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Is it time for the sun to set on waterfront development gamesmanship?

Members of a group that advocates for the Central Delaware riverfront say developers have too often received zoning variances for projects that never materialize, starting a spiral that depresses waterfront development.…

    • PhillyRising 2013 Conference
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August 14: PhillyRising Conference

In neighborhoods from Swampoodle to Point Breeze, PhillyRising Collaborative is helping neighbors improve their communities and combat crime by marshaling the city's resources and building partnerships among residents. PhillyRising, run…

    • Ridge Flats

East Falls "passive house" cleared by zoning board

Ridge Flats, a proposed 146-unit apartment complex at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, was green lighted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment Wednesday afternoon. The building will contain some retail…

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172nd District residents eligible for service award

Volunteers of all ages across several Northeast Philly neighborhoods are eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award. The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, established in 2003, honors Americans…

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August 8: Friends of Clark Park supports 4224 Baltimore | DAs office aggressively seizes houses | from Hippodrome to Villa | Feeling Use & Occupancy Tax hike | WaPo on More Park, Less Way

Good morning, Streeters. It may be a humid and stormy Thursday out there, but there are predictions for a nice weekend ahead. Here's your morning Buzz: Friends of Clark Park has…

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Gaming Board seeks city's opinion on casino applicants

City officials will next month tell the state gaming control board what they think of each of the six potential casinos vying for the city's second license. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control…

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Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once again. So too are the lights lining the arch beneath…

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Two men sought for Castor Avenue Wawa robbery

Two men are wanted in connection with the July 25 robbery of the Wawa at 6935 Castor Ave. One of the suspects paid for a drink to distract the clerk,…

    • The Granary (new building)

New apartment buildings from Pearl and DAS Architects

Have you noticed? Center City is in the midst of (another) residential rental boom. Noteworthy projects include the conversion of the nationally- and locally-registered historic Art Deco tower, 1616 Walnut St.,…

What's a good credit score for a renter? [Real NEastate]

Real NEastate will return next week with new installments. This post was originally published in April 2012. Q: I have a house for rent in Rhawnhurst for $,1200. I have had…

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Part of I-95 named after two Philly police officers

A stretch of I-95 was dedicated Tuesday in honor of two Philadelphia police officers who died in the line of duty. Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer Charles P. O’Hanlon, 40, was killed…

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Design review committee grapples with above-ground parking issues

Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee, a seven-member group that has met monthly since the new zoning code was enacted last summer, is charged with evaluating the public impacts of large development…

    • Proposed Casino Revolution, with tower under construction

PHL Local Gaming: We'd be quickest to open

The team hoping to help produce CEO Joe Procacci produce a casino says its ability to quickly turn the Plant 5 Warehouse into a casino is one big reason why the…

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Elderly Castor Gardens man to be tried for wife's murder

Louis Hartdegen, 75, will go to trial for the May 7 murder of his wife Judith, 74. Judith Hartdegen died in the couple's home on the 6700-block of Castor Avenue in what…

    • Delaware Visions

Low-down on dashed high-rise hopes

In the fall of 2007, just before Michael Nutter was elected mayor and the real estate market slumped, PlanPhilly reported on development plans that, if all built as proposed, would have…

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National Night Out set for August 6

The annual National Night Out event is back tonight, and neighborhoods across the Northeast are participating in the country-wide "night out against crime." Every summer, Americans are encouraged to leave the…

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A financial approach to diminished capacity [Financial Perspectives]

I completed a regulatory continuing education program today and the topic of diminished capacity was a significant component of the program. What is diminished capacity?  It is an assessment of the mental…

    • flyingeagles - 1528 Walnut
Eyes on the Street

August 6: No new money for schools | Philly as DNC host? | 311 system upgrades | Cedar Park neighbor survey | too many eagles

Happy Tuesday, StreetersToday is the August Civic Design Review meeting, which will review three projects: Brandywine’s proposal for 1919 Market, the redevelopment of the Best Western site at…

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