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    • Credit: All About Jazz

Remembering Butch Ballard, jazz musician and Northeast Hall of Famer [video]

Credit: All About Jazz George "Butch" Ballard accomplished many things in his 92 years, for which he was honored last fall in the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Ballard died Saturday…

    • Pennsylvania Hospital's Pine Building gets new slate roof.
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New slate roof graces Pennsylvania Hospital's Pine Building

America’s first public hospital sits at the corner of 8th and Pine streets, and its oldest wing is getting a new slate roof. The East Wing of Pennsylvania Hospital’s Pine Building…

    • Maggie's Cafe, Chickie's & Pete's, The Dining Car and Lipkin's Bakery were among the vendors at the 2011 Taste of Northeast Philly.

Fewer vendors, more dancing at Taste of Northeast Philly [video]

Maggie's Cafe, Chickie's & Pete's, The Dining Car and Lipkin's Bakery were among the vendors at the 2011 Taste of Northeast Philly. Though Saturday's annual Taste of Northeast Philly event boasted…

    • Food, fun and faux tattoos were part of the Secon Saturday celebration in Frankford.

Photos: Final Second Saturday of the season in Frankford

Food, fun and faux tattoos were part of the Secon Saturday celebration in Frankford. Frankford celebrated its monthly Second Saturday event over the weekend -- the final one of the season.…

    • One Way | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool
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Real estate/ Development Roundup: Toll Brothers breaks ground, PA Ballet and Viridity Energy move, Chelten Plaza zoning maneuvers, Barcade opens

One Way | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Good morning, Streeters. For your Tuesday Buzz, here's a roundup of real-estate and development news. Who said residential development…

    • A car traveling on Krewstown Road plunged into Pennypack Creek Monday afternoon. Credit: Fox29 via Twitter.

Update: Two dead after car flips into Pennypack Creek

A car traveling on Krewstown Road plunged into Pennypack Creek Monday afternoon. Credit: Fox29 via Twitter.UPDATE: Authorities confirm the passenger in the car, identified as Elizabeth Jones, died overnight as…

Race Street Pier Peers, General Membership Meeting Minutes, September 8, 2011

The Friends of Race Street Pier held their general membership meeting on September 8, 2011 at the offices of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.  The goal of the group is to…

    • The King of Center City | City Paper cover story, October 6, 2011
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Center City's Power Broker

The King of Center City | City Paper cover story, October 6, 2011 In its current issue, the City Paper profiled Paul Levy, President and CEO of Center City District, calling…

    • Rhianna Clark runs her photography business from her home on Red Lion Road in Morrell Park.

Morrell Park photographer runs a home-grown business

Rhianna Clark runs her photography business from her home on Red Lion Road in Morrell Park. Taking a good photo is not something everyone can do. Some are good at it,…

    • State Rep. Denny O'Brien (center) announced bipartisan endorsements for his city council campaign from Democratic Reps. Brendan (left) and Kevin (right) Boyle.

Brendan and Kevin Boyle endorse O'Brien for city council-at-large

State Rep. Denny O'Brien (center) announced bipartisan endorsements for his city council campaign from Democratic Reps. Brendan (left) and Kevin (right) Boyle. State Rep. Denny O'Brien Friday announced bipartisan endorsement from…

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October 10-14: Teddy Cruz, Bike/Pedestrian Plan feedback, Kroc Center tour, Eames documentary, Better Blocks opening

Teddy Cruz at Design in Action Monday, October 10, 5:30-7:30pm, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street. Guatemalan-born architect Teddy Cruz speaks on Creative Acts of Citizenship: The Neighborhood as Site of Production…

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Officer cleared in off-duty shooting in Frankford

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has cleared a police officer involved in an off-duty shooting in Frankford in April. "Both the District Attorney’s Office and the Philadelphia Police Department interviewed several…

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City belt-tightening, still Occupying, Market and JFK traffic testing, Black Flight

Good morning, Philly. We're left feeling a little mullygrubs after a rough sporting weekend, in particular the bummer ending to the Phillies season. But, today's a holiday and it's going to…

    • Crowds gathered infront of multiple art installations near the former location of Philadelphia's punk rock music venue Killtime.

Mantua: Art installations aim to spur economic development

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly  The grand opening of “LOOK! On Lancaster Avenue” drew large crowds to the Mantua section of Lancaster Avenue on Friday night. LOOK!, which…

    • Design work about to begin for next river-to-city connector street

Design work about to begin for next river-to-city connector street

Design work will soon begin on a project that the city hopes will make the connection between Fishtown and the Delaware River more obvious and pleasant.Prompted by PennDOT's plans to…

    • Tioga Arms, Gaudenzia housing development on West Tioga Street (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Neighbors still oppose Gaudenzia House development

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyGaudenzia Inc., the drug rehabilitation services company, is moving ahead with renovations to the blighted Shelton Court apartment building on North Broad Street. They intend…

    • Rendering of planned Chelten Plaza project. (Courtesy of Pulaski Partners)

Councilwoman's move would fast-track Chelten Plaza plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAfter months of protests and public hearings on the Chelten Plaza controversy in Germantown, a move by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller could short-circuit the zoning…

    • A rendering of what proposed improvements to Center City arterials could look like.

City closing Center City traffic lanes in test

In another attempt to rebalance Philadelphia streets toward pedestrians and cyclists, the city will be closing the left-most lane of traffic on Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 15th…

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Night Market Chinatown Delights

Wandering around Night Market in Chinatown last night was a treat. The Food Trust pulled together an amazing cross-section of the city and its tastes for their fourth pop-up food bazaar, and…

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October 7-9: First Friday at Race Street Pier, Dia De Los Muertos, Outfest, Fall for the Arts

First Friday Part at Race Street Pier Friday, October 7, 7-9pm. Race Street Pier. Friends of Race Street Pier and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation are hosing a First Friday party…

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