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Preliminary work started on Market Street Signal and Streetscape project

Preliminary work of the Market Street Signal and Streetscape Project began on Tuesday, May 31, announced Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson today. The street improvement work on Market Street from…

    • An aerial view of the Germantown Settlement Charter School compound. (Photo: Racebrook Marketing Concepts LLC.)

Public auction for Germantown Settlement Charter School buildings

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe scheduled auction of the former Germantown Settlement Charter School property could bring to a close one important chapter in the long-running saga of the…

Council authorizes zoning code hearings

In a voice vote on Thursday, Philadelphia City Council authorized the first public hearings on the city's new zoning code. Introducing the resolution was First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, who wrote…

    • How Towson, Md., tackled ADA sidewalk issue

How Towson, Md., tackled ADA sidewalk issue

By Anita McKelveyFor PlanPhillyRecently  I had dinner with a friend in Towson, Md., north of Baltimore. At the intersection of York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue there was a very…

8th District meetings canceled due to severe weather warnings

Tonight's meetings scheduled with the 8th Police District have been canceled due to the tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service. The following will not take place tonight: 6 p.m.…

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Police look for Somerton assault suspect

The police department's Special Victims Unit is investigating an early morning assault that happened Tuesday in Somerton. A crime bulletin released by authorities says a female resident of an apartment building…

Real NEastate: Is this letter from an investor or a predator?

Q: I recently received a letter from a gentleman wanting to buy my house. First of all, my house is not up for sale. I decided to contact him and he said…

    • District takes first steps toward facilities overhaul

District takes first steps toward facilities overhaul

by Benjamin HeroldThe School District has announced its first steps to "rightsize" the District's physical plant, setting in motion a new facilities master plan that is expected to close as…

    • 'Rightsizing' Philadelphia's high schools

'Rightsizing' Philadelphia's high schools

Submitted by Benjamin Herold  District officials set off alarm bells across the city last month when they announced as part of their facilities master planning process that the new recommended…

Council hears about Zoning Code Thursday

Resolution 110448 authorizes the Committee of the Whole to hold public hearings to review the Zoning Code Proposals of the Zoning Code Commission. If adopted Thursday, a very tight schedule of events…

    • Francisville: Eco-friendly restaurant now open

Francisville: Eco-friendly restaurant now open

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Matthew PittsFor PlanPhilly Restaurants highlight a community’s growth. The problem is that opening…

Green City, Clean Waters gets green light

Today, the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) will sign a groundbreaking agreement that will allow PWD to officially implement its Green City, Clean Waters plan.…

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Arrest made in stabbing that injured two

Two people were stabbed Monday night and one person was arrested following an incident on the 800-block of Sanger Street. A 50-year-old man was arrested around 9 p.m. when authorities…

    • Pennsylvania legislative district 172, as it stands today. Click to visit Redistricting the Nation.

Redistricting: How critics claim John Perzel shaped District 172 in his own image

Pennsylvania legislative district 172, as it stands today. Click to visit Redistricting the Nation.This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep.…

Announcing the Green Roof boot camp

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are pleased to announce the Green Roof Boot Camp Training, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA June 14th…

Environmental community supports NY Attorney General's lawsuit on gas drilling

Environmental leaders applaud the announcement by the New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, that today his office has filed legal action to ensure a full Environmental Impact Statement and review…

    • Craft beer take-out establishment considers Roxborough

Craft beer take-out establishment considers Roxborough

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA high-end beer take-out establishment with two downtown locations is looking to move to Roxborough, NewsWorks has confirmed. At next week's meeting of the Central…

Foxwoods: Gaming board ignored proof of financial stability and denied the casino interest its due process

In a legal volley fired back at the state gaming commission earlier this month, Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners – the team behind the Foxwoods Casino effort – says the board did…

    • The Cruiser Olympia is in need of $10 million to tow her from Penn's Landing to dry dock and $10 million to repair her hull.

Preservation Row: National fund established for Olympia

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has established a national fund for the Cruiser Olympia, the floating museum at Penn’s Landing that is in need of some $20 million in repairs,…

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