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Planning for the expensive college years [Financial Perspectives]

There have been a number of articles appearing in the mainstream press and higher education journals about the value of a college education and how unaffordable it now is. With costs…

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Farnham justifies granting hardship in testimony at hearing on 40th & Pine property

Another full-day hearing at the Board of L&I Review on the proposed demolition of a historic property at 40th and Pine streets stopped without finishing on Monday. Attorneys for the City…

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2012 Year in Review: Zoning

This post is a brief look back at some of the biggest stories on the zoning/policy/development beat of 2012. It’s determined in part by which stories were clicked most by PlanPhilly…

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Eyes on the Street

Nearly 100 cyclists joined Bicycle Coalition holiday ride

Friday evening the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia held its first holiday-themed group ride. The Bicycle Coalition estimates nearly 100 cyclists attended the ride, which led participants through some of South…

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New program puts biotech in hands of Lincoln High students

When it comes to science, technology, engineering and math fields, the American education system is playing catch up. A new program trying to help Philadelphia high schoolers compete in these areas kicks…

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Frankford Civic member takes Christmas lights seriously [video]

Below is a video from the Frankford Gazette of Christmas Land, and all-out holiday light display at Frankford Civic Association board member Pete Specos' house.

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Eyes on the Street

Dec. 17: shooters, zoning 2012, RCO changes, OCF in historical hot seat, Bunting House demo

Good morning, Streeters. Here's what's making news this Monday morning: Our hearts are heavy to start the week. While the nation struggles with what happened in Newtown, CT (and what to…

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Year in Review 2012

The next 10 days will bring you PlanPhilly's Year in Review as it pertains to the the built environment in Philadelphia. As we did last year, we will head to the…

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Council adopts amendments to Registered Community Organization process

By a vote of 15-2 Thursday, City Council passed a bill introduced by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell which changes portions of the new zoning code’s provision on Registered Community Organizations.…

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Historical Commission denies legalization of latest Feibush project

Developer Ori Feibush has gained a reputation as a man who likes to take matters into his own hands — this summer, for example, he made headlines for his clean-up, and…

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Eyes on the Street

Spread the word: Craft publishing, workshop opens on Frankford Ave

On Frankford Avenue in Fishtown you can find locally made brews, handmade jewelry, artisanal metalwork, and now a "craft" publishing house, The Head & The Hand. The Head & The Hand recently…

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Eyes on the Street

December 14-16: UnSilent Night, Chinatown North Arts Crawl, Go West! Holiday Craft Fest

This weekend walk through Old City playing UnSilent Night, cruise Chinatown North's arts hubs, and shop for crafty goodies in the Rotunda. UnSilent Night Parade Friday, December 14, 6:30pm. Meet at…

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Frankford Avenue prostitution a problem for many neighborhoods

Fourteen years ago, Joe Nicoletti made the decision to come back to his roots in Tacony where family settled in the 1890s from Italy. Nicoletti wanted to start a family with…

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Vacant land, home of St. Bernard Community Garden to be sold

It’s the classic tale of the Philadelphia community garden. Neighbors band together to clean a vacant lot. They work the weeded rubble until it is healthy soil. They start to grow…

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Eyes on the Street

Schools closing, Byko on bike share, Assumption distress, and stricter commercial zoning

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this morning: The School District of Philadelphia announced plans to close 37 schools and reorganize others across the city, reports the Inquirer’s…

Eyes on the Street

Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love her city

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of Frankford's institutions and commercial corridor Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love…

    • Voting is open through Satuday for the best of 24 holiday displays in Lower Moyamensing.
Eyes on the Street

LoMo neighbors compete in holiday lights and display contest

From 8th to Broad, Snyder to Oregon houses are draped in colorful lights and windows filled with holiday displays – some even feature music and robotic figures. And while festive decorations…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Frankford

I've lived in Philly almost my whole life (college outside Boston and a brief post-college stint in DC excluded). I grew up in the far Northeast and went to High School in Center…

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