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    • When streets give way to plazas

When streets give way to plazas

The small triangle bounded by 23rd Street, South Street and Grays Ferry Avenue isn't much to look at. It's small. It has a non-functional fountain. And a big chain is the…

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Cat of the Week: Yogi Berra

URGENT! Check out the mitts on this boy! He might have given Yogi a run for his money! Yogi (A13768378) is a 1-year-old male cat. He has a gorgeous silver tabby…

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Dog of the Week: Dottie

This little darling was found as a stray, but aside from being skinny, and having a little boo-boo on her back, you would never know that this sweet girl was a…

    • Photo by Flickr user ryanrules.

Bottom Dollar to open at former Ilona Keller's

Photo by Flickr user ryanrules.Bottom Dollar will open another Philadelphia store in the Northeast. The 19,600-square-foot store will replace Ilona Keller’s Dugan Banquet Hall at Roosevelt Boulevard and Borbeck Avenue…

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Man shot in Upper Holmesburg

Authorities are looking for more details of an early morning shooting Wednesday in Upper Holmesburg. According to reports, the man was shot in the chest and arm on the 8800-block…

Special PlanPhilly announcement

Since it was founded in 2006, PlanPhilly has grown to reach 25,000 monthly readers in Philadelphia's planning, design and development communities with generous support from the William Penn Foundation. Since January,…

    • Construction on Manayunk's Venice Island is scheduled to begin next week (Max Matza/for NewsWorks)

Venice Island construction to begin next week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe days are numbered for the old Venice Island Recreation Center, as the long-in-the-works, $46-million overhaul of the landmark Manayunk site gets underway next week.…

    • G Emil Reutter. Photo by Katie Reutter

Poets on the Porch preview: G Emil Reutter

G Emil Reutter. Photo by Katie Reutter As Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets…

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District 172: Three with ties to Perzel to plead guilty

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab. UPDATE: Stokes…

Real NEastate: Do I fix the hole the movers made in the house I'm leaving?

Q: My house is being sold and settlement is in two days. During the process of moving out of my home this weekend, the movers accidentally put a giant hole in…

    • Photo courtesy of FoxSports' Scout.

Frankford High senior class president on the radio this morning

Photo courtesy of FoxSports' Scout. While the rest of the city focuses on flashmobs and curfews, some teen leaders in Philadelphia are making names for themselves in other ways. This morning,…

    • Church of the Assumption complex for sale

Church of the Assumption complex for sale

There's another chapter being written in the long history of the Church of the Assumption.Siloam, a non-profit HIV/AIDS organization, in a written statement, announced the sale of its entire property…

More opportunity for residents to shape Lower South, West Park district-level sections of comprehensive plan

City residents will next month get another chance to help shape the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, Philadelphia2035.The district-level sections build off of the goals…

Deadline for analyses of Zoning Code proposals

The ZCC understands that some individuals or organizations may be working on an analysis of the Zoning Code proposals sent to City Council in May. The ZCC respectfully requests that you…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

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Police look for shooting, stabbing suspects

UPDATE: The victim in the car has been identified at 25-year-old Landis Carter of the 2300-block of Tremont Street. Police in the 2nd and 7th Districts are busy today searching for…

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Boyle sponsors Family Movie Night in Mayfair

Photo credit: Flickr user superiansybear Rain or shine, Wednesday night will be a good one to curl up for a movie. As summer wanes, State Rep. Kevin Boyle is keeping kids…

    • Members of Take Back Your Neighborhood plan for next weekend's Northeast Celebration.

"Northeast Celebration" planned at Castor Gardens rec center

Members of Take Back Your Neighborhood plan for next weekend's Northeast Celebration. Jared Solomon wants to make one thing clear: "this is not a water-ice-and-dash" event. Solomon and the Castor Gardens-based…

Financial Perspectives: Best-read column

  Jim Heisler is on vacation, so below, find his most popular column of all-time, on 2011 tax changes. Congress is mulling over what to do about the soon-to-expire Bush tax…

    • The new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony will be at Longshore Avenue and State Road.

Changes to Tacony southbound I-95 ramp in effect today

The new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony will be at Longshore Avenue and State Road. Pay extra attention on your drive today, because there's a new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony.…

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