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    • Crowds gathered infront of multiple art installations near the former location of Philadelphia's punk rock music venue Killtime.

Mantua: Art installations aim to spur economic development

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly  The grand opening of “LOOK! On Lancaster Avenue” drew large crowds to the Mantua section of Lancaster Avenue on Friday night. LOOK!, which…

    • Design work about to begin for next river-to-city connector street

Design work about to begin for next river-to-city connector street

Design work will soon begin on a project that the city hopes will make the connection between Fishtown and the Delaware River more obvious and pleasant.Prompted by PennDOT's plans to…

    • Tioga Arms, Gaudenzia housing development on West Tioga Street (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Neighbors still oppose Gaudenzia House development

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyGaudenzia Inc., the drug rehabilitation services company, is moving ahead with renovations to the blighted Shelton Court apartment building on North Broad Street. They intend…

    • Rendering of planned Chelten Plaza project. (Courtesy of Pulaski Partners)

Councilwoman's move would fast-track Chelten Plaza plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAfter months of protests and public hearings on the Chelten Plaza controversy in Germantown, a move by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller could short-circuit the zoning…

    • A rendering of what proposed improvements to Center City arterials could look like.

City closing Center City traffic lanes in test

In another attempt to rebalance Philadelphia streets toward pedestrians and cyclists, the city will be closing the left-most lane of traffic on Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 15th…

    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.
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Night Market Chinatown Delights

Wandering around Night Market in Chinatown last night was a treat. The Food Trust pulled together an amazing cross-section of the city and its tastes for their fourth pop-up food bazaar, and…

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October 7-9: First Friday at Race Street Pier, Dia De Los Muertos, Outfest, Fall for the Arts

First Friday Part at Race Street Pier Friday, October 7, 7-9pm. Race Street Pier. Friends of Race Street Pier and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation are hosing a First Friday party…

    • Toy guns are being sold from an ice cream truck in Holme Circle parked across the street from Pollock Elementary School.

Ice cream truck sells toy guns outside Holme Circle school

Toy guns are being sold from an ice cream truck in Holme Circle parked across the street from Pollock Elementary School. The policy on toy guns at Robert Blair Pollock Elementary…

    • Anthony Concha behind the wheel of the car he uses for rally races. Photo by Pamela Seaton.

Bustleton resident on the road to national rally racing scene [video]

Anthony Concha behind the wheel of the car he uses for rally races. Photo by Pamela Seaton. For Anthony Concha, rally racing has always been in his blood. “Growing up, my…

    • Pauline's Bridal Shoppe | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Race Street Connector opens, Manayunk Towpath closing, lost brewery, volunteers reopen West Philly school libraries

Pauline's Bridal Shoppe | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group It's another glorious fall day, Philly. The city is going to be busy today and over the weekend:…

    • Erica Adams and her family visited the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall. Adams said that she's come there for parties.

Parkside: Fairmount Park Conservancy collaborates on Centennial District Master Plan

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly The Fairmount Park Conservancy counts the Centennial District Master Plan among one of its featured projects. Set to be completed by 2026, the…

DVRPC shelves 422 tolling plan

The money collected from tolls was supposed to fund road improvements as well as the extension of regional rail service from Norristown parallel to the highway, a major suburban corridor.The…

    • New lighting beneath I-95 on the Race Street Connector

Race Street Connector opens

After more than a year of planning and construction, the mayor flipped a switch, and what had been a dark portion of Race Street beneath an I-95 overpass was flooded with…

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Occupy Philly Begins

Occupy Philly began this morning at Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, as an expression of solidarity with the Street protests, and as a demonstration of frustration with corporate greed and its…

    • Fox Chase Town Watch's graffiti removal kit. Photo by Morgan Zalot.

A word to readers about graffiti reports

Fox Chase Town Watch's graffiti removal kit. Photo by Morgan Zalot. We get frequent requests from readers to check out, report on or clean up graffiti around the Northeast. A lot…

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Dog of the Week: Pretty

UPDATE 10/7/11 - ACCT tells us Pretty has been adopted. Meet Pretty! (A13914279)  Pretty is a medium-sized pit/terrier mix with a gorgeous fawn-colored coat. She weighs approximately 44 lbs., and is…

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City Hall Crack Repairs Underway, Second Crack Found

A significant crack in City Hall tower was found last month, prompting the suspension of tower tours. This week, contractors have been on site, repairing the crack on the northern…

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Cat of the Week: Jupitor

Jupitor  (A14195210) decided one day he was going to stop by and say hi to the police at the 39th District. Unfortunately he could not stay there forever and one of…

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Looking West: UPenn gets green energy program, Drexel's John Fry and bio-wall, Immigration office to West Philly

It's a crisp fall morning, and today promises nice weather for Occupy Philly's demonstrations outside City Hall, the unveiling of the Race Street Connector, and Night Market in Chinatown. Today,…

    • Anderson tract

Waterfront Corporation to get report on Master Plan from riverfront property owner Jim Anderson

Craig Schelter told the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation executive board at Thursday's meeting that they will soon be receiving a package with drawings and documents detailing how the plan to redevelop…

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