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No human remains found at Potter's Field site, final PHA decision pending

No human remains were found during an archaeological dig at the site of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Queen Lane Apartments, where an 18th-century Potter's Field burial ground also once existed. Hand-sifting…

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More delinquency discussion at Taxpayer Fairness hearings

The six City Council freshmen held the second consecutive Committee of the Whole hearing on property tax delinquency Wednesday afternoon, and while the range of testimony was wide, new policy suggestions…

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Worried about an ‘unfunded mandate,’ PCPC adopts regulations to comply with Blackwell bill

The Planning Commission adopted amendments to its rules and regulations Tuesday afternoon to bring them in line with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s contentious bill amending the new zoning regulations for Registered Community…

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Eyes on the Street

Love Note: Eric Dolaway fell for the Boxers' Trail in Fairmount Park

Today Eyes on the Street brings another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration with a tale of discovery, exploration, and appreciation of nature along East Fairmount Park's Boxers' Trail. Eric…

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Draft plan for Central District released

The draft comprehensive plan for Philadelphia's Central District calls for revitalizing civic spaces in Center City, encouraging more development along Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street in West Callowhill, and making…

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Grocery bills: Whole Foods near the Parkway, Bottom Dollar on Girard

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted to approve two zoning bills Tuesday afternoon aimed at bringing a Bottom Dollar grocery store to Girard Avenue and preparing a site for the relocation…

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St. Hubert's Class of 1942 ring returned to owner

Arletta Pardoe Bateman thought she'd never see her St. Hubert High School class ring again. A member of the school's first graduating class, Bateman gave the ring to a boyfriend while…

How does the 19154 housing market look? [Real NEastate]

Can you do an analysis of 19154? I want to sell my row house. I did a very upscale remodel to it a couple years ago, but it’s time to move.…

    • East Passyunk's Singing Fountain
Eyes on the Street

March 20: Council talks tax delinquency | South Star Lofts | Alan Greenberger Q&A | Franklin museum setbacks | #PassyunkProud

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the first official day of spring, and you know what that means: Free water ice from Rita’s. Don’t say we didn’t remind you. Here’s what’s making news…

    • The future Ardmore Transportation Center will include 528 feet of ADA accessible, high level platforms

Ten years later Ardmore Transportation Center still in the works

In 2003 the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners approved the Ardmore Transit Center Conceptual Master Plan. A decade later, one element of that plan, phase one of the Ardmore Transportation…

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Council talks tax delinquency with city officials and collection agencies

Senior members of the Nutter administration’s property tax collection team defended their record before a skeptical City Council committee Tuesday afternoon during the first in a series of hearings that are…

City Planning seeks public input on casino proposals

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will gather public comment on the six proposals for Philadelphia's second casino license during three open-house sessions next week. Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger…

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Eyes on the Street

New Police headquarters in West Philly means sale for Roundhouse, Health Department buildings

It's looking ever-more likely that someday the historic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 46th and Market streets will become a new headquarters for the Police, Health Department, and city morgue. …

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Eyes on the Street

March 19: Philadelphia's deep poverty and class divisions | Chelten Ave commercial district improvements | Queen Lane impasse | Green Hill Market survives | Liberty Property Trust's eco-honors

Good morning, Streeters. Here's what's making news on this gloomy Tuesday:  At 1pm today City Council will begin hearings on tax delinquency [pdf], and the Planning Commission will consider the Central…

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Downtown Abbey's valuable financial lessons [Financial Perspectives]

Spoiler alert: If you're a Downton fan, beware that this column might give a few details away. I spend a lot of time talking with people about financial planning issues, but…

    • Construction has begun on the new Planet Fitness gym in Roxborough. (Megan Pinto)

New gym shaping up at former Ridge Avenue car dealership site

Things may have got off to a slower-than-expected start for a new Planet Fitness gym at a long-vacant former car dealership in the heart of Roxborough's business district, but work is…

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Look Up! A Modern brick house on the city’s grand boulevard

The Parkway House borrowed from earlier styles, but the designers gave it an identify of its own.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and…

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Eyes on the Street

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics lecture series March 26-May 28

Looking for a way to bone up on Philadelphia’s design and development history? The Center for Architecture has you covered with "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" an annual 10-part lecture…

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Eyes on the Street

March 18-22: World Class Greater Philadelphia Summit | Anne Krulikowski | What's the future of Philadelphia's waterways? | Green Infrastructure as connector

Summit | World Class Greater Philadelphia Monday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm. WHYY, 150 North 6th Street. Connect with the region's leaders and explore how to develop, attract, and retain talent, support business growth, and provide…

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Pennypack Park 2013 summer concert schedule

The Pennypack Park Music Festival will return again this summer for three months of free concerts featuring some old favorites and a couple new acts. The complete schedule, listed below, was…

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