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SEPTA Blue Line plans on installation of security cameras

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that SEPTA will add cameras for added security. They are designed to work along side with the increased SEPTA police presence on the subways. Cameras will be…

    • This describes how zoning fits in with the City Planning Commission's overall vision.

In the Northeast, some residents oppose zoning reform that would allow more renters

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • Julia and Igor Frayman, with Ava, in front of the Bouvier Building.

Preservation Row: Historic Bouvier Building begins its transformation

Its insides are all but gutted and its exterior still looks forlorn. But there is an energy buzzing around the long-embattled Bouvier Building these days. The restoration of the historic brick…

    • The team ambushes Tony D’Aulerio in the base paths after he drives home the winning run for the Blue Sox in their extra-inning championship effort. Photo by Tom Rowan.

Cops win baseball title for fallen brethren

Eighteen active Philadelphia Police Officers are huddled together in front of the dugout at LaSalle High School’s state-of-the-art Ward Field on a humid Sunday afternoon in August. Most of the players…

    • A Frankford SSD Detail Team keeps the 4600-block of Frankford Avenue clean. Photo provided by FSSD.

Frankford SSD deploys Detail Team

From the Frankford SSD: The Frankford Special Services District has deployed a “Detail Team,” a new beautification program for the Frankford Avenue Business Corridor. The team will be responsible…

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Vacancy victories are rare, but city says reform is coming

For experienced and savvy developers like Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, navigating Philadelphia's bewildering system for acquiring and developing vacant land is a tedious chore, but doable. For developers who are…

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One dead in Frankford double shooting

A 22-year-old man died overnight following a double shooting in Frankford. Police discovered the man, along with a 26-year-old man, along the 4800-block of Tackawanna Street just before midnight Sunday.…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: We'd never call for the closing of a newspaper, but this might push over the edge

UPDATE (Sept. 27 12:10 p.m.) -- The error has been fixed, but not noted. We're told by a staffer the mistake ran early this morning online, but was corrected before going…

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Missing the Northeast: Row homes

This was a conversation I had with a friend when I first got to college in New Jersey six years ago: Me: “Oh, I grew up in a row home in…

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16-year-old identified as shooting victim

A Fels High School student died Thursday as the result of a shooting for which he may not have been the intended target. Ahmad Dotson, 16, was shot in the chest…

Transit union president loses his position

The outgoing president of Transport Workers Union Local 234 yesterday blamed "outside interference" by SEPTA for his failed re-election bid. "SEPTA had a lot of interest in the outcome of this…

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Child struck by car in Northwood

A 10-year-old boy in Northwood is in critical condition at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike. The boy was riding around…

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Breaking: Police fatally shoot man in Frankford

Breaking news from West Frankford Town Watch: Around 10:15 Thursday, police became involved in a pursuit when they heard gunshots near the 1500-block of Bridge Street in Frankford. They came upon…

    • 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…

Sugar House Casino critiqued

The Sugar House Casino does not emulate the same neon signs and fancy infrastructure that so many other gambling houses possess. Inquirer Staff writer Inga Saffron reports that the Casino is…

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Thanks for your feedback, now here's how to contact us

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…

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