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SugarHouse wants to add 14 more table games

SugarHouse Casino has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for permission to add 14 new table games, which would bring the total number of tables to 57.The additional table games…

    • Maura McCarthy, executive director of the FOW, and Kevin Groves, volunteer coordinator, look at a map of the Wissahickon

Wissahickon Valley Park improvement projects under way

This week, the city's Department of Parks Recreation began repairing a gully along the Wissahickon Creek, in hopes of curbing stormwater runoff, erosion and the death of several trees. It's one…

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Holy Family students in month-long Facebook Challenge

For 30 days, willing students at Holy Family University are giving up Facebook. A small percentage of the student body is taking up the "Facebook Challenge" as a way to…

    • Photo by Anna Berezowska

Reader photo: Water department spotted in Castor Gardens

Photo by Anna Berezowska Reader Anna Berezowska sent us this photo last night 6 p.m. The Philadelphia Water Department was hard at work on the 6600-block of Lynford Street in Castor…

Updated referral draft of the new Zoning Code now available

The Zoning Code Commission published the most recent draft of Philadelphia's revised zoning code on Thursday afternoon. The blue-lined version--which includes all the revisions made since the December referral draft of…

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Some shuttered schools experience rebirth

Editor's Note: PlanPhilly partnered with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook to produce a February edition focusing on school facilities. With declining enrollment and 70,000 empty seats, it is likely that some…

SEPTA's smart new debt

PHILADELPHIA TRANSIT riders can finally join their counterparts in other major cities and turn their tokens and paper tickets in for more modern electronic cards. Last week, SEPTA announced it would…

    • The remains of a collapsed billboard.

McConville et al v. The City of Philadelphia et al

A Philadelphia business owner arrived to work one morning to find a billboard had crashed against the side and roof of her building, causing extensive damage.  When the sign company ignored…

    • Cutting through the Code: Residential and mixed-use in the Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 4
    • CDAG members discuss master plan comments and concerns

CDAG has questions, comments for master planners on river view sheds, public art

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group said at Thursday night's meeting that they need to know the specific height of the  mid-rise developments master planners want along some parts of…

    • This car's owner had to pour warm water on the door just to open it.

Icy weather a beast, brings beauty

This car's owner had to pour warm water on the door just to open it. While you commute yesterday might have been frustrating, the ice-dripping trees and sagging power lines were…

    • Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park resident Gino Azzena competes in the second annual Wesley Enhanced Living Wii Bowling Tournament vs. Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland. Photo courtesy of Wesl

Wesley Enhance Living Pennypack Park residents win Wii bowling tournament

Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park resident Gino Azzena competes in the second annual Wesley Enhanced Living Wii Bowling Tournament vs. Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland. Photo courtesy of Wesley Enhanced Living. The Northeast…

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Rhawnhurst couple gets probation for son's faith-healing death

Rhawnhurst couple Herbert and Catherine Schaible have been sentenced to 10 years' probation for the January 2009 death of their 2-year-old son Kent. The couple was charged in December with involuntary…

    • The Hunting Park West industrial area. (Image from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission)

Roxborough and Hunting Park West industrial zones, they are a-changing

In a January city Planning Commission meeting, John Grady, the senior vice president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation made a claim that might stun some: Philly, he said, is not…

Voice your opinion with PlanPhilly's reader survey!

Each year, PlanPhilly publishes a reader survey, inviting our audience to help us shape our coverage and strengthen our organization. We're always looking to grow our beats, focus on important…

    • Development Workshop still pushing to eliminate design standards

Development Workshop still pushing to eliminate design standards

Craig Schelter of the Development Workshop has sent PlanPhilly his group's feedback on the referral draft of Philadelphia's new Zoning Code. Submitted on January 21, the last day for written feedback…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: Fishy Nick's Seafood Palace, or, The Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 3

What's up with the trolley crash under City Hall?

SEPTA has spent years putting in place a collision-avoidance system in the trolley tunnel to keep vehicles from hitting each other.So what happened yesterday, when a Route 10 trolley collided…

    • Preservationists urge scrutiny of older public school buildings

Preservationists urge scrutiny of older public school buildings

Editor's Note: PlanPhilly partnered with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook to produce a February edition focusing on school facilities. With declining enrollment and 70,000 empty seats, it is likely that some…

    • Zoning officer Pete Specos (black shirt) is rumored to have resigned from the Frankford Civic Association.

Changes to upcoming Frankford Civic meeting

Zoning officer Pete Specos (black shirt) is rumored to have resigned from the Frankford Civic Association. The Frankford Civic Association meeting planned for tomorrow night has been postponed until next week…

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