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Cat of the Week: Peony

UPDATE: Peony has been adopted! Hello! My name is Peony. Yes, like the flower. I am a beautiful young cat, and I hear that the weather is getting nice, and the days…

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Northeast takes part in Philly Tech Week with Frankford's free computer training workshop

There are more than 80 events on the calendar for Philly Tech Week 2012, and the Northeast is taking part with a computer training series. The Frankford Community Development Corporation,…

    • Jefferson Lofts, the Lichtensteins' Market Street property, was cited with new L&I violations.
    • Plans for new Dupont St. homes and a gym in Roxborough to be continued

Plans for new Dupont St. homes and a gym in Roxborough to be continued

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksTwo Roxborough-based zoning applications, one for new homes and one for a new gym, came before the Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday, but neither has…

    • Planning Commission approves preliminary plans for Kingsley Court

Planning Commission approves preliminary plans for Kingsley Court

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe City Planning Commission got its first formal look Tuesday at a proposal for a new townhouse neighborhood at the site of a notorious former…

    • Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Philadelphians got a first look at a still-in-development plan to restore 4,100 acres of industrial land along the Lower Schuylkill to its former role as an economic engine, while simultaneously adding…

    • Thomas Ustick Water's white marble temple in Society Hill.

Look Up! Thomas Ustick Walter's classical columns

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles and…

    • Craig Schelter

New Planning Commission regulations fail to 'engender human delight'

After an hour’s discussion on Tuesday afternoon, and years of discussion prior to that, the City Planning Commission adopted new regulations aimed at implementing the reformed zoning code. The latest version…

    • Dave Davies, Susan Snyder, Jeff Cole, Patrick Kerkstra

Congratulations to winners of the inaugural Weiss Award

The winners of the inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism were recognized today in a ceremony at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY. The Center for Public Interest…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Exploring the Lower Schuylkill's gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It's a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • Fox Chase School (A) and the Arts Academy at Rush (B) will get more seats in September. Image/Google Maps

Fox Chase School, Arts Academy at Rush to add seats

Fox Chase School (A) and the Arts Academy at Rush (B) will get more seats in September. Image/Google Maps The School District of Philadelphia announced yesterday it plans to add more…

Real NEastate: Should I be worried about radon?

Q: I bought my home in Somerton and - at the time - I had a home inspection and a termite inspection, but never thought of getting a radon inspection. Now…

    • Worm's Eye View | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Norris Square protest

Divided Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Norris Square

By a split vote of 5-2, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday afternoon of a bill that would change the zoning designations of certain residential units in Norris Square.…

    • A look at draft two of reformed sign regulations

A look at draft two of reformed sign regulations

The sign control working group of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission introduced a second draft of the reformed sign regulations Tuesday afternoon in an information-only presentation to the Commission. The latest…

    • Nancy Rogo Trainer

Architect and Planning Commissioner Nancy Rogo Trainer honored for her contributions to the field

Nancy Rogo Trainer, a principal architect with Venturi, Scott Brown and a City of Philadelphia Planning Commissioner, has been named a 2012 Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Planning Commission…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?
Eyes on the Street

Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don't have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

    • Verree Dam, inside Pennypack Park in Fox Chase, is part of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. File photo/G.E. Reutter

City looking for members for Commission on Parks and Recreation

Verree Dam, inside Pennypack Park in Fox Chase, is part of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. File photo/G.E. Reutter The city's Commission on Parks and Recreation has a nine seats…

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Financial Perspectives: Financial planning as a Mother's Day gift

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and what do you plan to do for your wife or mother? Can I suggest something unconventional? Put a plan in place to help fund your retirement,…

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