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    • Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Circuit Coalition campaigns for renewed trail funding

In 2010, the William Penn Foundation made a $10 million grant to help build the region’s trail network. This summer that pool of money will be drained. To continue the trail…

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Penn Street Trail opens

A new trail segment opened Monday on the Central Delaware River Waterfront, now linking Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street, and eventually linking the East Coast and Spring Garden greenways to…

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June 17-21: Visions of Our Metropolis | Zoning code feedback | Night Market West Oak Lane | Grays Ferry Crescent movie night

PLAN Visions for Our Metropolis Monday, June 17, doors open at 5:30pm, program begins at 6pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. The Planning Commission will highlight aspects of the…

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June 17: Maplewood Mall redo | school without support | abatement expansion proposal | building collapse update | PSFS practicality, urbanism

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here's what's making news this Monday morning: Germantown’s Maplewood Mall will see a $2.2 million renovation NewsWorks reports, and the Daily News looks at the…

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Frankford Catholics worried about parish merger's impact on community [video]

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as…

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South Philly neighbors hope to rescue 1894 firehouse

Demolition permits have been filed for the address of the former Engine 46 firehouse, which more recently housed a popular steakhouse.   Preservationists and Pennsport neighbors are rushing to save a…

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Historical Commission adds to register, approves Old City apartment

The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved the construction of a new residential building in the Old City Historic District on Friday, and added 14 new properties to the city's historical register. They…

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Icon of Chinatown overlooked no more

If you’ve walked down 10th Street in Chinatown you’ve seen Philadelphia’s version of a Mandarin palace, the Chinese Cultural and Community Center. The building's carved stone entryway, red balconies, “cloud-shaped” brackets,…

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Council will hold hearings on adaptive reuse of closed school buildings

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced a resolution Thursday calling for hearings on finding adaptive reuses for the 23 school buildings that will close at the end of this year. The resolution was…

    • Ruins at High Battery, Hidden City Festival
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Explore Fort Mifflin ruins (new and old) this Sunday and next

For the next two Sundays the Hidden City Festival invites guests to step into a space where it’s not quite clear what’s new, what’s old and what could be part of…

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June 14-16: Film al Fresco | Juneteenth Festival | Finns and Swedes in America Festival | Father's Day Ride | 30th Street Craft Market | Bloomsday | Invisible River

It's Friday and that means we've rounded up some top events to help you make the most of this mid-June weekend. FILM al FRESCO 'Locomotive' Friday, June 14, 8pm.…

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Study says Schuylkill Banks projects are an economic engine

The Schuylkill Banks trail and greenway is more than just a pretty place to get some exercise, according to a recent economic study. It will cost a total of $60 million…

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June 14: AVI, cigarette tax passes Council | Salvation Army didn't decline scaffolding | Blight abounds | Delinquency, vacancy roundup | Lovett Library modernization

Happy Friday, Streeters. Make it a good one. Yesterday was a big day for tax legislation: The Actual Value Initiative passed City Council, establishing a property tax rate of 1.34%…

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Letter: Grieving parents deserve time away from work

The following is a letter to the editor. Its content is independent of NEast Philly’s editorial team. Father’s Day is quickly approaching and I must say, I am not looking forward…

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Councilman Green calls for lien sales to help collect delinquent taxes

Councilman Bill Green introduced a bill into City Council Thursday that would authorize the Department of Revenue to sell tax liens on delinquent property in Philadelphia as a way to stem…

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Sizing up a flurry of blight and delinquency legislation

Between the fatal building collapse on Market Street and heightened focus on the blight-spreading delinquency epidemic, lawmakers in City Hall and the state capital are - at least for now…

    • Contrary to concerns, riverfront overlay stands until new overlay or new zoning code takes effect.

Central Delaware Overlay passes city council

After more than two years of talks between First District Councilman Mark Squilla, planners, developers, landowners and waterfront advocates, City Council has passed a zoning ordinance designed to shape future development…

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Parents, students, alumni planning Girard College protest

Saying the voices of students and their families are not being heard, parents of Girard College students faced with the prospect of losing their school and home are planning to rally…

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Market-Frankford El, 18 bus among SEPTA routes with highest ridership

At 56.99 million annual trips, the Market-Frankford El tops SEPTA's list of the 10 highest-used lines by annual ridership. The information is visible in one of five graphics designed by…

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Poplar Library Branch Embraces Technology and Social Media

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly this summer, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are bringing us dispatches from East and West Poplar. This week they…

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