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Council considering bills to cut taxes on affordable housing, add short 15th Street bike lane

The final City Council session in May proved to be a quiet affair, with multiple presentations and photo ops dominating the proceedings. Here are a few highlights from the otherwise quiescent…

    • City Council should approve a new zoning code on Thursday.

O’Neill bill to codify councilmanic prerogative amended, but opposition remains

Councilman Brian O’Neill’s bill requiring a district councilmember’s support for any proposed subdivision was amended during a Rules Committee hearing on Tuesday, but the proposed changes failed to ameliorate the bill’s…

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Tampering with zoning code led to controversy over Germantown shelter

Last week, city council shelved a piece of legislation designed to patch a loophole in the zoning code that was exploited by, of all entities, the Nutter administration. The bill, introduced…

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Council adopts bill amending daycare regulations

City Council adopted a bill on Thursday that will modify the regulations for opening new group daycare centers in certain areas of the city. The bill, which was introduced by Councilman…

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Northeast Philadelphia zoning overlay would prohibit medical offices

Councilman Brian O’Neill introduced a bill on Thursday creating a “Northeast Zoning Overlay,” which would prohibit certain medical uses in many zoning districts throughout Northeast Philadelphia, in areas where they are…

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Council increases parking fees, penalties

This week City Council floated a raft of parking related fee increases. The four resolutions, which passed unanimously, are the result of a six-month review of current parking fees and policies…

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O'Neill seeks to clarify zoning variance standards

Councilman Brian O’Neill is hoping to clear up an area of zoning law that has only recently become unclear. On Thursday morning, the 10th-District Councilman introduced a bill stipulating that the…

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Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

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Donated cell phones will help soldiers call home

Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. has provided more than 114 million minutes of talk time to soldiers across the world. Northeast Philly residents are invited to help even more soldiers call…

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Chalfont Playground gets new equipment, safety features [slideshow]

Chalfont Playground, 4300 Deerpath Lane,  held its ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday evening. The nearly $700,000 renovation project was planned and designed by the city's Parks & Recreation Department and the Department of…

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New playground at Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [photos]

Somerton was full of excitement and emotion Thursday as the neighborhood celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new playground at the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [map]. Councilman…

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City Council redistricting: Do you have a new councilperson?

Philadelphia City Council decided last month to allow members affected by redistricting to begin serving their new constituents this month -- three years before the new districts were to take effect…

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O’Neill amends commercial corridor zoning bill

City Council voted to amend a bill introduced last fall by Councilman Brian O’Neill that would change how some uses are restricted in neighborhood commercial corridors. O’Neill said that the latest…

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March 1: Erdy McHenry's lifeless garage | Coltrane House repair | AVI relief | bike-lane sweeps | Penn raises $4.3 billion

Good morning, Streeters and happy March! Here’s what’s making news this Friday morning: In her column today Inga Saffron calls Erdy McHenry’s $27 million parking garage on Arch Street “oppressive and…

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Backyard chickens and effort to legalize them unite residents across the city

This story is the first of two about backyard chickens in Philadelphia and the effort to legalize them. It's done in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods and NewsWorks. Read part two here…

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Parkwood community garden a go, volunteers sought

A community garden is in the process of becoming a reality for Parkwood residents. With support from Councilman Brian O’Neill, R-10th, an 18,000-sq. ft. garden located next to the Community…

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BIA to City Council: don't overlimit residential units above commercial storefronts

Anne Fadullon, a developer at Dale Corporation and president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, sent the following memo to members of City Council on Wednesday. The BIA is opposed…

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Council overrides Mayoral veto of RCO bill as O’Neill backs off community garden restrictions

In its first meeting of 2013, City Council voted to override a Mayoral veto—not announced until Thursday morning—of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s bill changing some provisions of the new zoning code’s Registered…

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Sánchez tells Council zoning amendments would hurt her district

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez sent a memo to her fellow members of City Council Thursday morning asking that they not be “overly eager” to support a bill introduced by Councilman Brian O’Neill…

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