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More opportunity for residents to shape Lower South, West Park district-level sections of comprehensive plan

City residents will next month get another chance to help shape the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, Philadelphia2035.The district-level sections build off of the goals…

Deadline for analyses of Zoning Code proposals

The ZCC understands that some individuals or organizations may be working on an analysis of the Zoning Code proposals sent to City Council in May. The ZCC respectfully requests that you…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

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Police look for shooting, stabbing suspects

UPDATE: The victim in the car has been identified at 25-year-old Landis Carter of the 2300-block of Tremont Street. Police in the 2nd and 7th Districts are busy today searching for…

    • Photo credit: Flickr user superiansybear

Boyle sponsors Family Movie Night in Mayfair

Photo credit: Flickr user superiansybear Rain or shine, Wednesday night will be a good one to curl up for a movie. As summer wanes, State Rep. Kevin Boyle is keeping kids…

    • Members of Take Back Your Neighborhood plan for next weekend's Northeast Celebration.

"Northeast Celebration" planned at Castor Gardens rec center

Members of Take Back Your Neighborhood plan for next weekend's Northeast Celebration. Jared Solomon wants to make one thing clear: "this is not a water-ice-and-dash" event. Solomon and the Castor Gardens-based…

Financial Perspectives: Best-read column

  Jim Heisler is on vacation, so below, find his most popular column of all-time, on 2011 tax changes. Congress is mulling over what to do about the soon-to-expire Bush tax…

    • The new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony will be at Longshore Avenue and State Road.

Changes to Tacony southbound I-95 ramp in effect today

The new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony will be at Longshore Avenue and State Road. Pay extra attention on your drive today, because there's a new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony.…

    • Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOn first visit, the office of Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee seems a bit generously sized. Then she explains it's actually a classroom. The office of the…

    • NewsWorks takes a before-and-after look at zoning overlays in East Falls if the zoning code proposal goes through (Megan Pinto)

How the zoning code draft affects East Falls overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

    • UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

Society Hill Civic Association and the city have reached an agreement that the association says will allow new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and related work to be completed without detracting from the…

    • PCPC gets overview of Central Delaware Master Plan

PCPC gets overview of Central Delaware Master Plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission seemed largely impressed by what it learned Tuesday about the in-the-works plan to revamp the Central Delaware waterfront – commission members even  gave the head of…

    • Fishtown resident completes 2,000-mile walk, following the path of some Lenape Indians

Fishtown resident completes 2,000-mile walk, following the path of some Lenape Indians

A Fishtown resident wanting to raise awareness of Lenape Chief Tamanend and his Treaty of Friendship with William Penn has completed a 2,000 mile walk from Penn Treaty Park to Bartlesville,…

    • Verizon workers picket what they say is non-union work at the Oxford Avenue Rite Aid in Fox Chase.

Verizon workers bring strike to Fox Chase

Verizon workers picket what they say is non-union work at the Oxford Avenue Rite Aid in Fox Chase. The Verizon strike came to Fox Chase at noon today when a picket…

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Poets on the Porch preview: Elizabeth Pallitto

Elizabeth Pallitto As Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets slated to read at the…

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Weekend News Briefs: 8/12 - 8/14

UPDATE - The property at the center of Saturday's shooting in Mayfair, as well as other neighboring properties, has been brought to the attention of the city and state and municipal…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Special report: How tax delinquent properties thwart development

For most of its recent history, the 1700 block of Manton Street in Point Breeze was notable only as a 420-foot-long case study in Philadelphia’s ills. Violence? Check. Abandonment? Check. Crack…

    • Flawed delinquency records abound

Flawed delinquency records abound

According to city records, a West Philadelphia company, Neighborhood Restorations, is one of the biggest property-tax deadbeats in town, owing $247,000 on nearly 300 tax-delinquent parcels. But the city records are…

    • A tax delinquent and unsafe eyesore at the exclusive intersection of 18th and Delancey. (Clem Murray/Inquirer)

Many delinquent properties have real market value

How much are delinquent properties in Philadelphia actually worth? Some, like the Foxwoods casino site, are worth plenty. But there are many others — vacant lots and abandoned shells in some…

    • Broken assessment system complicates sales of delinquent property

Broken assessment system complicates sales of delinquent property

Annual property-tax bills in Philadelphia are determined by a relatively simple calculation: the tax rate (9.08 percent in 2012, 8.26 percent in 2011) times the assessed value of the property equals…

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