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Feb 25: Preservation hardship updates | renewing Germantown Special Services District | BRT and AVI | awesome diners | remembering Thaddeus Stevens

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s your Monday morning Buzz: On Friday afternoon the L&I Review Board reached two decisions about preservation hardship appeals, reports PlanPhilly’s Jared…

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Final Complete Streets Design Handbook aims to inform and guide development

Since Mayor Nutter issued his “Complete Streets” executive order in 2009, the city has been working to transform its nearly 2,600 miles of streets into “complete streets” – those that accommodate…

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Hardship designation at 40th & Pine confirmed by split L&I Review Board

The Board of L&I Review tacitly affirmed the Historical Commission’s finding of hardship for a historic mansion at 400 S. 40th Street Friday afternoon. The vote was split, with two members…

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LIBR: Stay on demolition of Church of the Assumption to continue

The Board of L&I Review has continued its stay of the demolition permit to demolish the historic Church of the Assumption. The BLIR issued the stay of demolition when neighbors filed…

    • A familiar scene, litter and trash get caught along the shore of TTF-Watershed creeks, Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Day
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Trash task force fights Tacony Creek litter

In streams across the country, environmental stewards have made significant improvements in reducing waste water and chemical and industrial pollution, but when it comes to personal pollution – food wrappers, bottles,…

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Feb 22-24: Bierfest | Valentine to the Market | 30th Street Craft Market

Second Annual Bierfest 2013 Saturday, February 23, 1pm - 5pm, The German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St. TheFoodery is hosting an all day bierfest in the German Society's Ratskeller (underground…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: Tacony Hoagie Trail

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, the Tacony Hoagie Trail. Tacony has three of the best hoagie shops in the city, and you're encouraged to visit them all. Follow the Hoagie Trail…

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Feb 22: Hardship at 2 | Bye Broad Street Armory | Catholic parish closings are a holy mess | lost Locust subway station | Front and Oxford reuse | Click that 'hood

Good morning, Streeters, and happy Friday. Here's what's making news this morning: Today’s a big hardship day at the Licenses & Inspections Review Board: At 2pm LIRB will announce its…

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Search for remains begins ahead of schedule at Germantown Potter's Field site

Several newly dug holes peppered the property around the Queen Lane Apartments this week as archaeologists began examining several locations in the search for remains from an 18th-century Potter's Field on…

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Click That 'Hood! How long will it take you to identify Philly's neighborhoods?

It might be easy to pick out Somerton or Holmesburg, but could you find Elmwood? What about McGuire? Code for America and Philly-based Azavea compiled their data and app-making skills to…

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TreePhilly returns with springtime yard tree giveaways

Is your yard missing something? Maybe a nice dogwood or redbud tree? It's not too early to think about the spring planting season, and last week TreePhilly opened up registration for…

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2013 Ed Bacon Awards Ceremony & Reception

Honoring John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, & the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture VIP reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ceremony & presentation: 7-8:30…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.
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2013 Preservation Achievement Award Honorees

From historic trees to tile roofs, from the Navy Yard to Nicetown, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has announced 21 projects, people, and community groups from across the region to…

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Stein Florist trades horse and buggy for YouTube

In 1887, the Stein family delivered flowers throughout Philadelphia via horse and buggy. The horse and buggies might be gone, but more than 125 years later, Frankford Avenue's Stein Florist is…

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Feb 21: Scofflaw billboards | the $1500 club | towers get AVI break | 15th Street El station mess | Drexel and Temple's plush new dorms

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your Thursday morning Buzz: Multitudes of Philadelphia billboards violate local zoning and/or the Federal Highway Beautification Act, according to a new study by Scenic Philadelphia. PlanPhilly’s…

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Finnegan's Wake proposal back before council

A bill related to the Finnegan's Wake plans to build balconies over Spring Garden Street and close a section of Bodine Street to vehicular traffic is back before City Council, and…

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Ethics Board: Grants given at the city's request are not lobbying

Awarding grants to a city-related agency that has requested or applied for the money is not lobbying, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics said Wednesday. And with that ruling, the William Penn…

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Scenic Philadelphia report finds lax enforcement of outdoor advertising regulations

A report authored by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sarah G. Richards and released Wednesday by Scenic Philadelphia, the group formerly known as SCRUB, says that Philadelphia has failed to enforce…

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