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Look Up! Train station welcomed residents to city’s first garden suburb

The Tulpehocken Station has been restored, but awaits a new occupant to serve commuters and visitors to Germantown.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural…

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    • Passengers fear they won't be able to afford CCT service if SEPTA raises fares

Riders fear paratransit and SharedRide fare increases

SEPTA customers fear they will not be able to afford paratransit and SharedRide service if SEPTA increases the cost of a ride from $4 to $4.50 as proposed in the preliminary…

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Wissinoming Park assault suspect sought [video]

Police in the 15th District are looking for the man who assaulted a woman in Wissinoming early in the morning on April 8. According to the police report, a woman…

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Nix federal building in need of repair

Market East's historic Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse could get a needed facelift thanks to a $3.416 million request included in President Obama's 2014 budget. The Nix building,…

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April 19-21: Public health talk | Barnes Arboretum walk | "Go West" Craft Fare | St. Augustine Church open house | Deaf Jam showing

Happy Friday Streeters! This weekend's event calendar has a little something for everyone: Drinks and discussion, an arboretum tour, entertainment packed craft festival, nightime church tour and award winning documentary showing.…

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Draft of University/Southwest District Plan presented to PCPC

The draft of the University/Southwest district-level comprehensive plan – which calls for dense development near transit hubs, more transit, cycling and pedestrian amenities, and protecting single-family housing stock within neighborhoods –…

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PCPC receives prestigious award for comprehensive plan, zoning code and citizen outreach

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission received the American Planning Association's National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice at the APA's national conference in Chicago this week. The PCPC was recognized…

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New playground at Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [photos]

Somerton was full of excitement and emotion Thursday as the neighborhood celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new playground at the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [map]. Councilman…

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Planning Commission recommends removing curb cut limits in non-residential areas

The zoning code enacted last August sets a limit on the size and number of curb cuts that let cars into and out of surface parking lots in all zoning districts:…

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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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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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