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    • Monitor use changes in the new zoning code for a property near you

Monitor use changes in the new zoning code for a property near you

As the complex new zoning code is finalized by the ZCC before going to City Council this fall, PlanPhilly will analyze key components of the reform in this digestible new series.…

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CDAG to fight waterfront projects that threaten the waterfront vision

Developments that violate the public's vision for the Central Delaware riverfront have been getting the green light despite a zoning overlay meant to ensure that doesn't happen, say members of the…

    • A women's alternative to jail on the move in Germantown

A women's alternative to jail on the move in Germantown

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a public auction of its current location scheduled for next week, New Directions for Women Inc. is looking ahead to a long-standing plan to…

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PHS "Pops Up" at 20th and Market

Bloggers, skyscraper-dwellers, and passers-by have been noticing something going on at the corner of 20th and Market for a few weeks now. Monday, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society made it official, throwing…

    • Roger Price of the Bustleton Bengals

Bustleton Bengals push for gymnasium

Roger Price of the Bustleton Bengals The Bustleton Bengals Club is one of many sports organizations for boys and girls in the Northeast. The club continues to live out its mission…

    • Frankford Civic Association board members present, joined by Tim Wisniewski.

Torresdale Avenue flea market is unlicensed nusiance says Frankford Civic Association board

  An apparent un-sanctioned flea market that has waxed and waned various weekends for at least a couple years on Torresdale Avenue in Frankford has grown to a size and a…

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Our Lady of Calvary janitor charged with child molestation

Our Lady of Calvary School A custodian from Our Lady of Calvary school has been charged with child molestation. Velez Luis, a custodian at the school for the last three years,…

    • Northeast schools: 'Bursting at the seams'

Northeast schools: 'Bursting at the seams'

Submitted by Benjamin Herold Packed shoulder to shoulder, up to eight children sit in plastic chairs and hold their books and papers in their laps. Rogers stands almost directly on top of…

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Historical Commission approves modified expansion of wood plank home

For two months now, owner Paul Palladino and his architect John Weckerly of Boxwood Architects have been working with the equally patient members of the Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission…

    • Changes to SEPTA'S Manayunk Norristown line begin Monday

Changes to SEPTA'S Manayunk Norristown line begin Monday

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly Beginning Monday, riders on SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown regional rail line will notice some changes as two multi-year projects get underway that will replace aging wires, switches…

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Cat of the Week: Whodini

Look at this handsome tabby guy! Whodini (A13172523) is a 1- to 2-year-old tabby male that was found as a stray with a bite wound abscess at the base of the tail. Poor…

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Dog of the Week: Lele

Lele (A13035088) is spunky little girl who is less than a year old. Lele was surrendered by her owners who just didn't want her anymore. Although they did not want her, it…

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Holmesburg Boys Club achieves self-sustaining success

As of March 2011, the Philadelphia crime rate has increased compared to what it was in March of last year. Many organizations like the recently opened BE Arts Academy on Broad…

    • Master Plan Manager Thorp, second from the end at left, talks with CDAG

Monday's master plan unveiling to include before-and-after renderings of the Central Delaware

Eleven before-and-after renderings of key sites along the seven-mile stretch of the Delaware River Waterfront will be shown to the public as part of the Monday release of the draft summary…

    • Frank Caruso played ball with his grandson at the renovated playground located on 16th and Jackson Streets.

Breath of fresh air in Point Breeze

By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden GideonFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods In the heart of South Philadelphia lies a small yet dedicated neighborhood organization. The Newbold Civic Association, formed in 2006, was created…

    • Public hearing on SugarHouse license renewal to be held next week

Public hearing on SugarHouse license renewal to be held next week

A hearing on the renewal of SugarHouse Casino's license will be held Thursday, June 16, in Room 119 A/B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street. During the 10 a.m.…

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Reader Photo: Champ graduates dog school

Champ had a big week. He recently graduated PetSmart's dog school, and he's looking pretty happy about it. Here's hoping his diploma is edible. If you can't get enough pets, be…

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Former girls soccer coach pleads guilty to underage sex charges

Former  girls soccer coach Vincent Mickle pleaded guilty today to charges filed against him last spring. Mickle faces more than 250 years in prison and will be sentenced Sept. 19.…

Real NEastate: Do open houses really work?

Q: My home has been on the market for almost a year now. I fired my last real estate agent because he never did any open houses and hired one that…

    • PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

By Kellie Patrick Gatesand JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the city-wide vision portion of a new comprehensive plan - the first such venture in five…

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