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NEast Links: Abuse verdict, mural designs, firefighter celebration

  Monsignor William Lynn was found guilty Friday of one count of child endangerment after being named last year in a grand jury report for allegedly helping to reassign Philadelphia priests…

    • A courtyard is shared by the condominiums.

Look Up! A light Eyre design in Chestnut Hill

“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…

    • One part of the plan to revitalize Torresdale Avenue in Tacony involves giving facelifts to storefronts. Photo/Laura Robb

Initiatives aim to restore historic charm to Tacony's Torresdale Avenue

One part of the plan to revitalize Torresdale Avenue in Tacony involves giving facelifts to storefronts. Photo/Laura Robb After many troublesome years for Torresdale Avenue, Tacony resident and business owners have banded…

    • July 9, 1954: Inquirer Building | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Inquirer and Daily News HQs

As the Inquirer and Daily News move to their new home at 8th and Market this month, we look back at their old homes for today's installation of Mid-Century Philly.…

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June 22-24: Moonlight Movies: Princess Bride | Uptown Theater Tour

Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy: Princess Bride Friday, June 22, 8:30pm. Lovett Library park, 6945 Germantown Avenue. On Fridays until August 17, Mt. Airy USA, the Free Library, and Trolley Car…

    • A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald

City Planning Commission holds second Lower Northeast District meeting

A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles from the first Lower Northeast District planning meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its…

Chinatown: Chinese Cultural and Community Center fights to remain a landmark

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach The Chinese Cultural and Community Center, located at 125 N. 10th St., has been vacant since 2007. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has been…

    • Greco/ The site at 19th and Walnut

PHS Pops Up again

For the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has identified a long-vacant Center City lot and decided to do something about it. Once again, a pop-up garden will…

    • Finnegan's balcony plan

City Council says Finnegan's Wake can build two-story balcony over Spring Garden sidewalk

Finnegan's Wake can build a two-story balcony hanging over most of the Spring Garden Street sidewalk, an outdoor dining patio on Bodine Street, and a second catering entrance, thanks to ordinances…

    • May 9, 1950: 1227-29 Market Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 12th and Market

Today 12th and Market is dominated by SEPTA's headquarters, the PSFS (Loews Hotel), the Convention Center Marriott. But back in 1950, storefronts like these ruled the day. In today's Mid-Century Philly…

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Cat of the Week: Princess

Hi, I'm Princess and I sit all day in this tower wondering when my prince will come. I guess I'm a little self-conscious because of this big black spot on my nose,…

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Dog of the Week: Bella [with video]

Meet Bella, a young pitbull-terrier mix who has been waiting for her forever home for more than a year now at the Pennsylvania SPCA. This gorgeous girl has been struggling in the…

    • An earlier stream buffer map.

Council adopts changes to zoning code, including restricting waterfront setbacks and extending the interim Central Delaware overlay

City Council Thursday passed amendments to the new Philadelphia Zoning Code, shortening the timeline for Civic Design Review, applying a 50-foot stream buffer only to waterways that are drinking-water sources, removing…

    • Billboard industry attorneys testified at a recent Rules Committee hearing

Council geographically expands ordinance allowing for the relocation of billboards, other structures condemned for I-95 expansion

Owners of billboards and other structures condemned to make way for the expansion of I-95 from Allegheny Avenue north to Rhawn Street can now relocate them with an over-the-counter permit.Those…

    • A change of scenery, if only temporarily, for Green Woods Charter School

A change of scenery, if only temporarily, for Green Woods Charter School

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks While most of the education-related news in Manayunk this week concerned the planned closure of the neighborhood's remaining Archdiocesan school, another school was quietly unpacking…

    • Lt. Thomas Macartney of the 2nd District addresses Castor Garden residents at Monday's Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting. Photo/Erin Dungee

Castor Gardens residents hear from police, mediator about quality of life

Lt. Thomas Macartney of the 2nd District addresses Castor Garden residents at Monday's Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting. Photo/Erin Dungee At Monday’s Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting in Castor Gardens, a…

    • A heat warning is in effect from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday. Image/The Weather Channel

Three Northeast libraries to serve as cooling centers during heat wave

A heat warning is in effect from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday. Image/The Weather Channel With a heat warning in effect starting at noon today, 14 Free Library of Philadelphia…

    • April 25, 1949: 1330 Chestnut Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 1300 block of Chestnut

Our Mid-Century Philly set continues today with a look at the south side of the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Recognize the storefront above? When this F.W. Woolworth store opened at…

    • 'blank-wall,' via MikeWebkist | Flickr, Creative Commons
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Put vacancy to work: community land trust opportunities

'blank-wall,' via MikeWebkist | Flickr, Creative Commons By now you’ve heard all about the ways a municipal land bank could work in Philadelphia. But what about community land trusts? In other…

Real NEastate: Do open houses really work? [republished]

Real NEastate columnist Stacey McCarthy has the week off. The column below and information in it were originally published in June 2011. Q: My home has been on the market for…

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