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Mayfair girl in cancer remission hosts lemonade stand Saturday

Corin Stewart, a 9-year-old Mayfair resident, will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Marinucci's Deli at Brous Avenue and St. Vincent Street. The…

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Northeast Philadelphia has the city's smallest tax delinquency problem

By Elizabeth Fiedler and Holly Otterbein for NewsWorks Philadelphia has been getting a lot of attention lately for doing a lousy job of collecting the more than half-billion dollars it's owed…

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New PhillyFreightFinder app maps seven categories of regional cargo network

Just how dense is the Delaware Valley’s regional freight network? Where do freight centers and communities overlap? Regional planners have long asked these questions. Now planners, municipal leaders and others can…

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Blackwell calls for hearings on Philadelphia2035

Last week, City Council adopted a resolution introduced by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell calling for hearings on the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project, the city’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood comprehensive plan. The first phase…

Large liquor store at Grant and Bluegrass replace two smaller ones

Thursday's grand opening of the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store at Grant Avenue and Bluegrass Road marks the demise of two smaller state stores. The new location at…

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April 30: Pedestrian and Bicycle Summit, test and talk bike share

Mark your calendars, Streeters: Tuesday, April 30 is chock-full of pedestrian/bicycle events that we don’t want you to miss: Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Summit The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

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Pier 53 designs to be unveiled at Saturday's Eco-Fest

Plans to transform Pier 53 into park space will be unveiled on-site Saturday, during a morning of birdwatching and other ecologically themed events. Plans shown at Friday's Delaware River Waterfront Corporation…

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Denise Scott Brown on Vanna Venturi House and 'joint creativity'

It was a treat to hear Denise Scott Brown deliver wide-ranging remarks at WHYY Tuesday evening, part of a program convened in honor of the Vanna Venturi House’s inclusion in the…

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Philly City Council to hold budget hearing in the Northeast

Philadelphia City Council members will be in the Northeast Monday to give community members a chance to express budget concerns. The hearing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln…

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Ivy Ridge Trail planners identify four locations to finalize design plans for by May

With planning and design work well underway and most funding in hand, construction work on a park and trail path across the iconic Manayunk train bridge could begin by the end…

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Mixed messages: Philadelphia’s struggle to create lasting billboard regulations

The history of outdoor advertising regulation in Philadelphia is a saga of false starts. Two major overhauls of municipal billboard regulations, in 1991 and 2005, established clear new rules for how…

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Barnes Foundation partners with Fairmount Arts Crawl, hosts local artist

The Fairmount Arts Crawl is back and, thanks in part to the Barnes Foundation, this year’s event is even bigger.  Friday evening, the Barnes Foundation in partnership with the Fairmount…

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Rhawnhurst couple sentenced in faith-healing death loses second child

For the second time in four years, a Rhawnhurst family whose religion shuns traditional medicine has allowed an infant son to pass away. Now, many are wondering if state or local…

Why are there so many homes for sale on the same street? [Real NEastate]

Q: I am looking for a home in the Far Northeast. I have noticed that there are several homes for sale on the same street. I would like to see one…

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April 24: SEPTA's capital pinch | JP Morgan broker for PGW sale | deed theft easier than recovery | Sedgley reno | upcoming casino hearings

Good morning, and happy Wednesday, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news today: The Inquirer looks at what SEPTA’s skimpy $308 million capital budget won’t cover: necessary infrastructure repairs, new regional rail…

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Visitors get an inside look at Chestnut Hill's famed Vanna Venturi House

By Neema Roshania, NewsWorks @MtAiryChestnut In anticipation of the release of PBS' "10 Buildings That Changed America," Philadelphia-area residents had the chance to visit the inside of Chestnut Hill's Vanna Venturi House,…

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Philly's green leaders talk tech innovation

What do the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department have in common? They are both using technology to advance their "green" goals.  Monday, the Bike Coalition's Nicholas…

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Caring for the Vanna Venturi House like it's family

It is a rare thing to live in a modern landmark, much less a groundbreaking postmodern masterwork by Robert Venturi, but that’s what Agatha Hughes calls home. Hughes lives in the…

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