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Ryan HS is pet food drive drop-off site

The holiday season brings many collections — from food to toys to pajamas and winter coats, organizations and businesses across the city use the holidays as a way to pitch in…

    • Holiday lightings start around the city this week. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November 26-30: Holiday celebrations | Architecture and ethics | Industrial conservation

Holiday lightings start around the city this week. | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupFranklin Square Holiday Celebration Tuesday, November 27, 5pm. Franklin Square, 6th and Race streets. Join Benjamin…

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New to the Northeast, Interfaith Hospitality Network turns 20

When Rachel Falkove first got involved with the Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network, she didn't think much about how long it would last. Concerned citizens and congregations simply recognized that homeless families…

    • North Broad Street's Uptown Theater | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Drexel's URBN Center | Complete Streets debate | 19th Street Baptist Church update | tourism marketing | North Broad revival

North Broad Street's Uptown Theater | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupHappy (Cyber) Monday, Streeters. After taking a Thanksgiving holiday we are back to business here at Eyes on the…

    • City Avenue district draws 25,000 employees. The study will consider how employers might be able to encourage public transit use

City Avenue Transportation Connectivity Plan opened to public input

The City Avenue Special Services District and Lower Merion Township held the first public workshop to get feedback on the City Avenue Transportation Connectivity Plan – a study that will analyze…

    • The church at 1253 S. 19th St. is an outstanding example of Furness & Hewitt design, with a distinctive serpentine façade.

Landmark Furness church on the road to salvation

It has survived decades of urban upheaval, deferred maintenance and, in just the past year, two hurricanes and one small earthquake. Now it looks like the stubbornly standing 19th Street Baptist…

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Family traditions make Black Friday at Franklin Mills bearable [photos]

The parking lot of the super Walmart at Franklin Mills Mall was nearing capacity around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and the crowds were already idly standing in the rows. Some sections were…

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Philly DA: Beware holiday thieves and shopping scams

The holidays are near and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says along with new toys, there are new schemes to separate you from your money and gifts. Williams says unfortunately, every…

What can I do about the abandoned home on my block? [Real NEastate]

Q: Is there any reason someone would leave a house abandoned for several years and still pay the electric bill and taxes? There is an abandoned home on my block that,…

    • NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 1588310
Eyes on the Street

Happy Thanksgiving

NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 1588310 The PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street family wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Eyes on the Street is on holiday and will…

    • Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail
Eyes on the Street

Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail

Philadelphia is a city of flavorhoods, packed with distinctive tastes, treats, and personality all their own. We’re setting out to explore some of the city's unique food assets – from specialty…

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Benjamin Rush State Park improvement project begins

Pa. Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Monday to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park,…

    • It's bike sweep time again.
Eyes on the Street

Winter abandoned bike sweep 11/29 and 12/6

If you've left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven't moved yours in a really long time, consider yourselves on notice: The Streets Department will be cruising the…

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Residual pollution stalls redevelopment of Frankford Arsenal site

At the height of World War II, the Frankford Arsenal produced more small- and medium-caliber ammunition than any other place in the world. Now, after years of false starts, it's lined…

    • Ties That Bind | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Health care implications to consider under the Affordable Care Act [Financial Perspectives]

I attended a conference this week and while the topics covered the gamut of financial planning issues, two things really stuck out to me.  First, we are headed down a terrible…

    • Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to request an additional 45 days to make a recommendation on two bills introduced by 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill that change some…

    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

In a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission declined to recommend a zoning code amendment bill which was introduced into City Council last week by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie…

    • Planning Commission recommends bill allowing for accelerated zoning review

Planning Commission recommends bill allowing for accelerated zoning review

Despite its stated desire to avoid making substantive changes to the new zoning code before a year has passed, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve a bill introduced…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Trail gets OK from PCPC

The Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Trail got a nod from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday, which gave its approval to the overall concept of the trail and…

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