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    • An architect from JK Roller / JKR Partners explains the Chelten Plaza design. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks).

GCC design committee fighting for more than Chelten Plaza

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith major construction continuing at Chelten Plaza and a zoning board hearing on the plan still several weeks away, members of Germantown Community Connection’s design…

    • An estimated 750 people attended a Tuesday night meeting at Lincoln High School to get information about the methadone clinic proposed for the 7900-block of Frankford Ave.

Sign-ups begin for bus trip to protest Holmesburg methadone clinic

An estimated 750 people attended a meeting at Lincoln High School last Tuesday  to get information about the methadone clinic proposed for the 7900-block of Frankford Ave. As promised at last…

    • Northeast Lion Rich Wilson at the eyeglass drop off box located in Lions Park, Fox Chase

Lions Club brings help to vision-impaired with eyeglass donation boxes

Northeast Lion Rich Wilson at the eyeglass drop off box located in Lions Park, Fox Chase It sits adjacent to sidewalk on the Oxford Avenue side of Lions Park. Painted bright…

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Woman says attacker raped her at Pennypack Park concert site

Police officers are investigating an alleged rape in Pennypack Park early Wednesday morning. A woman tells authorities she was walking on the 8200-block of Cresco Avenue around 2:45 a.m. when she…

DVRPC adds public comment feature to website

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is experimenting with ways of increasing citizen participation.Beginning for July's meeting, the DVRPC Board began accepting comments on agenda items scheduled for a vote.…

Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront

The wharves and docks of William Penn’s city that helped build a nation are gone—lost to the onslaught of more than three hundred years of development. Yet the bygone streets and…

The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its Pedestrian Plaza Program

Dear Friend,  The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its Pedestrian Plaza Program. Pedestrian Plazas provide the public the chance to sit and enjoy the city’s vibrant street life. This…

    • A look at West Philadelphia's parklet. (Photos courtesy of Bridget Keegan Barber.)

A Philly first: University City gets a parklet

You’ve heard of parks on piers, like the one at Race Street. And you’ve heard of pocket parks, like the one on Chestnut Street near 16th.Now, meet the parklet, the…

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New sign at controversial storefront across from SugarHouse: For Sale

The Cash for Gold signs have been gone for months, but a new sign recently went up at the small storefront across from Sugar House Casino: NOW FOR SALE.The original…

Master Gardeners educational series

Master Gardeners Educational Series Fall 2011 Schedule  Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State University faculty and staff. Once they complete their training, Master Gardeners help Extension…

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Frankford Gazette goes to print

Last week brought a major milestone to the Frankford Gazette. Until now, the neighborhood publication has been online-only, like NEast Philly. But last week, the Gazette hit the streets of Frankford…

Real NEastate: Will I have to move out of my rental now that it's for sale?

Q: I’m renting a three-bedroom house in Tacony that my landlord just put up for sale. He told us we had to show it to potential buyers anytime he gives us…

    • Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

In a landmark ruling, the state's Office of Open Records has decided that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is covered under the state's open record law.This means that most…

DRWC adopts $7.3 million operating budget

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has a $7.3 million operating budget for the fiscal year that just began, up from about $7 million last year.“There is a sense that it…

    • Photo courtesy of Dan Pelligrine of the Temple School of Journalism and Jacquelyne Ricen

Fire ravages old Edison High

A fast moving fire Wednesday destroyed the old Thomas Edison High School, which was scheduled for demolition to make way for mixed-use development. The fire at the building at 7th Street…

Lancaster Ave. arts open call!

 We are accepting proposals for art in and on vacant storefronts along Lancaster Avenue for display from September 30th to November 30th. Think creatively! Proposals will be judged on artistic merit,…

    • DRWC Board Chairman Donn Scott

DRWC pledges to spend about $1 million annually with women- and minority-owned businesses

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation aims to purchase about $1.05 million worth of goods and services from minority and women-owned businesses this fiscal year.DRWC set that goal and other related…

    • SCRUB facilitates summer academic program for high school students

SCRUB facilitates summer academic program for high school students

By Willa Granger For SCRUBThis past July, SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, partnered with Philadelphia Futures to create a three-week summer academic program for local high school students.…

Bike Philly registration Is open!

Philadelphia's largest annual bicycle ride is a family-friendly morning of relaxed biking on Certified Car-Free Philadelphia streets. Bike car-free 10 or 20 mile loops. Bike a challenging 35-mile loop on shared…

    • RGB Crew Member Ron Hill working on computer screen.

RGB brings neighborhood feel to computer service business

RGB Crew Member Ron Hill working on computer screen. Tired of the big box computer store repair areas? Don’t want to call someone from a flyer? For more than two decades,…

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