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May 7: real tax reform | Market East hospitality | eagles return | St. John the Evangelist demolition | Carpenter Green

Good morning, Streeters. We’re full of questions this morning. Can Philadelphia afford to lower its wage and business taxes? Can it afford not to? Writing for Next City, Patrick Kerkstra explores…

    • A view of All Hallows Church from Bent Road.

Look Up!: Great architects brought variety of styles to Wyncote

The quiet village of Wyncote is renowned in diverse circles for a few of its former residents, including the poet Ezra Pound, the baseball legend Reggie Jackson, and the Netanyahu brothers…

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FringeArts' conversion of pump house is progressing

The corner of Race Street and Delaware Avenue has been abuzz with construction activity for months now, as FringeArts works to convert an old High-Pressure Fire Service pump house into its…

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May 6-10: Rem Koolhaas film | POP fundraiser | Planning the Modern City | Homeowner workshops | Ted Flato

From contemporary architecture and sustainable design, hands-on workshops to planning history, and a benefit for city orchards - there's plenty to do this week. FILM: Architecture in Film: Rem Koolhaas: A…

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Henon knocks on doors to alert homeowners of tax break

Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, intends to travel his district, going door to door with a group of volunteers, in an effort to visit about 14,000 homeowners who have not yet signed…

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May 6: Curbing bandit signs | Dilworth Plaza update | University City apt demand | PPA's new customer service office | Scouts out | Homestead exemption outreach

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed this glorious weekend. Here's what's making news today: Is it curtains for bandit signs? The Streets Department has started robot-calling the…

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Guest editorial: Time needed to make AVI assessments accurate

Time to make AVI assessments accurate by David Feldman There are over half a million houses and apartments in Philadelphia. Over 70% of them are fifty years old or older, 40%…

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North Philly warehouse now home to new Philly Good Food Lab

Drive along East Erie Ave, and you might ask yourself, how can the city fill its big, old blocky factory buildings now that much of the manufacturing has left? Talk with…

    • Delaware River Waterfront, Photo Courtesy of Phillytrax
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May 3-5: PlazaPalooza | Queen Village house & garden tours | African American Presence on the Delaware | Preservation Alliance walking tour | Bartram's plant sale | Manton Street Park cleaning | Burger Brawl

Happy weekend Streeters! This weekend is packed with outdoor activities to help you make the most of the beautiful weather in store.  FESTIVAL PlazaPalooza Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m. - 7…

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5k promotes healthy lifestyle, new Tookany Creek trail [video]

Saturday marked a continuation of a developing initiative, occurring all throughout the United States, of promoting healthier lifestyles. Residents of Northeast Philadelphia were invited to the inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk…

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From Pennypack to Wissahickon, reservations about treetop adventure

By Alaina Mabaso for NewsWorks This week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation confirmed that Northwest Philadelphia residents opposed to a treetop adventure course in Wissahickon Valley Park may have gotten their wish,…

    • Frankford Creek empties into the Delaware River
    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

City prioritizes 105 trail miles, other trail updates

A new plan guiding Philadelphia’s bike and recreation trail expansion could be in place as early as this June. That's when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will likely vote on…

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Bustleton's past brought to life at History Network meeting

On the first Wednesday of every month, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network meets to discuss the past. This Wednesday was no different. More than a dozen members from the network came…

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Casino hearing week in Philadelphia

For those with opinions on Philadelphia casinos – existing and proposed – the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will be in town to hear them three days next week. SugarHouse's revamped plans…

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The cost of doing civics: Old City Civic Association disbands its zoning operation

The Philadelphia World Trade Center, a five-and-a-half acre complex of international commerce at Columbus Blvd. and Callowhill St., has had more impact on the development of the Central Delaware than any…

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Frankford man charged for straw gun purchase

A 24-year-old Frankford man is charged with buying two handguns for criminals, according to a Wednesday morning announcement from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force.…

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Art Commission approves Zoo project

In a short meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed just one application — and granted it unanimous final approval. The project, the creation of a new facade for the…

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