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Cat of the Week: Bubba

This senior boy needs out of the shelter ASAP! Bubba (A15174499) is a handsome tabby and white male cat. He is around 15 years old, and he was sadly dumped here at the…

    • Pleasant Hill Park fishing pond c. 2008 | DRCC
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State-funded improvements coming to Pleasant Hill Park

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has committed $318,000 toward Pleasant Hill Park, a riverfront park in East Torresdale. NEast Philly reports that the funding will be used to…

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Dog of the Week: Lola

LOLA (FKA LILLY) A14980718 No need to go to the Copacabana, we've got your Lola right here! Our Lola's a 3- to 5-year-old cinnamon colored pit bull mix with eyes the color of…

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Office of Emergency Management brings preparedness lessons to Parkwood [video]

The Northeast is no stranger to the city's Office of Emergency Management. OEM's Ed Vassallo has been seen at many a civic association meeting bringing emergency preparedness tips with him. Last…

    • Developer's rendering of 8200 Germantown Avenue, view from below Hartwell Lane.
    • Neighbors to challenge zoning changes to 8200 Germantown Ave. project

Neighbors to challenge zoning changes to 8200 Germantown Ave. project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyNeighbors near the planned development at the former Magarity Ford dealership site on Germantown Avenue are planning a legal challenge to new city ordinances allowing…

    • A wayfinding sign in West Philadelphia.

New bike signs designed to show cyclists the way

The city is trying to address an often overlooked part of its bicycling infrastructure by installing directional signs along popular bike routes.The idea, according to Clint Randall, the city's healthy…

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Work yet to resume on sidewalk project in Society Hill and beyond; new design means a new contractor agreement

While Society Hill Civic and the city agreed last fall on an ADA-compliant sidewalk ramp design that was sensitive to historic surroundings, work on the project has yet to resume.The…

    • Longtime Roxborough resident speaks out against Interac expansion plans

Longtime Roxborough resident speaks out against Interac expansion plans

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly Negotiations are continuing in a long-running dispute between an elderly Roxborough man and the nonprofit Intercommunity Action, which wants to build a 40-unit apartment building…

    • The many faces of Overbrook Farms include stately Tudor Revival homes on Sherwood Road.
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Grappling with preservation in Overbrook Farms

What the heck is going on with the Overbrook Farms Historic District? Everything and nothing, apparently. The Historical Commission has been working on creating a local historic district for Overbrook Farms…

Real NEastate: When will I know the right time to buy?

Q: For several years, I’ve been seeing the prices of homes in the Northeast going down. Last year was supposedly the “best time to buy.” But this year it seems like…

    • Rendering of Carpenter Square, a planned development at 17th and Carpenter streets.
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Tacony man fatally shot in argument with neighbor

An argument between two Tacony neighbors left one of them dead yesterday afternoon. The victim, 47, was shot multiple times outside a home on Torresdale Avenue near Magee Avenue. His…

    • The vacant plot, nearly an entire block, where Carpenter Square is planned to be built

Local developers plan a mixed-use project for Grad Hospital neighborhood

The area surrounding 17th and Carpenter streets—the southern end of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, across Washington Avenue from Point Breeze—is amid such a drastic transformation that, in its current state, it’s…

    • 1896 Plan of Overbrook Farms with rough outline of proposed historic district boundaries overlaid.

Grappling with preservation in Overbrook Farms

What the heck is going on with the Overbrook Farms Historic District? Everything and nothing, apparently. The Historical Commission has been working on creating a local historic district for Overbrook Farms…

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Mayor, DiBerardinis announce TreePhilly

Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter and Michael DiBerardinis, deputy mayor for environmental and community resources, offered a Valentine's Day present to the citizens of Philadelphia by announcing the city's new tree…

    • District sets $6.5 million sale price for old West Philly High building

District sets $6.5 million sale price for old West Philly High building

by Benjamin Heroldfor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks  Got $6.5 million and a fondness for Gothic architecture? If so, the School District of Philadelphia wants to talk with you.…

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R. Eric Thomas on finding a "New Attitude" in Philadelphia at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city's brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City. I've been sharing some of…

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Tree Me! Free trees from Parks and Rec

Philadelphia aims to plant 300,000 new trees before 2015, and that means free trees are available for the taking. Today, TreePhilly, a program of the Department of Parks and Recreation, will kick…

    • An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps

Pleasant Hill Park funding will improve fish ponds, walkways, picnic areas

An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced earlier this month that $318,000 in funding…

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