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Look Up! A Modern brick house on the city’s grand boulevard

The Parkway House borrowed from earlier styles, but the designers gave it an identify of its own.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and…

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Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics lecture series March 26-May 28

Looking for a way to bone up on Philadelphia’s design and development history? The Center for Architecture has you covered with "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" an annual 10-part lecture…

    • Frankford Creek
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March 18-22: World Class Greater Philadelphia Summit | Anne Krulikowski | What's the future of Philadelphia's waterways? | Green Infrastructure as connector

Summit | World Class Greater Philadelphia Monday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm. WHYY, 150 North 6th Street. Connect with the region's leaders and explore how to develop, attract, and retain talent, support business growth, and provide…

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Pennypack Park 2013 summer concert schedule

The Pennypack Park Music Festival will return again this summer for three months of free concerts featuring some old favorites and a couple new acts. The complete schedule, listed below, was…

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March 18: Post-recession budget | SEPTA shifts | Inside 3rd Ward | Frankford Avenue entrepreneurs | The Stella scuttled | Sabrina's gives back

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. It could be a sloppy, sleety day today, so be safe out there. Here’s what’s making news this morning: The ruckus caused by municipal…

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Public art for Columbia Avenue Connector juxtaposes aspects of Old and New Worlds

Artist Donald Lipski's just revealed designs for public art on Columbia Avenue mix Lenni Lenape images and creation myth with modern light fixtures – a juxtaposition that to him evokes the…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

SEPTA answers initial fare hike, smartcard questions

The echoing ripples around SEPTA’s announcement of its upcoming fare hike have begun. As people realize they will be paying more and that all of this ties into the transition from…

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March 15-17: Eastern State Penitentiary preview | Waffle Day | St. Patrick's Day at Laurel Hill

Eastern State Penitentiary 2013 Preview Friday, March 15, 10am-5pm. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue. Come preview Eastern State’s new tours and exhibits during a full day of free admission. New…

    • 30th Street Station bike racks

Bike-to-transit survey: The people want more bike parking

The results of this fall’s Bike-to-Transit online, map-based survey are in, and it’s clear. Of the 462 people who responded, 87 percent want more or better bicycle parking at transit stations…

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Boulevard red-light cameras bring traffic violations down at 2 intersections

Since they were installed in 2005, the red-light cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue have resulted in a decrease in the number of traffic violations at…

    • Downtown View
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March 15: Nutter's 2013 budget | zoning remapping Central District | Kensington bank demo update | Stanley Cole | Rocky's house | tax payment holiday?

Good morning and happy Friday, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing this morning: After being drowned out by union protesters in City Council Chambers, Mayor Nutter delivered his budget address in the Mayor’s…

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Father Judge senior wins Pennsylvania wrestling title

By Tom Waring for the Northeast Times Pennsylvania breeds high school wrestling champions in places like Easton, Clearfield and Canonsburg. Now, you can add Port Richmond and Father Judge High School…

    • Philadelphia Bridge approach showing pier abutment, 1926 (Image no. 6801)
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From Above: Race Street Pier and High-Pressure Fire Service Building, 1926

For this installation in our From Above series, we head to a hot spot on the Central Delaware Waterfront for a view of the old Race Street Pier and High-Pressure Fire Service…

    • Newkirk Viaduct Monument. April, 2012.
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March 14: Taxes and the 2013 budget | SEPTA fare hikes | Philly's still growing | Newkirk Viaduct Monument moves | Boot and Saddle action

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news on this blustery Thursday: Taxes will be a focus Mayor Nutter’s budget address today. Nutter is expected to propose a property tax rate…

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Bail set at $50k for ex-Northeast High dean accused of sex with student [updated]

The former dean of Northeast High School was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he had sex with a student. Bail was set at $50,000 [updated, March 14]. Mark Preston Williams, 56,…

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Inquirer / PlanPhilly tax delinquency chat with Patrick Kerkstra and Kevin Gillen

This is the transcript from the live chat session with journalist Patrick Kerkstra and University of Pennsylvania urban economist, Kevin Gillen at noon on Wednesday. The subject was “Ravaged By Neglect,…

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Philadelphia property tax meeting Thursday for Northeast residents

Northeast Philadelphia residents are invited to Archbishop Ryan High School Thursday night to get answers about their property assessments and taxes. The meeting is one of several organized by the City…

    • The Meeting Green proposal would optimize streets like Christian for the flow of stormwater and people
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Soak It Up! finalists find stormwater solutions

Ease the flow of stormwater runoff, boost the flow of innovative stormwater solutions – that’s been the goal of Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, a national design competition led by…

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