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    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

Four of Philly’s seven major trail projects funded through a $23 million TIGER grant have broken ground. To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the grant, the Bicycle Coalition’s Sarah Clark Stewart…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
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On Beyond I-95: Nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Signs of an early spring.
    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

2012 Philadelphia Flower Show

March 4th - 11th Guests will enter the Show beneath dynamic projections of crashing waves and one of the most exciting displays of white orchids ever assembled. Towering palms, bamboo, green…

    • Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

Nascent Germantown CDC seeks to start turning dreams into realities at Wednesday night event

Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyLate last year, the Germantown United CDC was founded around the idea of a re-imagining— of people coming together and, through collaborative work, dreaming big, new…

    • Mayfair Town Watch President Milt Martelack addresses the group about recent acts of vehicle vandalism.

Mayfair Town Watch calls meeting to address vandalism

Mayfair Town Watch President Milt Martelack addresses the group about recent acts of vehicle vandalism. What was supposed to be a small, short meeting about the Shamrock Shuttle turned into a…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
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Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

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Mayfair Town Watch to address recent acts of vandalism at tonight's meeting

The scope of tonight's Mayfair Town Watch meeting has changed. What President Milt Martelack originally intended to be a meeting about the upcoming Shamrock Shuttle will now be a meeting to…

    • Want to see the Race Street Connector finished? Learn more Tuesday night.
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February 27-March 2: Enrique Peñalosa, Pavilions, Race Street Connector Phase 2, Michael Katz, Germantown's Commercial Corridor, Carpenter Square at DAG

Enrique Peñalosa Monday, February 27, 6-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. As Mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa prioritized improvements that would have the most benefit to the most people.…

    • St. Hubert's students rally on Torresdale Avenue in January. Photo/Michelle Alton

Hubert's, three other Catholic high schools to stay open

All of the Philadelphia Catholic high schools that were slated to close, will stay open. Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered the good news for Conwell-Egan, Saint Hubert, Monsignor Bonner, Archbishop Prendergast,…

    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892. | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly

CDAG asks city council not to make any riverfront zoning changes that contradict the Central Delaware Master Plan

A group that advocates for the Central Delaware Riverfront has asked Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council to support the refrain from any zoning-by-parcel unless the zoning change fits in the…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery restoration effort wins preservation award

Laurel Hill Cemetery restoration effort wins preservation award

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA restoration project in the heart of Laurel Hill Cemetery that was more than 30 years in the making is among the winners of this…

    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892.

Look Up! Furness chapel survives at Mt. Sinai Cemetery

Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles…

    • Public meetings on school closings end; SRC to hold hearings March 3

Public meetings on school closings end; SRC to hold hearings March 3

by Dale Mezzacappa on Feb 24 2012 After four months, 21 meetings , and testimony from hundreds of people, the School Reform Commission is getting ready for the last phase of…

    • Musical Skyline | Flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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February 24-26: Arturo Schomburg Symposium, Beautiful Landscapes, Dickens for kids

Musical Skyline | Flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupTaller Puertorriqueño 16th Annual Arturo Schomburg Symposium Saturday, February 25, 9:30am-4:30pm. Education Building Taller Puertorriqueño, 2557-59 North 5th…

    • Overbrook Farms Club Board Member Stephanie Kindt presents an original window in her home located on the 6300- block of Overbrook Avenue.
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Overbrook Farms: Neighborhood Club Advocates to Preserve Neighborhood [video]

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   With the delay of the historic district designation for Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Farms Club continues to spread awareness about the importance…

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Member of Occupy Philly challenges Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Democratic primary

The first member of the Occupy movement to run for a major office, made it official Tuesday. Nate Kleinman is challenging Rep. Allyson Schwartz in the Democratic primary in the 13…

    • Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink

Students take the trophy at Danza's Northeast High School talent show [video]

Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink Organized it wasn't, but that mattered little to the crowd that packed the Northeast High School auditorium…

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