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Methadone clinic hearing had 'misinformation,' treatment advocates say

Beverly Haberle, executive director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., opened the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday by addressing an issue that has residents of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods up…

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Feb 11: Biden visits | criminal forecasting | bus-pedestrian accidents | behind Grove at Cira | digital signage debate

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s your rainy Monday morning buzz: If you see a motorcade zipping around today, it’s probably because Vice President Joe Biden is in town to talk gun control…

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Casino applicants pitch projects to PGCB

The six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license pitched their proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board for most of Tuesday. The hearings started at 9 am, but as of 8:15…

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Proposed park over I-95 and Columbus Blvd. easy to build, hard to fund

Building an eight-acre park over I-95 and Columbus Boulevard from Walnut to Chestnut streets would not be too complicated a task for engineers and construction crews, say two PennDOT experts. “Whether…

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Philadelphia Historical Commission Reviews PFSF, Curtis, other projects

Applications that would alter two prominent public spaces were on the agenda of Friday's Historical Commission meeting, but it was a convoluted, albeit fascinating and layered, case in the Girard Estates…

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From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy…

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Methadone clinic legislation would toughen facilities' requirements

Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, has reintroduced legislation to strengthen regulations for methadone clinics. Boyle first announced attempts to regulate narcotics treatment facilities in October 2011. The most recent legislation…

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Feb 8-10: Manayunk on Ice | 30th Street Craft Market | Chinese New Year | Love Train

Don't worry about the stormy weather. There's plenty to do out and about this weekend:: Manayunk on Ice Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10, all day. Main Street, Manayunk. Extreme…

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Group fundraises to save stormwater, Cynwyd Station

How do you keep water out of an almost 125-year-old train station’s basement? And how do you do so with almost no money? The Lower Merion Historical Society, under the…

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Green and Kenney want to eliminate AVI homestead exemption

Councilmen Bill Green and Jim Kenney co-sponsored a bill in City Council Thursday morning that would eliminate the $30,000 homestead exemption the Nutter administration has offered as part of its shift…

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Northwood Academy Charter's new wing unites all students under one roof

It's been six years since all of Northwood Academy Charter School's students attended class on a single campus. With Tuesday's dedication of a new wing, all 788 students will now…

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Love Note #147: A love story by Jackie Chipotle featuring the Passyunk Fountain

Today Eyes on the Street brings another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this love story starring Passyunk Avenue's Singing Fountain in a supporting role. Love Note #147: A…

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Little-known architect of threatened church to be focus of NYC symposium

Patrick Charles Keely designed more than 700 religious buildings, including Philadelphia’s Church of the Assumption.   While the battle to save the Church of the Assumption from the wrecking ball grows…

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Council freshmen call for hearings on tax delinquency

Each of the six newest members of City Council introduced resolutions Thursday morning calling for Council’s Committee of the Whole to hold hearings on various aspects of the city’s tax delinquency…

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Tacony deli opened 'out of spite' in aftermath of shooting

John and Anna Jukic will never forget their life-or-death struggle with an armed robber Tuesday night. A bullet hole in the stairwell of their Tacony delicatessen will serve as perhaps their…

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Feb 7: Brady's casino hearing | Complete Streets Handbook | Benefits of walking to school | Another voice in school closures

Good morning Streeters, looks like we might get some sun today before the nor’easter hits. This afternoon City Council will hold a hearing on U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s casino proposal…

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South Philly group battles ongoing litter problem

Philadelphians might not like to admit it, but our city is trashy. Philly has a serious litter problem, and cleaning up our act is an ongoing battle that can often be…

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Burglar poses as plumber in Lawncrest theft

Police in the 2nd District are warning residents of a burglary that was just reported involving a thief who posed as a plumber in Lawncrest. From Lt. Thomas Maccartney: "On 02/05/03…

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Suspect sought in Mayfair bank robbery

Police in the 15th District and the FBI are on the hunt for the man who robbed a Mayfair bank Monday. The suspect entered the Wells Fargo at 6420 Frankford…

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