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Weekend News Briefs: 4/1 - 4/3

Friday -- Police are searching for a man who robbed K-mart with his young daughter in tow. Friday morning, the man emptied a jewelry case in the store off Roosevelt…

    • Neighbors, City and Conrail take first steps to clean up Kensington

Neighbors, City and Conrail take first steps to clean up Kensington "Wasteland"

On Saturday, as neighborhood groups around the city organized spring clean-ups, about 60 neighborhood activists, residents, and city and Conrail workers got down to (the beginning of) the dirty work of…

PHA unveils redesigned website

The Philadelphia Housing Authority launched a new and improved website featuring a customer-focused and user-friendly redesign. It also includes valuable, up-to-date information for applicants, residents, and the public.http://www.pha.phila.gov/  “The new…

    • Moving Beyond the Automobile: Highway removal

Moving Beyond the Automobile: Highway removal

by Elizabeth Press on March 29, 2011 | 5,113 Plays | from the series Moving Beyond the Automobile In this week's episode of "Moving Beyond the Automobile," Streetfilms takes you on a guided tour…

Design Advocacy Group | Monthly Meeting

Design Advocacy Group | Monthly MeetingApril 7, Thursday. 8:00-10:00AM. The Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Free.  Alan Urek presents on the draft plan for Phila2035. George Claflen will be…

Zoning Code Commission | Other Development Standards

Zoning Code Commission | Other Development StandardsApril 5, Tuesday. 8:00-9:30AM. 1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor. Free.   The ZCC is hosting a series of eight Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Changes to…

Ten Nonprofits Receive Service Grants in Winter 2011 round

Ten Nonprofits Receive Service Grants in Winter 2011 roundThe Community Design Collaborative’s first round of service grants in 2011 will benefit ten community-based nonprofits and support efforts by advocacy groups…

    • Turnout was high for the Mayfair Civic Association's

6th District Council candidates introduce themselves

Turnout was high for the Mayfair Civic Association's "meet the candidates" night for the 6th Council District.This piece is the first of three covering the 6th District Council race. With…

Brownfields 2011 | Creating More Sustainable Community

April. 3, Sunday - April 5, Tuesday. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Event Registration. The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and…

    • Mantua to receive investment in housing and community development support

Mantua to receive investment in housing and community development support

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments and the Mantua neighborhood one of 17 nationwide Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants.This project is one of…

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Dog of the Week: Bessie

This sweetheart is Bessie (A12433243). She is a boxer mix and was surrendered for adoption because her owners could no longer care for her. She is 5 years old and has…

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Cat of the Week: Luke

URGENT! This cutie pie is Luke (A12650051) - he's an adult tabby boy who was picked up as a stray. He's a little rough from living on the streets and could…

    • The concept design for the Philadelphia Sports Zone planned for Upper Holmesburg. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Sports Zone.

Philadelphia Sports Zone Unveils Plans for New Sports Facility

The concept design for the Philadelphia Sports Zone planned for Upper Holmesburg. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Sports Zone.Months of talks culminated Friday with an event to debut plans for the…

More options - sustainable ones - for city sidewalks

If you need a new or replacement sidewalk in front of your home or business, you no longer have to use concrete. City Council Thursday passed an ordinance that allows the…

    • Council passes ordinances increasing fees for valet spaces, requiring receipts

Council passes ordinances increasing fees for valet spaces, requiring receipts

City Council Thursday passed two ordinances that boost the cost for valet parking zone permits and renewals and aim to prevent valet parking customers from getting tickets because their cars were…

    • Bob Kershaw (l) & Robert Barton (r) in front of their historic house on Shurs lane in Manayunk (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Manayunk's historic Ezekiel Shur House for sale

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWe know this: Ezekiel Shur, 19th century farmer and veteran of the War of 1812, is buried around here somewhere.That's his tombstone, marked 1794-1863,…

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Somerton house fire injures one

One person was injured yesterday morning when a fire broke out in a home in Somerton. A house on the 600-block of Parlin Street caught fire around 7 a.m. Firefighters…

Real NEastate: What do I do right after making settlement on my home?

Q: I am so excited! I make settlement on my first home in Holme Circle on Friday and I don’t know how to get the bills in my name. I want…

    • Local skateboarder and skateboarding advocate Scott Kip

Why Love Park works: a skateboarder's point of view

On a sunny, chilly afternoon this week, a half-dozen young men, holding or riding skateboards, gathered in Love Park.One rode his board in a diagonal line across the vast field…

Seger Park Sprayground Competition!

Seger Park and Playground (10th & Lombard) is undergoing a renovation along its west side. The winner of the water feature competition will be selected at a community meeting in late…

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