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    • David Toledo has been charged with slashing tires on his neighbors' cars in Mayfair. Photo/Action News

Mayfair man arrested for slashing neighbors' tires, filing false reports

David Toledo has been charged with slashing tires on his neighbors' cars in Mayfair. Photo/Action News David Toledo has been arraigned on 49 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of possession…

    • PlanPhilly among winners for Azavea's inaugural ‘Summer of Maps’ program

PlanPhilly among winners for Azavea's inaugural ‘Summer of Maps’ program

Philadelphia, PA, April 26, 2012 – Azavea, an award winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company announces the winners of its first Summer of Maps.  Inspired by the Google …

Ring a bell for Chief Tamanend

May 1 is Tamanend Day, and a celebration of the Lenni Lenape chief - who  signed a treaty of friendship with William Penn at what is now Penn Treaty Park –…

    • Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian Tasco, seen here at the 2011 Rising Sun Avenue Clean-up, announced City Council will hold a public budget hearing in Lawncrest. File photo/Ian Romano

Tasco wins 'Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars'

Ninth District City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco's Cha Cha dance steps led her to victory at the Fourth Annual "Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars" event on Sunday. The event was an…

    • Mark di Suervo's 'Iroquois' sculpture.
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Sculpture Flashlight Mob takes Parkway tonight

I love what the Fairmount Park Art Association (FPAA) is up to with its Site Seeing programs, geared at getting folks out to see the city's public art anew. Tonight's FPAA…

    • A suspect is seen climbing a homeowner's fence to break into a Bustleton property. Image/Philadelphia Police

Suspects wanted for Bustleton break-in may be connected to other crimes [video]

A suspect is seen climbing a homeowner's fence to break into a Bustleton property. Image/Philadelphia Police A surveillance camera and burglary alarm may prove helpful to the 7th District Police as…

    • credit: Vincent J. Brown, Creative Commons
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School District's Creative Destruction Plan [Roundup]

credit: Vincent J. Brown, Creative Commons The School Reform Commission (SRC) announced plans to radically transform the city’s public education system, dismantling the School District, cutting/consolidating/closing everything within reach through dire…

Real NEastate: What if the seller of the house I'm buying hasn't moved out?

Q: I was supposed to make settlement tomorrow on a home I wanted in Lawncrest. We did the last-minute walk-through this morning and all of the seller’s furniture is still there!…

    • Tinicum Township plans to reuse the Lazaretto, a quarantine station that opened in 1801. | Flickr user Jukie Bot, Creative Commons
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Primary outcomes | understanding the Lazaretto | dirty air | preserving Cecil B. Moore's name | Delaware River dredging funds | Divine Lorraine sealed | free lunch

Tinicum Township plans to reuse the Lazaretto, a quarantine station that opened in 1801. | Flickr user Jukie Bot, Creative CommonsNewsWorks rounds up the results of several high-profile primaries,…

    • PlanPhilly and Philadelphia Inquirer tax delinquency demo and discussion

PlanPhilly and Philadelphia Inquirer tax delinquency demo and discussion

Today, at WHYY as part of Philly Tech Week’s ongoing FREE lunchtime series, PlanPhilly reporter and Inquirer columnist Patrick Kerkstra demo'd a public tool created in partnership between PlanPhilly and The…

    • Triangle Park at 601 Christian Street was fenced by its owner, Stuart Schlaffman, last week.
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Triangle Park fenced, as negotiations over public purchase stall

The triangular wedge created by Passyunk Avenue, Sixth Street, and Christian Street has gone from a gas station to green in the matter of a decade. Neighbors have tended Triangle Park…

    • Tarken Rec Center's ice rink will undergo a $3.3 million renovation. Image/Google Maps

Tarken Rec Center ice rink to be renovated

Tarken Rec Center's ice rink will undergo a $3.3 million renovation. Image/Google Maps A $3.3 million renovation to the skating rink at the Tarken Recreation Center is expected to begin in…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Philly.com uses the wrong neighborhood and the wrong neighborhood name

When it rains it pours. Not only is Philly.com having trouble with its map again, but the reporters are still struggling with using the Castor Gardens' whole name. A news brief…

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Knight Arts Challenge grants $2.76 million to 35 artistic ideas

VIDEO: 2012 Winners of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Thanks to $2.76 million in Knight Arts Challenge funding, 35 big ideas for bringing art out…

    • Northwood Civic Association (L to R) President Joe Krause, member Gina Panchella, Vice President Frank Bennett, member Renee Hudson and member Lou Kubik consider forming a town watch. Photo/Christophe

Northwood Civic Association mulls town watch patrols

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Tuesday April 17th, Vice President Frank Bennett proposed that the civic look into establishing a Town Watch group for the neighborhood. Member Paul Sager…

    • Today is primary day. Polls stay open until 8pm.
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Vote today | 40 schools could close 2013 | I-95 alternatives study | Sunoco talks with Carlyle | Thomas U. Walter's classics

It's primary day! Head out to your local polling place and vote until 8pm. Don't forget to bring your photo ID, they're not required for this election but you'll be…

    • Diane Isser and Margarita Padin

Protestors claim hiring discrimination at Temple University construction site

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyFor eleven weeks, protestors have been gathering at the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave. in North Philadelphia. Every Monday, the group distributes…

    • Proposed apartment building at 400 S. 40th Street

Historical Commission committees review two proposed demolitions

Today's back-to-back meetings of two committees of the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed two complicated projects that are seeking approval for demolitions of historic structures in West Philadelphia.At a meeting of…

    • New court date for Church of the Assumption

New court date for Church of the Assumption

Oral arguments in the case of the Church of the Assumption have been rescheduled from April 26 to Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m., in Court Room 426 of City Hall.…

Praxis, PlanPhilly get shout out in Architect's Newspaper

For over 30 years, Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront was considered a corrupt wasteland of opportunity where RFP followed RFP but nothing got built. Then, suddenly, a master plan materialized and was…

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