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    • Plans for Manayunk's former Propper Brothers site heat up

Plans for Manayunk's former Propper Brothers site heat up

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThings could be about to get warmer at the former Propper Bros. furniture store building in Manayunk. Owner Sam Kroungold is preparing to go before…

    • Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts, threats…

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Patrick Kerkstra's 'Deluge of Deadbeats' series wins recognition

This year's inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism went to a team of reporters from the Inquirer for a series about violence and dangerous learning conditions in the city's public school…

    • An evacuation drill has been scheduled at the U.S. Navy Depot for the week of March 19. Image/Google Maps

Navy Depot to hold evacuation drill this week

An evacuation drill has been scheduled at the U.S. Navy Depot for the week of March 19. Image/Google Maps More than 6,000 people work at the U.S. Navy Depot in Lawncrest,…

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March 19-23: How Creativity Works, Philadelphia and the Makeshift Metropolis, Dan Marcolina reveals the obvious, Romantic Philadelphia, North Broad Revitalization, PhillyWorks

Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works Tuesday, March 20, 8-10:30am. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street. Jonah Lehrer is a frequent contributor to Wired, The New Yorker, and Radiolab, and…

    • Tango around Swann Fountain on April 5 as part of the Fairmount Park Art Association's new Site Seeing program

NEast Links: Funding for Burholme native, Tacony tires slashed, money stolen in home invasion

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news More tires have been slashed, but this time in Tacony. Residents of the 7100-block of Erdrick Street awoke Sunday to find their cars vandalized…

    • Northbound I-95 traffic from Tacony will be rerouted this week in the latest round of highway construction. Image/PennDOT

Northbound I-95 on-ramp at Princeton Avenue closed this week

Northbound I-95 traffic from Tacony will be rerouted this week in the latest round of highway construction. Image/PennDOTFrom PennDOT: As part of the ongoing project to improve the Interstate 95/Cottman…

    • Backyards, Rand Street. Jamie Moffett photo

Kensington community activist hopes to become a one-man CDC

It sounds so simple: Raise money to buy vacant homes, enlist a small crew of volunteers to fix them up and sell them at reasonable prices to responsible long-term renters.Then,…

    • Patrick Kerkstra’s ‘Deluge of Deadbeats’ series wins recognition

Patrick Kerkstra’s ‘Deluge of Deadbeats’ series wins recognition

Patrick Kerkstra’s series “Deluge of Deadbeats” earned a Special Recognition from judges in the inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism. Cheers, Patrick! read more

    • Inquirer team wins inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism

Inquirer team wins inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism

An immersive, multimedia investigation of violence and unsafe learning conditions within Philadelphia public schools has earned a team of reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer a $10,000 prize and the inaugural Weiss…

    • A rock salt dome is located on the Philadelphia Streets Department Facility's 2.5-acre lot.

West Parkside: District plan to revitalize Parkside Avenue

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is expected to…

    • Taking inventory of what Germantown Settlement physically left behind

Taking inventory of what Germantown Settlement physically left behind

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe counting is complete at the former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus, where the new owners have tallied the remains left behind when the school…

    • Cushman & Wakefield listing

Land where residential portion of Race Street hotel development was set to go is now up for sale.

A .67-acre slice of the Old City property where developer Robert Ambrosi of Arc Properties plans to build a hotel/entertainment/retail complex is up for sale, as part of a refinancing agreement.…

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Mid-century Philadelphia boosterism [video]

Here's a peek at our fair city, glowingly reflected on by WPTZ some 60 years ago. While the film is really dated, check out the fabulous color shots of the familiar…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Daily News says Burholme is 'Far Northeast'

We get it, Daily News. You don't own an updated map and you don't send reporters to the Northeast unless someone commits a crime or gets elected to office. So…

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viaBooks launches Dirt tonight

Dirt book launch Friday, March 16, 5:30pm. Meyerson Hall, PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street. Dirt "presents a selection of works that share dirty attitudes: essays, interviews, excavations, and projects that…

    • Contestants dig their faces into pies during Holy Family University's Pi Day contest. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Holy Family students celebrate Pi Day with pie-eating contest

Contestants dig their faces into pies during Holy Family University's Pi Day contest. Photo/Matthew Flowers What better way to celebrate Pi Day, than diving head-first into delicious pudding pies?  That is…

NEast Links: Crimes in Torresdale, Frankford, Holmesburg

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news A Torresdale man has been charged with the death of his 82-year-old father. Thomas Hauck of the 3400-block of Kirkwood Road is accused of starving…

    • Will the new Barnes hang on to its spirit and eccentricity?
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