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Tacony hoagie shop owner visits Washington

You can usually find Ernie DeNofa in Tacony. He's the owner of  DeNofa's Deli at 6946 Torresdale Ave., one of three shops in Tacony's Hoagie Trail. But DeNofa was…

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Love Note #113: Edith Mulhern writes to the beautiful, historic Woodlands Cemetery

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of the historic yet vital Woodlands Cemetery in West Philadelphia. And we want you to know that …

    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
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William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

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Lawncrest teams up with PhillyRising for holiday food drive

A park cleanup and Veteran’s Day ceremony, a five-block cleanup, and a neighborhood watch walk- through were just some of the successes highlighted during a PhillyRising meeting at the Lawncrest Library…

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Pennypack man arrested for 7-Eleven robbery [updated]

Police have arrested the man they believe robbed the 7-Eleven at 9901 Frankford Ave. near Knights Road earlier this month. Brian Boedecker was arrested Nov. 15 after Northeast Detectives received…

    • The SEPTA Bus Stop Design Guidelines include many specific dimensions for recommended design elements. Photo courtesy of DVRPC.
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SEPTA and DVRPC release bus stop design guidelines

Just when you thought Philadelphia had a plan, study, or guideline for nearly everything – Complete streets guidelines? Got it. Bicycle and pedestrian plan? Got it. District plans? We’re getting…

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Positive drug test in crash that killed 2 on Bustleton Avenue [updated]

In less than 24 hours, a business was damaged and two people were killed in separate accidents along two very different parts of Bustleton Avenue. Charges were filed Wednesday against 33-year-old…

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Documenting the underground: Philly's sewer historian

Nearly 3,000 miles of sewers wind underneath Philadelphia's streets. They make modern life possible in the homes and sky-scrapers above, but go largely unnoticed. Except, that is, by one man whose…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lincoln Highway pops up out of nowhere

What in the world? Two strange things happened Nov. 16. First, a man opened fire on three women in a car on Roosevelt Boulevard near Harbison Ave. Luckily no one was…

    • Robert Cocozza | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
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Day in the Life: Images from Philly Photo Day 2012

Over 1,800 photographs were submitted for this year's Philly Photo Day - more than double last year's participation - forming a diverse portrait of a day in the life of Philadelphia. …

Where do I find oil heat in Northeast Philly? [Real NEastate]

Q: Are there any row homes in the Far Northeast with oil heat and not gas? I prefer oil heat and I am not finding any homes in my price range…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.
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SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail season” when crews have to constantly remove falling leaves from…

    • New billboard regulations won’t be adopted this year

New billboard regulations won’t be adopted this year

On Wednesday morning, City Council’s Committee on Rules opted to amend out a portion of a bill adding new sign controls to the zoning code that deals with controls to non-accessory…

    • Bill retooling parking requirements to be restricted to North Central

Bill retooling parking requirements to be restricted to North Central

A bill that would have required developers to provide parking spaces and larger dwelling units in certain multifamily residential and commercial mixed-use districts citywide will be amended to restrict those provisions…

    • Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

By a vote of 4-1 Wednesday afternoon, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a handful of variances for developer Jonathan Weiss’s proposed 122-unit apartment building at the corner of 40th and…

    • HUD division director Monica Hawkins led an October meeting about the project.

PHA's Queen Lane Apartments plan gets city zoning-board approval

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The Philadelphia Housing Authority's plans to replace the Queen Lane Apartments with new housing in Germantown got the go-ahead from the city zoning board on…

    • Get a crash course in all things Frank Furness this weekend.
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Frank Furness: His City, His World symposium 11/30-12/2

Furness Fever has consumed Philadelphia this year, so it’s only fitting that Frank Furness is the focus of this year’s Roger W. Moss Symposium at The Athenæum of Philadelphia taking place…

    • We saw bike rentals this year, but is Philly bike-share coming soon?
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Bike-share plea | Frankford stained glass artisans | mixed-use redevelopment for Fishtown | School district Race to the Top finalist

Good morning, Streeters. There was no snow to speak of in the city overnight, but the forecast says today's rain may turn into light snow this evening.  Is a bike-share program…

    • Toy drive photo by Flickr user tyner_slay

Holiday toy drives from Tartaglione, Brendan Boyle

Though stores (and maybe some of your neighbors) began decorating awhile ago, the holiday season officially began with Black Friday. And with it in full swing, politicians are announcing their holiday…

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