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Non-trial resolution sought for woman charged in Kraft shootings

A status hearing is scheduled for March 1 as Yvonne Hiller awaits her fate on charges connected with the fatal shootings inside the Kraft factory on Roosevelt Boulevard in September 2010.…

    • Liddonfield public housing before demolition. | via google street view
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Holy Family's proposal for Liddonfield site has broad community support

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has 20 proposals for the former Liddonfield public housing site in Upper Holmesburg. Although the site's future remains uncertain, as previously reported here, many community members…

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January 20-22: Philadelphia Dance Party, Space Savers Project, Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

Art after 5: Philadelphia Dance Party Friday, January 20, 5pm. Philadelphia Musuem of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Yes, the dance party kicking off the exhibition Zoe Strauss: Ten Years sold…

    • Upper Holmesburg residents study Holy Family University's early plans for the redevelopment of Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Holy Family's plan for Liddonfield property receives applause, cheers from Upper Holmesburg residents [video]

Upper Holmesburg residents study Holy Family University's early plans for the redevelopment of Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDonald Of the 20 proposals awaiting consideration from the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the one from Holy…

    • E.M. Stanton Elementary School's decorative cornice. | PlanPhilly
    • PennDOT archaeologists uncover historic Dyottville Glass Works

PennDOT archaeologists uncover historic Dyottville Glass Works

Beneath asphalt, railroad lines and cobblestones, archaeologists working for PennDOT have unearthed the schist and brick foundations of the Dyottville Glass Works ovens.This is where workers employed by Thomas W.…

    • The construction of the old West Philadelphia High School building, from 1912.

100 years ago, new schools were built for growing city

This guest blog post comes from Ken Finkel, who compiled some historical photos of the construction of several District schools that are now facing closure. He blogs at The Philly History…

    • A future light rail line could link Centennial Park attractions with Center City

Public gets another shot at district comprehensive plans for Lower South and West Park

City planners say they hope more Philadelphians will become interested in the plans that will shape major projects, zoning changes, and potential government funding for neighborhoods in Lower South Philadelphia and…

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Dog of the Week: Raquel [with video]

Raquel (A14577591) is an adorable compact 30 lb. terrier mix who’s as gentle as can be and who loves attention. She is very easy to walk on a leash and loves,…

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Cat of the Week: Ozzy

Ozzy (A14997726) hasn't had the easiest life. Life on the streets was tough for this petite little girl, who hasn't even reached her first birthday yet. Instead of playing with toys and cuddling…

    • Fairmount Water Works, c. 1901 | Detroit Publishing Company collection, Library of Congress
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Water Works: Philadelphia's clean water legacy

Fairmount Water Works, c. 1901 | Detroit Publishing Company collection, Library of Congress Philadelphia has always thought big when it came to water. Ours was the first American big city to…

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UPDATED: Suspect sought in bank robberies on Castor and Frankford avenues is caught

UPDATE, Jan. 19 -- Police have arrested Brandon Shields in connection with multiple bank robberies in the 2nd and 15th districts. Philadelphia Police and the FBI are looking for a suspect…

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    • Judith Franzen. Photo/Philadelphia Police

Police find body of missing Wissinoming woman who suffered from dementia

Police have recovered the body of Judith Franzen, who went missing from her Wissinoming home Jan. 2. Franzen, 73, was found dead in her neighbor's garage -- on the same block…

    • Stanton supporters say school is worth saving

Stanton supporters say school is worth saving

The School District of Philadelphia weighed a lot of factors before settling on the nine schools it proposes closing to eliminate some of the 70,000 empty seats in the city’s public…

    • SS United States' telephone switchboards, still aboard vessel, years after her final crossing. Photo credit: Steve Ujifusa

SS United States Conservancy executive director update

Dear SS United States Conservancy Members and Supporters:    As we enter our "make or break year," we are working harder than ever to assure that the SS United States…

    • Former ZCC members to reform sign regulations

Former ZCC members to reform sign regulations

Philadelphia’s current zoning code doesn’t know what a projecting sign is. Or, rather, it has several ideas about what a projecting sign is, but it hasn’t made up its mind. Chapter…

    • Will the new Family Court Building at 15th and Arch get taller? Almost happened. | EwingCole
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Failings of the new Family Court's design and development process

The new Family Court Building at 15th and Arch is a development already scarred by political scandal, and a design process that was anything but public. In an opinion piece in Wednesday's…

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Arrest warrant issued for New Year's Day shooting in Frankford

Photo/Philadelphia PolicePolice have issued an arrest warrant for the man they believe is responsible for a fatal New Year's Day shooting in Frankford. North Philadelphia resident Christopher Johnson was involved…

    • Phil Grutmacher reviews Lawncrest's top zoning issues at the January Community Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Zoning takes precedence at Lawncrest Community Association meeting

Phil Grutmacher reviews Lawncrest's top zoning issues at the January Community Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald Last night's Lawncrest Community Association meeting began with a word about burglaries from 2nd District Community…

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