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City gathers public perspective on casino options

The city won't pick a favorite from the six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license at April's gaming control board hearings. “We've got no intention of saying 'This is the one,'…

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Celebrate spring at The Porch

Spring is here and University City District is celebratng by relaunching its free, fair-weather programming at The Porch at 30th Street Station. So as weather warms up and you're looking…

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Is Northeast Philly a buyer's or seller's market? [Real NEastate]

I just want to know if it’s still a buyer's market in Northeast Philadelphia or if it’s a seller's market yet. I know I sound like a broken record when I…

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Councilman calls OPA assessments a ‘wild-ass guess’ at property values

City Council continued to raise questions Tuesday about the accuracy of the property reassessments conducted over the last few years by the Office of Property Assessment. District Council members in particular…

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Design Advocacy Group weighs in on a second Philadelphia casino

The DAG Steering Committee has long been interested in the urban design of casino projects. When the new Philadelphia casino applications were solicited DAG set up a committee to evaluate the proposals which…

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Equal Dollars Rewards South Kensington Residents

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan share this story on the expansion of Equal Dollars Community Currency to South Kensington as part of …

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March 26: Old City's frat nightmare | Corbett's transportation funding plan debated | Philly's brand of "world class" | Wynn promises a classy casino | snow removal savings

Happy Tuesday, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this morning: Can Old City weekends become less of a frat party nightmare? Captain Brian Koran of the 6th Police penned a stern letter…

    • The Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is one of six trees available as part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree in Every Yard program.

Last week to submit applications for free trees

In the city's continued effort to add more greenspace and increase the tree canopy, TreePhilly is once again taking applications for free backyard trees. Residents and business owners have until April…

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SOSNA improves, celebrates Grays Ferry Ave triangles

For years the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) has been working to improve traffic flow and pedestrian experience around the three, concrete triangle islands on Grays Ferry Ave just below…

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Billboard rules to be rewritten … again

The zoning law for outdoor advertising signs that was written over the past year will be scrapped and rewritten again, according Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office has taken the lead on…

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March 25-29: Casino proposal listening tour | Building Philadelphia | Building Simulation Research summit | Women VIPs in design

Open House: Casino Proposal “Listening Tour” Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-8pm. Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue (11th Street entrance). Wednesday, March 27, 6:30-8pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Thursday, March…

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Suspect sought in Lawncrest, Holmesburg bank robberies

Philadelphia Police and the FBI are on the hunt for a man suspected of robbing two Northeast banks March 20. At 10:08 a.m., a man entered the Bank of America…

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March 25: City Council begins budget hearings amid AVI debate | Rizzo theater | Lenfest Foundation shifts | SEPTA's 2014 budget | Soko Lofts planned | LaSalle marches on

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Don’t fret about the sloppy weather. We may see 2-4 inches of snow fall today but it won’t stick around. NewsWorks reports that City Council…

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Father Judge play about duckling tackles real world issues

With Easter Sunday less than a week away, Father Judge High School picked the right time to host its annual spring musical. Honk!, which was first developed in 1993…

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Look Up! A section of Spruce bursts with color and texture

On the 1900 block, late-19th century architects brought exciting new ideas to the row of brownstones.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment.…

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320 apartments proposed for former S. Kensington Scrap Yard

On Thursday, April 11, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill rezoning a small portion of the vacant lot between 2nd, Master, Thompson, and American streets from I-2 to CMX-3 to…

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Updated: Developer plans 40-unit apartment complex for century-old body shop in West Poplar

Update: The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted zoning variances on Wednesday to Advanced Real Estate Concepts LP, a developer planning a 40-unit residential complex for a century-old building at 13th and…

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"No Bicycle Parking" seeks personal stories behind stolen bikes

For two days this week, the Painted Bride Art Center is hosting artist Raphael Xavier’s “No Bicycle Parking” photo exhibit, for which he has spent almost 13-years taking photos of abandoned…

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March 22-24: Passyunk Square Community Art Show | Bike & Bagel | Germantown Design Charrette | Fishtown Chili Cookoff

P’unk Square Community Art Show and Auction Friday, March 22, 7-10pm.Theater in Exile, 1340 South 13th Street. Sculptors, painters, jewelers, photographers, and printmakers have donated artworks for an art auction…

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