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Delaware Riverkeeper turns in 7,543 pages of comment on Delaware deepening proposal

Responding to a June 6, 2011 notice allowing for public comment on the proposed Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, the Delaware Riverkeeper delivered a substantialcomment totaling 7,543 pages and weighing…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has grown many of its leaves back

Stressed Race Street Pier trees have re-leafed

The Race Street Pier trees that had been losing their leaves are growing new ones.As PlanPhilly reported in early June, a few of the pier's 37 large, white swamp…

    • Central Delaware Master Plan priority sites

Full riverfront master plan soon to be released. Can the decades-long schedule be halved?

Two weeks from Monday, the full draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront will be published on the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation website. It will be ready for…

    • A minivan sustained front-end damage in a crash with the Route 59 SEPTA bus. Photo by Simon Skymba.

Reader Photo: SEPTA accident at Tyson and Castor

A minivan sustained front-end damage in a crash with the Route 59 SEPTA bus. Photo by Simon Skymba. Reader Simon Skymba shared some photos with us from yesterday afternoons crash at…

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State Road construction expected to be done in 2011

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan announced Friday that the current relief sewer project along State Road is 80 percent complete and the Philadelphia Water Department expects the project…

Real NEastate: How can I find how much a home under contract sold for?

Q: Is there a way to find out how much a house sold for before it actually settles? My agent gave me comparables that are really low, and he wants me…

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Art Commission gives final nods to Dilworth Plaza, 9/11 Memorial

The Art Commission Wednesday awarded final approval to several more elements of the reworked Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, and gave an enthusiastic go-ahead to a fast track memorial dedicated to…

Philadelphia Vendy Awards finalists

The Vendy Awards will be held on July 9th (3:00pm to 7:00pm) at Piazza at Schmidts and will benefit The Food Trust, a nonprofit that strives to make healthy food…

Community Greening Awards calling for entries

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will honor community greening champions across the state and beyond this fall. The Community Greening Award, a collaboration of PHS and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, recognizes individuals, garden…

    • About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene.

Bustleton residents to protest church's zoning variance for school

About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church at 608…

Financial Perspectives: the wisdom of Ben Franklin

In doing some research I came across a series of quotes from Ben Franklin and thought it very timely – given the Fourth of July holiday. Arguably one of the greatest Americans…

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Weekend New Briefs: 7/1 - 7/4

Thursday -- Two teenagers were shot late Thursday night in a Castor Gardens incident at Unruh Avenue and Kindred Street. The shooting left 18-year-old Tyree Branch of the 6500-block of Horrocks…

More U.S. cities launching bike sharing programs

Posted by: Nate Berg 3 July 2011 - 1:00pm More American cities are following successful European cities' leads and launching their own bike sharing systems. From Miami to Des Moines to…

Center City District to Unveil 
KidsInCenterCity.org poster contest winners

On Thursday, July 7 at 1 p.m., at 19th and Walnut Streets, the Center City District will unveil the winners of the KidsInCenterCity.org Poster Contest. Meet the talented kids who created…

    • City Council cracks down on nuisance rental houses

City Council cracks down on nuisance rental houses

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA new city law increases penalties for landlords who pack too many students into rental houses in Northwest neighborhoods. City Council approved creating specific penalties…

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Fox Chase Farm: the Northeast's well-kept secret

The pastures roll down the side of Mount Stanley, where on most days, you will see cows grazing along the fence line. Trees line the long driveway to the barn and…

    • Bruce Conner, front, with (L to R) Frank Hollingsworth, Lou Iatarola, Sam Katz, Jack McCarthy, Nancy Morozin and Rev. Paul Andel at the screening of Katz's documentary on Jan. 18. Photo by Hillary

Holy Family announces the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History

Holy Family University announces the establishment of the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce Conner, an alumnus of Holy Family University (class of 1976)…

    • City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document

City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document

The already dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and the School District of Philadelphia was further complicated this week when the Public School Notebook published a leaked draft version of the district's…

    • Arch Street Friends Meeting House

Secretary Salazar designates 14 new National Historic Landmarks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks in 11 states and the District of Columbia that have played an integral role…

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Cats of the week: pair of kittens needs a home

This pair of kittens (A13453361) could use some extra love and TLC! They are around six weeks old. They were found as strays and it seems that they have lived most of…

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