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    • PGW President and CEO Craig White is the keynote speaker at Thursday's conference.

Small business panel, conference at Community College of Philadelphia Northeast

PGW President and CEO Craig White is the keynote speaker at Thursday's conference. TD Bank and Community Integrated Services are cosponsoring the first-ever Northeast Small Business Conference this Thursday at the…

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Hearing examiners recommend approval of SEPTA budgets

SEPTA got the OK from two independent hearing examiners on its proposed fiscal year 2012 operating and capital budgets, paving the way for SEPTA Board approval later this month.That didn't…

Philadelphia Human Relations Commission appeals SEPTA decision to high court

The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court last week seeking to overturn an appellate ruling that exempts SEPTA from the city's nondiscrimination law.An April…

    • The church was built by architect Patrick Charles Keely in 1848-49.

L&I review board supports civic group's appeal to save church

The historic Church of the Assumption on Spring Garden Street was thrown a lifeline today, when the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review voted in favor of a civic group’s appeal…

    • An artist rendering of Green Woods Charter School at Greylock Manor in Chestnut Hill. (Photo from Green Woods Charter School)

Proposal for Green Woods' relocation to Greylock denied

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn a unanimous vote late last week, the Chestnut Hill Historical Society's Easement Committee denied proposed amendments to historic preservation easements on the Greylock Manor…

    • Engine House No. 29 is being offered for sale by PIDC.

'Historic Opportunities' for preservation-minded developers

In the market for a turn-of-the-century clubhouse, a 1920s town hall, or a modernist house of steel? Your opportunity is knocking.The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has added a new…

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Argument leads to shooting at Frankford bar

A man was shot early Sunday morning following an argument inside a Frankford bar. Police rushed the 25-year-old victim to the hospital around 1 a.m. after the incident at Elran's Place…

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Police investigate Tacony beating

Police are investigating a beating that took place inside the victim's Tacony home early Friday morning. Two suspects entered her apartment on the 4300-block of Princeton Avenue around midnight, according to…

Philadelphia celebrates Bike Week

MAY 16, 2011.  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.  May is National Bike Month and The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting and supporting several events in Philadelphia this week.  These free events draw…

DAG Alert: Vote in the Primary Election tomorrow!

DAG members! As usual, the upcoming primary election will not generate a large voter turnout. That means that every vote, especially yours, really counts. And with five City Council members leaving…

    • Uproar over the ZCC's minority report continues

Uproar over the ZCC's minority report continues

Many members of Philadelphia's design, planning, and building community have been outraged for nearly a week over the minority report passed by the Zoning Code Commission on May 11, and following…

DAG responds to Zoning Reform issue

Dear DAG Member,One of the key elements of DAG's Reform Agenda of 2005 was zoning reform. DAG and many of its members have been active participants in the work of…

    • A 12-year, $13 million renovation of the Family Court, including the interior, was conducted by the firm Kelly/Maiello.

Historical Commission designates Family Court interiors

With little fanfare and much enthusiasm, the Historical Commission approved historic designation for most of the interior of John Windrim's 1938 Family Court Building, at 1801 Vine Street. It also designated…

    • 3rd and Delancey cheek wall

Historic review of ADA sidewalk ramp project has begun

It is not possible to bring sidewalks up to ADA accessibility standards without using any of the short, foundation-hugging structures called cheek walls that critics worry could detract from the historic…

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Dog of the Week: Spike

Poor Spike (A12476930). He was returned to the shelter after being adopted because his owner has to move and couldn't take him with her. Spike is a 6- to 12- month-old pit mix,…

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Cat of the Week: Sholanda

Sholanda (A12833582) is a little, beautiful, buff tabby who was turned in as a stray. She's between 6 and 10 years old and is the sweetest thing! She's under the weather with…

Northeast Tree Tenders gears up for spring planting

Hasan Malik started the Northeast Tree Tenders three years ago because he was tired of looking at all the bare concrete on the streets of Northeast Philadelphia. Most of Philadelphia’ s full-grown…

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Baldi Middle School celebrates arts partnership

Jennifer Mazzuca's literacy class at Baldi Middle School experiences Literacy Through Photography with Liz Gilly of Moore College of Art (L to R) Pedro Palmer, Tamia Scott, Nathaniel Carroll, Elizabeth Merrigan.…

    • After revisions, proposed facilities policy will result in less transparency

After revisions, proposed facilities policy will result in less transparency

 Submitted by Benjamin Herold  The School District has revised its proposed policy governing the sale of shuttered District buildings so that it can offer discounts to some prospective buyers, but…

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