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'Brazen' scrappers taking more than just trash in some neighborhoods [video]

In Mayfair and Holme Circle, residents are battling "brazen" scrappers who are not only taking scrap metal from curbside garbage, but also right from people’s yards. "Scrappers" are defined as those who…

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Deputy Mayor: Center City casino proposals more likely to stimulate development, attract new audiences

The two casinos proposed for Center City - Market8 and The Provence - would make the most money and have the most potential to stimulate economic growth beyond their boundaries, Philadelphia…

    • Chicken Master, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

September 24: Casino update | City tells 25K to file second-level tax appeal | Bike commuting on the rise | City Paper says SEPTA needs regional tax | Sign-makers liven up Brewerytown | Vote on Pa. artifacts

Hello Streeters! Here is what's making news this sunny Tuesday.  Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger will present the Nutter administration's preference for a second casino at 11a.m. this morning. Yesterday, PlanPhilly's Kellie…

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Neighbors don't like the look or location of Awbury Arboretum's new modular classrooms

The location of a modular structure slated for use as an education center in Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village has created a rift with some of the immediate neighbors of the new…

    • Jamaican D's, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
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September 23-27: Mobile food workshop | Central Northeast meeting | Mural dedication | PHS garden tour | Urban water history lesson | UC Green's 15th anniversary

Looking for something to do this week? Here are our top event picks. LEARN: Making Money in the Mobile Restaurant Business workshop Monday, September 23. 5:30pm. Silverman Hall, on 34th Street…

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Proposed Market8 casino releases new rendering

The lastest rendition of the proposed Market8 Casino replaces the former web-like design on the lower exterior floors with lots of glass, revealing an interior “four-story, dynamic video feature.” Ken Goldenberg,…

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Bill would remove some zoning controls in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill last week that would reduce the size of a special zoning overlay for North Delaware Avenue, which currently covers most of Northern Liberties…

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Eyes on the Street

Photos from Philly's sixth annual Park(ing) Day

Eyes on the Street pounded the pavement Friday to see as many of the Park(ing) Day installations as possible. We started in South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) territory, trekked east…

    • Industrial sunset, South Philly. Photos by Philadelphia Photos
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In Profile: Nancy Goldenberg of the Parks & Rec Commission

Nancy Goldenberg has led a charmed career, she knows that. From the internships she scored while a student at George Washington University in the late 1970s — first at the National…

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Tough decisions about city facility closures, consolidations to be data-driven

City planners are using new database and mapping software to help decide which rec centers, libraries, fire stations, pools and other city facilities should remain open, and which should be closed…

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DVRPC seeks Public Participation Task Force members

Want a say in regional planning choices? You may be in luck. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is accepting applications for eight spots on its Public Participation…

    • PWD's Flower Show exhibit won the PHS Sustainability Award. Expect it to turn up in a new location soon.

PHS Flower Show wins 11 international awards

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show received 11 international awards for excellence for the 2013 presentation, “Brilliant!”, at ceremonies held Sept. 16 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The honors included seven Gold Awards, the…

    • St. Michael's Church, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

September 20-22: Church preservation workshop | Transit apps hackathon | Camp Crescent | Manayunk Streat Food Festival | PHS Fall Garden Festival | Spring Garden architectural tour

Happy Friday Eyes on the Street! Here is what's happening this weekend. LEARN: Philadelphia Churches: Plight and Potential Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21. 9am - 5pm. Upper Gallery, Meyerson…

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Henon wants to double fines for posting bandit signs

Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, says wants the fine for putting up a so-called "bandit sign" to be $1,000 in the worst cases. "We're trying to change behavior, we…

    • Bart Blatstein already owns the Inquirer/Daily News Building at 400 North Broad, and now he's making a move for the papers themselves.
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Southwest Philly cabaret cleared to reopen

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 on Wednesday to sustain an appeal of a Licences & Inspections violation handed to the operators of a shuttered go-go bar and steakhouse at…

    • Looped In at The Porch, Photos by Neal Santos
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Looped In brings "social seating" to University City

If you've passed through The Porch at 30th Street Station recently, you may have noticed some funky looking seating structures that appear to loop around on themselves with wooden benches below…

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Fundraisers help St. Tim's pay for repairs [video]

St. Timothy’s Church has a long and sacred history in Northeast Philadelphia.  The Mayfair Catholic parish has been 1928, and recently welcomed new students from parishes the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has…

    • Autumn, Photo by phillytrax
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