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Pa. legislators propose scrap metal database to guard against theft

A state-wide database of scrap metal transactions would help prevent thefts, according to legislation proposed this week by Pa. Reps. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, and John Taylor, 177th. Residents in Holme Circle,…

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'Ugly Floor Contest' continues through Oct. 14

The Carpet Shop in Fox Chase is holding an Ugly Floor Contest and will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the person with the most hideous floor to help redecorate before…

    • Bicycle, Photo by Jeremy Fountain
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Blatstein: The Provence has best location, is most transformative

Ask Bart Blatstein why the casino he proposes for Broad and Callowhill streets should get Philadelphia's remaining gaming license, and he takes out graphics from the city administration's recent testimony to…

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Code Bulletin: digital billboard conversions require new permits

A new Code Bulletin issued to the Department of Licenses and Inspections says that permits for converting static billboards to digital displays should only be issued to signs that conform to…

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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…

    • New Lebow College of Business from Market Street | Drexel University
Eyes on the Street

State of University City, by the numbers

In a neighborhood where 29 new development projects (4,922,050 million square feet of new office, research, residential, academic and medical facilities) were recently added or completed, it can be hard to…

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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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DRWC to announce new funding and parks, trail, connector projects on the Delaware River waterfront

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 1pm WHERE: Race Street Pier, at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Race Street WHAT: An announcement of significant new funding for the next phase of…

    • Under budget, under the El, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

October 1: Shutdown, Federal Housing Authority | Council wants tax abatement changes reconsidered | Trash time changed | Fishtown zoning workshop | Girard Mugshots closes

Hello, Eyes. Two important things today: First, welcome to October. Second, the government has entered a partial shutdown.  In addition to shuttering the 401 national parks, including the Liberty Bell…

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Eyes on the Street

Schuylkill Banks offers adopt-a-bench program

Last week Schuylkill Banks flipped the switch and turned on the newly revamped enhancement lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges. With the bridge lighting, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk construction, continued success…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

September 30 - October 3: Frankford Creek Greenway meeting | East and West Fairmount Park input | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Fort Mifflin fundraiser | Chinatown night market

Hey, Eyes on the Street! Here are a few events that piqued our interest for the week ahead. FEEDBACK: Frankford Creek Greenway Public Meeting Monday, September 30. 6pm - 7:30pm. Juniata…

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Join Us: A Community Vision for East and West Fairmount Park

Dear PlanPhilly reader, We have an exciting new project underway in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation that we thought might be of interest to you.  This one takes us beyond…

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Look Up! A Venetian palazzo for an elite fraternity

  Wilson Eyre designed the outstanding building that once served as a social hall for an exclusive men’s club.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

    • The new lights illuminate 30th Street Station from the river
Eyes on the Street

Flashy new lights illuminate four Schuylkill River Bridges

Last night Schuylkill Banks and friends "threw the switch" and and lit the new, enhanced lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges - Walnut Street, Market Street, JFK Boulevard and SEPTA.  The…

    • Wissahickon Valley, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

September 27-29: Light up the Crescent | River to River tour | Wissahickon bike tour | Pearl Street block party | Garden Court community dinner | Puerto Rican Day Parade | Renaissance Arts Day

With a mix of sun and partial clouds and temperatures in the low 70s, this weekend's weather looks ideal for the outdoor tours and festivities happening throughout the city. Enjoy! PARADE:…

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Medical fund set up for young Torresdale baseball player with heart condition

Tommy "TJ" Ramos has a potentially lethal heart condition. But no one know until earlier this month when the 9-year-old collapsed at a baseball practice for Torresdale Boys Club. Fortunately for…

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Crusader Classic set for Oct. 6

From the Friends of Father Judge High School: The Eleventh “Crusader Classic” 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6  at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. This year’s…

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