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Wishing on 2013 [part 2]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city. As I did last year, I have compiled a New Year's…

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On verge of local trial, U.S. Attorney indicts in Tacony basement captive case

Days before a trial was set to begin in a Philadelphia court, a 196 count federal indictment has come down against those accused of holding mentally disabled people in order to…

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Jan 24: Council's back | contentious Bridesburg rezoning | Washington Avenue cleanup | community conflict over Kensington Bank demos | Chestnut East beer garden

Happy Thursday, Streeters. It’s supposed to stay cold today, but we expect things will be plenty toasty in City Council’s first full session of the new year [agenda pdf…

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Frankford man arrested for Roxborough pizza shop robbery

A Frankford man has been arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department in connection to a 2012 burglary at a Roxborough pizza shop. John Heiler, 33, of the 2100 block of Orthodox…

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Eyes on the Street

Wishing on 2013 [part 1]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city.  In 2012 we saw plenty of planning successes and several years-in-the-making…

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Jan 23: Code Blue | O'Neill to drop garden zoning restrictions, keep other roll-backs | redevelopment in Chinatown | City spending infographic | Philly: if not hip, interesting

Good morning. Holy frozen fingers, Streeters. Here's your Wednesday morning Buzz: Because temperatures will dip below 20° most days this week the city has issued a Code Blue, and…

Sign up for PlanPhilly. Become a member!

PlanPhilly has launched a redesign of its website in order to incorporate a cleaner, fresher feel and to create tools that can improve its community building focus.   This launch comes…

When should I list my home for sale? [Real NEastate]

Q: I’m selling my house in Northeast Philly this year. When I do, I want to sell it quickly. I don’t want to wait for several months like my friend. He…

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Urban agriculture uses to remain by-right in neighborhood commercial corridors

UPDATED 3:12 p.m., 1/23/2013 It appears that community gardens and farms will continue to be permitted by right in neighborhood commercial corridors, as the new zoning code intended. Councilman Brian O’Neill,…

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A glimpse at MLK Day of Service projects in North Philly

More than 100,000 people turned out to participate in Philadelphia’s 1,500 MLK Day of Service events Monday. The 18th annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King spurred a burst…

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Jan 22-25: Winka Dubbeldam | Marcellus Shale Panel | Richard Weller | Architecture and Energy

Lecture: Winka Dubbeldam Wednesday, January 23, 6-7:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Architect Winka Dubbeldam is principal of Archi-Tectonics, a firm founded in New York in 1994. Archi-Tectonics is known…

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Ryerss Museum announces middle school essay contest

The Ryerss Museum & Library on the Burholme/Fox Chase border is a site to behold, inside and out. So the staff there is extending an offer to middle school students: visit…

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Jan 22: MLK Day recap | parks funding puzzle | Girard Ave East facelift | spite-blight update | Ms. Mayor?

Good morning, Streeters. Bundle up out there. It’s going to be a cold, windy one today and more to come this week: An actual winter snowstorm is predicted for Friday. As…

Germantown spite-blight defendant tells judge he sold property -- to his daughter

On Dec. 6, the last time Anthony Byrne appeared in Judge Bradley K. Moss's courtroom for a hearing in the long-running property violations case against him, there was apparently one little…

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Federal highway funding provides boost for regional transit projects

With reports of SEPTA’s funding crisis and the system shrinking that could result from that shortfall, Philadelphia’s transportation funding outlook often appears bleak. In many ways it is, but for a…

    • The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will present preliminary plans for a Fairmount Ave bike lane
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Bicycle Coalition to present Fairmount Ave bike lane proposal

[UPDATE: The first community meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 due to weather. The Fairmount Civic Association meeting remains scheduled for Thursday,…

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Northwood Civic votes no on commercial use of residence

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting Jan. 15, the civic voted to not support the request for a variance for 5260 Castor Ave.  The owner, Hazel Williams, was represented by…

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Daylighting project reveals a hidden creek

About 700 feet of the West Branch of Indian Creek never sees daylight. For more than 100 years, it has run through a box culvert in Overbrook's Morris Park. The Philadelphia…

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In Riva's temporary signs in East Falls - tasteful or tacky?

It's one of those age-old questions: Who decides what's tacky? In East Falls, concerns about the appearance of temporary stenciled signs at the In Riva restaurant led the East Falls Community…

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