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New institutional developments planned for West Philly

“I don’t want this Commission, or the City in general, to be stopping what we actually believe is a good result because the process just can’t catch up,” Deputy Mayor Alan…

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PCPC: Pass Central Delaware zoning bill with additional river access streets

City council should pass the proposed Central Delaware Riverfront Overlay - legislation designed to shape future development in concert with the principles of the city's plan for the waterfront – the…

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Planning Commission approves Old City 'bridge approach' zoning overlay

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Thursday to approve Councilman Mark Squilla’s bill that would add a small subset to the Old City zoning overlay, allowing for larger and denser projects…

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From Portland, cues for Philly school-building reuse

The halls of Portland's Kennedy School are alive with faces. Former students peer down from class photos, and alumni smile from newspaper clippings mounted along corridors leading to the principal's office…

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Northeast Tree Tenders seeks volunteers for Saturday planting

Northeast Tree Tenders will plant 40 trees Saturday, but only with the help of volunteers. Hasan Malik, the group's founder, is in search of additional volunteers to help with planting and…

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Love Note #170: Judi Rogers' 40 year love affair with the Parkway

Here's another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration -  an abiding affection for the Parkway. Love Note #170: Judi Rogers' 40 year love affair with the Ben Franklin Parkway…

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Eyes on the Street

April 18: Northeast health center needs | Philadelphia's new online school | Penn Treaty Village hearing | Bridge danger | Bankrupt AC casino

Roughly 18,000 patients in the Northeast are without a primary-care provider, and about 40 percent have chronic illness. Yet the average wait for first-time adult patients is 251 days at the…

Letter: Philly firefighters betrayed by deep funding cuts, poor leadership

The following is a letter to the editor. It's content is independent of NEast Philly's editorial team. Since the day I was born, I have loved a Philadelphia firefighter. In 1975,…

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SEPTA to impose TransPass limits

As part of its New Payment Technology (NPT) plans, SEPTA has proposed ride limits on monthly and weekly passes. If this is approved, Weekly TransPasses will be capped at 50…

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Zoning board will schedule special hearing on Canal Street entertainment complex

The Zoning Board of Adjustment began to hear arguments Wednesday about zoning relief for Penn Treaty Village—the bowling-alley/concert-venue/restaurant/distillery/Toby Keith bar proposed for Canal Street in Fishtown—before dismissing the opposing parties until…

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Tacony's improvements continue with shopping, clean-up projects [video]

Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project…

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UPDATED Philadelphia Academy Charter School expects renewal, hopes for expansion [video]

Updated April 26, 2013 The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will "not recommend any expansions of charter schools to the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the 2013-14 school year…

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Eyes on the Street

Rivera Rec raising funds for intergenerational garden, orchard

The Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Urban Agriculture Program has about a week left to raise $400 and reach its $2,163 goal, which will fund the intergenerational garden and orchard the…

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Is it time to sell my home in 19152? [Real NEastate]

Q: Please give me good news. I really want know about the market in Northeast Philly  19152 zip code. If there is good news, I might be able to sell my…

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Zoning bill designed to shape development of city's Delaware River master plan goals introduced

Note: An earlier version of this article said that CDAG had no issue with the elimination of Berks Street as a River Access Street. CDAG's position is actually that if Berks…

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Eyes on the Street

Philly Tech Week's plannerly side

City planners, preservationists, zoners and other PlanPhilly readers are in luck next week, as the annual Philly Tech Week is set to include several plannerly events. Pre-tech week festivities will start Friday…

    • Parent company Enterprise Holdings announced PhillyCarShare will now go by Enterprise CarShare

PhillyCarShare is now Enterprise CarShare

In an attempt to appeal to more mainstream consumers, Philadelphia's signature car share company PhillyCarShare has changed its name to Enterprise CarShare. Enterprise Holdings, the company that acquired PhillyCarShare in…

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AxisPhilly launches Schoolhousewatch.org, hub for ideas and accountability

When another 22 public schools go vacant in June, many of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable neighborhoods are likely to be faced with yet another big empty building – the kind of building…

    • Navy Yard Master Plan 2013 Update

Technical.ly Philly: With 10,000 jobs, will the Navy Yard stand on its own as an innovation hub?

One of the most historic employment engines of Philadelphia is back in a new way, with more people working in the Navy Yard than ever before. Part of that success is…

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