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    • Making a splash

Mural, mosaics, and more at Bodine High School

Every day for the past month, a revolving group of artists, volunteers, students, and ex-offenders participating in re-entry programs, have worked together on what amounts to the largest Mural Arts project…

    • Wissahickon's study pits man against Angora goats

Wissahickon's study pits man against Angora goats

For the next couple of months, it will be man against beast on the Cresheim Creek in the Wissahickon.Working separately ― one group (six  to ten human volunteers) with strong…

    • Mike Bobby, John Duffy and Steve Phillips keep watch on Fox Chase

Fox Chase Town Watch holds down the fort

Mike Bobby, John Duffy and Steve Phillips keep watch on Fox Chase They are the eyes and ears of the Fox Chase community. Since 1995 The Fox Chase Town Watch has patrolled…

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Woman ejected from car in Torresdale crash

A woman was rushed to Aria Health-Torresdale early Sunday morning following a single-car crash. Around 1:30 a.m., a female driver was thrown from her car after the vehicle struck a pole…

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Man dies of gunshot wound in Frankford

Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that left a man dead in Frankford Friday night. Officers discovered a man on the 2000-block of Wilmot Street just before 8 p.m.…

    • Washington Ave. after

A self-supported boardwalk could allow the public onto Pier 53

In about a year and a half, Washington Avenue Green park may extend out onto Pier 53.Washington Avenue Green opened in October 2010 as a quick-hit “early action item” of…

    • What Festival Pier site could eventually look like

"Pre-development" work to begin at Festival Pier incinerator site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will soon begin preliminary work necessary to prepare the former incinerator site at Festival Pier for residential and other development. And a national architectural organization has…

    • A view of the East Park Canoe House from the west side of the river, where a planned twin facility was never built.

Preservation Row: Restoration planned for Mission-style Canoe House

One of the most distinctive boathouses along Kelly Drive is not on Boathouse Row, but a few miles northwest, in the shadow of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The East Park Canoe…

City issues three Housing and Community Development RFPs

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) announced Request for Proposals (RFP) for Special Needs Housing Development, Affordable Rental Housing Development and Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Services.…

    • Talks continue between civics on shared advisory roles

Talks continue between civics on shared advisory roles

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOfficials in East Falls say they are still working out the details of a potential deal through which two local civic groups would share advisory…

    • Image courtesy of glaringfact.com.

Somerton Civic Association to sponsor Community Day

Image courtesy of glaringfact.com. The Somerton Civic Association is looking for help and suggestions from its residents and business owners in putting together its Community Day event. The Sept. 10 event…

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Remembering a long-time breast cancer survivor, Catherine "Kitty" Ward

Image courtesy of Health Jockey This column first ran back in October 2009, when our Women's View columnist Donna Ward shared with us the story of her mother, Kitty, who…

    • Courtesy WRT and Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans whet DRWC appetites

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans to bring its headquarters, a theater, and a gastro-pub to the interesting-but-empty red brick building across Delaware Avenue from Race Street Pier.And on…

    • Updated rendering for Chelten Plaza.

GCC stays out of Chelten Plaza zoning appeal

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyGermantown Community Connection will not join a zoning appeal against developer Pat Burns’ permitting process on the controversial Chelten Plaza development -- at least not…

    • Divvying up the burden in special exception zoning

Divvying up the burden in special exception zoning

In a previous post, I alluded to uncertain requirements for those who want to object to development proposals in special exception cases. It was later called to my attention that…

August DAGspace

Architect Katherine Dowdell, former board chair the Preservation Alliance, uses her DAGspace column to make the case that historic preservation is good for investors and good for for the economy…

    • DRWC will start archaeological study of West Shipyard

DRWC will start archaeological study of West Shipyard

Beneath a riverfront parking lot at Vine Street lies a rare bit of Philadelphia's original shoreline and shipping industry history that could date back to the 17th Century. Next summer, archaeologists…

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Cat of the Week: Victoria

Victoria (A13649724) is a gorgeous snowshoe mix girl. She is around 1 to 2 years old and she was found as a stray. She has a cream and beige colored coat…

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Dog of the Week: Belinda

My name is Belinda! I am a young terrier mix found as a stray and brought to ACCT. I am super sweet, super fun, happy as they come and looking for…

    • Byran Miller, director of Heeding God's Call, leads a protest at a Fox Chase gun shop.

Protesters rally outside Fox Chase gun store

Byran Miller, director of Heeding God's Call, leads a protest at a Fox Chase gun shop. An anti-gun violence protest greeted commuters during the afternoon rush hour yesterday on the 7400 Block…

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