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    • PHS Pop Up Garden - Broad Street
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May 28-31: Ed Bacon and the Future of Philly | Land Bank symposium | Garden heritage conference | PHS Pop Up Garden opening | Callowhill walk | 'My Architect' screening

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, Streeters. There's a whole lot on tap this week - from learning about the prospective land bank or historic landscape stewardship to visiting PHS'…

Priest residing at St. Martha's placed on leave

A priest residing at St. Martha's parish has been placed on administrative leave based on an allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 40 years ago. Rev. James Collins, who…

    • Brian Abernathy

Redeveloping the Redevelopment Authority

It has been a long, turbulent run for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Five executive directors in eight years. Dramatically slowed sales of publicly owned property. And embarrassing worldwide coverage (literally…

    • Pomerantz
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May 28: Bridesburg tradition amid change | 15 nominees for historic designation | Royal Theater conservatorship? | Ori Feibush's world | limp lineup of mayoral contenders | Blatstein caught schmoozing

Greetings Streeters and happy Tuesday. Here's what's making news after the long weekend. In Bridesburg the city’s largest and oldest Memorial Day Parade took place yesterday. But news that two of…

    • Aero Memorial
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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, Streeters. We're taking a long weekend and will be back first thing tomorrow morning with The Buzz. Enjoy the beautiful day. In honor of this holiday of remembrance,…

    • Northeast Corridor
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Rough but far from ruined: Seeing Philly's past anew along the Northeast Corridor

As PHS seeks to spur new investments in the areas lining North Philadelphia's stretch of the Northeast Corridor, Community Contributor Brett Sturm invites us to look closer at this landscape's fascinating…

    • After Complete Streets review, MOTU asked St. Christopher's Hospital to make streetscape changes to its expansion project, Photos by Neal Santos

Complete Streets handbook put to the test, modified

Roughly four months after the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) released the Complete Streets Design Handbook, MOTU has put the document to the test and begun revisions to…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
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Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • Independence Hall's eight-day clock | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
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May 24 - 26: Historic Amistad tours | Memorial Day in Historic Philadelphia | Preservation Alliance tours, City Hall and Gilded Age Philadelphia | Fireworks at Longwood Gardens | 40th Street Summer Series

Happy Memorial Day weekend Street team! TOUR Historic Amistad Visits Philadelphia Friday, May 24 - Wednesday, May 29, Times vary, Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd. The historic, 19th-century ship…

    • Will the Edwin M. Stanton School at 17th and Christian close? The SRC votes on the fate of nine schools tonight.
    • Council - Sanchez and Green

Tax collection and foreclosure bill amended, headed for vote

A bill overhauling the way the city collects delinquent property taxes was amended on the floor of City Council Thursday, and could come up for a vote as early as next…

    • Parking or Park?: Looking down the center of Bainbridge Green in early spring 2013.
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Turning Bainbridge Green from a place to park into a public space

Bainbridge Green is the oddly wide tree-lined strip running down the center of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th streets. Technically, it's parkland though you wouldn't know it by the amount…

    • Paine's Park
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Paine's Park opens, already overflowing with skaters [video]

Skaters of every stripe flooded Paine's Park for its opening day festivities on Wednesday afternoon.  "While I always trusted that we would get here...There's nothing quite like the real thing," said…

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Third-degree murder charge for Rhawnhurst couple who lost second child to faith-healing death

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has filed third-degree murder charges against Herbert and Catherine Schaible for the death of their 7-month-old son, Brandon. Brandon died in April from bacterial pneumonia, dehydration…

    • Beacon Program Mural, Photo by Phillytrax
    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

SEPTA seeks TIGER funds to separate freight and passenger trains

SEPTA is working on a federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant application that could mean the difference between increasing safety, speeds and ADA accessibility along the West Trenton Line…

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Lower Schuylkill Master Plan adopted by Planning Commission

A plan for the future industrial and recreational development of the Lower Schuylkill was adopted on Tuesday by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The goal of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan…

    • Civic Landscape PHL / I-95 - overview | courtesy of PHS
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PHS looks to seven sites as next generation civic landscapes

Imagine seeing a landform sculpture or a sea of patterned plantings from the sky as you come in to land at Philadelphia International Airport, intstead of the tangle of asphalt and…

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Progress on charter school at old North Catholic building

The new home of Marianna Bracetti Academy Charter School continues to take shape in anticipation of it’s opening in Fall of 2013.  The building is the former Northeast Catholic High School…

    • Site Perspective of proposed Soko Development

Planning Commission approves rezoning for Soko Lofts, six other sites

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of a bill on Tuesday that would rezone a thin strip of land on American Street between Master and Thompson from industrial to commercial…

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