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    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

House Committee hears emotional testimony in favor of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Emotional testimony given at Friday’s hearing on speed cameras stirred up sad memories for Representative Ed Neilson. After listening to Angie Dellavella’s description of witnessing a pedestrian’s death first hand, and…

    • St. Laurentius, 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
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St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown

As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires less alterations of the building. Community ContributorFishtown native,…

    • River Wards Coffee | Michael Bixler, Hidden City
    • Chester Arthur schoolyard, construction in progress

Schoolyard redesign at Chester Arthur to support inquiry-driven learning

As the students of Chester Arthur School started the new school year, they noticed orange safety barriers traversing their schoolyard and snaking around the parking lot. The schoolyard is under construction…

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September 16: Park(ing) Day | Liberty on the River | American Street's identity crisis

It’s Philly’s 9th annual Park(ing) Day today. Go exploring in-street installations that put the park in parking spots. K4 is proposing a multi-tower development at the Sheet Metal Workers property called…

    • Logan Triangle - Photo courtesy of Logan CDC

Council supports Keystone Opportunity Zone expansions, called for greater transparency

Over the past week a bill to designate more than 80 properties as Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zones raced through City Council. Introduced last Thursday by City Council president Darrell Clarke and…

    • Skyline - North Broad | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
    • With NPT, SEPTA hopes to implement TransPass limits

SEPTA battles Philadelphia before Supreme Court in jurisdictional war over LGBT protections (again)

On Tuesday the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the second time in a case over a now-deceased person’s complaints about a since-abandoned SEPTA policy. SEPTA originally filed suit in…

    • Dr. James Moylan | Moylan Chiropractic

Philly zoning board chair out after FBI raids

The chairman of the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment has resigned three weeks after his office and home were searched in connection with the investigation into the powerful electrician's union. Mayor…

    • 54xx Block of Germantown Ave - Proposed Zoning (Sept. 2016)

Rezoning proposed in Germantown for Cunningham Piano showroom reuse

At a Tuesday night meeting, dozens of community members greeted developer Ken Weinstein’s latest proposal for Germantown Avenue with appreciation and a dash of suspicion. Philly Office Retail’s designs for the…

    • LDS Temple | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

September 14: Ride-haling's taxi impact | After Aramark | PAFA campus investments

Just how pinched are Philly taxi drivers given the rise of Uber and Lyft? WHYY's Todd Bookman reports there has been a 40% drop in taxi business between October 2014 and…

    • Rendering of AMOR at Sister Cities Park | Art Commission presentation Sept. 2016

Public artworks approved for Maplewood Mall, MLK Older Adult Center, and Sister Cities Park

At its September meeting the Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed and approved three permanent works of public art: Maplewood Mall will see lumber in mosaic, older adults in Sharswood will take a…

    • Upper North housing varies | Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Upper North District Plan focuses on Logan Triangle, boosting Broad, keeping neighborhoods stable

At the final community meeting for the Planning Commission’s Upper North District Plan, the fruits of the previous four and a half months’ work were arrayed on placards in a half…

    • Myers Rec Center was an important partner in moving the greenway forward

September 13: Nuisance businesses | Conservatorship at 18th and Delancey | Studio Gang in SW Philly

Tuesday reminder: President Obama will stump for Hillary Clinton on the Parkway today at 1:45pm. As a result, all traffic around Eakins Oval is being diverted. The city’s got new…

    • Silverliner V | John Corbett, Creative Commons

Silverliner V repairs hit snag, knocking 18 recently returned rail cars back out of service

For SEPTA, the hits just keep coming. This time, literally, as the newly designed equalizer beams — the stabilizer part being replaced due to cracks found earlier this summer on a…

    • Pennovation Center, August 2016
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Penn’s Lower Schuylkill innovation campus opens new center to incubate big ideas

When the University of Pennsylvania acquired DuPont’s old Marshall Labs site downriver from the main campus, the vision for this new turf quickly became clear. The 23-acre site could become…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

September 12: Aramark move | Refinery stress | Flight 93 National Memorial | Campbell Square's fragile totem

Is Aramark moving its offices to 2400 Market? Gov. Tom Wolf and Aramark are holding a 1:30 p.m. press conference across from 2400 Market, the former Marketplace Design Center, which the…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair starts envisioning new futures for Frankford Avenue

On Thursday the Mayfair Business Improvement District (BID) held the first in a series of three community meetings to determine the nascent organization’ objectives. As the local youth team, The Holy…

    • Produce will still be a priority for Italian Market stands.

September 9: Suburbanizing Ridge Avenue | 9th Street BID | energy insecurity

Inga Saffron takes issue with the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s suburban-style design mentality for Ridge Avenue in Sharswood, from its new headquarters to plans that leave not enough density to shore up…

    • DCS hosted a community meeting at Dixon House last week to discuss programs and planning in Point Breeze and to introduce a new community visioning process they've started with KSK.

City's crop of Registered Community Organizations grows

After months of back-and-forth over potential new regulations governing Philadelphia’s Registered Community Organizations (RCOs), it looks like the city will have slightly more groups registered than it did when the process…

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