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Eyes on the Street

Jan 9: Germantown Special Services District revival | Convention Center signage | Tower Place opens | Assumption demo stay, stays | Save the Roundhouse

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your morning Buzz from Germantown, North Broad Street, the Assumption hearing, and a bit of love for the Roundhouse:  Councilwoman Cindy Bass wants to reactivate the Germantown…

Real NEastate: Can I get more for my short sale?

Q: I bought my home just a couple years ago, but my situation has changed and I have to sell as a short sale because I owe too much. I believe…

    • The Police Administration Building, 700 Race St., was designed in the early 1960s by Geddes, Brecher, Qualls & Cunningham.

Social media campaign to “Save the Roundhouse”: Penn grad students are staying ahead of the curve by mounting support before the city announces plans to raze the mid-century landmark.

It’s a building that many Philadelphians love to hate – a gray, concrete, distended kidney-shaped island rising in a sea of traffic. The Police Administration Building, better known as the Roundhouse,…

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At Engine 38 ribbon cutting, rally cries to recall Nutter

City firefighters turned the opening of a new firehouse in Tacony Tuesday into the beginning of a campaign to recall the mayor, but there appears to be a legal problem with…

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Historical Commission asked to weigh in on stay of demolition for Church of the Assumption

A stay of demolition for the historic Church of the Assumption has been continued pending further review by the Philadelphia Historical Commission, per a decision from the Board of L&I Review…

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Support Philly Tech Week 2013

It's a few days into 2013, and we're already looking ahead to our third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T. Last year, Philly Tech Week brought more than 10,000…

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Old City among top 12 ArtPlaces in US

Usually we resist the urge to pass along the endless stream of city rankings, but this one feels good to share: ArtPlace announced its list of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces for…

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Flyers fans ready for end of NHL lockout [video]

They may not be Philly's most loved or glamorous team, but the Flyers have loyal fans. That audience will get to see some hockey after all this year. Just days before…

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Germantown YWCA sheriff's sale may (or may not) finally happen Tuesday

In bits and pieces, the remains of the defunct Germantown Settlement and its related entities continue to be sold off. Next up: The historic Germantown YWCA building at 5820-24 Germantown Ave.,…

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200 pounds of food donated through Kevin Boyle's Mayfair office

The end of 2012 brought many food, clothing and toy drives to help those in need around the Northeast. The office of Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, shared this photo from his…

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Mellits succeeds Sklaroff at Ballard Spahr

Bart I. Mellits is now chairman of the Ballard Spahr Real Estate Department, taking the reins from department founder Michael Sklaroff. Mellits' has worked on a wide variety of commercial…

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Eyes on the Street

CommunityCam maps Philadelphia's surveillance cameras

Here at PlanPhilly’s Eyes on the Street, we know we’re not the only eyes on the street, but now a new website is helping Philadelphians find out exactly where other eyes…

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Donations sought to preserve collection of historic Northeast images [updated]

Nearly two years after the passing of Bruce Connor, friends and fellow members of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network are working to acquire his extensive picture postcard collection. NEPHN members…

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Voice-automated pedestrian signals get mixed reviews

If you’ve taken the subway to a train at 30th Street Station or visited University City by way of the 30th Street stop on the Market-Frankford line recently, you may have…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 7-11: Strong Towns, 'Visual Futurist', Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, PHL2035 update

This week you can take in a curbside chat, consier the art and life of futurist designer Syd Mead, hear Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's Philadelphia Story, and get up to…

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Top stories of 2012 in Northeast Philadelphia

As we begin 2013 in earnest, NEast Philly's goal is to continue to strive to give readers the news they want most in a timely manner and in the most accurate,…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan. 7: Assumption for sale? | Eastwick flooding study | school and parish closings | Hite's action plan

Good morning, Streeters. Notice anything different around here? Besides our new look, here's this morning's Buzz:  Developer John Wei purchased the Church of the Assumption complex on Spring Garden in July…

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U.S. Army Corps and City Water Department say study on Eastwick flooding solutions should be complete in October

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Philadelphia Water Department say a study to determine the solution or solutions for Eastwick's Cobbs Creek-related flooding problems will be finished in October. Among…

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Eyes on the Street

The lane not taken

City streets are too often contested ground between cyclists and motorists. Community Contributor Nic Esposito wonders, isn't there a better way to share the road? The lane not taken by Nic…

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