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Fishtowners to vote on proposed Richmond Street entertainment venue Tuesday

Fishtown residents and business owners will next week have their say on whether a live music/entertainment venue proposed for Richmond Street that could hold between 2,500 and 3,500 people and have…

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Sizing up the city's green infrastructure

Philadelphia's Greenworks initiative, a plan to make our city the greenest in the U.S. by 2015, features ambitious goals including the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees, and the lowering…

Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance: Applications for Project Recognition

The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA) is an initiative of more than 200 government, private sector and non-profit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region encompassing Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New…

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Castor Gardens man shot during robbery

A Castor Gardens man was shot Friday night during a robbery. The victim, 50, was shot in both legs around 8:30 p.m. on the 1300-block of Barnett Street, just two…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor 8/23-8/29

Thanks to our weekly sponsor,! You can see their ad on our right-hand advertising sidebar for the month of August. Check out their site, which offers great deals and…

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Missing the Northeast: Block Parties

I always forget about it every year – forget about it, of course, until I receive a call from my mom around noon or pull up to the street on which I…

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Weekend News Briefs: 8/20-8/22

Friday -- Escaped murderer Omar Roane was captured Friday night. Roane, who broke free from the back of a prisoner transport van last weekend at Frankford and Cottman avenues, was…

    • A park, a party, and a whole lot of fundraising

A park, a party, and a whole lot of fundraising

When the jazz plays and the champagne flows at Penn Treaty Park's annual nighttime soirée next month, boosters will toast the completion of the plan for the park's future and honor…

    • Bill Dobbins of Northeast Tree Tenders cares for a tree the group previously planted, Image courtesy of Rikard Lama for Metro.

Northeast Tree Tenders looking for Spring planting applications

This article ran in Wednesday's Metro as part of our partnership with the daily newspaper. If you're in the Northeast the Saturday before Thanksgiving, you're likely to find about 60 people…

    • Shy the puppy went missing in Somerton Wednesday.

Missing puppy in Somerton

We received the below information from a reader, and wanted to share with everyone. If you've seen Shy the puppy around, please contact her owner! My granddaughter, Jenn, lost her 7…

    • Yo! regional rail riders, changes are in the wind

Yo! regional rail riders, changes are in the wind

As SEPTA prepares to roll out a new smart card system, it is quietly moving forward with sweeping changes that promise to fundamentally reshape the regional rail system.Many of these…

    • With the stained glass removed years ago and the replacement window long since destroyed, the interior is open to the elements.

Without a buyer, historic church remains in limbo

The Church of the Assumption, which was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in May 2009, remains a source of contention between the owners and the surrounding community, as…

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Reward offered for capture of escaped murderer

U.S. Marshals announced yesterday they're offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of escaped prisoner Omar Roane. Roane, an accused murderer, escaped from a prison van Saturday when…

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Families gather for food, fun and faith at Seven Mile Road party

From Seven Mile Road Church: Residents of the Bustleton neighborhood made the most of a beautiful summer evening by attending the second annual Community Night hosted by Seven Mile Road Church…

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Three Wawas robbed overnight

Three men have been arrested in connection with overnight robberies at three Wawas in the area. Around 1:15 this morning, a man with a gun entered the Wawa at Rhawn Street…

Real NEastate: Hassle from the mortgage underwriter

Q: I am buying a home in Bells Corner, and I’m supposed to settle this Friday. My mortgage lender is telling me now it might not happen on time. She said…

    • Houses along 21st and Carpenter Streets. | Photo: Neal Santos

South by Southwest: how Center City's relentless expansion remade a historic neighborhood

The transformation of Southwest Center City from one of Philadelphia's most blighted and crime-riddled neighborhoods to one of its most desirable is nearly complete. On some blocks, luxe town homes now…

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Northeast man charged in Cobbs Creek murder

A Northeast man has been arrested and charged for a murder that took place Saturday in Southwest Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek area. Ramik Banks, of the 900-block of Carver Street, was…

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Pedestrian hit by vehicle at Oxford Circle

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Sunday night while walking near Oxford Circle and Roosevelt Boulevard. The 32-year-old man was struck around 9:30 p.m. at the Boulevard and Oxford Avenue…

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Woman arrested in Rhawnhurst stabbing

A woman was arrested early yesterday morning in connection with a stabbing in Rhawnhurst. A 23-year-old male was rushed to the hospital after being stabbed in the stomach in an…

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