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PCPC's huge agenda dominates PlanPhilly coverage

The PlanPhilly homepage is chock-a-block with Philadelphia Planning Commission news right now thanks to a monster agenda Tuesday at the monthly PCPC meeting. Full video coverage complements: As previously reported for…

    • City Planning Commission disapproves a handful of zoning bills

City Planning Commission disapproves a handful of zoning bills

It was standing room only when Tuesday’s meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission started, but by the time the Commission reached the ninth item on its 16-item agenda, about half…

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Planning Commission talks development, rezoning, remapping, overlays, and updates; University City elementary schools

PlanPhilly is at the Philadelphia Planning Commission Meeting right now, because today's agenda is jam-packed. As previously reported for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks by Amy Z. Quinn, Chelten Plaza’s Dollar Tree debate could be…

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"Let me be your ambassador to the Northeast:" state Rep. Kevin Boyle tells Young Involved Philadelphia

Calling for a wave of young civic engagement in Philadelphia, state Rep. Kevin Boyle followed Mayor Michael Nutter in speaking at the State of Young Philly final showcase Friday night. The…

    • The remains of the west wall window at Frankford Central United Methodist Church after vandals struck over the weekend. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.

Windows broken at Frankford's Central United Methodist Church

The remains of the west wall window at Frankford Central United Methodist Church after vandals struck over the weekend. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford. The following was submitted…

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Financial Perspectives: Has your bank raised your fees?

  Since interest rates have been at historic lows for an extended period of time, banks have been increasing their fees to recoup lost income. If you bank with a traditional…

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Parkway revival and homelessness, new life on North Broad, PhillyCAM moves, NIMBYism grows

Homelessness has long been at home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, much to the frustration of people trying to make the Parkway a more inviting destination. JoAnn Greco looks at…

7th District Police Captain issues burglary alert in Bustleton

Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District issued a burglary alert yesterday in response to an uptick in certain parts of the district: "7th District residents be alert for a number…

    • PCPC: Saving the archives, Philadelphia 2035 update, Callowhill isues and more

PCPC: Saving the archives, Philadelphia 2035 update, Callowhill isues and more

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is bringing back two 30-plus years-of-service PCPC veterans to help organize and save a treasure trove of commission archival and library material that is at risk…

    • U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and PFT President Jerry Jordan (left) called for passage of the American Jobs Act

Union leaders turn out to support Jobs Act

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks Representatives of the School District of Philadelphia, its five labor unions, and the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) gathered with U.S. Rep. Bob Brady…

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Three development proposals run into controversy at Planning Commission meeting

Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting featured three information-only presentations of proposed developments that all face either community opposition or serious questions from commission members about each project's suitability.205 Race St.Jeff…

Online commenting now available for October DVRPC board actions

DVRPC is excited to announce that the public can now comment on Board Action items using a new online commenting application on our website. Information related to Board Action items…

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Locate designers through viewfinders with "Pole Position"

DesignPhiladelphia seeks to demonstrate that design is everywhere. Bresslergroup, a local product design firm, has taken that idea literally by installing big red arrows pointing to several Philly-based design companies…

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Big Chalkers, Qualities of Life, Thief of Baghdad, Cobbs Creek trail, Public Architecture, Preserving Philadelphia's Neigborhoods

Big Chalkers Tuesday, October 18, 5pm. Café Cret, 16th Street & The Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Kids of all ages can draw all over the sidewalk outside Café Cret with giant sidewalk…

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St. Martha's carnival raises funds for gym improvements

St. Martha's provided family entertainment while raising funds this past week. The parish held a fall carnival in its parking lot over several nights in order to raise funds for needed…

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Northeast women arrested during Mummers prostitution bust

Ten women were arrested last week after police raided a Mummers facility and broke up a prostitution ring. Two members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade face liquor charges, and several suspects…

    • Denby's Sweet Sensations hosted the most recent FrankfordRising meeting.

Frankford looks at five key issues as part of PhillyRising

Denby's Sweet Sensations hosted the most recent FrankfordRising meeting. Frankford residents and business owners met last week to continue their FrankfordRising agenda. Twenty-five people arrived at Denby's Sweet Sensations to discuss…

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DAGspace: Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area

Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area By Elise Vider In 1955, Philadelphia significantly advanced the nascent historic preservation movement with the nation’s first citywide ordinance to protect historic buildings.…

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Suspects arrested for locking adults in Tacony basement

It was late Saturday morning when a property caretaker found four adults chained up in a Tacony basement. Police found the victims -- all with developmental delays and malnourished --…

    • South Broad | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool
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Closure possible for Furness High, City Council sues over fracking, Historical Commission approvals, State of Young Philly wraps

South Broad | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Philadelphia will announce school closures later this month, and Public School Notebook/NewsWorks examines the consequences for one on the…

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