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Schools closing, Byko on bike share, Assumption distress, and stricter commercial zoning

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this morning: The School District of Philadelphia announced plans to close 37 schools and reorganize others across the city, reports the Inquirer’s…

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Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love her city

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of Frankford's institutions and commercial corridor Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love…

    • Voting is open through Satuday for the best of 24 holiday displays in Lower Moyamensing.
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LoMo neighbors compete in holiday lights and display contest

From 8th to Broad, Snyder to Oregon houses are draped in colorful lights and windows filled with holiday displays – some even feature music and robotic figures. And while festive decorations…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Frankford

I've lived in Philly almost my whole life (college outside Boston and a brief post-college stint in DC excluded). I grew up in the far Northeast and went to High School in Center…

    • Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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School closings announcement | Ads for school funds | tepid support for commercial zoning revisions | Council 'ripping apart' the new zoning code | Open crime data | OpenDataPhilly legit

Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood Morning, Streeters. Here's your Thursday morning Buzz: Today the School District of Philadelphia will…

    • Monica and Jack Lee were at the new Roxborough location as a final city inspection was being conducted Wednesday. Amy Z. Quinn

Holiday treat for area beer lovers as Foodery Roxborough nears opening

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks At long last, the Foodery Roxborough could be open as soon as next week, owners tell NewsWorks. On Wednesday, Monica and Jack Lee were waiting…

    • Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

An amended version of 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill’s Bill No. 120917 was favorably reported out of City Council’s Committee on Rules Thursday morning, by a split vote of 4-3. O’Neill, along…

    • PHS has started to fill its 79 trees on Broad Street from Market Street to Lombard Street with 600 wooden ornaments.
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PHS adds holiday cheer, calls attention to public landscape

During the holiday hustle on busy streets like the Avenue of the Arts, it can be easy to overlook everyday details in the built environment around you. This year the Pennsylvania…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: The Great Northeast

For starters, the thing I love most about Northeast Philly has to be Pennypack Park. I remember growing up as a child and having barbecues at the Pine Road section of the park.…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.
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2012 Endangered Properties List: Philly Modern, breweries, Family Court, and tax credits

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List [pdf] today, which includes three city-owned buildings, our dwindling supply of historic breweries, and examples of Philly modernism. Here'…

Can I sell my house without doing repairs? [Real NEastate]

Q: My house is in Rhawnhurst and I am ready to move. It is a nice house, but my friends have told me it is “dated.” I don’t really have a…

    • View from Downtown to West Philly & the Cira Centre at Sunset | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Canal Street North OKd by Planning | thinking big about bike share | Hotels for 15th and Chestnut | Economic impact of Philly CDCs

View from Downtown to West Philly & the Cira Centre at Sunset | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. It’s 12/12/12 today, if you're into that…

Central Delaware Riverfront goers may finally get an important amenity

Those who spend time on or near Race Street Pier may soon have an easier answer to what can be an extremely urgent question: Where's the bathroom? The Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Bills bringing shopping center to 2nd and Allegheny OK’d by Planning Commission

Bills bringing shopping center to 2nd and Allegheny OK’d by Planning Commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved three bills Tuesday afternoon that will allow for the development of a retail shopping center at 2nd Street and Allegheny Avenue in Kensington. All three…

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Council support for O’Neill’s zoning changes still iffy

Councilman Brian O’Neill appears to be sticking mostly to his guns regarding his proposed changes to use tables in the CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 zoning districts, which generally apply to neighborhood commercial…

Council support for O’Neill’s zoning changes still iffy

Councilman Brian O’Neill appears to be sticking mostly to his guns regarding his proposed changes to use tables in the CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 zoning districts, which generally apply to neighborhood commercial…

    • Report: CDCs contributed $3.3 billion to local economy since 1992

Report: CDCs contributed $3.3 billion to local economy since 1992

Community development corporations in Philadelphia have made a combined, direct contribution of $2.2 billion to the local economy over the past 20 years, according to a report issued Wednesday morning by…

    • Church of the Assumption, December 2012
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Stay of Demolition for Church of the Assumption

Barring some Act of God, the Church of the Assumption will live to see 2013. At a hearing Tuesday, the very day a demolition permit went into effect for the historic…

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6 charged for filing false claims as part of SEPTA accident in Frankford

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has charged six people with filing false accident claims in connection with a SEPTA crash in Frankford in November 2010. The office has charged 62-year-old Clarence…

    • First place winner Lauren Wolf snapped a photo of flooded Locust and Hutchinson streets where graffiti reads “No Diving.” | Photo courtesy of the Clean Air Council.
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Feet First Philly "where's my effin' sidewalk?" contest winners

A few months ago Feet First Philly asked Philadelphians “where’s my effin’ sidewalk?” – kind of. They asked Philadelphians on foot to take photos of sidewalk obstructions that leave everyone asking…

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