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Occupy security eased, mounted police return, Indy Hall co-housing, Philly's affordable, and Robert A. M. Stern's new museum

Security around City Hall has been eased in light of the peaceful behavior of Occupy Philadelphia, NewsWorks reports, reducing the city’s costs. No word still on when construction at Dilworth…

    • Did planners overdose on Jane Jacobs and become ineffective in the process?

Eyes on the Street Community Comment: Philadelphia, what are you taking for your Jane Jacobs Complex?

Community contributor Paul Aylesworth wonders if planners really are stuck balancing professional expertise and public input, or if planners can to get over their “Jane Jacobs Complex” to build more just…

    • Facilities Master Plan coming later today

Facilities Master Plan coming later today

The School Reform Commission will release its facilities master plan with recommendations for school closings, consolidations, and other actions Wednesday. "The release of the plan and its recommendations will trigger a new…

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Philadelphia, what are you taking for your Jane Jacobs Complex?

Philadelphia, What are you taking for your Jane Jacobs Complex? by Paul Aylesworth, Community Contributor Can there be such a thing as soliciting public input for the wrong reasons, and can that be harmful?…

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Dead Spaces come Alive at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Halloween is boom-season for Laurel Hill Cemetery, with its Gravedigger’s Ball gala, RIP 5K Run, and tours drawing on the site’s architectural history, beautifyl landscape, and pithy characters. But Laurel…

    • The Frankford Haunted History Tour stops at the Grand Army Republic Museum and Library. Photo submitted by the Frankford CDC

Photos: Haunted history tour of Frankford

The Frankford Haunted History Tour stops at the Grand Army Republic Museum and Library. Photo submitted by the Frankford CDCFrom the Frankford CDC: Frankford is full of history, but did…

    • Cyclist in Chalked Bike Lane - 13th Street, June 17, 2011 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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October 31-November 4: PennDesign lectures, bike lane and skatepark meetings, urban design documentary

Cyclist in Chalked Bike Lane - 13th Street, June 17, 2011 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater PhiladelphiaSusan Fainstein Monday, October 31, 6pm. PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall, B-3.…

Missing the Northeast: Favorite so-called 'dive' bars

I am not what one would consider a bar aficionado. Nor would anybody even dare to call me a bar frequenter. Furthermore, I highly doubt anybody would ever confuse me with…

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Scare Hunger, Waterfront news roundup, gameday FDR Park(ing), BetterBlocksPhilly kudos

Happy Halloween, Philly. We get a really chilly morning for the last day of October, but after Saturday’s nasty snowy mess, it’s not bad at all. Be sure to bundle…

    • Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy Marshall

From Eyes on the Street: Here's to preserving Eastern State Penitentiary

Preservation at Eastern State Penitentiary means treating the massive site as a stabilized ruin, and thinking beyond the boundaries of museum life with creative programming to help pay the bills. READ…

    • Wendy's, Ross Dress for Less and Hair Buzz among list of confirmed tenants at former Tastykake site

Wendy's, Ross Dress for Less and Hair Buzz among list of confirmed tenants at former Tastykake site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly For decades, the iconic Tastykake sign was a visual point of reference in Nicetown. But it was a different sign—the one announcing the upcoming Bakers…

    • Council introduces bill to replace Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code ahead of ZCC's final report

Council introduces bill to replace Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code ahead of ZCC's final report

Last week, City Council introduced a bill, No. 110766, which would repeal the entire "Zoning and Planning" chapter of the Philadelphia Code, and replace it with a new one.The…

    • Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy Marshall
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Preserving Eastern State Penitentiary

Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy MarshallEastern State Penitentiary gets loads of traffic this time of year thanks to its wildly popular Terror Behind the Walls spooktacular. The…

    • The Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened the afternoon of Oct. 25. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Elections and bridge opening the focus of Holme Circle Civic Association meeting

The Holme Circle Civic Association held its annual “Meet the Candidates Night” during its monthly meeting on Wednesday at St. Jerome’s School Hall. The local candidates in attendance were City Councilman…

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Delaware River master plan goes to Planning Commission

After years of visioning, planning, and a healthy civic debate about our city's waterfront - not to mention the disbanding of the Penn's Landing Corporation, the birth of the Delaware River…

    • Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 31.

Brothers-in-law go into Lawncrest restaurant business

Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 31. What used to be the Lawncrest Diner is now Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest, and the next…

    • Gargoyles outside Eastern State Penitentiary can mean only one thing: Terror Behind the Walls | flickr user shinya, Creative Commons
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October 28-30: Halloween picks + Philly Bike Expo

Gargoyles outside Eastern State Penitentiary can mean only one thing: Terror Behind the Walls | flickr user shinya, Creative CommonsLaurel Hill Halloween Flashlight Tours Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 7pm. …

    • Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads.

AAA supports legislation for two Far Northeast red-light cameras

Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads. AAA-Mid Atlantic today announced its support for legislation that would bring two additional red-light cameras to the…

    • Reading Viaduct | flickr user gsgeorge, Creative Commons
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Council OKs Callowhill NID and stricter curfews, reggae feud, transportation funding stalled, lane closure success, and The Boss

Reading Viaduct | flickr user gsgeorge, Creative Commons It’s a chilly fall day, Philly, and Jack Frost is at the door. This weekend threatens to bring at least a little snow…

    • Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch talks about increased infrastructure funding.

PennDOT secretary says Gov. Corbett to issue transportation funding plan "in a few weeks"

Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch told the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board Thursday that Gov. Corbett should be unveiling his own transportation funding proposal “within the next couple of works.”…

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