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NEast Links: News from Northwood, Frankford, Torresdale, Homesburg, Academy Gardens

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news A Northwood man has been arrested for the March shooting deaths of two North Philadelphia teenagers. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Lloyd Butler of the 1300-block of Filmore…

    • Developer Michael Samschick's Pennthouses at Penn Treaty Village, Brown Street and Delaware Avenue..
    • Master Plan land use designations

Some of CDAG's concerns regarding a waterfront zoning overlay remain, as the deadline to get a draft to city council nears

A group that advocates for the city's plan to revitalize the Central Delaware waterfront still has some worries about future waterfront zoning designations. Concerns hinge on billboards and other non-accessory signs,…

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    • The new zoning code is designed to streamline the process for developers. It could result in less influence for community groups

Chestnut Hill Community Association expects big changes for how projects are reviewed

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With implementation of Philadelphia's new zoning code only a few months away, members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association are still trying to reconcile how…

    • Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

PHA press releaseThe Philadelphia Housing Authority has taken another step into the future with the grand opening of its first high-performance, LEED-certified green development, the new Norris Apartments.This dedication…

    • The building at 40th and Pine is a designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.
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Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

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Dog of the Week: Brutus

What a smile! Meet Brutus (A16048665), a handsome, 1- to 2-year-old white and brown pit bull terrier mix. He's on the smaller size, weighing only about 34 lbs. Brutus has a classic pit…

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Rebuilding Together Philadelphia Plans “Run to Rebuild” Fundraiser

There is still time to register for Rebuilding Together Philadelphia’s “Run to Rebuild” 5K run and 2 mile walk. The event will begin on Forbidden Drive in Chestnut Hill and…

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Cat of the Week: Sassy

This Sassy but sweet girl is looking for her second shot at a forever family! She thought she found it her first time in the shelter, only to be returned a year…

    • The Dixie Hummingbirds | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

New L&I Commissioner | Northeast budget hearing | inside Huntingdon Yarn Mill | PRA seeks developers for Francisville parcel

The Dixie Hummingbirds | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group When L&I Commissioner Fran Burns becomes executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority in June, Carlton Williams will take…

    • A view of the Pennthouses from Front Street

Apartments fashioned from former auto storage buildings launch a large, mixed-use development with major riverfront implications

When developer Michael Samschick first toured the former auto-storage building he is converting into rental apartments, he cut a hole into a fifth-floor wall.Through it, he saw the Delaware River…

    • Church of the Assumption

Fight over Church of the Assumption to pivot on powers of city departments

The battle over the future of a Spring Garden church building moved into the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas this morning, with the focus on the power of one city department…

    • Building is designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.

Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

    • The new campus will be set on 5.5 acres with a 60,000 square-foot, 34-classroom building and an adjacent administration building

Green Woods wins final approval for Domino Lane relocation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsworksIt'll be last call at Keenan's Valley View Inn sometime in June, as the city gave the official go-ahead to variances that will allow Green…

    • Art on the Avenue Gallery
Eyes on the Street

Second Friday Brings Eastern European Artist Series to Lancaster Ave

The May Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue will kick off with the opening of disTURBIA, an installation and drawings exhibit by Raluca Ungureanu at the Art on the Avenue Gallery at 3808…

    • From left: City Council members Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Mark Squilla, Kenyatta Johnson, Marian Tasco, Darrell Clarke and Bill Greenlee. Photo/Shannon McDonald

11 members short, City Council holds budget hearing in Northeast Philly

From left: City Council members Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Mark Squilla, Kenyatta Johnson, Marian Tasco, Darrell Clarke and Bill Greenlee. Photo/Shannon McDonald Can a City Council budget hearing be called such if only…

    • Neighbors around the 4700-block of Griscom Street between Arrott and Foulkrod say they're worried about drug sales. Image/Google Maps

Drugs a hot topic at Frankford Civic Association meeting

Neighbors around the 4700-block of Griscom Street between Arrott and Foulkrod say they're worried about drug sales. Image/Google Maps A long discussion on the issue of drug sales on the 4700-…

    • The Fairmount Park Art Association is now the Association for Public Art.

Real NEastate: Where is the best neighborhood for me to move?

Q: I have been renting for a couple months in Northeast Philadelphia and now I want to buy a home here, but I’m from Baltimore and I need to know the…

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