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Holmesburg in middle of two methadone clinic appeals

The Holmesburg Civic Association is currently appealing the recent approval of NorthEast Treatment Center’s methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd. The city's Zoning Board issued the approval in early May,…

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July 1-5: Independence Day festivities

This week is all about festivities surrounding Independence Day, and if you're staying in town there's plenty to do. Here’s a sampling of the holiday week’s big events: WATCH: Silver Linings…

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Ribbon-cutting at Krewstown Road Wawa

Wawa held the grand opening for store 8054 in the Krewstown Shopping Center Friday morning. This store is one of the 219 locations in Pennsylvania. This Wawa took two years of…

    • Sunday morning under the El, at Berks
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July 1: School funding falls short | culture of non-collection | SEPTA budget, fare hikes, gender stickers | city homicides drop 38%

Welcome to the working week, Streeters! The calendar may have turned to a new month but it’s the same old weather: another thick, humid day awaits us with more rain showers…

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Historic church and congregation honored in NE Philly

The oldest Baptist congregation in the state has survived through five centuries of change.   Situated between 1960s housing developments, one of Northeast Philly’s busiest arteries, and the well-worn trails of…

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Call for artist-designed bike racks

Philly already has a few artsy bike racks - the sculptural post outside of Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown, the bicycle-shaped racks at Grays Ferry Crescent, and the car-shaped bike corral on…

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SEPTA approves one-month budget, waits for word from Harrisburg

Just two business days before the start of the new fiscal year, SEPTA bought itself a little more time to decide on its 2014 operating budget by approving a one-month operating…

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June 28 - 30: Musical ice cream | Hawthorne Hall wrap | Gritty Semiotics | Mt. Airy Art Garage exhibit | All you can eat ice cream | Tyler Arboretum fairy festival | Preservation Alliance tours

Happy Friday Street team! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our suggestions. CELEBRATE Shooting Stars at Philadelphia Art Alliance Friday, June 28, 7 p.m - 10 p.m., Philadelphia…

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St. Bart's convent, 7 other archdiocese properties to be auctioned

The convent at St. Bartholomew parish in Wissinoming will be auctioned off next month, along with seven other properties that belong to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 'The school buildings and convents…

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Why city planners are surveying city renters

Realizing they don't know enough about Philadelphians who rent and the rental experience here, city planners have launched a renters survey. City Planner Octavia N. Howell, who is overseeing the project,…

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Pew study estimates 70 percent of delinquent property tax is uncollectable

A study released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts estimates that if Philadelphia were to effectively use all the legal tools at its disposal to collect delinquent property taxes, it could…

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Schuylkill River boardwalk construction is buzzing along, in tune with tide

Walk or wheel south along the Schuylkill River Trail today and you’re bound to hit the dead end just past Locust Street. From there you can cross the relatively new CSX…

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Domani Developers converting former Fishtown baseball factory into 30 residences

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted Wednesday to grant a handful of variances to Domani Developers, which is planning to convert a former baseball factory at 1701 Tulip Street in Fishtown…

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June 27: PHS layoffs | Armory demo scrutiny | Geppert and 1984 demo blaze | Cedar Park(let) | Restoring Letitia Street House

Good morning Streeters and happy Thursday. Your morning buzz: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s struggling financial health and a poorly attended 2013 Flower Show resulted in layoffs for 22 of 133 PHS…

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The revamped Germantown Special Services District has been called to order

The new chairman of the Germantown Special Services District would like you to know that he's heard all the stories, the tales of meddling and mismanagement and political manipulation that brought…

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Dead bike sweeps: June 27 and July 11

Bent wheels, missing parts, limp chain, and a neon notice? It's dead bike roundup time again. If you've left your bike locked up somewhere for too long, better go check to…

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New website helps gardeners secure vacant land

In the past year, the St. Bernard Community Garden fought to save its land from sheriff’s sale. The Sloan Street Community Garden lost a similar battle and was forced to relocate,…

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In Profile: Richardson Dilworth, Historical Commission

Richardson Dilworth visited the Dilworth House on Washington Square just once as a little boy, but he's pretty sure that the fact that he and the house are inextricably linked —…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: 2 out of 3 TV stations can't read a street sign

Can you tell the difference between Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia? Can you tell whether a street sign says Walnut Lane or Walnut Hill Street? CBS3 had trouble with both over the…

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