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    • The Royal's masonry is in fragile condition due to mortar loss and extensive biogrowth.

Universal seeks OK to demolish most of Royal Theater

Universal Companies - the nonprofit titan founded by Kenny Gamble - has asked the Philadelphia Historical Commission for permission to demolish most of the famed Royal Theater on the 1500 block…

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SEPTA to gate regional rail stations for New Payment Technology

Big changes are headed for regional rail riders when SEPTA implements its new smartcard payment system on the rail network. The transition won’t happen until sometime in 2014, but critics are…

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15th District police look for burglary, robbery suspects

Police in the 15th District are looking for the suspects who burglarized a home in Sandyford Park and robbed a 7-Eleven in Holmebsurg. The burglary happened overnight Monday into Tuesday…

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Zoning board approves variances for Delaware Avenue entertainment complex

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a series of variances for the Canal Street North entertainment complex, a multi-property concert venue, restaurant, honky-tonk bar, and bowling alley opposite Sugarhouse Casino…

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Planning Commission seeks feedback on new zoning code

If you've got something to say about the new zoning code--either the one that was enacted last August or the one that remains after City Council has adopted a series of…

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    • Wayne Junction factory conversion

Plans to convert shuttered Wayne Junction factory into daycare leave neighbors concerned

Neighbors near Wayne Junction want more information from a property owner looking to convert a long-empty factory building into a daycare center and housing units. Peer Investments is seeking a zoning…

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Zoning approved, Philadelphia Record Exchange will reopen on Frankford Ave.

The Philadelphia Record Exchange will reopen in a new location this Saturday after the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a use variance for the building, at 1524 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.…

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PHS Pops Up — this time on South Broad Street

Incorporating now-familiar design staples like "found" furniture, wood chips, and reused Flower Show display elements, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's latest Pop Up Garden received its official opening Wednesday afternoon. But although…

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Curbside refreshment for man and beast

From Bainbridge Green to Fairhill Square and the triangle formed by Grays Ferry Avenue and 23rd Street at South Street, we keep bumping into horse troughs and water fountains…

    • Queen Lane Apartments

Dissension arises among Germantown neighbors at Potter's Field meeting

If all went according to the Philadelphia Housing Authority's plan to replace the Queen Lane Apartments, residents could have been moving into the 55 new low-rise units this summer. But, as…

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Wednesday meeting to address proposed historic district designation for Roxborough and Manayunk

With a city Planning Commission effort already underway to manage future development in historic Roxborough neighborhoods, another grassroots mission -- this one meant to preserve historic properties in the first place…

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Suspects sought in 8th, 15th district bank robberies

Police in Northeast Philadelphia are looking for two different suspects wanted for bank robberies this month. The most recent robbery took place Saturday in the 8th District at the Bank of…

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Hidden City Festival turns former water plant turned aquarium turned pool into "Bibotorium"

Nearly two hundred years after Philadelphia became the first American city to build a municipal water system, a long abandoned portion of that system is open, once again, to the public.…

Can I buy a house that's not for sale? [Real NEastate]

Q: I saw a house around the corner in my neighborhood, Bells Corner, that was for sale last week but it is not anymore because the sign is gone. My son…

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    • A current and potential future cross section of Spring Garden

Spring Garden proposal: Pockets of green gathering spots, art inspired by the street name

A plan to make walking or biking pn Spring Garden Street between Northern Liberties and the Central Delaware Waterfront a more pleasant experience - and by extension, to attract future development…

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Missing Somerton dog reunited with owners [updated]

UPDATE May 28, 2013: Champ was taken in by a family in the neighborhood, and was returned to his very grateful owners over the weekend. Original report May 15, 2013: Champ…

    • PHS Pop Up Garden - Broad Street
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May 28-31: Ed Bacon and the Future of Philly | Land Bank symposium | Garden heritage conference | PHS Pop Up Garden opening | Callowhill walk | 'My Architect' screening

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, Streeters. There's a whole lot on tap this week - from learning about the prospective land bank or historic landscape stewardship to visiting PHS'…

Priest residing at St. Martha's placed on leave

A priest residing at St. Martha's parish has been placed on administrative leave based on an allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 40 years ago. Rev. James Collins, who…

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