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    • Demolition at Matheson Hall, Drexel University
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Drexel Demo at 32nd and Market makes way for new LeBow

Drexel University’s Matheson Hall has been reduced to a pile of rubble to make way the new LeBow College of Business.  Walking past yesterday, Matheson was a dusty heap of…

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Dog of the Week: Dede

Say hello to Dede (A14278040)! Dede is the sweetest petite little pocket pittie mix that you’d ever want to meet. She looks to be part hound and is just a baby…

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TEDxPhilly talks The City on November 8

TEDxPhilly, a daylong idea conference, returns for its second year on Tuesday, November 8. This year’s theme is "The City," bringing together creative thinkers and doers whose work explores issues,…

    • Terri Drobish and son Alex. Photo by Daniel Drobish.

Family and friends remember woman killed in Boulevard hit-and-run

Terri Drobish and son Alex. Photo by Daniel Drobish. Friends and family of Theresa Drobish, who went by Terri to those close to her, are still reeling from her untimely death…

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Nine schools could close, Route 47 streamlining out, faulty utilities, Electric Factory ad-wrap

The School Reform Commission recommends closing 9 schools to shed 14,000 seats, fewer than were anticipated as part of the School District’s facilities plan, reports Public School Notebook. Check out…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Fleisher Art Memorial’s youth programs earn national recognition

From Eyes on the Street: Fleisher Art Memorial’s youth programs earn national recognition

Fleisher Art Memorial is being honored today with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its tuition-free art programs for Philly youth. READ FULL ARTICLE

    • At-risk housing plan faces Kemble Avenue neighborhood opposition tonight

At-risk housing plan faces Kemble Avenue neighborhood opposition tonight

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA plan to convert a derelict Ogontz apartment building into supervised housing for two at-risk populations is facing opposition from some neighbors and a newly…

    • Facilities master plan will shed 14,000 'empty seats'

Facilities master plan will shed 14,000 'empty seats'

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Notebook/WHYY’s NewsWorks  View an interactive map  of the District's facilities recommendations. [Update Thursday a.m.]  After months of speculation that dozens of schools…

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DAGspace: Looking Up on Broad Street

Looking Up on Broad Street By David Brownlee   The Avenue of the Arts has begun to accumulate critical mass. The sidewalks of South Broad Street are now crowded day and…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Pennypack Park is too big to be an identifier

What if we told you something happened in Northwest Philadelphia near Fairmount Park? Would you know where to look to find that news story. You wouldn't, but you also wouldn't see…

Real NEastate: Should I look at a home that doesn't have pictures in the listing?

Q: I went to see a home for sale in Somerton that didn’t have any pictures online. When we got there, I realized why. The place was a mess! There’s no…

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Fleisher Art Memorial's youth programs earn national recognition

A bright national spotlight shines on Bella Vista’s own Fleisher Art Memorial today. This afternoon, Fleisher will receive a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House, along with…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary School's owl | PlanPhilly
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School closing announcements today, green-thumb lawyers, urban design jitters, and salty water

School closing and consolidation recommendations will be released today, reports The Public School Notebook, stay tuned to the Notebook and PlanPhilly for full coverage. Northeast Times Star profiles the…

Facilities master plan will shed 14,000 'empty seats'

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Public School Notebook After months of speculation that dozens of schools across the city could be shut down, District officials have recommended to the School Reform…

    • SEPTA restores South Philly bus stops taken away in experiment

SEPTA restores South Philly bus stops taken away in experiment

Six months after starting an unprecedented bus stop consolidation experiment, the stops are coming back to South Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have agreed to restore a series of South Philadelphia…

    • Syeeba Stevenson and Andrea Smith are People’s Emergency Center interns

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center involves local residents in neighborhood planning

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly With the help of a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, People’s Emergency Center has embarked on “Make Your Mark,” a…

    • A second look at I-95 artifacts, with a chance to tell your own river ward history

A second look at I-95 artifacts, with a chance to tell your own river ward history

Artifacts discovered as part of the re-do of I-95 through Philadelphia's river wards will be on display during a Nov. 15 presentation at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing…

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City Hall is Monumental!

Philadelphia’s City Hall is hard to ignore, since the massive building sits smack in the middle Broad and Market streets. The history of City Hall's design, construction, and restoration is typically…

    • Karen Sperduto prepares an order at Sally's Flowers in Fox Chase. Photo by G.E. Reutter

Sally's Flowers brings color to Fox Chase community

Karen Sperduto prepares an order at Sally's Flowers in Fox Chase. Photo by G.E. Reutter Sally’s Flowers has been a main anchor of the Fox Chase business district since 1977. Located…

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10th District council race mailer has the wrong poll hours on it

Okay, crazy time is here. If you're running a competitive political campaign, there comes a point in the closing days of the race, when you realize that this is, or could…

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