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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Despite hint from police, CBS3 says Fairhill is Northeast

Germantown and Lehigh avenues. They don't intersect in Northeast Philadelphia Neither even runs through the Northeast. But CBS3 decided to have some fun with geography yesterday. In posting information about…

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Torresdale man to stand trial for father's starvation death

Thomas Houck will go to trial for the murder of his 82-year-old father. Leonard Houck was found dead of starvation last Decemeber in his Kirkwood Street home, and his 80-year-old wife,…

    • After a destructive fire at Lorenzo's on South Street on Wednesday, cleanup was underway by evening.
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Council to vote on budget and tax bills | Delaware waterfront proposals exceed height limit | Temple-area power and development struggles | fire at Lorenzo's | zoning lowdown for attorneys

Good morning, Streeters. It’s going to be right toasty today, but it’s nothing compared to what’s ahead through the weekend. City Council will meet today to blaze through a host of…

Councilwoman Blackwell calls for hearings on Registered Community Organizations

Third-district Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a resolution into City Council Thursday morning calling for Council's Rules Committee to hold hearings investigating "the creation of Registered Community Organizations and the impact they…

Northern Liberties Neighbors still fighting Finnegan's Wake balconies, but feel hamstrung by city council vote

City Council's recent approval of zoning changes allowing an expansion of Finnegan's Wake has greatly hampered the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association's ability to negotiate with the owner for changes to the…

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Community leaders, business owners, pastors step up for Lawncrest's 4th of July dunk tank

For $1, you'll get three chances to dunk one of a dozen Lawncrest community leaders into a tub of water. Business owners, rec center coaches, pastors and more have volunteered for…

    • St. Lucy's Roman Catholic Church in Manayunk will hold its last mass this Sunday. | Amy Z. Quinn
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Saying farewell to St. Lucy's in Manayunk

Northwest Philly newshounds know that Amy Z. Quinn reports on planning, zoning, and development stories in the Northwest for PlanPhilly and NewsWorks. Today Amy offers this tender reflection on the coming…

Real NEastate: Can I make enough on my Somerton twin to pay off my father's mortgage?

Q: My father died and left his Feasterville  house to me. My father died owing more than $200,000 so I would need to have that to pa yoff his mortgage, outstanding…

    • The Other Side | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Creative clustering at 1315 Walnut | Fairhill Square's art returns | bolstering Fabric Row | monster hoagie

The Other Side | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Good morning, Philadelphia. EOTS is back at it after taking a break from the keyboard for a Scandinavian adventure. Tell…

    • From left, George Kroculick, Bill Green, Alan Greenberger, Marc Brookman, and Eva Gladstein

In discussion with attorneys, planning leaders downplay immediate effects of new zoning code

Members of City Council and the Planning Commission addressed a roomful of real estate lawyers and developers in a seminar hosted by Duane Morris LLP Wednesday morning at the Westin Hotel…

    • Development would be adjacent to Dockside

Developer proposes dismantling South Philadelphia pier, building a replacement with residences on top.

Developer Ensemble Real Estate hopes to remove the partially collapsed Piers 34 and 35, replace them with a new pier, and build a 204 unit, 12-floor residential building on top of…

    • Developer offers Pier 40 to city.  But does the city want it?

Developer offers Pier 40 to city. But does the city want it?

The developer hoping to build a 215-foot tall, 200-unit residential development on the land at the foot of Pier 40 would be happy to give the pier to the city. “We're…

    • Germantown Settlement's remains help establish a charter school in Camden

Germantown Settlement's remains help establish a charter school in Camden

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe remnants of the failed Germantown Settlement Charter School will help give a new charter school in Camden, NJ a head start when it opens…

    • The Philadelphia Building: RJMetrics, Eight Eleven, Zivtech start web business community at 1315 Walnut Street [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Building: RJMetrics, Eight Eleven, Zivtech start web business community at 1315 Walnut Street [VIDEO]

By Daniel CarvalhoFor Technically Philly In recent years, coworking conversations have been typically driven by communities of independent workers sharing a single office, and, in Philadelphia, they have most often…

    • Amy Z. Quinn reflects on her time at St. Lucy's Church, which will hold its final Mass this Sunday. (Photo Amy Z. Quinn)

A last look, and a last trip down the aisle at St. Lucy's

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksNobody said it at the time — I mean, who wants to be a downer on a holiday — but we all assumed that the…

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First Philadelphia Charter granted renewal

Despite concerns from some School Reform Commission members, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School's charter has been renewed. It was one of five charters renwed Friday, and the biggest approved expansion.…

    • March 18, 1953: Looking south along 26th Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Before Schuylkill Banks

What came before Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park? For today's Mid-Century Philly, we shift our gaze from commercial corridors to look down 26th Street from Locust. Before the recreational…

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Financial Perspectives: Time to invest in yourself

Clients often ask me how they can get more out of their investments to help them with the current financial challenges they face. Some have cut unnecessary expenses, but are still not…

    • Original illustration by Mike Jackson, Indy Hall Basic Member.

N3rd Street: a cluster of tech businesses claim a corridor from Old City to Northern Liberties

By Gabrielle Chepurny For Technically Philly A stretch of North Third Street in Philadelphia is on its way to acquiring a new moniker: N3rd Street. In recent years, the corridor from…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: In which the Daily News uses parallel streets to try to define an intersection

Friendship Street and Longshore Avenue run parallel. They're parallel in Lawncrest, Castor Gardens and across the Boulevard into Mayfair and Tacony. At no point do they intersect. And yet, somehow the Daily…

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