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    • Will the new Barnes hang on to its spirit and eccentricity?
    • Stanton group

Straight talk to the SRC: Video voices for Sheppard and Stanton

By Dale MezzacappaFor The Notebook and PlanPhillyThursday night bright-shirted supporters of E.M. Stanton (yellow tees) and Sheppard (purple), two of nine schools slated for closing, brought their case to…

Learn about, give input on, the draft signs section of the new zoning code. This includes billboards.

Starting Monday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission is holding a series of public workshops "to engage you in a discussion of a draft sign code." Registration for each of the five…

    • Calder's Swann Memorial Fountain

In April, a new way of looking at Parkway sculpture

They're informally calling it "dance, walk, bike and light" — but what the new Fairmont Park Art Association program, Site Seeing, is really about is "celebrate.""It's the latest in…

    • Danny Quinn playing and singing

Singer Danny Quinn entertains WEL Pennypack residents during Community Irish Festival [slideshow]

Danny Quinn playing and singing "Danny Boy" for WEL Pennypack residents. Photo/Michelle Alton Tuesday Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack held a Community Irish Festival with a live performance by musician Danny Quinn.…

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Dog of the Week: Murphy

Hi! My name is Murphy! (A15477139) You know, like Drop Kick Murphy's, Murphy's Irish Stout or even Murphy's Law! Two of those things are Irish! Did you know that St. Patrick's Day…

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Cat of the Week: Jane

This girl desperately needs your help! Jane (A15591778) is a grey and white female cat. She was found as a stray who was not feeling well at all. She has a cold…

    • Team Ryan after the St. Baldrick's shave. Photo courtesy of Archbishop Ryan High School

Archbishop Ryan students, faculty go bald for childhood cancer research

Team Ryan after the St. Baldrick's shave. Photo courtesy of Archbishop Ryan High School A group of faculty and students at Archbishop Ryan High School might be feeling a chill these…

    • Waterview Grande, part of developer Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village development, at Brown Street and Delaware Avenue.
Eyes on the Street

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…

NEast Links: Fire, arrest reward, more news in Frankford

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news Three people were injured Wednesday morning in a Morrell Park fire. It took firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze on the 3200-block of…

    • Art imitating life: homeless man sleeps in Aviator Park next to one of the recently installed Boaz Vaadia sculptures.
    • 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…

    • Tarik Nasir, a TAPA member who opposes the NID

North Central landlords’ association formed Improvement District in response to Clarke legislation

In September of last year 5th District Councilman Darrell Clarke introduced a bill into City Council that would have banned student housing in the North Central Special Controls District, the area…

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…

    • Have you tested out SEPTA's new System Status page?
Eyes on the Street

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…

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