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    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
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Kroc Center at one year, public asset sales ahead, origins of Wingohocking Sewer, reusing West Philly High

Flying Kite checks in on Nicetown’s one-year-old Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which has about 10,000 members from all over the city drawn by the state-of-the-art…

    • Judith Franzen. Photo/Philadelphia Police

Police searching for missing Wissinoming woman

  Judith Franzen. Photo/Philadelphia PolicePolice in the 15th District continue their search for 73-year-old Judith Franzen. The Wissinoming woman was last seen Jan. 2 at her home on the…

    • Abandoned buildings of the Ivy Ridge Assisted Living facility on Ridge Avenue are boarded up, partly burned. (Bas Slabbers)

WNCA tables plans for new homes on former Ivy Ridge assisted living site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe sad, sordid history of the former Ivy Ridge Personal Care Center property in Roxborough could literally be wiped off the map if a developer…

    • The Battle for Atlantic Yards comes to Penn, bookended with megaproject forums

The Battle for Atlantic Yards comes to Penn, bookended with megaproject forums

Talk megaprojects and sing eminent domain blues at Penn this month with In the Footprint: The Battle for Atlantic Yards, a high-drama docu-musical about a controversial Brooklyn development at the…

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The Battle for Atlantic Yards comes to Penn, bookended with megaproject forums

Development can make for sensational drama, which is just what the the docu-musical, In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards promises for its 16-show run at Penn's Annenberg Center…

    • Traffic 02 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool
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'Citizen Architect' screening, economic development finance seminar, Founders and Facebook

Traffic 02 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr poolArchitecture In Film Series: Citizen Architect Monday, January 9, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218…

    • 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon in an April 2011 interview with NEast Philly. Photo/Saleem Ahmed

Henon passes on city-issued car; O'Neill, O'Brien, Tasco, Sanchez keep the privilege

6th District Councilman Bobby Henon in an April 2011 interview with NEast Philly. Photo/Saleem Ahmed When asked back in October if he'd accept a city-issued car if re-elected to City Council,…

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St. Hubert community vows to fight school closure announcement

As soon as word came the the Blue Ribbon Commission has recommended St. Hubert High School for closure, the community began an effort to fight back. The commission, which made recommendations…

    • Blue Skies, Silver Stacks | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Updated: Votes tallied, Callowhill NID is put to rest

First-District Councilman Mark Squilla’s office has confirmed that enough opposition votes were verified to officially put the possibility of forming a Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District to rest. “It’s dead…

    • Thomas Edison High School, in spring 2011, before it burned in a fire. | 'Stage fright' by Jeremy Marshall
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Drawn to ruin porn

Thomas Edison High School, in spring 2011, before it burned in a fire. | 'Stage fright' by Jeremy Marshall PlanPhilly’s own JoAnn Greco looks at our perpetual fascination with urban ruins…

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Museum Events: tango, archaeology, fear and freedom, spies and sleuths

It's a museum roundup for this weekend's events. Art after 5: Tango Night Friday, January 6, 5pm. Philadelphia Musuem of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Heat up after this cold winter…

    • Ryan Director of Admissions Pam McPeak discusses the school's shadow program with students, junior Christopher Gatton (left) and freshman Julio Polanco (center). 

UPDATED: St. Hubert's High School on school-closings list

UPDATE: It's being widely reported that St. Hubert's is among five archdiocesan high schools recommended for closure. The others are West Catholic, Archbishop Prendergast, Monsignor Bonner and Conwell-Egan. The Archdiocese of…

    • A blaze on the 2600-block of Welsh Road led to the city's first fire fatality of the year.

Safety officials conduct fire safety walk-through following fatal Welsh Road fire

A blaze on the 2600-block of Welsh Road led to the city's first fire fatality of the year. Officials from the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Fire…

    • Pennsylvania capitol building. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Schwartz supports Archbishop Ryan graduate for Pennsylvania attorney general seat

Pennsylvania capitol building. Photo/Shannon McDonald Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy received an endorsement Thursday for his state attorney general campaign from someone with a local tie. Murphy, a Northeast native who…

    • Electric Morning | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Catholic school closings ahead, Washington Ave's industrial past and future, PECO tree work, market hunting

Electric Morning | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group As Philadelphia’s public schools face closure and consolidation, Catholic school closings also loom on the horizon. The Inquirer…

    • 900-block of Franklin Mills Circle Image/Google Maps

UPDATED: Victims in fatal Franklin Mills crash identified

900-block of Franklin Mills Circle Image/Google MapsUPDATE: The third victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Alcalde of  Summerdale and a Northeast High School tennis player. He and the driver were…

    • The structure dominates the intersection of 48th and Walnut.

How the fate of the old West High may be hinged to far West Philly revival

This report is a product of William Penn Foundation funded reporting partnership between Plan Philly and the Notebook. The old West Philadelphia High School at 48th and Walnut is a…

Corps of Engineers uses new recipe to cook the books – again – to push Delaware River deepening project

For Immediate Release January 5, 2012 Contacts: Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, 215 369 1188 ext 102 (rings to cell and office)Steve Ellis, Vice-President, Taxpayers for Common Sense,…

    • It's meter upgrade time.
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PWD starting free, mandatory meter upgrades

If you someone comes to your door asking to change your water meter, it's no scam. The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is working with Itron to upgrade each water meter citywide over…

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