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Why am I doing repairs on a home I am selling? [Real NEastate]

My real estate broker told me I did not need to do any repairs to my home to sell it, so I did not do any. And I listed it for…

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    • City Council adopted a new zoning code in Dec., 2011

Debate over Registered Community Organizations in full bloom

City Council’s Committee on Rules heard half a day of testimony Tuesday on a bill that would amend some regulations related to Registered Community Organizations, neighborhood groups with a formal role…

    • N. 9th and W. Dauphin
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Two keys to getting the land bank right

Seeing the land bank bill passed by City Council’s Public Property & Public Works Committee on Monday was a huge step forward for those who believe the city’s current processes for…

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Farnese calls for hearings on SLAPP legislation

First District State Senator Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, has requested a legislative hearing on a bill that aims to curb lawsuits filed with the intent of discouraging public participation. Farnese was inspired…

    • The Granary, May 2013
    • 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…

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SEPTA launches official iPhone app, expands free WiFi coverage

SEPTA will announce two major freebies today – its first official iPhone app and a plan to expand its free Xfinity WiFi service to transit stations on the Broad Street Line,…

    • Special Report: Vacant land, focused plans

Council Committee approves Land Bank, with amendments

City Council’s Committee on Public Property and Public Works recommended approval on Monday of a bill that would create a Land Bank, a central agency that could acquire and dispose of…

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City leaf recycling runs Nov. 11-Dec. 20

It’s beginning to officially feel like fall and as you sweep up your sidewalk and rake your yards, don’t forget that you can recycle those leaves and clippings. Starting the week of…

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Franklin Towne Charter High girls soccer team wins Public League title [updated]

Updated Oct. 29: Franklin Towne Charter defeated Central, 5-1. From Oct. 28: Tonight, Franklin Towne Charter High School girls soccer team heads off to compete for its third consecutive…

    • Ann Street to Frankford Creek I-95 expansion

PennDOT plans Ann Street to Frankford Creek I-95 expansion

The last section of I-95 expansion in Philadelphia is going into preliminary design. Last week PennDOT held a public meeting to provide an overview of the changes in store for the…

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October 28-November 1: Lower North District Plan | End of the suburbs | Power of eds and meds

This week envision a new future for Lower North Philadelphia, talk about the death of the suburbs, and the power of urban anchor institutions: PLAN: Lower North District Plan Meeting Tuesday,…

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Cell phone kiosk ban on hold for now in Philly

A Philadelphia City Council committee heard testimony about cell phone theft and the use of high-tech gear to buy phones last week as it considers the future of kiosks that dispense…

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A view of Lower North planning from a Stanley Street stoop

From the front stoop of the Strawberry Mansion home her mother bought in 1958, North Philadelphia community activist Judith Robinson can see the vacant ground where her neighbors' houses used to…

    • The University Bike Collective hopes to encourage more cycling throughout University City
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Students launch University City-wide bike collective

A group of University City students hopes to present a united student voice advocating for cycling in University City. The new University Bike Collective held its first meeting at the University…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery after dark, Photo by Dragon Ball Yee
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October 25-27: Laurel Hill Cemetery Halloween Tour | Philadelphia Orchard Day | Growing Healthy Communities | Cobbs Creek 5K | Fernhill Park tree tour | Liberty Lands Park kids' festival

Happy weekend Streeters!  SPOOK: Soul Crawl, Haunted History Halloween Tour Friday, October 25. 7pm - 9pm. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue. Get into the Halloween spirit as you creep…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos

Repainting Washington Ave. could mean realigning Washington Ave.

In the last three years there have been more than 900 crashes on Washington Avenue, and in that time, the lines and pavement markings that are supposed to safely guide cars,…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez stands in front of 2432 N. 4th Street, a blighted, tax delinquent property in her district March 1, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

A proposal for financing properties acquired by the Philadelphia Land Bank

The Philadelphia Land Bank needs a source of funding to pay for the maintenance of the blighted vacant buildings and lots that it will be acquiring, owning, and holding until they…

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