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Weekend News Briefs 6/3 - 6/5

Friday -- A water main break early Friday evening rerouted traffic from the busy Bustleton Avenue/Red Lion Road intersection. A 12-inch main burst around 7:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Water Department said…

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Rodin Museum Garden readies for unveiling

Soon — most likely after the extended Welcome America-athon is over — the wrapping will come off of the $4+ million restoration of the Rodin Museum gardens.For anyone who's ever…

    • The 20-acre Germany Hill site is one of the last remaining wooded tracts in the area below Ridge Avenue

Green Woods Charter explores possible move to Manayunk

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOver the years, proposals have come and gone for development of the large wooded tract in Manayunk and Roxborough known as Germany Hill. The Green…

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Father Judge Car Show rolls in Sunday

The Father Judge Car Show wil mark its 13th year Sunday with the same festivities attendees have come to expect and look forward to: new and classic cars, classic music and…

    • State Rep. Kevin Boyle (right) receives the 15th PDAC Appreciation Award. Photo courtesy of the Office of Kevin Boyle.

Photo: Kevin Boyle honored with 15th PDAC Appreciation Award

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (right) receives the 15th PDAC Appreciation Award. Photo courtesy of the Office of Kevin Boyle. Capt. Bachmayer and 15th PDAC President Mike Tait give State Rep. Kevin Boyle…

    • Cottman-Princeton interchange plans courtesy of PennDOT.

Two westbound Cottman Avenue lanes reopen near I-95

Cottman-Princeton interchange plans courtesy of PennDOT. State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan announced Wednesday that the two westbound lanes of Cottman Avenue were opened as part of the ongoing…

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Authorities kill rabid beaver near Pennypack Creek

Residents are advised to avoid the area of the Pennypack Creek between Roosevelt Boulvard and Bustleton Avenue after a Fairmount Park ranger captured a rabid beaver there. The beaver, suspected…

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The Foodery makes first pitch to Roxborough civic group

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOwners of The Foodery offered their potential neighbors a sample -- literally -- of the business they'd like to bring to Ridge Avenue during a…

    • Active Transportation Summit: Building our regional trail network

Active Transportation Summit: Building our regional trail network

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) invite you to attend the Active Transportation Summit: Building Our Regional Trail Network on June 23rd to learn how the vision for…

PennDOT to hold series of meetings about I-95 sound walls

PennDOT is holding a series of public meetings about sound walls, aimed at helping those who live near the I-95 / Girard Avenue Interchange project determine whether or not they want…

    • Wayne Junction Station in Philadelphia (Image by CTLiotta)

SEPTA plans major improvements on its Chestnut Hill East line

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillySeveral projects along SEPTA's Chestnut Hill East regional rail line will move ahead in the coming months, most notably the long-awaited update of the 110-year-old…

    • The Tacony Quality of Life Council meets monthly at the Sons of Italy.

Tacony Quality of Life Council addresses crime, L&I issues

The Tacony Quality of Life Council meets monthly at the Sons of Italy. The Tacony Quality of Life Council meets monthly to address crime, zoning, licensing and other quality-of-life issues in…

Frankford Civic Association meeting postponed

The monthly meeting of the Frankford Civic Association has been delayed a week. The group will instead meet next Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of…

Financial Perspectives: Financial planning webinars

  Certified Financial Planner and Your Personal CFO columnist Jim Heisler is hosting two upcoming webinars about financial planning. As part of his role at Family Wealth Services, LLC, Jim focuses…

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Dead dog found hanging in Wissinoming

Update June 3: The PSPCA is reporting the animal found in the tree is a raccoon, based on the necropsy of the badly decomposed animal. The organization released this statement: "While…

SCRUB opposes billboard legislation

Councilman DiCicco has scheduled hearings on THREE pro billboard bills.granting special exceptions (i.e. spot zoning) for unsightly and currently unlawful billboards       When:       Tuesday, June 7 at…

City Council wants to tie up bike lanes in red tape

Take ActionToday at 2pm Bill No. 110440  was introduced Thursday, May 26 by Councilman Greenlee, DiCicco and Clarke to require that all new bike lanes receive a city council ordinance…

Preliminary work started on Market Street Signal and Streetscape project

Preliminary work of the Market Street Signal and Streetscape Project began on Tuesday, May 31, announced Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson today. The street improvement work on Market Street from…

    • An aerial view of the Germantown Settlement Charter School compound. (Photo: Racebrook Marketing Concepts LLC.)

Public auction for Germantown Settlement Charter School buildings

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe scheduled auction of the former Germantown Settlement Charter School property could bring to a close one important chapter in the long-running saga of the…

Council authorizes zoning code hearings

In a voice vote on Thursday, Philadelphia City Council authorized the first public hearings on the city's new zoning code. Introducing the resolution was First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, who wrote…

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