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    • Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons
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Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier trained to fight Muhammad Ali closed in 2008. While Frazier's…

Real NEastate: Can I kick out my tenant because I need my house back?

Q: I’ve rented out my house in Tacony, but I need to move back because I’m getting divorced. Can I evict my tenants? It’s only six months into their lease. They…

    • Chinatown: The 10th Street bike lane causes concern

Chinatown: The 10th Street bike lane causes concern

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach Andrew Stober discussed his views on the bike lane. Bicycles…

    • Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Trust's annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since our first list in 1988, we have identified more than…

    • A rendering of the Philadelphia temple

With a new temple coming to Philadelphia, local Mormons hold symposium explaining their faith

With a Mormon Temple planned for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Book of Mormon running on Broadway, and church member Mitt Romney running for president, the Philadelphia Region of the Church…

    • Zoo parking structure plan

Art Commission Reviews Zoo, KYW projects

Echoing previous approvals granted by the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday granted conditional approval to a new parking structure planned for the Philadelphia Zoo. In her reappearance…

    • You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

We are writing because we wanted to let you know about an exciting event we are organizing in June.  The second edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" will take place on…

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Must Read: 'Philadelphia Idiot's Guide to Property Taxes and the City Schools'

This afternoon City Council will continue its budget hearings, wrestling with 16 bills that include the much-talked about Actual Value Initiative for property tax assessment and how much the city…

    • Jack O'Hara is the current vice president and president-elect of the Greater Bustleton Civic League. Photo/Erin Dungee

New leadership at Greater Bustleton Civic League presents opportunity for transparency

Jack O'Hara is the current vice president and president-elect of the Greater Bustleton Civic League. Photo/Erin DungeeThis is the first in a two-part report on leadership changes within the Greater…

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Behind PlanPhilly: land banking and vacant property

Wondering what all of this talk about vacant property reform is about? Curious about how the proposed land bank might work? Want to learn more about the consequences of these reforms…

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O'Neill pushes for extended hiring benefits for police and fire grandchildren

Currently, the children of police and firefighters who've died in the line of duty receive a service credit on their qualifying exams to follow in their parents' footsteps. Councilman Brian O'Neill…

    • The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street.

A plethora of special city planning meetings and opportunities for public input

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be holding several special meetings and hearings in coming weeks. On Tuesday, on the 18th floor at 1515 Arch Street, the Planning Commission will hold…

    • The Porch's site

Placemaking the Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper way

With a few more parklets promised for this summer, and a couple of pedestrian plazas designed to return slivers of wide streets to walkers, Philadelphia is making, er, inroads on…

    • City of Philadelphia and Code for America launch Textizen

City of Philadelphia and Code for America launch Textizen

June 5, 2012, Philadelphia -- Last Friday, the City of Philadelphia and Code for America began a pilot of Textizen (www.textizen.com<http://www.textizen.com/>), a new system for gathering community…

    • Germany Hill owners Greg Ventresca and Walt Lewis are scheduled to appear to detail their latest plan (Megan Pinto, file)

Another Germany Hill development plan could be in the works

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksOwners of part of the Germany Hill site in Roxborough and Manayunk, long a target of conservation efforts by neighbors, are set to detail another…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.

Bella Vista to see ‘Autumn’ anew

David Guinn’s mural Autumn was lost to development this year, but the artist is revisiting the theme in a new Bella Vista mural being planned on Fleisher’s wall overlooking Palumbo Park.…

    • The Rotunda is a beautifully balanced structure at 4014 Walnut St.

Look Up! A Beaux-Arts beauty on the Penn campus

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.
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Bella Vista to see 'Autumn' anew

In Bella Vista Autumn is in the air. Devoted Eyes on the Street readers will remember the tale of David Guinn's beloved Bella Vista muralAutumn (aka Your House in…

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