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    • Germantown United CDC gets tough love from community rejuvenators

Germantown United CDC gets tough love from community rejuvenators

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe community development experts who came to Northwest Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with Germantown United Community Development Corp. and offer advice didn't pull any…

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Cat of the Week: Milo

Milo could really use a home. This is his second time being featured as Cat of the Week. Smoky senior alert! Milo is a dashing and dignified 10-year-old gray and white…

    • The West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub will start selling groceries on the streets of West Philly this spring. | courtesy of Ryan Kuck
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West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub to launch this April

This April Preston’s Paradise and Greensgrow Farms plan to launch the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub, a mobile grocery store that will serve Lancaster Avenue and the surrounding communities. “Preston’s Paradise…

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Dog of the Week: La Bella

La Bella is an incredibly sweet, spayed, adult female Terrier mix that came into the shelter as an owner surrender. Her previous family were not allowed to have dogs where they were living…

    • Visitors looking at the archaeological remains of the nation's first executive mansion. | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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President's House Compromised

Nothing is easy for the President’s House site on Independence Mall. The memorial’s inception, discovery, planning, and design stirred debate. And now, a little more than a year after its completion,…

    • Open Your Eyes | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Council authorizes hearings on City’s lease agreement with SEPTA

Council authorizes hearings on City’s lease agreement with SEPTA

Members of City Council approved a resolution Thursday morning which authorizes the Committee on Appropriations to hold hearings looking into the City’s lease agreement with SEPTA. The resolution was introduced by…

    • Judge postpones oral arguments in Church of the Assumption demolition case

Judge postpones oral arguments in Church of the Assumption demolition case

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has rescheduled oral arguments in a case that could decide the fate of a historic Callowhill church.Judge Idee C. Fox postponed a hearing scheduled…

Flower Show mobile App now available for download

Science and technology have come a long way since 1829, when the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society held the first American flower show.For the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Hawaii: Islands of…

    • The acquired property as re-imagined in the Central Delaware Master Plan

DRWC acquires private property around Pier 70 for new waterfront trail and wetlands park

The first step toward turning four, privately owned South Philadelphia piers into a public waterfront trail and wetlands parks has been taken.Through a $1.25 million state grant and a matching…

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The First Ten Years of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia [DAGspace]

The First Ten Years of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia By Elise Vider   In late 2001, a group of six Philadelphia architects, planners, and design junkies sat down to…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.
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Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

Real NEastate: Will an eviction hold me back from renting?

Q: I wanted to rent a house in Castor Gardens, but the owner turned me down flat because I have had a past eviction. I never got the chance to explain…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side

Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

A $23 million federal grant awarded in 2010 will fund ten multi-use trail projects in Philadelphia and Camden. Four of Philly’s seven trails have broken ground. Read more

    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

Four of Philly’s seven major trail projects funded through a $23 million TIGER grant have broken ground. To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the grant, the Bicycle Coalition’s Sarah Clark Stewart…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
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On Beyond I-95: Nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Signs of an early spring.
    • Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

Nascent Germantown CDC seeks to start turning dreams into realities at Wednesday night event

Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyLate last year, the Germantown United CDC was founded around the idea of a re-imagining— of people coming together and, through collaborative work, dreaming big, new…

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