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Balance Chestnut Hill's zoning hearing re-scheduled for April 4

Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly The owners of the Willow Grove Avenue property where Balance Chestnut Hill hopes to move will wait until next month to seek city zoning approval, as…

The Friends of Race Street Pier meeting notes 3/13/12

The Friends of Race Street Pier met on Tuesday, March 13th to discuss programming on the pier for spring/summer 2012.  The notes from the meeting are attached.  The Friends of Race…

    • SEPTA’s getting there with real-time system updates

SEPTA’s getting there with real-time system updates

I like to think that I’ve got pretty good SEPTA juju. But like every other Philly transit rider, sometimes you just get SEPTA’d. And on those days it’s nice to get…

    • Waterview Grande, part of Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village, under construction.

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

    • Have you tested out SEPTA's new System Status page?
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SEPTA's getting there with real-time system updates

I like to think that I’ve got pretty good SEPTA juju. But like every other Philly transit rider, sometimes you just get SEPTA’d. And on those days it’s nice to get…

    • Ryerss Museum and Library. Photo/G. E. Reutter

Ryerss Museum and Library to hold weekend antique appraisal

Ryerss Museum and Library. Photo/G. E. Reutter Do you enjoy the Antiques Road Show? Have an item passed down from generation to generation or picked up that unique piece at a…

    • Can Point Breeze find common ground? 
    • St. Hubert's graduate and Advisory Board member Kathy Ott Lovell (center) at a Jan. 13 rally outside the school. Photo/Michelle Alton

St. Hubert's Advisory Board members discuss what's in store for the school's future

St. Hubert's graduate and Advisory Board member Kathy Ott Lovell (center) at a Jan. 13 rally outside the school. Photo/Michelle Alton Just because St. Hubert's High School has been spared closure…

Real NEastate: Why does my condo need FHA approval?

Q: I tried to sell my condo in Bustleton and I signed an agreement of sale on it, but the sale never went through. I was told it is because I…

    • Have you stopped by the new Philadelphia History Museum yet?
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Telling Philadelphia's story, North Central NID argued and amended, Nicetown Court, no Healing Way in Holmesburg, Olney's Schwarzwald Inn, budget hearings begin

Good morning Streeters! After my walkabout today, I'll be at this evening's Library in the City event. Hope you find a way to enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today by…

    • Edward Corner Building

Developer working on Master Plan for his Delaware Avenue properties

Philadelphia developer Michael Samschick is developing a master plan for the properties he owns along Delaware Avenue.Among Samschick's holdings: The 1000 and 1100 blocks of North Delaware Avenue, which includes…

Documentary on world-wide efforts to curb advertisements in public space coming to Philadelphia

A documentary about efforts to reduce advertising in public spaces around the world will have its Philadelphia debut later this month."This Space Available" will be shown at 6:30 pm, March…

2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show welcomed more than 270,000 visitors

PHS news release            The “aloha spirit” washed over the city of Philadelphia last week, when the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show welcomed more than 270,000 visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention…

Eyes on the Street

Spring Mix: springtime in the city photo call

March has come in like a lamb, the clocks have changed, Spring Training is underway, and the idea of winter feels like a distant memory. I hear the birds in the…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: When selling a house, note the difference between Wissinoming and Torresdale

Wissinoming stretches into the Delaware River. So does Torresdale. Wissinoming's major thoroughfares include Frankford, Torresdale and State Road. Same goes for Torresdale. They are not; however, the same neighborhood, or even…

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BREAKING: Zoning Board overturns application for Holmesburg methadone clinic

The Zoning Board of Adjustment  has overturned a proposal by Healing Way Inc., the applicant for a methadone facility on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg. The ruling comes several months after the…

    • The Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is one of six trees available as part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree in Every Yard program.

UPDATED: TreePhilly applications due by March 31

UPDATE -- Still haven't gotten your tree? Philadelphia residents have until March 31 to apply for trees they can get in April. Philadelphia's Department of Parks & Recreation has begun its…

    • Dickinson Square park's facelift is well underway and new paths are starting to take shape.
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Checking In: Dickinson Square Park under construction

When I last visited Dickinson Square Park back in December, a construction fence had just gone up and some of the park's dead and diseased trees were being chopped down. I…

NEast Links: A trip to Tanzania and two car crashes

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news The Mayfair car vandals struck again over night, this time letting the air out of tires on the 4000-blocks on Aldine and Teesedale streets.…

    • Which SEPTA routes are busiest?
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