of last weekend’s Wall Street Journal (August 24-25) and I came across an article titled, “The Real Reason College Costs So Much.” The article was…

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September 3: September to bring "normal" precipitation | Teachers' union will continue negotiating | Massive South Jersey fire | Two parking lots may be developed | Bike theft on the rise

Happy September Streeters! Here's what made news over the long weekend. Despite its soggy start, September may be drier. Rainfall this summer reached 29.71 inches. That's significantly more than last…

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Wynn Philadelphia project manager: Here's why we're the best bet

The differences between Wynn Philadelphia and the five other groups jousting for Philadelphia's remaining casino license boils down to where their customers would come from, how they would get to the…

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Staycation: Making a day trip of the Cobbs Creek Parkway

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. Summer is winding down, and…

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SEPTA's fall schedules go into effect Monday

SEPTA’s fall schedules go into effect Monday, September 1, which means by the time most people return to work on Tuesday, commutes could be slightly different.  According to SEPTA, most of…

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Funeral plans set for Joan Krajewski

Funeral arrangements have been made for former Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, who died Thursday. The viewing will be Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 4 form 8 to…

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August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in America festival on the Parkway, here are a few suggestions…

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Armed man robs Castor Gardens bar

Police are looking for the man who robbed the Castor Bar, 6641 Castor Ave., Tuesday and attacked an employee. The female employee was opening the bar around 7:30 a.m. when…

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August 30: Made in America prep | School District could sell art | High marks for Morgan Hall | Brandywine Valley visit | Camden's new bike lanes | Remembering Joan Krajewski

Happy Friday, Streeters! Get out there and soak up the symbolic last days of summer. Made in America returns to the Parkway this weekend and yesterday preparations were racing along. The…

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Nutter administration announces reuse plan for closed schools

The Nutter Administration announced in a press release Thursday morning that, in cooperation with the School District and the School Reform Commission, it has developed a plan to sell and reuse…

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The Limits of Nostalgia

The old Benjamin Franklin Museum was creative source material for Community Contributor Sue Landers. So before it was all gone she paid a visit to some of the few remaining relics…

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Protesters: Tomayo McDuffy didn't attack his Holmesburg neighbor

  A young man accused of assaulting a blind woman in her Holmesburg home as her dog called police is facing serious charges, but his supporters say police have the wrong…

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Joan Krajewski, former Philly councilwoman, dies at 79

Legendary Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski has passed away. Krajewski was a powerhouse representing the Northeast's 6th District. She served as a councilwoman from 1980 until 2012 when she opted to…

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Teenaged Somerton shooting victim was killed by friend

As police initially indicated, the Aug. 19 shooting that left Daquan Crump dead at a Somerton construction site was personal. Crump's body was discovered riddled with bullets in a work zone…

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August 29: Sharing the cost of bike share | Behind @SEPTA_Social | Inside Poth Brewery | PAFA to sell a Hopper

Happy Thursday, Streeters. Here's what's buzzing this Thursday morning. Will Philly landowners help share the costs of the city’s forthcoming bike share system? That’s part of the goal, and Next City…

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