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    • Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink

Students take the trophy at Danza's Northeast High School talent show [video]

Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink Organized it wasn't, but that mattered little to the crowd that packed the Northeast High School auditorium…

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Manayunk Towpath reopened, McPherson Square's tree problem, SEPTA's expensive safety system, PIDC gets $50m in fed tax credits, Mac fonts Philly history

The Manayunk Towpath reopened Thursday after four months of trail work, NewsWorks reports. The trail surface was replaced with crushed stone, drainage and fences were improved, and four wooden bridges were…

DVRPC approves Race-Vine accessibility improvements

The project, which should get about $3 million over the next two fiscal years, is being paid in large part by federal New Freedom money, designed to help improve accessibility. Including…

Labor dispute gums up major SEPTA contract

The politically connected International Brother of Electrical Workers Local 98 asked the SEPTA Board Thursday to disqualify the Fairfield Electrical Co. as a subcontractor to Ansaldo STS USA Inc., which was…

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Kicking around city’s future options for I-95

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzieFor PlanPhilly Executive Director Diana Lind of Next…

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Urbanist Enrique Peñalosa comes to PennDesign 2/27 to talk equity and mobility in city planning

As Mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa radically changed the city's urban environment. His planning agenda centered on making equitable changes to provide the most benefit for the most people. His rule…

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Cat of the Week: Didi

Meet Didi! Didi (A15175774) is a stunning black and orange tortie. This gorgeous girl was surrendered because her owner didn't have enough time for her. Didi is only about a year old and…

    • Sample Peapod by Giant transit billboard.
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Grocery shopping at SEPTA stations?

SEPTA doesn’t exactly make me think about eating, but maybe I’d feel differently if I could food shop while waiting for the El. Peapod, an online shopping service linked up…

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Dog of the Week: Roc

Come meet Roc! I'm a Neopolitian Mastiff Mix with brindle/black coloring and a patch of white on my head and muzzle. I weigh about 70 lbs., but don't let my size fool…

    • Rendering of O Havana from flier.
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What the heck is O Havana?

Is there a new luxury waterfront hotel coming to the Delaware Waterfront? Kellie Patrick Gates has a wild story on PlanPhilly today about O Havana, a mysterious development that has residents…

    • Tacony's Erin Dwyer shadowed Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday for PAL Day at City Hall. Photo/Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

By way of Tacony PAL, teen spends the day shadowing mayor

Tacony's Erin Dwyer shadowed Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday for PAL Day at City Hall. Photo/Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks Police Athletic League Day at City Hall in Philadelphia brought out some of…

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Danza joins Stack to discuss public school budget cuts

Actor Tony Danza is back in the Northeast. Long after wrapping up his teaching gig at Northeast High School, Danza will perform there tonight in the "ExtravaDanza" student/teacher talent show. But…

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and…

    • Planning Commission rejects Jones’ Germany Hill bill

Planning Commission rejects Jones’ Germany Hill bill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly The city Planning Commission this week voted against a bill introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. that could potentially keep Germany Hill out of the…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
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Reimagining Urban Highways 2/23

In the coming decades I-95 will be rebuilt to the tune of billions in taxpayer dollars. And rather than seize this opportunity to create infrastructure that will beter serve Philadelphia in…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
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Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

February 22 is Reading Terminal Market’s 120th anniversary and, far from ossifying into old age, the market has a major renovation project underway. I caught up with Paul Steinke, the market’s…

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Projects aims to find out what makes Philadelphia streets beautiful

Image/Beautiful Street What makes a street beautiful? Sunlight? Trees? Kids playing? Smooth asphalt? It might sound easy to define on paper, but scan through 200 randomly selected Philadelphia streets images, and…

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ICEdot emergency notification system comes to Philadelphia [video]

ICEdot has arrived in Philadelphia It's as simple as a sticker on your car or the window of your house. The yellow sticker and accompanying brochure hold your family members' names,…

Real Estate: How much can I get for my Holmesburg home?

Q: If I want to sell my home in Holmesburg, how much do you think I can get for it now? It is a three-bedroom and one-bathroom row. It is in…

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