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Man dies of gunshot wound in Frankford

Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that left a man dead in Frankford Friday night. Officers discovered a man on the 2000-block of Wilmot Street just before 8 p.m.…

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A self-supported boardwalk could allow the public onto Pier 53

In about a year and a half, Washington Avenue Green park may extend out onto Pier 53.Washington Avenue Green opened in October 2010 as a quick-hit “early action item” of…

    • What Festival Pier site could eventually look like

"Pre-development" work to begin at Festival Pier incinerator site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will soon begin preliminary work necessary to prepare the former incinerator site at Festival Pier for residential and other development. And a national architectural organization has…

    • A view of the East Park Canoe House from the west side of the river, where a planned twin facility was never built.

Preservation Row: Restoration planned for Mission-style Canoe House

One of the most distinctive boathouses along Kelly Drive is not on Boathouse Row, but a few miles northwest, in the shadow of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The East Park Canoe…

City issues three Housing and Community Development RFPs

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) announced Request for Proposals (RFP) for Special Needs Housing Development, Affordable Rental Housing Development and Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Services.…

    • Talks continue between civics on shared advisory roles

Talks continue between civics on shared advisory roles

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOfficials in East Falls say they are still working out the details of a potential deal through which two local civic groups would share advisory…

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Somerton Civic Association to sponsor Community Day

Image courtesy of glaringfact.com. The Somerton Civic Association is looking for help and suggestions from its residents and business owners in putting together its Community Day event. The Sept. 10 event…

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Remembering a long-time breast cancer survivor, Catherine "Kitty" Ward

Image courtesy of Health Jockey This column first ran back in October 2009, when our Women's View columnist Donna Ward shared with us the story of her mother, Kitty, who…

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Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans whet DRWC appetites

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans to bring its headquarters, a theater, and a gastro-pub to the interesting-but-empty red brick building across Delaware Avenue from Race Street Pier.And on…

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GCC stays out of Chelten Plaza zoning appeal

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyGermantown Community Connection will not join a zoning appeal against developer Pat Burns’ permitting process on the controversial Chelten Plaza development -- at least not…

    • Divvying up the burden in special exception zoning

Divvying up the burden in special exception zoning

In a previous post, I alluded to uncertain requirements for those who want to object to development proposals in special exception cases. It was later called to my attention that…

August DAGspace

Architect Katherine Dowdell, former board chair the Preservation Alliance, uses her DAGspace column to make the case that historic preservation is good for investors and good for for the economy…

    • DRWC will start archaeological study of West Shipyard

DRWC will start archaeological study of West Shipyard

Beneath a riverfront parking lot at Vine Street lies a rare bit of Philadelphia's original shoreline and shipping industry history that could date back to the 17th Century. Next summer, archaeologists…

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Cat of the Week: Victoria

Victoria (A13649724) is a gorgeous snowshoe mix girl. She is around 1 to 2 years old and she was found as a stray. She has a cream and beige colored coat…

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Dog of the Week: Belinda

My name is Belinda! I am a young terrier mix found as a stray and brought to ACCT. I am super sweet, super fun, happy as they come and looking for…

    • Byran Miller, director of Heeding God's Call, leads a protest at a Fox Chase gun shop.

Protesters rally outside Fox Chase gun store

Byran Miller, director of Heeding God's Call, leads a protest at a Fox Chase gun shop. An anti-gun violence protest greeted commuters during the afternoon rush hour yesterday on the 7400 Block…

    • Saturday Playdate with Music Monkey Jungle and The Pennsylvania Ballet!

Saturday Playdate with Music Monkey Jungle and The Pennsylvania Ballet!

Take your children downtown this Saturday for this entertaing and educational event. They will have plenty of fun watching Music Monkey Jungle perform. Additionally, Market Merchants will offer kid-friendly treats and…

    • Mural at Sampan Restaurant

Ale & Arts Walking Adventure

This summer the Mural Arts Program is offering the opportunity to look at the numerous murals that adorn many bars in Phildelphia (as well as some of the libations that adorn…

    • Staff of the Independence Seaport Museum waited for low tide, when the Olympia's decaying hull was exposed.

Museum puts giant metal band-aid on Olympia

The historic ship staff of the Independence Seaport Museum applied a 16-foot-long metal patch to the Cruiser Olympia on Tuesday, July 26, to help protect the ship’s deteriorating hull.The repair…

McClatchy: Bike-sharing gears up in U.S. as gas prices soar

With the price of gas constantly rising, more Americans are turning to the bicycle for transportation. And with this transition, more and more U.S. cities are starting bike-sharing programs for an…

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