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    • City Council and developers give feedback on zoning code rewrite

City Council and developers give feedback on zoning code rewrite

So it begins.Three years in the works, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) presented the rewrite of the city's zoning code to City Council on Wednesday and on Thursday, real estate…

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Awhile back, we asked you to take a survey. People all over the nation took this survey about their local news outlets, then the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University…

    • Northwood Civic Association's board members at a previous meeting. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Zoning issues hot topic at Northwood Civic

A busy meeting schedule kept us from Tuesday's Northwood Civic Association meeting, but the Frankford Gazette was there. Zoning issues were the most talked about topics at the meeting, which President…

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Sigh, Phils' redman is from Parkwood

The puker was from Jersey. But we lay claim to this one. The 17-year-old who interrupted the Phillies-Braves game Monday is from Parkwood. Sean Hagan ran into the outfield…

    • Chunks of concrete making way for the new park at Pier 53

Pier 53 work underway, Race Street Pier gets contractor

The concrete parking lot that is being transformed into the park at the foot of Pier 53 is now a pile of giant puzzle pieces.The moonscape of holes drilled in…

September SEPTA Board meeting

The SEPTA Board Thursday voted to approve a series of contracts to begin the reconstruction of the Cheltenham-Ogontz Bus Loop.The loop, which serves about 3,400 riders every weekday, acts as…

    • Parks and Recreation moves ahead on land disposition ordinance

Parks and Recreation moves ahead on land disposition ordinance

On Wednesday evening, for its fourth meeting since being formed, the new Parks and Recreation Commission offered the first public glimpse of its proposed Open Land Protection Ordinance. The ordinance…

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Serial bank robber arrested

Serial bank robber Joseph DiFalco was arrested this morning in Kensington. DiFalco, 31, robbed a bank on the 6300-block of Castor Avenue in Castor Gardens around 9:30 a.m. Believing he was…

    • (From left) Dennis O’Rourke, FJHS ’70; Phil Reilly; and Bob Carroll, FJHS ’72 were medal winners in the 50-59 age group at the 2009 Crusader Classic. Photo courtesy of Dennis McCrossen.

Reader Submission: Crusader Classic is around the corner

The Father Judge High School Alumni Association will host the eighth annual Crusader Classic 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. to benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund. The…

Real NEastate: Stubborn seller

Q: I live in Sandyford Park and I need to sell my house, but my neighbor’s house is up for sale. I don’t want to wait, because my job is moving…

    • Lawmakers: Don't expect a fast transit funding fix

Lawmakers: Don't expect a fast transit funding fix

Though state House Appropriations Committee chairman Dwight Evans (D-Phila.) is trying mightily to get a transportation funding bill through the legislature before the fall election, don't expect much to happen before…

    • photo credit Jenna Winegar, photo illustration PlanPhilly

How bill on I-95 condemnation corridor came to be

Pending city council legislation that would allow owners of the typical, one-dimensional billboards set to be removed for the I-95 expansion to replace them with flashier, double-sided, electronic signs was not…

    • River deck

Looking at SugarHouse in an architectural context

Good for what it is.

Yes, parking dominates; yes, the prow-shaped building has a bit of a Best Buy about it; and yes, there's no ground floor retail, as so many…

Pennsylvania transit bill on strikes makes waves

Philly.com reports that a provision in the legislation that was prompted by last year's SEPTA's strike has upset  labor unions. The provision would require labor union workers to provide a three-days notice…

    • Greenberger and Jastrzab

A change at the top of Planning Commission

Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger today stepped down from his position as executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.Greenberger has been in charge of both the PCPC and the Commerce Department,…

    • The former Blue Ox Bistro at 7980 Oxford Ave. in Fox Chase, where the Grey Lodge owner is expanding. Click to enlarge.

Hop Angel now open in Fox Chase

The word from Scoats, owner of Mayfair's popular Grey Lodge Pub, is that Hop Angel is now open. The Fox Chase-based German bar had a soft launch last week at the…

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Postal worker charged for mail hoarding

The United States Postal worker who is April was discovered to be hoarding mail, now faces several charges. David Blauser, 42, hoarded nearly 13,000 pieces of mail over the course of…

Financial Perspectives: Breaking down pension payments

  There has been a wave of companies offering retirement packages recently – most notably Verizon.  Employees from these companies are faced with a big decision about how to handle retirement…

    • A wider view of the lot at 6th and Diamond.

Special Report: Vacant land, focused plans

In the 1990s, the best that could be said of Eastern North Philadelphia was that there was almost nothing there. Acres of vacant land stretched in all directions, the empty expanse…

    • Area affected by DiCicco bill

PCPC jumps in front of I-95 condemnation corridor bill

Owners of typical, one-dimensional billboards that must be removed to make way for the expansion of I-95 could replace them with flashier, double-sided electronic billboards under legislation currently pending in City…

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