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    • The Dirt Factory community composting facility in University City | Ryan Collerd

Composting in Philadelphia: Where we are and where we are going

Philadelphia has set a goal to become a Zero Waste city by 2035. Throughout 2017, PlanPhilly will report on ways the city is working toward that goal by looking at the…

    • Chinatown parking lot

City to weigh 'social impact' of development proposals on public land

The Redevelopment Authority will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the surface parking lot at 8th and Race streets on Friday morning. The parcel is 140,000 square feet, a vast…

    • Looking south from 56th Street, Bartram's Mile offers sweeping views
Eyes on the Street

$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s Mile and the bridge that will…

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Councilman Bill Greenlee still won't let Streets Dept. stripe bike lane planned for 22nd St.

When we last checked in on the 22nd St. bike lane saga, Councilman Bill Greenlee was opposing a bike lane for 22nd Street that is in the city's adopted Pedestrian and…

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Re-imagining Roosevelt Boulevard

A century ago, Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid-20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities…

    • An EPA official at the trail opening ceremony commended the city for its greening efforts
Eyes on the Street

Grant funding for Penn Treaty Park playground and Pulaski Park pier

As part of $38 million in PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants announced last week, two of the city's Delaware waterfront parks will be getting upgrades. The Department of…

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Technically Philly: How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years

As one of the oldest and most diverse schools in Philadelphia, Northeast High School is used to change. In 2010, the school decided to completely overhaul its Advanced Placement program with…

NEast Philly to finish publishing in 2013

NEast Philly will fold at the end of 2013 after five years serving as a daily news website for Northeast Philadelphia. Below is a letter from Editor/Owner Shannon McDonald. To all…

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Iraqi refugees find support from fellows and neighbors in Northeast Philadelphia

Hundreds of Iraqis are building new lives in Northeast Philadelphia. They're simultaneously trying for a fresh start while holding on to their homeland, and even finding some unusual allies. One of…

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Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks. Mural…

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Lighthouse Chapel International moving into Northeast Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue won’t be empty for very long. New tenants from Lighthouse Chapel International should be moving in within the week, but the community is still…

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Fox Chase Elementary counselor told to teach or be laid off

Wanda Raudenbush does not consider herself a teacher. Yet for the first two months of school, she woke up every school day, went to Fox Chase Elementary school, and willed herself…

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Holme-Crisp Cemetery flag flies despite storm, vandalism, snakes and poison sumac

Most people attribute Philadelphia's origins to William Penn. But not everyone realizes it was surveyor Thomas Holme who helped plan the city. His final resting place is located in the Holme-Crisp…

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Kevin Boyle's offices become food drive collection sites

Holiday food drives are beginning, Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, was among the first to announce details of where to drop off donate goods. Through the holidays, Boyle's offices at…

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Discussing industrial land usage in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will hold a meeting later this week to discuss the future of industrial areas in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond. Scheduled for Nov. 14 at Edgemont…

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Mayfair Halloween Decorating Contest winners announced

Three homes have received top honors in the inaugural Mayfair Halloween Decorating Contest, and they'll be presented with their official lawn signs tonight. In no particular order, 3527 Oakmont St., 3142 St.…

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Cell phone kiosk ban on hold for now in Philly

A Philadelphia City Council committee heard testimony about cell phone theft and the use of high-tech gear to buy phones last week as it considers the future of kiosks that dispense…

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Flag dedication ceremony at Holme-Crisp Cemetery

A ceremony is set to put the finishing touches at the grave of Thomas Holme at Holme-Crisp Cemetery. The small cemetery on the 3000-block of Holme Avenue near Convent Avenue is…

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Mayfair Civic Association hosts Halloween decorating contest

Get the lights, the pumpkins and the creepy music out. The Mayfair Civic Association is holding a Halloween decorating contest for people who live within the group's boundaries. Starting Wednesday,…

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Crusader Classic gets 200 people running for scholarship fund

The 11th annual Crusader Classic 5k run/1 Mile Walk held last weekend benefitted the Lt.Robert Neary Scholarship Fund, which will provide partial scholarships to deserving students who may otherwise be unable to attend Father…

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