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Cat of the Week: Mickey

MICKEY (A14573646) Another super senior! Meet Mickey, a wonderful longhaired black and white boy who was surrendered due to the health of his owner. Mickey is 17 years old. Can you…

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Dog of the Week: Sofia

Meet Sofia! Sofia (A14314091) is a beautiful, golden brindle 3- to 5-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix. She has a super-cute, subtle underbite and big brown eyes. Sofia was brought to the shelter…

    • For the second conescutive year, Mayfair celebrated its Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the small park next to Frusco's steaks. Photo by Bill Achuff.

Photos: Mayfair's annual tree lighting ceremony

For the second conescutive year, Mayfair celebrated its Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the small park next to Frusco's steaks. Photo by Bill Achuff. Following stops earlier in the week in…

    • The Pennsylvania Ballet will demolish the former Willys-Overland Motor Company building at Broad and Wood to build its new complex. | PlanPhilly
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District tries out new tone at W. Philly facilities meeting

Again striking a new, more conciliatory tone, senior officials from the School District of Philadelphia last night presented their facilities master plan to an audience of about 100 parents and community…

    • Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

The announcement in October that the Pennsylvania Ballet would create a $17.5 million dance center on North Broad Street was greeted with ovations by the city and arts community. The groundbreaking…

    • City Council, approaching year's end, passes assortment of planning items

City Council, approaching year's end, passes assortment of planning items

By Jared Brey and Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly ‘Tis the season to take care of unfinished business, and City Council used the “consent agenda” on Thursday to pass several handfuls…

Central Delaware Advocacy Group chooses new officers

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group – the organization comprised of representatives from waterfront communities and organizations that advocates for the public's waterfront goals – chose Matt Ruben as its new chairman…

CDAG completes second Progress Report on the Central Delaware

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group's 2011 Progress Report on how far the city has come toward realizing its goals for the Central Delaware is finished.The report measures goals set…

    • Jill Doherty of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. helped facilitate the sale.

West Philadelphia: Housing Authority makes $4 million on second property auction

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. The Philadelphia Housing Authority sold 100 properties and brought in more than $4 million at…

    • Onion Flats selected as developer for East Falls Rivage site

Onion Flats selected as developer for East Falls Rivage site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has selected Northern Liberties-based Onion Flats to redevelop the Rivage property near Kelly Drive in East Falls. It's called The Ridge,…

    • Chestnut Hill Community Association's lower committees endorse 8200 Germantown Ave. project

Chestnut Hill Community Association's lower committees endorse 8200 Germantown Ave. project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly At long last, it’s decision time for the Chestnut Hill Community Association on the 8200 Germantown Ave. proposals, as its committees voted to approve the…

    • Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

We talk a lot about creating complete streets and providing everyone – pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists – with safer spaces to move through the city. But where are Philly’s streets the…

    • Important message from PlanPhilly to our readers

Important message from PlanPhilly to our readers

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Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

We talk a lot about creating complete streets and providing everyone - pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists - with safer spaces to move through the city. But where are Philly's streets the…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Congratulations, Father Judge, on your move to Frankford

Father Judge had a hazmat situation earlier this week. Which means mainstream media just discovered the school and tried to figure out what neighborhood it's in. That'd be Holmesburg. You know,…

Real NEastate: What's a HUD-1?

Q: I bought my house earlier this year. I’m putting my taxes together early and my accountant said he needs the HUD-1 from settlement. I don’t know what that is and…

    • Committee of the Whole favorably recommends ZCC final report

Committee of the Whole favorably recommends ZCC final report

The final report of the Zoning Code Commission cleared its penultimate hurdle Wednesday morning when Bill No. 110845 was passed out of City Council’s Committee of the Whole with a favorable…

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Art Commission reviews transit, zoo, and school projects

The Philadelphia Art Commission gave final approval today to the first of a three-phase reworking by SEPTA of the concourses and fare entryways of the transportation networks underneath City Hall and…

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