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    • Louis' Fountain | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Heat wave | RCO hearings ahead | Council passed $3.6 billion budget | AVI slowed | Silverliner II and IIIs ride into sunset

Louis' Fountain | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Weird morning, right Streeters? Did you see the hail and lightning? Today this weekend's heat wave will really kick in, and…

    • Commuters board the first train out of Fox Chase. Photo/G.E. Reutter

Heavy storms hamper morning commutes in the Northeast

  Severe thunderstorms hampered the morning commute in Northeast Philadelphia today. At around 5:30 a.m. as the storms roared through, a tree fell on Septa Train 805 while it was passing between Cheltenham…

    • PHS Pops-Up Garden has taken over a vacant property on the 1900 block of Walnut Street.
Eyes on the Street

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year a long-vacant lot on the 1900 block of Walnut Street…

Eyes on the Street

How can Philly's walkability improve?

Do blocked sidewalks make you grit your teeth? Does it burn you up when a cyclist cruises down the sidewalk heading right for you? What about when you have to tempt…

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.
Eyes on the Street

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…

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…

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…

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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
Eyes on the Street

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
Eyes on the Street

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.…

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