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July 9: Amtrak cuts loom | School funding crisis and layoffs | Nutter's selective transparency | Philly as gas boomtown | Lost Lots

Good morning and happy Tuesday, Streeters. Amtrak, like SEPTA, battles aging infrastructure in an era of declining funds and increased ridership. The Inquirer reports that Senator Bob Casey is among those…

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Callowhill residents consider a 12-unit apartment complex on Ridge Ave.

Members of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association heard a pitch Monday night for a proposed residential development on the 1100 block of Ridge Avenue, between Spring Garden and Buttonwood streets. The proposal…

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Man arrested for copper theft that led to Wissinoming explosion

Police have arrested a man for stealing copper wires from a home, allegedly resulting in the property's explosion and collapse. The vacant house at 4716 Howell St. in Wissinoming collapsed after…

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July 8-12: Declaration aloud | Jazz at Cliveden | CHOP expansion plans | Central Northeast District Plan

LISTEN: Reading of the Declaration of Independence Monday, July 8, 11:45am-12:30pm, Independence Square, 6th and Walnut Streets. Be part of the cheering crowd as a costumed park ranger reads the Declaration…

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PHOTO: Cottman Beverage celebrates renovations, re-opening

Celebrations started early last week for Cottman Beverage, which held its ribbon-cutting before July 4th festivities began. The store at 7544 Frankford Ave. was closed for three years until new management…

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July 8: Royal neglect | Supporting Chester Arthur School | Center City apt. vacancy | Kelly Drive manners | Changing 13th Street | Window box magic

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We enjoyed a festive and relaxing holiday and hope you did too. Here’s what’s making news as we're back at it this Monday morning: South…

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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, Streeters! We hope you have festive and safe celebrations wherever this holiday takes you. Eyes on the Street is taking the long weekend off. We'll see you back here…

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Ridge Flats plan supported by Civic Design Review Committee

The proposed Ridge Flats project, a five-story, 146-unit, mixed-use apartment complex in East Falls, won the endorsement Tuesday of the Civic Design Review Committee, which is charged with evaluating the public…

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University City District grows its Dirt Factory composting efforts

Early this summer New York City announced a plan to launch a citywide composting initiative similar to existing programs in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. Philly, the city that has a…

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Lawncrest July 4th 2013 schedule of events

Ever wanted to sink a librarian into a dunk tank? What about a cop or a pastor? All three and more have volunteered to risk a dip in the tank at…

How much are closing costs to sell my home? [Real NEastate]

Q: If I sell my house in Burholme for $150,000, then how much will I have to pay in closing costs? The quote I got from the abstract company was really…

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Logan Parklet returns with expanded programming

Thanks to a $10,000 grant to Logan CDC from WalMart, the Logan Parklet has returned to the street in front of the Logan Branch Library on Wagner Avenue and Old York…

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History lessons from Alexander Hamilton [Financial Perspectives]

In an effort to be respective our nation’s birthday this week, I found some quotes from Alexander Hamilton that are great reminders of the responsibility that our founding fathers bestowed on us.…

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Search resumes for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

A 13-year-old boy is still missing after another child was rescued from climbed out of the rough waters of Pennypack Creek Monday afternoon. The search was set to resume Tuesday morning for…

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Supreme Court provides more protection for property rights

Earlier this year, City Council approved a plan for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to acquire 17 privately owned parcels in Point Breeze for the future development of affordable housing. The plan…

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Eakins Oval: More park, less parking

If the Parkway’s new mantra is “More park, less way” then the rallying cry for improving Eakins Oval might be “More park, less parking.” With its tall trees, beautiful fountains, and…

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Holmesburg in middle of two methadone clinic appeals

The Holmesburg Civic Association is currently appealing the recent approval of NorthEast Treatment Center’s methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd. The city's Zoning Board issued the approval in early May,…

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July 1-5: Independence Day festivities

This week is all about festivities surrounding Independence Day, and if you're staying in town there's plenty to do. Here’s a sampling of the holiday week’s big events: WATCH: Silver Linings…

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