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August 2-4: Goonies screening | Franklin Institute Mess Fest | African Festival | 2nd Street Festival | Mural, market, garden tour | Preservation Alliance walking tours

August is here, and it's already loaded with things to do. Here's what's happening this weekend: WATCH: Goonies Outdoor Film Screening @ The Oval Friday, August 2, 7pm - 11pm, Eakins…

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Ivy Ridge Trail project's public input phase wraps up, work expected to begin in 2014

Plans for a multi-use trail from Manayunk to Ivy Ridge are one step closer to fruition. On Wednesday night, project leaders and residents of both Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs gathered…

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New Bakers Centre ShopRite brings jobs and healthy food options to surrounding community

On Thursday morning, hundreds of residents from Northwest Philadelphia and neighboring communities were at Bakers Centre to celebrate the grand opening of a new ShopRite. The 71,000 square foot supermarket, operated…

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Zoning board approves 25 homes at 8th and Montrose

The Philadelphia zoning board approved a small set of variances Wednesday for the development of 25 new single-family town homes in Bella Vista, at the corner of 8th and Montrose, where…

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Breathing easy? DVRPC survey asks about regional air quality

Is your air safe to breathe? Do the words "Code Orange" mean anything to you? Do you make choices that take air pollution into account? The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's…

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August 1: Comcast earnings jump | Pa. Turnpike, I-95 connector begins | School district cancels public meetings | $3 million goes to two Philly schools | Temple beats fundraising record | Franklin Square celebrates

Good morning and a happy August, Eyes on the Street!  Comcast Corp. reported strong quarterly results that wowed Wall Street on Wednesday, the Inquirer reports. Comcast announced an 11.6 percent jump…

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Owners confirm plan to raze 1894 firehouse

Company representatives met with community leaders to discuss their failed attempts to find a new tenant for the landmark building.   The Pennsport community finally learned Wednesday what the owner intends to do…

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SEPTA’s New Payment Technology takes shape at Center City test facility

In October, SEPTA’s new payment technology (NPT) test facility was an empty former storage room with a plywood “turnstile” in one corner. Nine months later the NPT timeline has fallen behind…

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Grays Ferry Crescent Skatepark opens for skating

Under the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge the sound of heavy traffic on the decking above echoes, and now the slaps of skate decks add to the lively din.  The Grays Ferry…

DRWC passes operating budget

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Board of Directors recently adopted a $7.57 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The budget is about $205,000 larger than that of the fiscal year…

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July 31: Before the Daly explosion | PICA delays vote | sprayground praise | Words on Wheels | W. Rockland successes, struggles

It’s the last day of July, Streeters. Let's make it a good one. The exact cause of Monday’s natural gas explosion that destroyed three homes on Daly Street is not clear.…

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City needs remapping before impacts of new code are felt, builders say

There’s a lot in Philadelphia’s reformed zoning code, now nearly a year old, that developers, architects and other code users seem to like. It’s shorter, for one. Easier to understand. Better…

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Olde Richmond Civic supports Wynn casino

The state gaming board is now expected to award its endorsement to one of the six casino applicants - in the form of an operating license - early next year. The…

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Snap the Schuylkill

If you're a Schuylkill shutterbug, it's time to share your pictures of sunning turtles, families fishing, kayak trips, even that glass of Schuylkill Punch. Submit your photos of the river's best…

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SEPTA to extend bus service to new Northwest Philly ShopRite

When the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza, anchored by a Brown’s Super Stores Inc. ShopRite, opens at Roberts Ave. and Fox Street this Friday, SEPTA bus service will provide direct…

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Explosion levels house in Whitman, injures 8

[UPDATED 7/29/13 5:33pm] This morning a rowhouse at 428 Daly Street in South Philly's Whitman section was blow apart shortly after 11am. Here's what we know so far:  The Inquirer reports…

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With overlay in place, future of Central Delaware is in private hands

With the adoption this spring of the Central Delaware Waterfront zoning overlay, the comprehensive visioning process begun six years ago is now as concrete as it’s going to get. Those who…

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July 29: Philly's bad drivers, less driving | SEPTA's temporary captial budget | Rittenhouse mallification | Schuylkill Banks tower | Waterfront Square sales | a new March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you didn’t get swept away in yesterday’s record-setting eight inches of rain. Fortunately the flooding rain is behind us and we’re looking…

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