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    • Wynn Philadelphia

CDAG to Gaming Board: Changes would make Wynn a better waterfront fit

The Wynn Philadelphia casino proposal would be a better Central Delaware fit if river access was improved, the parking garage took up less space, its roof was open for river-viewing and…

    • Robert Cocozza | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
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Snap Philly on October 18 for Philly Photo Day

On Friday, October 18th we're all invited to take Philly’s picture as part of the fourth annual Philly Photo Day. The result is a collectively created portrait of a day…

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Looming retirement crisis [Financial Perspectives]

You may have read in the paper, or saw the story on the news, about the financial problems plaguing Detroit.  The financial crisis had a tremendous impact on the city which had…

    • Secret Garden
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September 17: Broad/Washington arts market | vacant land tech tools | Casey seeking transit funding | Butkovitz doesn't support five-year budget | Philly's used bookstores

Good morning Streeters. Our thoughts are with Washington today as we wake with heavy hearts after yesterday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Here's what else is making news today:…

    • PHL Local Gaming's proposed entertainment and recreation district

PHL Local Gaming: If we get the license, you'll get a waterpark, zip-lines, restaurants and more

If tomato king Joe Procacci gets Philadelphia's second casino license, Philadelphia will also get a new entertainment district with restaurants, retail, sports facilities, zip-lines, a golf driving range, a dry ski/skateboarding…

    • Bartram's Garden wetland expansion
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Bartram's Garden wetlands restoration, expansion underway to offset airport project

Bartram’s Garden is still firmly in its growing season. Colorful blossoms – including the famed Franklinia trees with their delicate citrusy scent – grace the formal gardens and woodland walks, and the…

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September 16-20: TTF Watershed at Globe Dye Works | Michael Van Valkenburgh | Nerd Nite talks Sustainability | Air Pollution and Kids | Park(ing) Day

It's a week of urban environmental events about watersheds, landscape architecture, sustainability progress, air pollution, and public space. PARTY: TTF Watershed celebrates at Globe Dye Works Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm. Globe…

    • The site of the former Bunting House could soon be a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Battle (on)lines drawn in Roxborough Wendy's proposal

The prospect of a Wendy's restaurant at the site of the former Bunting House in Roxborough is again riling tensions regarding the Ridge Avenue site. City officials confirmed to NewsWorks that…

    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Image of Festival Pier site from Google Maps

Festival Pier building site likely to shrink

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will likely need to shrink the footprint of planned future development for the city-owned Festival Pier site at the foot of Spring Garden Street – a…

    • Historical Commission Sept. 2013

Historical Commission approves Family Court and A.J. Reach designations

In a relatively brief meeting on Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed just five cases, none of significant public impact. In a short discussion following its regular meeting, the Commission also…

    • Reading Terminal and beyond. March 31, 1927 | (Image #7283) Aero Service Corp, courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in advance of the Rally for the Rail Park on Saturday.…

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National teachers union president visits Philly, denied entrance to Lincoln High

A few dozen activists were so upset about the Philadelphia School District's budget crisis that they interrupted City Council's first meeting of the fall. The advocacy group Fight for Philly and…

    • Schuylkill River, Photo by Phillytrax
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September 13-15: Communities of Choice Lecture | Boxers' Trail 5K & Strawberry Mansion Day | YIP Exploring Graduate Hospital | Schuylkill Soiree | Rally for the Rail Park | Wayne Junction Historic District Tour

Happy weekend Streeters! Looking for something to do? Here are our suggestions. LEARN Creating Communities of Choice Lecture Friday, September 13, 12pm - 1pm. Paley Library Lecture Hall, Room 021,…

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EMT training session with Star Career Academy

You’ve seen them in any situation that calls for medical attention, including trauma injuries and accident scenes. Before they perform these acts in real-life situations, emergency medical technicians undergo a series of tests…

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Central Northeast Planning District meeting Sept. 24

The second of three planning meetings for neighborhoods in the Central Northeast Planning District will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Northeast Regional Branch of the Free Library, 2228 Cottman…

    • Tangle of highways by Old City
    • SEPTA regional rai funding impact

SEPTA's doomsday prophecy eliminates 9 regional rail lines

Unless SEPTA receives an additional $6.5 billion for capital projects over the next 10 years, the network will lose nine regional rail lines and face other significant cutbacks. A potential 89,000…

    • SEPTA wire work

Weekend shuttle service coming to Lansdale/Doylestown Line

Weekend shuttle service on the Chestnut Hill West Line wrapped up a few weeks ago, and without skipping a beat, SEPTA has announced its next series of weekend shuttling. This time…

    • A vacant lot maintained by PHS through the Vacant Lot Stabilization program located on 6th and Berks.
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Philly's LandCare Program cleans, greens and reduces crime

This week Philadelphia has served as both host and case study for the 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference. With 40,000 vacant lots, Philadelphia is no stranger to the issues linked…

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