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    • Construction on Manayunk's Venice Island is scheduled to begin (Max Matza/for NewsWorks)

How would the new Venice Island water basin have fared in Hurricane Irene?

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWhile much of the neighborhood around it was left underwater by Irene's floods, the old rec center building on Manayunk's Venice Island was spared --…

    • Click to visit a larger version of the photo, taken by Joe Kaczmarek.

Hurricane Irene impact in Northeast Philadelphia [VIDEO]

Click to visit a larger version of the photo, taken by Joe Kaczmarek. We knew Hurricane Irene would have an impact on the Northeast, only now are we started to…

    • Face-painters drew long lines at the Seven Mile Road Church Community Bash. Photo by George Mai.

Photos: Seven Mile Road Church hosts annual community party

Face-painters drew long lines at the Seven Mile Road Church Community Bash. Photo by George Mai.Seven Mile Road Church in Pine Valley hosted its third annual community bash last weekend,…

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Two accidents during hurricane leave one dead

One person is dead following two car accidents Saturday night during Hurricane Irene. The first occurred in Rhawnhurst around 7 p.m. when a tree fell onto a car as its driver…

    • photo by Ashley Hahn

The Schuylkill River inundated parts of Manayunk, and Lincoln, Kelly, and Martin Luther King drives by early Sunday morning

On Sunday Greater Philadelphia woke up to find damaged trees, spotty power, and cresting waterways left behind by Hurricane Irene. The Schuylkill River inundated parts of Manayunk, and Lincoln, Kelly, and…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part IV: Making procedures fair and consistent

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part IV: Making procedures fair and consistent

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…

    • Flood plain of 4905 Rhawn Street, as shown by DisasterMapper.com

What parts of Northeast Philadelphia are most likely to flood?

Flood plain of 4905 Rhawn Street, as shown by DisasterMapper.comPhiladelphia has an official hurricane warning ahead of Hurricane Irene, and residents throughout the region are scrambling to get prepared. But…

    • Director Joe Laub of The Actors Group of Fox Chase

The Actors Group brings a bit of Broadway to Fox Chase

Director Joe Laub of The Actors Group of Fox Chase Joe Laub has been enchanted with the theater since watching a Broadway show at the age of five. He followed with…

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Heart Conditions: Pain is a warning system

P-A-I-N.  Pain is a four-letter word.  Almost everyone dislikes pain.  Often we run from it, avoid it or medicate it. Whatever it takes to avoid pain, we will do it. In…

    • Donations specialist Dan Crawford at a pick-up in South Philadelphia

Something old begets something new: Habitat for Humanity store aims to recycle items, raise money for homes

A home store - which aims to build new homes for low-income people through its proceeds – has opened in Kensington.The former Lomax Carpet Warehouse on Jasper Street is now…

    • Donations specialist Dan Crawford at a pick-up in South Philadelphia

Something old begets something new: Habitat for Humanity store aims to recycle items, raise money for homes

A home store - which aims to build new homes for low-income people through its proceeds – has opened in Kensington.The former Lomax Carpet Warehouse on Jasper Street is now…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Tacony moves to Mayfair and joins North Philadelphia

Let's get right to the point: Finding the Mayfair, Tacony and Holmesburg borders is no easy feat, even for the people who live there. The three neighborhoods' civic associations and…

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Cat of the Week: Snowflake

URGENT- Snowflake (A13674035) is one of those round-cheeked, tabby-and-white boys you just know is going to have a great personality. And Snowflake certainly doesn’t disappoint! Left at the shelter when his family moved,…

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Dog of the Week: Keturah

Keturah (A13714083), known as “Squeak” because of her love for squeaky toys, is a beautiful, spunky, super-smart, playful border collie mix looking for her forever home. Her previous owner fell ill and…

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Electrical substation problem leaves 20,000 without power

A problem at a PECO substation in Holmesburg has left 20,000 people in the Northeast without power. Smoke at the station near Rhawn Street and Torresdale Avenue is preventing crews…

    • 700 S. Front St., a Queen Village building which once housed Widow Maloby's Tavern

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part III: Protecting Philadelphia's natural and historic resources

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…

    • Philadelphia braces for impact of Hurricane Irene

Philadelphia braces for impact of Hurricane Irene

The National Weather Service forecast for Hurricane Irene has changed for the worse. The official track has moved to the west and Hurricane Irene is expected to track closer to Philadelphia.…

    • With the help of the City Planning Commission, PHA and Philadelphia Sports Zone, Upper Holmesburg residents identify areas of note and trouble in their neighborhood that could be improved with better

Application period open for new class of Citizen Planners

The following information was provided by the City of Philadelphia's Planning Commission. The City of Philadelphia’s Citizen’s Planning Institute the City’s first educational program designed to engage citizens in the city…

Real NEastate: Can I rent a house for less than a year?

  Q: I sold my house in Castor Gardens and I’m moving to North Carolina for a job, but I will still be working here until January. I can’t afford to…

    • SEPTA releases smart card survey

SEPTA releases smart card survey

Now that Philadelphia's surrounding counties and regional transit planners have had their say, SEPTA is giving its riders a chance to weigh in about their preferences for the design and implementation…

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