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    • Neil Harmon donates to John Howlans as the Fox Chase Lions collect for White Cane Day.

Lions roam Fox Chase to raise money for visually impaired

Neil Harmon donates to John Howlans as the Fox Chase Lions collect for White Cane Day. The Northeast Lions roamed Oxford Avenue, Rhawn Street and Pine Road in Fox Chase over…

    • Franklin Court | flickr user wenzday01, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Franklin Court reconstruction, lower business costs for Philly, SEPTA routes tweet, L&I's blight fight

Franklin Court | flickr user wenzday01, Creative CommonsThe reconstruction of Franklin Court’s museum kicked-off this week, the Business Journalreports. The $21 million project will replace the bicentennial-era exhibits…

    • Democrat Bill Rubin (L) and incumbent Republican Brian O'Neill (R) at the 10th District City Council debate

10th District Council candidates take subtle swipes during debate

Democrat Bill Rubin (L) and incumbent Republican Brian O'Neill (R) at the 10th District City Council debate It was about halfway through last night's 10th District City Council candidate debate when…

    • Looks like Hollywood and Vine, but it's Fox Chase Road and Los Angeles Avenue in Abington Township.

Look Up! Abington Township's flirtation with Hollywood

Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its…

    • Trenton China Pottery

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee approves two Old City projects

The Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission Tuesday recommended approval of a mixed-use project that seeks to unite a diverse assortment of eight vernacular buildings that span the corners of 2nd…

SEPTA delays smart card contract until November

SEPTA has put off awarding a contract to build its new fare collection system until next month, according to spokesman Richard Maloney.The authority had originally hoped to announce a winning…

    • Taking a closer look at Council's recommendations to the ZCC

Taking a closer look at Council's recommendations to the ZCC

Last week, City Council passed a resolution sending zoning code recommendations to the Zoning Code Commission and triggering the next phase of zoning reform in Philadelphia. The ZCC now must decide…

    • Between the new ramp and the street tree, the sidewalk becomes about 3 feet wide.
Eyes on the Street

Is this stretch of sidewalk on South Street too narrow?

Eyes on the Street reader Henry recently wrote in to ask the Help Desk about a stretch of sidewalk on South Street, made narrower by ramps leading into two new storefronts. He…

    • A backhowe moves a ballast as SEPTA continues repairs to the Fox Chase Line. Photo by G.E. Reutter

Oxford Avenue closed for Fox Chase Line improvements [slideshow]

A backhowe moves a ballast as SEPTA continues repairs to the Fox Chase Line. Photo by G.E. Reutter SEPTA’s Fox Chase Line improvement project closed Oxford Avenue late last week. The…

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Former officer convicted of theft from Pat's Cafe

A now-former Philadelphia Police Officer was convicted  Friday of stealing from Pat's Cafe in Northwood. Kenneth Crockett was arrested in July 2010 after he was seen on surveillance footage rummaging through…

    • Reading Viaduct | flickr user saikofish, Creative Commons
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Callowhill NID at Council, Sister Rosetta Tharpe honored, Philly transit history, Schuylkill watershed project grants

Reading Viaduct | flickr user saikofish, Creative Commons On Thursday, City Council will hold a hearing on the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District, which would finance neighborhood projects through a…

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Tacony community identifies areas for Torresdale Avenue improvements

From the Tacony CDC: More than 50 Tacony residents, businesses, property owners and friends attended the kick-off meeting for the Historic Tacony Revitalization Project Oct. 17, held in the basement meeting…

    • Central tower

The massive rebuild at the National Cathedral

As a fifth-generation Washingtonian - born A.D. 1953, I was around for quite a bit of the construction of the Washington National Cathedral, which sits formidably on one of the highest…

    • A 19th century collection of streetcar accident reports.

A trove of transportation documents comes with a strange provision

Historians will soon get access to a bounty of documents about Philadelphia's mass transit story dating back to the early 19th century.The almost 200 feet of documents ― covering 624…

    • Bodine High, Restored Spaces, Schoolyard
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Restored Spaces: the Garden vs. the Wasteland

I’ve spent most of this week ruminating on public art, preservation, and urban ecology – from the Autumn mural to Gray Area to PHS Pops Up  - and where did…

    • Mayfair Memorial Playground -- on Lincoln High School's property -- remains unused for now.

Volunteers sought for Mayfair Memorial Playground rebuilding

A fundraising event a couple years in the making will culminate later this month when Mayfair residents come together to rebuild Mayfair Memorial Playground. After teaming up with KaBOOM!, getting…

    • Saturday is Orchard Day. | Philadelphia Orchard Project
Eyes on the Street

October 21-23: see here., tour gardens, plant orchards, curated street art, talk cities in image/imagination

Saturday is Orchard Day. | Philadelphia Orchard Projecthere. @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Friday, October 21 opening, 6:30-8:30pm, PAFA, 128 N. Broad Street. PAFA’s fall exhibition, here., highlights…

    • Marcus Rieker, third generation owner of Reiker's Prime Meats in Fox Chase. Photo by G. E. Reutter

Reiker's serving meats and other popular items in Fox Chase since 1972

Marcus Rieker, third generation owner of Reiker's Prime Meats in Fox Chase. Photo by G. E. Reutter Rieker's Prime Meats has been a staple of Fox Chase since moving to 7979…

    • Philip Scranton (L) and Walter Lict (R) discuss Tacony's history in Philadelphia's industry.

Delving into Tacony's industrial history

Philip Scranton (L) and Walter Lict (R) discuss Tacony's history in Philadelphia's industry. Wednesday, residents of Tacony gathered at the Tacony Branch of the Free Library to reflect on their city's…

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