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    • Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch talks about increased infrastructure funding.

PennDOT secretary says Gov. Corbett to issue transportation funding plan "in a few weeks"

Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch told the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board Thursday that Gov. Corbett should be unveiling his own transportation funding proposal “within the next couple of works.”…

    • Gray Area discussion at the Center for Architecture (l. to r: Mark Alan Hughes, Susan Szenasy, Randy Mason, Tod Williams, Lloyd Alter)
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Red threads through Gray Area

Last week, DesignPhiladelphia brought together design thinkers and practitioners for a discussion called “Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation.” The event, and the accompanying catalog, was designed to get people…

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Cat of the Week: Pepper

Hello, I'm Pepper! (A14009960) I'm not sure why I am at the shelter because I once had a home. My owners thought I was too old, but I disagree. In the…

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Dog of the Week: Rocky

My Name is Rocky, and I am looking for my Bullwinkle! Or my Adrian! Or Magil? And since I am just a dog looking for a home, your name can be…

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Letter to the Editor: Boyle applauds city's action regarding negligent property owners

As the State Representative for the 172nd Legislative District in Northeast Philadelphia, I’ve had the opportunity to work with various city departments on a variety of issues.  An issue of extreme importance…

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Urbanized screening at Drexel on November 3

Director Gary Hustwit has been touring the world, screening new documentary, Urbanized, and he’s bringing his newest design doc to Drexel University next Thursday. After looking at a font (…

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Heart Conditions: Identity crisis

When someone asks you who you are, how do you respond? The question, Who am I? is brief, but profound. The question and its answer get to the core of our…

    • Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Zoning overlays, school closings, Delaware River waterfront plan published, Tastykake factory conversion

Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group City Council is recommending that several neighborhoods retain their zoning overlays, Amy Z. Quinn reports for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks. Among the…

City, CCD declare success on lane closure test

The city and Center City District have declared success on a test to close a lane of traffic for two major roads in Center City.The two-week trial was meant to…

Riverfront Corp. board expected to vote on Central Delaware Waterfront Master Plan Friday

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront is set to be voted on by the board of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation at its Friday meeting.The master plan is…

    • Philly Council calls for restoration of six neighborhood zoning overlays

Philly Council calls for restoration of six neighborhood zoning overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly It looks like several neighborhoods, including East Falls and Germantown, will get to keep their zoning overlays -- for now. As City Council and the…

    • Zoning Code Commission holds its second-to-last meeting - probably

Zoning Code Commission holds its second-to-last meeting - probably

The Zoning Code Commission spent the bulk of what was, in all likelihood, its penultimate formal meeting Wednesday, whittling down the list of still-contentious issues in advance of an official vote…

DVPRC approves 14 trail projects for $4.5 million

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board voted Thursday to award $4.5 million in grants to help design or construct 14 trails throughout the region.The move represents the first part…

    • RCC chairwoman Aissia Richardson

DVRPC eliminates controversial citizens committee

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board voted Thursday to dismantle the Regional Citizens Committee (http://planphilly.com/topic/2593) (RCC), an advisory group, and replace it with a new Public Participation Task…

    • The Holme Avenue Bridge was reconstructed this year and reopened on October 25. | Stephen Schultz for NEastPhilly
Eyes on the Street

PennDOT opens rebuilt Holme Avenue Bridge

The Holme Avenue Bridge was reconstructed this year and reopened on October 25. | Stephen Schultz for NEastPhillyFrom the department of surprisingly efficient public projects: Back in September, EOTS mentioned…

    • From left, Northeast GOP candidates for city council-at-large: Al Taubenberger, Denny O'Brien, Joe McColgan. Photo by Pamela Seaton.

Three Northeast candidates vie for Republican council-at-large seats

From left, Northeast GOP candidates for city council-at-large: Al Taubenberger, Denny O'Brien, Joe McColgan. Photo by Pamela Seaton. With the fall election season underway seven City Council At-Large candidates came together…

    • The Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened the afternoon of Oct. 25. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Holme Avenue Bridge re-opens after months of repairs [slideshow]

The Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened the afternoon of Oct. 25. Photo by Stephen Schultz Months of work and detours culminated at 2 p.m. yesterday when the Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened. Work…

    • I'm a member of the Kensington Community Food Co-Op. | KCFC
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Kensington Community Food Co-op: A Neighborhood Campaign for Healthy, Quality Food

A Neighborhood Campaign for Healthy, Quality Food by Brian Baughan Shortly after becoming a homeowner in Fishtown/Kensington, I realized there wasn’t a grocery store in my neighborhood that offered healthy, quality…

Real NEastate: How do I know how much my Mayfair property is worth?

Q: I rent a three-bedroom home in Mayfair and my landlord said she’d sell it to me for $100,000. My bank said that my mortgage would be less than $600 a…

    • Aerial rendering of the future Venice Island | Philadelphia Water Department
Eyes on the Street

Venice Island's big tank, troublesome youth curfews, Council's zoning wishlist, SEPTA smart cards wait

Construction of an underground storage basin in Manayunk’s Venice Island is underway, with some demolition and site clearance complete, reports Philly Watersheds. The "big tank" will temporarily hold up to…

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