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Dog of the Week: King

King is a gorgeous chestnut-colored pit mix who is approximately 1-2 years old. He is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines! He currently lives at the city shelter--and…

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Cat of the Week: Morris

Poor Morris (A11694125) is in need of TLC and rescue! Morris is a handsome 7-year-old male cat. He has an orange tabby coat. Morris was adopted a few months ago but…

    • (L to R) 2nd Place Jamie Wurtenberg of St Albert the Great, 1st Place Adrain Toledo of St Jerome and 3rd Place Kerrianne Mullen of St Anselm took home Spelling Bee trophies. Photo by Archbishop Ryan H

Archbishop Ryan's seventh-grade spelling bee winners

(L to R) 2nd Place Jamie Wurtenberg of St Albert the Great, 1st Place Adrain Toledo of St Jerome and 3rd Place Kerrianne Mullen of St Anselm took home Spelling Bee…

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Historical Commission Approves Hotel, Reading Terminal projects

It wasn't easy, but the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, an adaptive reuse project of the Lafayette Building on Independence Mall, received approvals for much of what it was seeking at Friday's meeting…

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Blight Fight: L&I prepares to hunt down absentee owners.

By Isaiah Thompson and Anthony Campisi Tens of thousands of abandoned properties and vacant lots stretch across Philadelphia. Counts vary, but recent studies estimate at least 40,000 such properties, 75 percent…

Community grant opportunities announced for West Philadelphia's Clark Park

University City District (UCD) and the Clark Park Partnership, a consortium that oversees park maintenance, events, policies and capital projects, have announced the 2nd annual Clark Park Community Grants. Up to…

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A sweet welcome for bakery and 'beer boutique' in Manayunk

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyHere's something you won't see very often: A unanimous vote of the Manayunk Neighborhood Council approving a new beer-seller along Main Street. Wednesday night, the…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Media outlets' maps missing Cottman and Tyson avenues

What's wrong with this description: "K-mart on Roosevelt Boulevard near Welsh Road"? It's how the Philadelphia Inquirer and Action News described a K-mart where a man robbed the jewelry counter…

    • Mayfair Memorial Playground -- on Lincoln High School's property -- remains unused for now.

Mayfair closer to rebuilding Mayfair Memorial Playground

It looks like the Mayfair Memorial Playground is finally being rebuilt. The playground in front of Lincoln High School on Ryan Avenue was torn down three years ago after a little…

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Blight Fight

Tens of thousands of abandoned properties and vacant lots stretch across Philadelphia. Counts vary, but recent studies estimate at least 40,000 such properties, 75 percent of which belong to private owners…

Race is on to finish Race Street Pier

It's crunch time for Race Street Pier, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Vice President Joe Forkin told the DRWC executive committee Thursday morning.Project updates and future events The contractor “is working…

    • When warm windows come to cold storage

When warm windows come to cold storage

Thanks to some sharp-eyed observation and pictorial attentiveness from former Praxis/PlanPhilly communications director Michael Greenle we have some cool photos of window refit at the Waterview Grande rehab of two cold…

House Gaming Oversight Committee passes bill requiring casinos to mail patrons statements of wins and losses

Earlier this week, the PA House of Representatives' Gaming Oversight Committee passed a bill that would require casinos to issue monthly statements showing patrons with reward cards, also known as loyalty…

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Art Commission offers go-ahead to Race Street Connector artwork and Independence Mall hotel.

The new piece of public art that is central to what's being called the Race Street Connector― a tunnel below I-95 that links the city to the Delaware River ― received…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has lost its leaves. Note the healthy leaves in the foreground

Race Street Pier trees are here

The first four of the 37 trees that will line Race Street Pier arrived just after 8 Thursday morning. The large caliper white swamp oaks, purchased with the help of donations, are surplus…

    • Illustration based on Philadelphia: Metropolis in Transition's archive

Planning Commission sees opportunity in short-term broadband goals for comprehensive plan

This story is distributed in partnership with Technically Philly's Broadband2035, a series created to help inform the city's Philadelphia 2035 comprehensive plan around broadband issues. It is funded by…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Northeast is now hip and part of Riverwards

Ask any Philadelphia newcomer living in Fishtown, Port Richmond or Kensington where they live and they're likely to tell you the Northeast. That misconception has now been extended beyond those boundaries,…

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Man, woman shot in Frankford

Police found a man and a woman in Frankford yesterday afternoon suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers responded to a call on the 2000-block of Bridge Street around 2 p.m., where the pair…

Real NEastate: Am I priced too high for Castor Gardens?

Q: I own a beautiful single home in Castor Gardens that’s for sale in the low $200,000's. I’ve been listed for several months and have had two price reductions. I got…

    • The owner of the former Propper Brothers building in Manayunk is looking into transforming the space into a

Reinventing the former Propper Brothers building

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyFor 122 years, entering the Propper Bros. building gave visitors an eyeful of fine furniture, accessories and decor items. Now, with the furniture store closed…

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