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30th Street gets new pedestrian approach

A major highway project has given the University City District a chance to make the south side of 30th Street Station a little bit more friendly to pedestrians.The group is…

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Recruitment has begun for local Boy Scout groups

Photo from the Boy Scouts of America Flickr page. The Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America has already begun fall registration for Boy Scout troops and packs, and those interested…

Real NEastate: Can I sue over a leaky roof?

Q: I bought my house in Bustleton only two months ago and now the roof is leaking. The home inspector said I had another two to three years before I had…

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Councilman Bill Green issues memo calling for amendments to the draft zoning code

In a memorandum issued to all City Council members Wednesday, at-large councilman Bill Green laid out ten recommendations for amending the Zoning Code Commission’s preliminary report prior to passage of the…

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Love Park, parking garage re-do project delayed by funding

Funding issues have put the re-do of Love Park and the parking garage beneath it behind schedule.The $30 million to $35 million it will take to complete the project is…

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Art Commission okays relocation of "Phoenix Rising"

In a relatively brief return to business, after an August hiatus, today the Philadelphia Art Commission offered its conceptual and final approval to four public projects.Two concerned art pieces, two…

    • Michele Belluomini tells a story to children at the Northeast Celebration. Photo by George Mai

Photos: Northeast Celebration at Max Myers

Michele Belluomini tells a story to children at the Northeast Celebration. Photo by George Mai Saturday, Aug. 27 was the first-ever Northeast Celebration. Organized by the Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your…

Financial Perspectives: Where are we now?

  The markets over the last few weeks have awakened the anxiety that we experienced back in 2008. While there are many companies reporting strong earnings, the overall growth of the…

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Detours expected until at least Sept. 12 for Boulevard water main break

Photo by Philadelphia Speaks user Bixbyte. A broken water main near Roosevelt Boulevard and Welsh Road will keep the inner lanes of the intersection shut until at least Sept. 12. The…

24 hours left to register for ULI's Entrepreneurship & Job Growth forum

Limited seating remaining – register today by calling 215-446-2930 or email    “The New Entrepreneurship Economy – Getting Started, Getting Financed.”  Thursday, September 8 The Union League, 240 S.…

Bicycle Coalition and CHOP Presenting Family Fest At Eakins Oval

Family Fest, a free health and wellness fair from Safe Routes Philly (SRP) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Healthy Weight Program (HWP), is taking place Saturday, September 10th at Eakins…

MIT Researchers create new Urban Network Analysis toolbox

MIT researchers have created a new Urban Network Analysis (UNA) toolbox that enables urban designers and planners to describe the spatial patterns of cities using mathematical network analysis methods. Such tools…

    • Associated Press Trenton flood puts chokehold on busy Amtrak line

Hurricane Irene causes major damage to regional rail trains

Although the flood waters have receded and Hurricane Irene is long gone, the storm left 12 regional rail cars with long-term damage.A total of 16 regional rail cars — five…

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In Profile: Dominique Hawkins

If the place where a person chooses to live tells you anything about them, then where architect Dominique Hawkins hangs her silk shirts and linen pants says it all.The current…

Bike Philly bicycle ride happening September 11

The annual Bike Philly bicycle ride returns on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The ride closes major Philadelphia streets to cars, giving Center City the appearance of a bicycle-first neighborhood for several…

    • Demolition crews have begun tearing down the two brownstones at 2012-30 West Girard Ave.

Developer moves ahead with demolition of West Girard monastery

A developer moved ahead last week with the beginning of demolition of two 19th-century brownstone mansions on West Girard Avenue that had once served as a monastery for the Poor Clares,…

    • Bowman Properties plans to build a Fresh Market grocery store along with retail shops, residential units at 8200 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia City Council may decide Chestnut Hill zoning request

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA zoning change needed for Bowman Properties' proposal to turn the old Magarity Ford site into a mixed-use development could come before City Council as…

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Morrell Park crash sends driver to hospital

A 50-year-old woman was rushed to Aria Health-Torresdale Thursday night after she crashed her car in Morrell Park. According to reports, the woman lost control of the vehicle around 8…

    • Jack Slivinski, left, with his father, also a Philadelphia firefighter. Photo courtesy of the New York Post.

Benefit will honor local firefighter, raise money for Local 22 widows

Jack Slivinski, left, with his father, also a Philadelphia firefighter. Photo courtesy of the New York Post. Nation's Bravest, the calendar featuring firefighters from around the country, will host the Mr.…

A salute to Labor Day with patriotic lighting

The Center City District (CCD) will join the late-summer homage to the nation’s 153 million workers by casting a patriotic red, white and blue glow on a dozen historic buildings along…

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