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    • A day of holiday festivities in Fox Chase ended with the tree lighting in Lions Park. Photo by G.E. Reutter.

Christmas came early to Fox Chase Saturday [slideshow]

A day of holiday festivities in Fox Chase ended with the tree lighting in Lions Park. Photo by G.E. Reutter. Christmas came early to Fox Chase this past Saturday with three…

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Philadelphia's New Day

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality. Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron*…

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Weekend News Briefs: 12/2 - 12/4

Friday -- Police have some questions for a man found in Frankford Friday night with firearms and grenades, according to a West Frankford Town Watch alert. Responders arrived on the 1300-block…

    • Real Red | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Inn Yard Park's new playground, Spring Garden Street Greenway dreams, homeless Occupiers to decamp again, name our trail network

After 6 years of planning, East Falls kids have a new playground at Inn Yard Park. The playground 's construction was funded by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., donations, and fundraisers. NewsWorks…

William Penn, DVRPC want you to name those trails

Seeking to drum up support for the burgeoning network of trails in the region, the William Penn Foundation and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission have announced a contest to come…

DVRPC releases work program for FY 2013

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released a proposed work program for fiscal year 2013 that contains $27.9 million in projects, a $1.4 million increase from the previous year.The…

    • Neighbors, supporters remain at odds over Kemble Park project

Neighbors, supporters remain at odds over Kemble Park project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWhile some Ogontz residents continue to fight the city's plan to bring supervised housing for two at-risk groups to the former Kemble Park apartments, officials…

    • Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality. Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron* brought Mayor…

Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and RealityInquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron*…

    • Spring Garden Street | via Interface Studio LLC
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Spring Garden Street Greenway community design workshop on 12/6

Spring Garden Street could someday be a green connector between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. As previously reported here, the public conversation has started about this exciting project, and planners want to…

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Cat of the Week: Tommy (making his second appearance)

Update, Dec. 14: Tommy has been adopted by a person who also adopted a younger cat for Tommy to play with. Tommy was previously featured as a Cat of the Week,…

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Winter Market, Go West! Craft Fest, Grow Strong, Deck the Alley, Winter Wonderland

Winter Market Friday, December 2, 6-10pm, Saturday, December 3, 6-10pm, Sunday, December 4, 1-7pm. The Piazza At Schmidts, North Second Street and Germantown Avenue. Local crafters and food trucks will line…

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Dog of the Week: Malcolm [with video]

Meet Malcom! (A14320176) Malcolm is a 6- to 12-month-old pit bull terrier mix who was found as a stray, wandering the streets of Philly all by himself. His family never came to…

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Security guard union wages mild protest at DRWC meeting, but says it will escalate if necessary

Some of the roughly half-dozen members of the Philadelphia Security Officers Union who work for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation staged a calm protest prior to Thursday's executive board meeting.As…

    • Green Woods Charter switches gears, explores move to Domino Lane

Green Woods Charter switches gears, explores move to Domino Lane

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWhile officials won't confirm details, it appears the Green Woods Charter School won't be moving to Manayunk's Germany Hill but is eyeing another location nearby…

    • City Council voted Thursday to pass a bill introduced by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller

City Council amends Germantown overlay ahead of zoning reform

By Jared Brey and Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Who is Germantown, and what does it deserve? These questions have been humming beneath the months-long controversy over the proposed building of…

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Mantua: Multimedia Mural Project Addresses Homelessness Among Children

By Christine Fisher & Kara Savidge, for Philadelphia Neighborhoods When Jane Golden, the executive director of the Mural Arts Program, received an application for a project intended to address homelessness in the…

    • Three month old Feona Conti visits Santa with grandmom Katie Conti  at the Mayfair holiday celebration in 2009. Photo by Bill Achuff.

Santa to visit Tacony, Holmesburg and Torresdale library branches

Three month old Feona Conti visits Santa with grandmom Katie Conti  at the Mayfair holiday celebration in 2009. Photo by Bill Achuff. Santa will be spending much of the next week…

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City's own social network allows residents to connect through common causes [video]

 Image/Change By Us Parkwood resident Marge Philippi collects bandit signs from poles. Since 2006, she said at last night's civic association meeting, she's collected 8,000 of the illegal signs that say…

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