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    • Friends of Pennypack Park volunteers targeted Holmehust Avenue in Winchester Park as one of the hotspots for the Earth Day clean-up. File photo/Shannon McDonald

Reader Submission: Melted records, high school shirts found during Friends of Pennypack Park clean-up

Friends of Pennypack Park volunteers targeted Holmehust Avenue in Winchester Park as one of the hotspots for the Earth Day clean-up. File photo/Shannon McDonald If you didn't get out with us…

    • Pedestrians and cyclists can get between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park.
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New bridge connects Schuylkill Banks with Schuylkill River Park

After a long wait, it took less than 15 minutes for crews to hoist the metal span over the CSX tracks on Thursday, creating a new link for pedestrians and cyclists…

    • St. Hubert's High School students were honored Thursday in City Council. NewsWorks Photo/Micah Mahjoubian

Henon honors Hubert's, Judge students in City Council

St. Hubert's High School students were honored Thursday in City Council. NewsWorks Photo/Micah Mahjoubian There were two reasons why City Council honored Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls at a…

    • St. Hubert's High School students were honored Thursday in City Council. NewsWorks Photo/Micah Mahjoubian

Henon honors Hubert's, Judge students in City Council

St. Hubert's High School students were honored Thursday in City Council. NewsWorks Photo/Micah Mahjoubian There were two reasons why City Council honored Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls at a…

    • Architectural Relief | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

On Thursday afternoon, a Rules Committee hearing on Council President Darrell Clarke’s bill that would create a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) near Temple University turned into a gripe session about City…

    • Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington Square at 2pm for a Jane Jacobs Walk tour with the Preservation Alliance.
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Local Groups Host Jane Jacobs Walks

In honor of Jane Jacobs and in recognition of her May birthday the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and Jane's Walk Philadelphia will join groups nationwide in hosting walking tours on Saturday,…

    • From Left: Instructor Chandi Queen from the People's Emergency Center's digital inclusion program, student Frank Cutler, State Rep. Tony Payton, Rasheem Jennings, William Brown and front row,

Five Frankford residents complete CDC's computer literacy training course

From Left: Instructor Chandi Queen from the People's Emergency Center's digital inclusion program, student Frank Cutler, State Rep. Tony Payton, Rasheem Jennings, William Brown and front row, Ethel Dawson and Karen…

    • From Left: Instructor Chandi Queen from the People's Emergency Center's digital inclusion program, student Frank Cutler, State Rep. Tony Payton, Rasheem Jennings, William Brown and front row,

Five Frankford residents complete CDC's computer literacy training course

From Left: Instructor Chandi Queen from the People's Emergency Center's digital inclusion program, student Frank Cutler, State Rep. Tony Payton, Rasheem Jennings, William Brown and front row, Ethel Dawson and Karen…

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South Street Bridge illumination preview

I was recently informed by the Streets Department that we shouldn't expect to see the South Street Bridge's light towers illuminated until late summer. But today the electricians must have been…

    • St. Boniface Church demolition, Norris Square. April 2012.
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School District's road to dissolution | Norris Square duel continues | Fairmount Fish Ladder | paying Water Works' utilities

How did the Philadelphia School District reach this decidedly desperate and low moment? City Paper’s Daniel Denvir revisits the years of mismanagement and financial crisis, the rise of charters, and…

    • Greco/Kroc Center

MGA Architects wins AIA Pennsylvania Award for Kroc Center

In Hunting Park, local firm MGA Partners Architects, has crafted a new low-slung orange brick and white stucco building with swooping expanses of glass windows, anigre wood ceilings and walls, and…

    • Text Blast is a free application that allows community groups to communicate with their followers using mass text messages

Text Blast is a free application that allows community groups to communicate with their followers using mass text messages

textblast In a City where 41% of households do not have internet access, TextBlast provides a way for community groups to connect with those residents through text messaging. Community groups often…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview

South Street Bridge illumination preview

I was recently informed by the Streets Department that we shouldn’t expect to see the South Street Bridge’s light towers illuminated until late summer. But today the electricians must have been…

    • ABCOASTER competition winner Angela Radesky and RetroFitness staff member Michael Ritter at the gym's gran reopening Saturday, April 28. Photo/Michelle Alton

Photo gallery: RetroFitness celebrates grand re-opening with ribbon cutting, ab challenge

ABCOASTER competition winner Angela Radesky and RetroFitness staff member Michael Ritter at the gym's gran reopening Saturday, April 28. Photo/Michelle Alton Greg Sweeney spent Saturday showing off what his newly renovated…

    • Looking south on Quince Street from Spruce.
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Small street love letter

In a recent Metropolis Point of View blog post, Juliet Whelan writes a delightful defense of Philly's Trinity houses and of the tiny streets they front. Even if you wouldn't want to…

    • The Somerton Youth Organization hopes a fence will enhance the safety of its fields that rest against train tracks. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Fence will separate Somerton youth fields from exposed freight tracks [video]

The Somerton Youth Organization hopes a fence will enhance the safety of its fields that rest against train tracks. Photo/Matthew FlowersThis is the first of a two-part series about how…

Real NEastate: How much can I make in an Academy Gardens investment?

 Q: I am looking for an investment property in Northeast Philadelphia that I can fix and flip. If I buy a cheap single in Academy Gardens, how much money do you…

    • Tell A Friend | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr pool
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Walnut closure | School District's September hangs on AVI | waterfront trail development | hardware history

Don’t expect to drive down Walnut Street between 16th and 18th today. It’s closed for the production of “Dead Man Down,” the new Colin Farrell film shooting in Philly. If City…

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