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June 24-28: Architectural Committee | Healthy Foods Green Spaces + Grounded in Philly | Craft Brewing | Pastorius Park Concert | Movies under the stars

Hey Streeters, this week we've got new development, commuity greening tools, beer, movies and music in parks on the mind: MEET Historical Commission Architectural Committee Meeting Tuesday, June 25, 9am. City…

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Revamped Germantown Special Services District to hold first official meeting Tuesday

With a new board of directors chosen and City Council's approval, the revived Germantown Special Services District has most of its pieces in place, and will hold its first official meeting…

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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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Look Up! The country home of an urban pioneer

Before he changed the look of modern city skylines, architect George Howe was a master of pastoral suburban mansions.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

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Hidden City Festival opens doors to Hawthorne Hall and its past as secret society headquarters

What do the Knights of Pythias, a secret society established in 1864, and the Irish National Foresters Society, once the largest friendly society in Ireland, have in common?  At various times…

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June 21 - 23: Make Music Philly | Paine's Park skate day | Moonlit movies | Manayunk Arts Festival | Midsommarfest | Hidden City + Mural Arts | Preservation Alliance walking tours

We've rounded up a few ways for you to take advantage of the bright, sun-filled weekend headed our direction.  CREATE Make Music Philly Friday, June 21, 8am - 8pm, Locations throughout…

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Lawncrest cell phone robbery pattern

Police in the 2nd District have made four arrests so far in the 15 robberies that have occurred in the last 30 days in PSA 2. Lt. Francis Staab, new to…

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June 21: Council approves $3.8B budget | Bill to curb house theft | Region's worst commutes | Delaware River dredging | Sovereign Bank gives North Philly $600,000 | PMA to regild "Diana" |

Happy Friday Street team. There's a beautiful weekend ahead!  City Council approved a $3.8 billion budget Thursday. The budget includes $190 million in new spending and $85 million to resolve contract…

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In East Falls, Ridge Flats plan moving forward as former DVHS property goes up for sale June 21, 2013

The long-in-the-works plans for local green developer Onion Flats' mixed-use project in East Falls are moving toward an official city review, with an equity partner and some minor design changes. Meanwhile,…

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City Council passes bill allowing bigger development near the Ben Franklin Bridge

Developers can build bigger, denser buildings near the Ben Franklin Bridge than in other parts of Old City under a zoning bill city council passed Thursday. Bill No. 130255-A, introduced by…

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Under East Poplar's Golden Dome

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are sharing dispatches from East and West Poplar. They paid a visit to the…

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Northeast teachers, school employees among of 'Faces of the Layoffs'

FacesofTheLayoffs.org  gives a voice to the thousands of Philadelphia School District employees who've been told they would not have jobs this coming fall. It was organized by largely by Larissa Pahomov,…

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Council committee begins probe of demolition procedures

A City Council committee appointed to investigate the city’s standards on public safety and demolitions held the first in a planned series of hearings Wednesday, following the fatal botched demolition of…

    • The Story of Water in Art
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Stormwater art speckles Christian Street

The 300 block of Christian Street has broken out in a rash of blue dots. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is some sort of guerilla street art, but these dots…

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Details of 2013 Lawncrest July 4th celebration

Ever wanted to sink a librarian into a dunk tank? What about a cop or a pastor? All three and more have volunteered to risk a dip in the tank at…

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Do I qualify for a short sale? [Real NEastate]

Columnist Stacey McCarthy is off this week and will return next week. The installment below was originally published in June 2012. Q: My hours have been cut on my job and…

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