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    • More than 160,000 African American soldiers served in the Union Army. Credit: Library of Congress

Philly is getting a Civil War memorial honoring black soldiers

Philadelphia's newest Civil War memorial will honor black soldiers who fought in the brutal war over slavery. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Mütter Museum will unveil the "interpretative…

    • Garbage is piled in front of an apartment complex in Lower Germantown. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philly’s $9 million goodbye to Germantown’s worst landlord

Everyone has crossed paths with a bad landlord. Then there’s Leroy Prince. His apartment in East Germantown doesn’t have hot water.  The gas is on. It’s the tank that’s the problem.…

    • Germantown Town Hall

Germantown Avenue wins online popularity contest, $150,000 grant

Philadelphia residents can now boast that Germantown Avenue is the most popular main street in the nation. Germantown United Community Development Corporation didn’t just win the grant awarded in the Partners…

    • Christopher Williams and Brandon Irving

In Germantown, real estate developer Ken Weinstein sees value in jumpstarting his competition

Brandon Irving and Christopher Williams are standing in front of an unpretentious, stone-clad twin on East Germantown’s Rittenhouse Street and thinking about the future. They bought the house in April for…

    • Neighbors gather at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Thursday to consider the Boys and Girls Club proposal

For the proposed replacement of the Germantown Boys and Girls Club, community consensus comes in baby steps

At first glance, the ongoing cacophony over the future of Germantown’s Boys and Girls Club looked ready to hit a rare harmonious note. About 45 nearby residents and neighborhood organizers gathered…

    • Germantown Boys & Girls Club

In pitched fight over Germantown Boys and Girls Club, Historical Commission postpones decision as both sides dig in

It seemed as though half of Germantown turned out for Friday’s Historical Commission meeting to decide the future of the Boys and Girls Club building on Penn Street. The room grew…

    • Germantown Boys & Girls Club

Public meeting on Germantown Boys and Girls Club aimed for consensus but tensions remain

Reverend Dr. Alyn Waller* made it clear from the onset where his allegiances stood. At hand was a community discussion about a long-in-the-making plan to tear down the aged Germantown Boys…

    • Germantown Boys & Girls Club

In Germantown, a fight over a century old building and the future of the Boys and Girls Club

Everyone agrees that the super-sized Boys and Girls Club slated for Germantown will do wonders for the neighborhood. But beneath that gauzy consensus a controversy is brewing about the design and…

    • Loudoun Mansion | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

Educational reuse being considered for Germantown's vacant Loudoun Mansion

Loudoun Mansion haunts Germantown Avenue, and not just because it’s popularly believed to be riddled with specters. A lightning bolt struck the city-owned mansion in 1993, setting it ablaze, and…

    • East Passyunk's Singing Fountain

April 5: Bryan Fenstermaker taking over PARC | Roosevelt Blvd public forms | Chelten-Greene plaza

Amy Laura Cahn thinks it's time to stop thinking about community gardens as temporary uses. "Even after more than 30 years of vibrant activity, many gardens have never had the…

    • Memorial Hall dome

November 18th: Please Touch Museum emerging from bankruptcy | Checking in on Jumpstart Germantown | Fall in Philly

Peter Crimmins reports the Please Touch Museum expects to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings in January with $10 million in its coffers. Our own Alan Jaffe recently reported that the museum's success…

    • Vernon Park

November 9: World Heritage City | Taubenberger bests O'Brien | Vernon Park as catalyst for Germantown Ave shopping

Philadelphia was officially selected as the first World Heritage City in the U.S., reports Tricia Nadolny. Philly joins cities like Paris, Florence, Jerusalem, St. Petersburg, and Prague who are recognized for…

    • Queen Lane Apartments: West Penn St and Pulaski Ave. | Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks

PHA says Queen Lane Apartments on track for December opening

A little over a year since the dramatic implosion of the deteriorating, 16-story Queen Lane Apartments, a $22 million development of rental homes is close to completion on the site. Applications…

    • Doleys
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews Q&A: Aine & Emaleigh Doley, Germantown community organizers

This week’s Streetviews Q&A features sisters Aine and Emaleigh Doley, community organizers in Germantown. We sat down in a garden on their block to talk about some of Philly’s biggest challenges…

    • Vernon Park

February 23: Illegal demolition scandal | Vernon Park makeover | Putting pedestrians first

A demolition company flouted the city's new demolition rules with apparent ease in Fairmount. The money quote: "it's like an unseen hand guided them and protected them through the process of…

    • David Guinn Mural

November 10: State leadership fights | Beat the Bus | Bok School info session | Polar vortex

The 2014 midterms are over, but some of the most important campaigns are just heating up. Conservative Republicans want to oust state Senate Majority leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Chester), and Democratic…

    • Philadelphia Bike Share
    • The Sidamo coffee shop in Washington's H Street Northeast neighborhood.

'Challenges and opportunities' of gentrification discussed at weekend forum in Germantown

To change or not to change: That isn't the question. How to manage the evolution occurring in Germantown in ways that benefit its longtime residents as well as newcomers, that is…

    • Quince Street, Photo by David Swift Photography
Eyes on the Street

March 7: Mayor Nutter's budget details | Kelly Drive advisory | Blatstein's Broad and Washington plans | Neighbors support Queen Lane Apartment demolition | Faux bricks cause stir in Old City

Good morning and happy Friday Streeters! Enjoy the nice weather this weekend.  Mayor Nutter presented his budget before Council yesterday. The budget sets aside $2 million for the Department of…

    • Schuylkill River south, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
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