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Walnut closure | School District's September hangs on AVI | waterfront trail development | hardware history

Don’t expect to drive down Walnut Street between 16th and 18th today. It’s closed for the production of “Dead Man Down,” the new Colin Farrell film shooting in Philly. If City…

    • An empty hallway at the old West Philadelphia High School.
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Public school closures could just be getting started

Is the recent batch of public school closures the first cycle of many to come? Think back to the middle of last year. We expected dozens of schools to be considered…

    • A full day of testimony on school closings

A full day of testimony on school closings

by Dale Mezzacappa and Benjamin Herold for the Notebook/NewsWorks [Updated 3/3, 7:53 p.m.] Community responses to the School District's recommendations on school closings got underway Saturday morning, starting with a…

    • Signs of an early spring.
    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892. | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
    • Public meetings on school closings end; SRC to hold hearings March 3

Public meetings on school closings end; SRC to hold hearings March 3

by Dale Mezzacappa on Feb 24 2012 After four months, 21 meetings , and testimony from hundreds of people, the School Reform Commission is getting ready for the last phase of…

    • Photo: Benjamin Herold  Parent Jose Villafane, with daughter Kianna, testified before the School Reform Commission

SRC suspends Pa. school code on closings. 'Walk-on' resolution approved; vote on closings will be March 29

by Benjamin Herold on Feb 16 2012 Posted in Latest news [Updated 1:30 a.m.] In an unexpected move, the School Reform Commission voted Thursday to approve a previously unannounced "walk-on" resolution…

    • Rendering of Carpenter Square, a planned development at 17th and Carpenter streets.
    • District sets $6.5 million sale price for old West Philly High building

District sets $6.5 million sale price for old West Philly High building

by Benjamin Heroldfor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks  Got $6.5 million and a fondness for Gothic architecture? If so, the School District of Philadelphia wants to talk with you.…

    • Photo: Oscar Wang  Gerri Graves wants to send her granddaughter to E.M. Stanton

School closings timeline a sticky issue

by Dale Mezzacappa and Oscar Wang School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos told community members in South Philadelphia Thursday night that the District is working to make its final school closings…

    • The 4,100-acre study area for Lower Schuylkill Master Plan. | PIDC
    • E.M. Stanton Elementary School's decorative cornice. | PlanPhilly
    • The construction of the old West Philadelphia High School building, from 1912.

100 years ago, new schools were built for growing city

This guest blog post comes from Ken Finkel, who compiled some historical photos of the construction of several District schools that are now facing closure. He blogs at The Philly History…

    • Stanton supporters say school is worth saving

Stanton supporters say school is worth saving

The School District of Philadelphia weighed a lot of factors before settling on the nine schools it proposes closing to eliminate some of the 70,000 empty seats in the city’s public…

    • Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

For most Philadelphia neighborhoods, plummeting public school enrollment is a fact of life. In Northeast Philadelphia, however, there is a different problem altogether: too many students, and too few seats.Overcrowding…

    • City Controller calls for action on vacant school buildings owned by the Philadelphia School District.

City Controller calls for action on vacant school buildings owned by the Philadelphia School District.

City Controller Alan Butkovitz today accused the School District of Philadelphia of letting eight shuttered district buildings deteriorate into dangerously unsafe condition, and called the empty facilities “catastrophes waiting to happen.”…

    • Church of the Assumption, Spring Garden Street.
Eyes on the Street

Church preservation, sparse school closing hearing, new senior housing in Wynnefield, NRDC contests Limerick license renewal, Brewerytown growth,

The Atlantic Cities explores the trouble with church preservation, calling out the preservation debates about Philadelphia’s Church of the Assumption among national examples illustrating the burdens of maintainance for large…

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