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South Kensington Block Deals with Rodents, Vacancy and Broken Sidewalks

Residents of the 1800 block of North 4th Street, between Berks and North Cadwallader streets, talked about the quality of life on their block with Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan, as…

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Nutter shakes up revenue collection team, appoints first Chief Collections Officer

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning that Revenue Commissioner Keith Richardson has taken a job with the Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation (PHADC), a community development arm of the Housing Authority.…

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City Council redistricting: Do you have a new councilperson?

Philadelphia City Council decided last month to allow members affected by redistricting to begin serving their new constituents this month -- three years before the new districts were to take effect…

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Bike and pedestrian counts around Northeast Philadelphia [map]

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission conducted bike and pedestrian counts in 2010 and 2011, which quite literally means the number of cyclists and pedestrians who pass through certain points around…

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April 3: University/Southwest District Plan preview | better Baltimore Ave | Drexel-Homeland Security campus security partnership | Uptown Theater update | improving regional rail

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news on this bright, chilly Wednesday morning: Kellie Patrick Gates previews the draft University/Southwest District Plan in advance of its release by the City Planning…

What do I do right after making settlement on my home? [Real NEastate]

Columnist Stacey McCarthy has the week off. Today, we're running her post from this time last year. Q: I am so excited! I make settlement on my first home in Holme…

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University Southwest District Plan to be unveiled

The draft University Southwest District Plan calls for encouraging development in areas where it lags and better shaping it to community needs where the market is already strong – including areas…

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Thought Experiments: Human Geographies (4/3) and Curating the Public Realm (4/8)

From harnessing the visual power of maps in the name of social change to curating the messages embedded in street markings, muraLAB's Thought Experiments series is bringing two important visual…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge historical marker damaged in car crash

Repairs are underway on Frankford Avenue for a wall along the Pennypack Creek Bridge that sustained damage during a weekend car crash. Not quite six months after the installation of a…

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Suburban Station: Nation's first train station virtual library

What is believed to be the nation’s first virtual library in a train station opened at Suburban Station this morning thanks to a partnership between SEPTA, The Free Library of Philadelphia…

Aria Health-Torresdale breaks ground on emergency facility

Aria Health-Torresdale celebrated a groundbreaking Monday for an extension to its emergency facility. Pa. Sens. Mike Stack, D-5th; and Tommy Tomlinson, R-6th,  were there to help mark the occasion, which was…

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Advocates want more money for Philly parks

By Holly OtterbeinFor NewsWorks Philadelphia spends less on its parks and recreation department per capita than many other cities, according to the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. Lauren Bornfriend, the Parks Alliance's…

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What percentage of Northeast Philadelphia high schoolers drop out? [map]

Between 31 and 40 percent of high school freshmen in the 19124 zip code who entered ninth grade in the 2006-07 school year dropped out by 2012. That number is the…

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April is for walkers

Happy first day of April, Streeters! If you've been feeling cooped up the past few months, several Philly groups have events to help you get outside and harness the city's collective…

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April 1-5: You Only Live Twice | Building Philadelphia | The Porch opens | Snøhetta's Craig Dykers

Film: You Only Live Twice Monday, April 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by John DeFazio, architect and Associate Professor at…

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New Alliance executive director values community benefits of historic preservation

Caroline Boyce comes to the Preservation Alliance position with a strong background in statewide advocacy, local planning and community development – and a passion for old amusement parks.   Caroline E.…

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Easter in Fox Chase: A poem

The following is a seasonal poem submitted by Fox Chase resident G. E. Reutter. I sit in the gazebo in the small park guarded by Lions Listen to the diesel engines…

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Shiny new Silverliner Vs spotted above Penn Park

As Christine Fisher reported last week, SEPTA's (long-awaited) order of 120 Silverliner V rail cars is complete and the final cars are making their way onto regional rail lines now. Proof…

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