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Police search for two suspects in 2nd District jewelry store robbery [video]

Employees at Belaggio Jewelry Store were frightened but not injured Friday when two suspects entered the store armed and ready to flea with inventory. Police continue their search for the…

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Boot & Saddle rides again, Council plays ZCC, seven deadly trends, Philly papers seeking new home, Marvelous Marvine

South Broad Street’s Boot & Saddle bar could reopen, but as Metro reports the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association isn’t too keen on Avram Hornick's plans for a bar/venue. Evidently…

    • School Reform Commission executive session

Going inside an SRC executive session

by Benjamin Heroldfor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorksSince a shakeup began almost two months ago, members of Philadelphia’s powerful School Reform Commission have been vocal in declaring their newfound…

    • The Rivage site along Kelly Drive in East Falls. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Rivage finalists to make public presentations this Wednesday

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly East Falls residents will get their first look at two possible developments for the Rivage property at a meeting this week. On Wednesday, the East…

    • The Royal was once the queen of west South Street.

Preservation Row: Whither the Royal Theater?

It’s not just the spirits of Fats Waller and Bessie Smith that linger around the Royal Theater. Their images live large on the façade of the long-vacant music and movie house.…

    • by Kerry Budd
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Urban Portraits from Philly Photo Day

Philly Photo Day was Friday, October 28 and people all over the city submitted more than 900 images to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) capturing a day in the life…

    • The Rev. James E. Tallman (right) and his wife Pat Tallman (left) cut the ribbon in The Rev. James E. Tallman Meditation Chapel at the Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community. Photo provided by We

Retirement community dedicates meditation chapel to its former president

The Rev. James E. Tallman (right) and his wife Pat Tallman (left) cut the ribbon in The Rev. James E. Tallman Meditation Chapel at the Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community. Photo…

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November 4-6: Monumental!, LOVE Your Park, Passyunk Square house tour, world games

Monumental!: Designing and Restoring Philadelphia City Hall Saturday, November 5, 8am-4:30pm, Penn Design, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. PennDesign’s Program in Historic Preservation hosts a weekend symposium to examine the…

    • The School District of Philadelphia recommends grade reconfigurations for Stearne School in Frankford and Lawton School in Wissinoming.

Three Northeast meetings part of School District's facilities plan outreach

The School District of Philadelphia recommends grade reconfigurations for Stearne School in Frankford and Lawton School in Wissinoming. The School District of Philadelphia announced at Wednesday School Reform Commission meeting the…

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Finnegan's Wake wants a street, Business Privilege Tax reform passes, zero-foreclosure sheriff, Catholic church closings

Frank DiCicco introduced a bill in City Council to strike a block of little Bodine Street between Spring Garden and Green streets to let Finnegan’s Wake build a three-story deck out…

    • City Council considers an alternate route to zoning reform

City Council considers an alternate route to zoning reform

Four-and-a-half years ago, as PlanPhilly readers know, City Council enacted an amendment to the home rule charter—approved by more than three quarters of voters—creating the Zoning Code Commission and charging…

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Did school district's facilities action pass the political smell test?

For months, the city’s political leaders had braced themselves for the storm of criticism and controversy they were sure to endure once the School District of Philadelphia finally released the gory…

    • The tallest part of the complex would house retail stores and condos and the area with a green top is the Fresh Market

Rezoning bills introduced for Bowman's Magarity project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTime could be running out for the Chestnut Hill Community Association to have a meaningful say in the major development proposed for old Magarity dealership…

    • Mayor Nutter, left, told crews he appreciates the work they have done.

Parkside: Mayor Nutter visits key bridge construction site

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter paid a visit to the construction site below the 40th Street bridge on Thursday, Nov. 3. Mayor Michael Nutter visited…

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Center for Public Interest Journalism conference: Engaging Communities

Engaging Communities Saturday, November 12, 2011 The Center for Public Interest Journalism is excited to host a dozen community-minded media makers for a daylong conversation on engaging communities with public interest…

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Cat of the Week: Ms. Snorlax

Ms. Snorlax (14399452), a 10- to 15-year-old tabby cat, who was surrendered because she’s “too old,” doesn’t deserve to be in the shelter! She deserves to be in a home, where…

    • Demolition at Matheson Hall, Drexel University
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Drexel Demo at 32nd and Market makes way for new LeBow

Drexel University’s Matheson Hall has been reduced to a pile of rubble to make way the new LeBow College of Business.  Walking past yesterday, Matheson was a dusty heap of…

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Dog of the Week: Dede

Say hello to Dede (A14278040)! Dede is the sweetest petite little pocket pittie mix that you’d ever want to meet. She looks to be part hound and is just a baby…

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TEDxPhilly talks The City on November 8

TEDxPhilly, a daylong idea conference, returns for its second year on Tuesday, November 8. This year’s theme is "The City," bringing together creative thinkers and doers whose work explores issues,…

    • Terri Drobish and son Alex. Photo by Daniel Drobish.

Family and friends remember woman killed in Boulevard hit-and-run

Terri Drobish and son Alex. Photo by Daniel Drobish. Friends and family of Theresa Drobish, who went by Terri to those close to her, are still reeling from her untimely death…

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