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Tacony's improvements continue with shopping, clean-up projects [video]

Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project…

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UPDATED Philadelphia Academy Charter School expects renewal, hopes for expansion [video]

Updated April 26, 2013 The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will "not recommend any expansions of charter schools to the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the 2013-14 school year…

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Rivera Rec raising funds for intergenerational garden, orchard

The Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Urban Agriculture Program has about a week left to raise $400 and reach its $2,163 goal, which will fund the intergenerational garden and orchard the…

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Is it time to sell my home in 19152? [Real NEastate]

Q: Please give me good news. I really want know about the market in Northeast Philly  19152 zip code. If there is good news, I might be able to sell my…

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Zoning bill designed to shape development of city's Delaware River master plan goals introduced

Note: An earlier version of this article said that CDAG had no issue with the elimination of Berks Street as a River Access Street. CDAG's position is actually that if Berks…

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Philly Tech Week's plannerly side

City planners, preservationists, zoners and other PlanPhilly readers are in luck next week, as the annual Philly Tech Week is set to include several plannerly events. Pre-tech week festivities will start Friday…

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PhillyCarShare is now Enterprise CarShare

In an attempt to appeal to more mainstream consumers, Philadelphia's signature car share company PhillyCarShare has changed its name to Enterprise CarShare. Enterprise Holdings, the company that acquired PhillyCarShare in…

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AxisPhilly launches Schoolhousewatch.org, hub for ideas and accountability

When another 22 public schools go vacant in June, many of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable neighborhoods are likely to be faced with yet another big empty building – the kind of building…

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Technical.ly Philly: With 10,000 jobs, will the Navy Yard stand on its own as an innovation hub?

One of the most historic employment engines of Philadelphia is back in a new way, with more people working in the Navy Yard than ever before. Part of that success is…

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Frankford Civic votes down Crown Fried Chicken opening

By Bob Smiley for the Frankford Gazette In an at times contentious meeting of the Frankford Civic Association on April 4th, the membership voted unanimously to oppose the opening of a…

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April 16: Boston aftermath | PA tax extension | gentrification relief | envision City Branch Park | SugarHouse settles illegal dumping claim | Fishtown made

Good morning, Streeters. Our hearts are with Boston this morning after explosions caused carnage at the Boston Marathon yesterday, including the death of three people and injuries to more than 140…

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Paine's Park will open May 22

The shape of Paine's Park, the city's new skate-centric public space, is coming clearly into view after six months of construction. Since October crews have worked to create the park on…

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April 15-19: Terry Farrell | Making ViaductGreene | Victorian Philadelphia | SEPTA hearing

LECTURE: Sir Terry Farrell Monday, April 15, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Renowned architect and planner Sir Terry Farrell will give a lecture about his work transforming…

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Mayfair CDC, Allegheny Iron & Metal announce funding partnership

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation have joined together to help revitalize Mayfair. The specifics of the deal will be explained to the public on…

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Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt opens on Willits Road

  Not quite yogurt, not quite ice cream, but just in time for the warm weather is Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt, the newest addition to the shopping center at 3130 Willits…

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April 15: SugarHouse expansion | new life for Quaker City Dye Works | Roxborough Reservoir stormwater project | URBN Center opens | guns everywhere | tax filing frustration

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here's what's making news this morning: As Philadelphians learn more about the six applicants for the city’s second casino license, the city's first casino is…

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Manayunk's Restaurant Depot to nearly double in size at new Bakers Centre site

"We sell to a lot of delicatessens. You have delicatessens in Philly, right?" Larry Cohen, the chief operating officer of Restaurant Depot, is describing his typical customer -- the corner pizza…

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Amid sound and fury, Historical Commission approves Feibush Cafe

A surprise — and quite dramatic — appearance by the City's Chief Integrity Officer, Joan Markman, capped the Historical Commission meeting on Friday morning. Ms. Markman was the last to testify…

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SugarHouse submits new expansion plan to state, will seek $410m in financing

SugarHouse Casino hopes to borrow more than $410 million to expand the Delaware Avenue gambling venue and refinance debt. The casino recently submitted amended plans for expansion to the Pennsylvania Gaming…

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