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Health Department: Defective lightbulb caused eye irritation at Father Judge

Philadelphia Health Department officials believe they've found the source of the eye irritation at Father Judge High School that sent cheerleading competition attendees to the hospital earlier this month. "Based on…

Mayor Michael Nutter signs the new code into law

Philadelphia made the final step toward reforming its zoning code when Mayor Michael Nutter signed the new code into law at a bill-signing ceremony in City Hall on Thursday morning. There…

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Four win grants to build pedestrian plazas

No matter how you cut it, the intersection of 48th Street, Florence and Baltimore avenues is strange, with three streets coming together in a five-point intersection.Prema Gupta, the University City…

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A look back at transportation issues during 2011

It's that time of year to take stock of the year that's coming to a close while getting ready to forge ahead into the future.Transportation has had a year marked…

    • Northwood Civic Association new 2012 board of directors, from L to R: President Joe Krause, member Gina Panchella, Vice President Frank Bennett, member Renee Hudson and member Lou Kubik. Not pictured:

New Northwood civic leadership; outgoing president calls for audit of Historical Society of Frankford[VIDEO]

New Northwood Civic Association board leadership was introduced Tuesday night, but a familiar voice took hold. After a debate raged at last month's meeting around the necessary quorum and other group…

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PSPCA removes a dozen cats from Lawndale home

A dozen sick and dead cats were removed from a Lawndale home Tuesday night. PSPCA officers raided a home near Lawndale Avenue and Levick Street where a couple had been…

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Considering the civic Christmas Tree

Large public Christmas trees only came into vogue in America during the early years of the 20th Century. In a fascinating article in The Boston Globe, Leon Neyfakh explains the…

Real NEastate: Why can’t the buyers settle on time?

Q: The buyers of my home in Bustleton were supposed to make settlement today; however, their mortgage company says they cannot do it until Friday. I took off today and I…

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From Eyes on the Street: Preserve Philadelphia’s Future

These are this year’s faces of endangered Philadelphia. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 list of endangered properties came out earlier this month, highlighting nine buildings notable for their important…

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2011: A Zoning Reform Odyssey

In an Economist article published in 1955, not long before Philadelphia’s zoning code was last revised, C. Northcote Parkinson first articulated what later became known as Parkinson’s law: the amount of…

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Preserve Philadelphia's Future

[gallery] These are this year’s faces of endangered Philadelphia. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2011 list of endangered properties came out earlier this month, highlighting nine buildings notable for their…

    • Lambie Funeral Home hosted its fourth annual live nativity Saturday. Photo by Ed Williams

Lambie Funeral Home puts on its fourth annual Live Nativity [slideshow]

Lambie Funeral Home hosted its fourth annual live nativity Saturday. Photo by Ed Williams The fourth annual Live Nativity, as in previous years, was held in the parking lot of Lambie…

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Police search for driver in Bustleton hit-and-run

Authorities are still looking for the driver who hit a pedestrian last night in Bustleton. A woman was struck by a car around 5 p.m. on the 9900-block of Bustleton…

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JCPenney will return to Franklin Mills

After announcing plans to leave the mall earlier this year, JCPenney now plans to open a 100,00 sq. ft. space in the same location in Franklin Mills. The store is…

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PlanPhilly looks back: SS United States, Sunoco still seeks refinery buyers, no Promise Neighborhoods grant for Universal, Bill Green on BPT reform

Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group Today, PlanPhilly begins its look back at 2011 with a piece on the SS United States, by Steven…

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Kicking off the Year in Review. Our tarnished jewel on the Delaware

Last summer, I phoned my grandmother Judy from the decks of the SS United States.  It was July 1, 2010, the happy day when Gerry Lenfest’s grant to the SS United…

    • Effort underway to designate Wayne Junction SEPTA station area a national historic district

Effort underway to designate Wayne Junction SEPTA station area a national historic district

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyShould the area around the Wayne Junction SEPTA station be designated a National Historic District, recognizing the area's industrial past? The city Planning Commission thinks…

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Rebuilding Rivage from the ground up

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn other, dare we say, trendier parts of Philadelphia, the Onion Flats guys are household names. In the lately-gentrifying parts of lower North Philadelphia like…

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