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Father and son injured in Cottman Avenue crash

A father and son were injured Monday afternoon when they were struck by a vehicle on Cottman Avenue. Around noon, the man, 35, and his 4-year-old son were hit by the…

    • Update: DVRPC says it's not covered by Right to Know Law

Update: DVRPC says it's not covered by Right to Know Law

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has asked a Pennsylvania appellate court to rule that it's not covered under the state's open records law.The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, which…

    • Zoning reformers react to Councilman Green's proposed changes to the draft code

Zoning reformers react to Councilman Green's proposed changes to the draft code

Last week, At-Large City Councilman Bill Green issued a memo calling for ten specific changes to the draft new zoning code put together by the Zoning Code Commission, of which he…

    • To testify at tomorrow's zoning code hearing, who you gonna call?

To testify at tomorrow's zoning code hearing, who you gonna call?

Want to testify at the zoning code hearing before City Council's Committee of the Whole tomorrow?Don't call the city clerk. To register, you need to contact Sean McMonagle, First District…

    • Neighbor Liz Heller looks over plans for The Cliffs townhouses. (Amy Z. Quinn/for NewsWorks)

MNC approves new townhouse project and Main Street restaurant

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA new restaurant on Main Street and a townhouse neighborhood on Leverington Avenue won approval from the Manayunk Neighborhood Council, ahead of zoning hearings on…

    • Summer brought strawberries to the Oxford Circle Farmers Market. It and the Frankford Farmers Market opened this year with help from the Food Trust. Photo by Ben Bergman.

Frankford Farmers Market hosts grand opening Tuesday

Summer brought strawberries to the Oxford Circle Farmers Market. It and the Frankford Farmers Market opened this year with help from the Food Trust. Photo by Ben Bergman. Frankford Farmers Market…

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Bells Corner car accident leaves two injured

Two people were injured early Sunday morning when a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a Bells Corner storefront. The men, both in their 20s, were taken to…

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Man critically injured in Frankford shooting

A 24-year-old man was critically injured early Saturday morning in Frankford after being shot multiple times. Details are below, including a look back at similar incidents nearby. Also on Hawthorne Street…

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Center City District offers close look at census numbers

Center City Development Corporation executive director Paul Levy named outgoing Councilman Frank DiCicco as a key contributing factor behind the good news that he delivered at the organization's Meeting of the…

Design Advocacy Group announcement

We have just learned that City Council is re-convening the hearings on the Zoning Code proposals on Wednesday, September 14th at 10 a.m. in City Hall, Room 400. We encourage you…

    • A screenshot of a draft of the License to Inspect tool, built by Azavea for PlanPhilly using the new L&I app

License to Inspect: City of Philadelphia L&I API will drive PlanPhilly transparency app

A Technically Philly exclusive: If the deadlines of today are worth more than the deadlines of the past, the City of Philadelphia is due to release before the end of the…

5 ways L&I has become a better agency in three years, says city rep

If you had a bad experience in the past with the city's once notorious Licenses and Inspections department, it's time to give it another shot. So went the address Thursday night…

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Dog of the Week: Moxie

UPDATE: Moxie has been adopted! Top 10 reasons to adopt Moxie: She walks well on a leash and frequently checks in with her human to make sure she's doing well and that…

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Cat of the Week: Poo

URGENT. Who's that hiding under the newspapers? It's a sweet little cat named Poo (A12697626)! Poo used to have a home, but her owners left her at the shelter when they moved. Maybe…

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Historical Commission defends role in monastery demolition

Historical Commission chairman Sam Sherman Friday gave a spirited defense of the commission's role in the recent demolition of a former Francisville monastery.The monastery, housed in two 19th century…

    • Riverfront advocacy group learns about the transition from riverfront plan to riverfront zoning code

Riverfront advocacy group learns about the transition from riverfront plan to riverfront zoning code

Members of a waterfront advocacy group want assurance that the goals and protections included in a long-range plan for the waterfront and the accompanying temporary zoning overlay will wind up in…

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Zoning Code Commission briefs City Council on zoning reform

At a round-table meeting in the Caucus Room at City Hall Thursday afternoon, representatives of the Zoning Code Commission briefed members of City Council on the state of the zoning reform…

    • The empty car dealership on Ridge Avenue near Hermitage is the perfect illustration of the kind of site design the overlay bars

How the new zoning code draft affects commercial properties along Ridge Avenue

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,…

How the new zoning code draft affects commercial properties along Ridge Avenue

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,…

    • The former convent sits behind the church on Brandywine Street.

Church preservation case to be heard in Common Pleas Court

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court has set the timetable for hearing the appeal to allow a social service agency to raze the historic Church of the Assumption, while the agency seeks to…

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