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    • An empty hallway at the old West Philadelphia High School.
Eyes on the Street

Public school closures could just be getting started

Is the recent batch of public school closures the first cycle of many to come? Think back to the middle of last year. We expected dozens of schools to be considered…

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Daughter of Fox Chase Navy vet presented with her father's long-awaited flag

Marita McNichol was awarded with the American flag Thursday in honor of her father who died after serving in World War II. Francis P. McNichol of Fox Chase, who served in…

Eyes on the Street

April 6-8: Pop-up Opera, Green Walls, Easter Promenade

Pop-up Opera Friday, April 6. Noon. The Porch at 30th Street Station. Members of Center City Opera Theater’s Young Artist Program will perform a lunchtime outdoor opera, making passersby part of…

    • Ken Lufkin (L) is sworn in as GNPCC chairman by Judge Christopher Wogan. Photo/Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

New chairman sworn in at Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Ken Lufkin (L) is sworn in as GNPCC chairman by Judge Christopher Wogan. Photo/Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of CommerceFrom the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce: Kent C. Lufkin,…

    • NET clients will maintain the Frankford Avenue corridor between Womrath Park (A) and the Frankford Transportation Center (B). 

Frankford CDC, NorthEast Treatment Centers team up on anti-litter strategy

NET clients will maintain the Frankford Avenue corridor between Womrath Park (A) and the Frankford Transportation Center (B).  The Frankford Community Development Corporation has announced a partnership with NorthEast Treatment Centers…

    • Today is Good Friday and the start of Passover. | Mother Bethel and B'nai Abraham at Fifth and Lombard streets.
Eyes on the Street

Workforce matchmakers | inequitable REO maintenance | earthen architecture | city tax reform stalled | iWatch crime reporting

Good morning, Streeters. It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover today, baseball is back, and the weekend promises to be nothing short of gorgeous. Here's this morning's…

    • Walnut Lane Bridge repair project expected to begin in 2013; drivers should plan for 3.5-mile detour

Walnut Lane Bridge repair project expected to begin in 2013; drivers should plan for 3.5-mile detour

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksIn 1920, the Walnut Lane Bridge enthralled Christopher Morley, a Philadelphia journalist and man-about-town. In a column about a trip up the Wissahickon, Morley positively…

    • Keystone Outdoor Advertising Co. contacted the Zoning Board of Adjustments to obtain a variance for a billboard

Packer Park: Billboard case garners city’s attention

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter Local residents, community organizers and outdoor advertisers are…

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Dog of the Week: Brosco

Hi, I am Brosco (A15543148), a friendy terrier mix who was found wandering the streets of Philadelphia all alone and was in the need for some food and love. I am approximately…

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Cat of the Week: Lewie

All hail the chairman of the board, Lewie (A15388151)! Lewie’s a 1- to 2-year-old super handsome tabby who oversees the goings-on in the cat adoptions room like it is his j-o-b. You…

    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.
Eyes on the Street

Mariposa and Common Market Work to Meet Fresh, Local Food Demand

When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers. One of those customers, Mariposa…

    • Nora McClosky and Claire McCafferty of The Blooming Artist Studio, new to Oxford Avenue. Photo/G. E. Reutter

April brings two new businesses to Fox Chase

Nora McClosky and Claire McCafferty of The Blooming Artist Studio, new to Oxford Avenue. Photo/G. E. Reutter April is bringing two new businesses to the Oxford Avenue business district in Fox…

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NEast Links: Car crash, stabbing, dog attack, hit-and-run

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news A teenager was stabbed Wednesday night in the woods in Parkwood. The 17-year-old was taken to Aria-Health Torresdale with multiple stab wounds after the…

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    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.

Mariposa and Common Market work to meet fresh, local food demand

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers.…

    • West Susquehanna project

Project update from Norris Square Civic Association

Press release from NSCA Director of Real Estate Development  Maria Camoratto Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission, among other goals, is to expand the supply of affordable…

    • Another aerial view of the proposed Green Woods site in Roxborough (Photo courtesy of Green Woods Charter School)

Green Woods Charter zoning hearing postponed until May 9

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA paperwork snafu has set the Green Woods Charter School's effort to move to Domino Lane in Roxborough back another month, as talks continue with…

Eyes on the Street

Renovated Philbrick Hall adds space, amenities for Parkway Central

After nine months of construction the Free Library's Philbrick Popular Library reopened in March as Philbrick Hall. I dropped by recently and found the rejuvenated popular reading room filled with life, modern amenities,…

    • A section of the individual properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places mapped on PreservePhiladelphia.org.
Eyes on the Street

Preserve Philadelphia transformed

Finding out if a building is designated as historic in Philadelphia typically requires calling the Historical Commission. Online preservation resources for the city have been spotty. But the Preservation Alliance for…

    • A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald

City Planning Commission holds first public meeting for Lower Northeast District

A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald Seven tables, 14 city planners and seven maps marked up in blue, red, black and…

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