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    • CDAG: Develop

CDAG: Develop "height bonus" guidelines for granting exceptions to waterfront's 100-foot limit.

Key waterfront stakeholders held a meeting with First District Councilman Mark Squilla this week to revamp wording for the new Central Delaware Overlay.Central Delaware Advocacy Group President Matt Ruben told…

    • Waterfront artifacts on display at Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum hosts waterfront archaeology exhibit

The collection of historical artifacts found as PennDOT rebuilds I-95 through Philadelphia continues to grow, and many findings will be on display at the Independence Seaport Museum from Sept. 21 to…

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Holy Redeemer donates defibrillator to Somerton Youth Organization

The Somerton Youth Organization Tuesday received a welcomed donation from the Holy Redeemer Health System - an automated external defibrillator. “Northeast Philadelphia is an important part of Holy Redeemer’s community," said Holy…

    • Erica Hawthorne in Drexel Park
Eyes on the Street

Love Note #64: Erica Hawthorne watches over the city she loves from Drexel Park

Today Eyes on the Street continues our collaboration with Philly Love Notes, with a Powelton Village resident's appreciation of the city from Drexel Park. Love Note #64: Erica Hawthorne…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: No really, Oxford Circle really is west of the Boulevard

Here we go again. Imagine waking up to the headline, "Oxford Circle Teen Stabbed." Anyone who wakes up with NBC10 doesn't have to imagine it. While Action News and Philly.com both…

    • Kenny Scharf's mural on 13th Street on a Goldman Property.
Eyes on the Street

Mt. Airy Weaver's Way reborn | Council resumes | Whither 1200 Chestnut | Loss: Tony Goldman, Bob Phillips | message in Goldtex peace

Weavers Way Co-Op in Mt. Airy reopened Sunday after weeks of renovation. The Inquirer’s Karen Heller was on hand, watching returning members react to the co-op’s updated, “astonishingly nice” space.…

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O'Neill: Ballot question will leave service test bonus in voters' hands

An idea Councilman Brian O'Neill, R-10th, proposed in June will be presented to voters on the November ballot, and could affect the future of the city's police and fire departments. Initially…

    • Finnegan's Wake

City Council returns with a veto override, a code overhaul, and a push for 'tax fairness'

In its first meeting of the fall legislative session, City Council unanimously voted to override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of a bill introduced by First-District Councilman Mark Squilla allowing Finnigan’s Wake,…

    • SEPTA's Route 34 trolley resumed regular service early this month

SEPTA completes Route 34 trolley project on time

Septa’s Route 34 trolley service is on track and on time. After derailing the Route 34 trolleys from the 40th Street Portal to the 61st Street Loop in order to overhaul 7,500 feet…

    • Front and rear elevations for the store, which would front Washington Lane. (Amy Z. Quinn/for NewsWorks)

Neighbors get first look at proposed Bottom Dollar Food store

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe developer planning to build a Bottom Dollar Food store at Chew Avenue and Washington Lane in Germantown gave a small group of key neighborhood…

Appeal of digital billboard conversion permit at 1113 Vine St. continued until 2013

Residents of the Callowhill neighborhood surrounding a billboard at 1113 Vine Street will have to wait at least until next year to find out if their appeal of a permit allowing…

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At first civic meeting of the season, a preview of what's to come in Homesburg

Cars lined two full blocks of Ditman Street on either side Tuesday night. Children and their parents made use of the playground out the rec center as the Holmesburg Boys Club's…

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Winchester Park cop charged with stealing utilities

Two Philadelphia Police officers have been charged with stealing water, energy and gas utilities at two city properties. Winchester Park resident Lt. Aisha Perry has been charged with six counts of…

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Reward offered as police search for suspect in Frankford sexual assault

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in Frankford late last month. A 24-year-old female reported…

    • Some of the Logan parklet's first visitors used the various seating options in the
Eyes on the Street

Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s low-income, less commercial neighborhoods. This week the Logan CDC and…

Real NEastate: Will the seller wait for my credit score to go back up?

Q: I was all ready to buy my first home this Friday in East Torresdale but, even after being pre-approved a few months ago and after giving the mortgage company everything they…

    • Balconies proposed for Finnegan's Wake's Spring Garden Street facade, approved by City Council, were nixed by Mayor Nutter.
    • Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s low-income, less commercial neighborhoods. This week the Logan CDC and…

    • Property at 5357 Knox St. in Germantown

Germantown spite-blight defendant: 'These people won't even let me die in peace'

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The owner of the vacant, derelict house at the center of a long-running blight dispute in Germantown told NewsWorks he is the victim of a…

    • Marina View Apartments rendering.
Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: City's Waterfront Plan in Danger

City's Waterfront Plan in Danger by Robert Kettell In March the City Planning Commission adopted a much-heralded master plan for the central Delaware waterfront. This well-thought-out plan establishes guidelines for preserving…

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