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    • Sparks fly at SEPTA operating budget hearing

Sparks fly at SEPTA operating budget hearing

SEPTA has a relatively boring operating budget proposal for next year. The $1.23 billion plan contains no fare hikes or service reductions.But that didn't stop a confrontation from erupting at…

    • Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

The American Commerce Center's developer still has the zoning relief needed to build the city's tallest skyscraper, Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Gary Jastrzab told commissioners Tuesday.Passed by City…

    • “Access to healthy and affordable foods is a really big issue for Philadelphians,” said Dr. Giridhar Mallya

Francisville: The Importance of Fresh Food

By Mary Mazzoni For PlanPhilly This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. Katie Searl hoped to cut back on the use of…

    • Bowman plan: Demolish Magarity building and reverse traffic flow on Hartwell Lane

Bowman plan: Demolish Magarity building and reverse traffic flow on Hartwell Lane

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly Chestnut Hill residents got their first real look Tuesday night at a redevelopment proposal that would dramatically remake the former Magarity Ford site on Germantown…

Planning Commission gives nod to medical office tower atop garage at 8th and Walnut

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission this week gave its approval to two zoning bills that would allow a medical office tower to rise from a parking garage at 8th and Walnut…

A closer look at Philadelphia's 2010 Census data

City planner Jametta Johnson this week gave the planning commission an overview of Philadelphia census data related to population, race and ethnicity, putting the information in regional, state and national context.…

    • Grasso's proposal, as of last fall

Proposal for 3,000-patron live music venue in Fishtown heads to City Council

Zoning legislation that would allow developer David Grasso to transform a 7,600 square foot warehouse into a live music venue/performance space at Richmond and Beach streets in Fishtown is headed for…

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School buses burned, vandalized at Woodhaven Road depot

Authorities are investigating the vandalism of more than a dozen buses at the depot on the 3800-block of Woodhaven Road. The buses were discovered yesterday with smashed windows as crews…

    • The Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is one of six trees available as part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree in Every Yard program.

Program offers free trees for 19114 and 19115 residents

The Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is one of six trees available as part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree in Every Yard program. More trees are blooming in Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods this…

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Man critically injured in afternoon fire

A 60-year-old man was critically injured yesterday after a fire broke out in his home on the 3100-block of Holly Road. The flames were under control in about 15 minutes,…

    • The view along the in-progress Race Street Pier park, toward the city

A peek at the progress on Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier now bears a strong resemblance to the park it will be less than a month from now, when it opens to the public. The large lawn is still…

    • The new tour path, provided by the City of Philadelphia

Ride the Ducks returns to Delaware River

From the Managing Director's office: Managing Director Richard Negrin announced that Ride the Ducks (RTD), an amphibious tour, will return to the Delaware River under a new set of improved safety…

SugarHouse Casino announces successful refinancing

From a press release: Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, L.P. announced today that its parent company, Sugarhouse HSP Gaming Prop. Mezz, L.P. (the “Issuer”), and one of the Issuer’s subsidiaries, Sugarhouse HSP…

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Updated: Police search for parents of toddler found alone in Frankford

UPDATE -- Family members have come forward to claim the toddler 15th District officers found wandering in Frankford Monday. Police found Mark on Bridge Street near Darrah Street and brought him…

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6th District Council candidates talk DROP, campaign platforms

This is the second in a three-part series covering the 6th District Council race. You can read Part 1 here. UPDATE: On April 18, Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing 6th District…

    • All is quiet on the 400-block of East Cheltenham Avenue just days after a dogfighting ring was broken up.

Neighbors surprised by Lawncrest dogfighting

All is quiet on the 400-block of East Cheltenham Avenue just days after a dogfighting ring was broken up. Sheryle Nash said she never knew her family lived near a basement…

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    • Penn professors Haselbergera, Olin, and l-Asad spoke about design sustainability at a panel

Has urbanism ruined the city?

We use the words "cities" and "urbanism" interchangeably, but is that correct? Are the two, instead, in tension — and might the rushing onslaught of urbanism be endangering the very idea…

    • Expansion and relocation plans for Green Woods in limbo

Expansion and relocation plans for Green Woods in limbo

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillySpring is in bloom all around the Roxborough campus of the Green Woods Charter School, but the fate of the school and its proposed new…

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