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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: N.J. media group plays it fast and loose

A few things raised our eyebrows about the South Jersey Media Group's report on Philadelphia water main breaks. First and foremost, why in the world would New Jerseyans care about such…

    • Detail of 1923 Walnut Street | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
    • Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Will 240,000 watts be enough to convince Philadelphians to indulge in a nightly passeggiata along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after the sun sets? Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and the Association for Public…

    • © Jerome Lukowicz 
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DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part I]

Part I Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz Some photographs suggest stories.  Their allure is invested in the stories that are implied by the images.  As I considered this…

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Philly diocese turns Catholic high school management over to foundation

Closing schools, selling properties -- the Philadelphia Archdiocese's economic woes have been well documented. Now, in a nationwide first, archdiocese leaders hope to rejuvenate the city's catholic education system by handing…

Real NEastate: What can I do if two neighbors are already selling?

Q: My next-door neighbor’s house is for sale in Burholme. If my neighbor on the other side puts her house up for sale too - which she is seriously contemplating -…

    • Will Universal sell the neglected Royal Theater and its two side lots? For the right price.
    • Mayor Michael Nutter talks with former councilman Frank DiCicco

Mayor Nutter marks enactment of the new zoning code at Granary development site

To celebrate the enactment of the new zoning code Wednesday morning, Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference at the construction site of the Granary apartment building, scheduled to open next…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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Shoemaker Green opens at Penn

On Monday crews removed construction fences and quietly opened Shoemaker Green, Penn's new landscape link from Penn Park through to College Green at the historic core of the campus. When…

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Updated: Funeral arrangements announced for Ed Kelly

"We sadly announce the passing of Ed Kelly, former executive director of the GNPCC this morning at Holy Redeemer Hospice," reads a notice sent today by the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber…

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Financial Perspectives: Tips for traveling abroad

It is late in the year for summer vacations, but a number of folks travel in the fall. I just return from a trip to Niagara Falls where we stayed on the…

    • Rise and Shine | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Zoning code prep | Aker's shipbuilding comeback | Frankford Chocolate factory fate | PGW privatization update

Rise and Shine | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupThe new zoning code goes into effect tomorrow: What have city departments been doing to prepare? PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey explains…

    • 2012 Rendering of former Renaissance Plaza proposal

1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex proposed for former World Trade Center site

Developer Waterfront Renaissance Associates plans to build a 1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex at the corner of Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street – the spot where WRA had once…

Planning Commission approves redevelopment proposal including 17 acquisitions for Mantua

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal for the “eventual development” of a food market in the Mantua Urban Renewal Area in West Philadelphia at its monthly meeting…

    • Stanley's Hardware on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough is undergoing renovations. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Bricks, mortar and memories as Stanley's expansion gets underway

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksStanley's Hardware on Ridge Avenue is one of those local businesses that's been around so long it becomes part of the scenery, but it's impossible…

    • New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

If you’re looking to build a small deck on the roof of your house, you should wait until tomorrow, when you can legally do so, under certain guidelines, without clearing your…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects
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Check out Ensemble's proposal for Piers 34-35 South

Developer Lou Cicalese's Ensemble Investments is shopping around plans for three new Central Delaware waterfront developments, which are largely scaled-back versions of proposals advanced during last decade's development boom years. This…

    • Cliveden Carriage House | Flickr user Michael Feagens, Creative Commons
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August 20-24: High-speed rail open house | Shanta Schachter at DVGBC | Bill Bolger at Cliveden | 'Moneyball' | 'Beetlejuice'

Cliveden Carriage House | Flickr user Michael Feagens, Creative CommonsNortheast Corridor High-Speed Rail Open House Monday, August 20, 4:30-7:30pm. 1234 Market Street, Mezzanine Level. Federal rail planners come to Philly…

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Neighbors oppose grocery store at site of Frankford murder

In a community meeting at Aria Health-Frankford on Thursday, more than 30 residents came to voice their opposition to a zoning application for a grocery store at 4691 Hawthorne St., the…

    • The President's House memorial is still compromised by faulty equipment.
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Problems at President's House memorial | trash talk | Bainbridge water main update | Kerkstra's geek cred

The President’s House remains afflicted by lingering conservation and interpretation problems, reports the Inquirer. The faulty video displays (and their replacements) and unstable conditions for archaeological remains leave the…

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