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    • Stanton celebrates / Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks

Stanton, Sheppard spared by SRC; eight other schools to close

By Benjamin Herold for the Notebook/NewsWorks   The School Reform Commission voted Thursday night to close eight District schools, but spared E.M. Stanton and Isaac Sheppard Elementary Schools.…

    • This revised site plan put townhomes along Bainbridge and sited commercial use on the first floor of the big building on 24th Street.
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Demo Days at Toll's 2400 South

After getting zoning approvals in late 2011, Toll Brothers started demolishing the old garage property at 2400 South Street about a month ago, making way for their next massive development of…

Exploring Northeast neighborhoods and their nicknames

Ever hear of Grubtown? How about Comlyville or Harrisburg, Philadelphia? All three are former names and nicknames for pockets of Northeast Philadelphia, and they're included in the city's database of Neighborhoods…

    • The Benjamin Franklin Bridge's robust abutment.
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Inside the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's secret spaces [video]

What lies within the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's anchorage towers is off-limits to most folks, but the Delaware River Port Authority took the Courier-Post on a tour of the fabulous hidden spaces…

Real NEastate: Is my new house worth less now?

Q: I just bought a house in Rhawnhurst on Horrocks Street for more than $150,000 and I just found out another house listed on Horrocks Street just sold for $40,000! Is…

    • Daybreak | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Private Hewson Street | opening energy use data | Fairmount Park's accounting mistake | Penn puts data over Schuylkill | no treatment center for Kemble Ave

Is it legal for a Fishtown property owner to fence off their East Henson Street sidewalk? Turns out that part of the street was privatized in the 1960s. City Howl breaks…

    • Mayfair Town Watch President Milt Martelack addresses the group about recent acts of vehicle vandalism.

Mayfair resident arrested for nine tire slashings

Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with some of the recent tire slashings in the 15th District. Quincy Kramer, 21, is charged with slashing nine tires on the 3300-block…

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NEast Links: State budget cuts and a CVS robbery

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news Lawncrest residents awoke to find a corrosive substance had been dumped on their cars. Police are investigating the incident, which involves several cars on…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

    • XFINITY Live! is scheduled to open on March 30 and is located in the Wells Fargo Center Complex.

Packer Park: Debut of XFINITY Live! to generate more growth in Lower South

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter XFINITY Live! is scheduled to open on March…

    • Demo Days at Toll’s 2400 South

Demo Days at Toll’s 2400 South

Eyes on the Street Demolition watch: Wrecking crews are reducing a former parking garage at 24th and South to rubble, making way for a big residential development by Toll Brothers.

    • Southwark Queen Village Community Garden
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Garden Tenders community garden training sessions start Wednesday (3/28)

Have the itch to start a community garden in your neighborhood? Curious about where to begin and how to make sure your garden grows strong? The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Green program…

Lawncrest native sidelines wrestling career to recover from seizure

James Goins, otherwise known as "Cory Kastle" to wrestling fans across the United States, was getting ready for one of his biggest shows ever when his life took a sudden turn…

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Land bank, tax foreclosure legislation vs Nutter's 'front door' [via PlanPhilly]

Today Patrick Kerkstra guides us through the different approaches to the city's vacant land and tax delinquency problems in a piece for PlanPhilly and the Inquirer. [NOTE: The Inquirer published a…

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NEast Links: Two car crashes and a police shooting

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news Police in the 15th District shot a man last night who allegedly aimed his car at the officers in Tacony. The suspect was wounded…

    • Front Street | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Should city bank on land bills that finally lay down the law?

For decades, Philadelphia’s city government has struggled to cope with an abundance of vacant land and chronic tax delinquency, two closely related problems that have fueled blight and depressed property values…

    • Transgendered substance-abuse treatment facility plan moves from Kemble Ave. to Southwest Philly

Transgendered substance-abuse treatment facility plan moves from Kemble Ave. to Southwest Philly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia will soon have a residential substance abuse treatment facility for transgendered men and women, but it won't be at the Kemble Park Apartments.  …

    • The Arden Theatre's future Hamilton Family Arts Center at 62 N. 2nd Street.
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Arden Theatre expands up North Second

When the Arden Theatre turns 25 next year, its Drama School, Children's Theater, and set/prop shop will move into a new home just up North 2nd Street from the Arden's main…

    • Volunteers brace plywood as it is cut for use in one of the Aspen Street homes. | Christine Fisher
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Green Block Build Coalition Brings Extreme Home Makeovers to Mantua

Community partners and an estimated 300 to 400 volunteers have come together to offer extreme home makeovers to 20 low-income homeowners on the 3800 block of Aspen Street in Mantua this…

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