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April 8-12: Wynn casino meeting | Judy Wicks | University/Southwest District Plan | Romantic Philadelphia | Pennypack history | Controller candidate debate

Community Meeting: Wynn Philadelphia Monday, April 8, 6:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 418 East Girard Avenue. The Fishtown Neighbors Association is holding a meeting Monday evening to discuss and vote on the…

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Old City objects to use of councilmanic privilege for 205 Race St. project

When you want to construct a building that’s bigger and denser than the property’s zoning allows, the old-fashioned way to do that is to apply for variances, meet with the local…

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April 8: Fabric Row fire | Glaxo's culture shift through design | Woodland Ave tour | Ben Franklin Bridge parking | Main Street Music Q&A

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. After fire ripped through Jack B Fabrics at 4th and Fitzwater streets Saturday evening, we mourn the death of Ladder 27 Fire Captain Michael Goodwin…

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Flavorhood: Lower Moyamensing's tomato pie treasures

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, packed with distinctive tastes, treats, and flavor all their own. Occasionally we set out to explore some of the city's unique food assets and their…

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CDAG to Wynn: Put more Philly in your Philadelphia casino proposal

If you get to build a casino in Philadelphia, make it look like it belongs in Philadelphia, members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group told members of Steve Wynn's team this…

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April 5-7: 'From Philadelphia With Love' | Furniture Show | Countdown to Germantown Day

Here's what's on tap this weekend, beyond First Friday, PIFA events, and the Phillies home opener: Film: Secret Cinema: From Philadelphia With Love Friday, April 5, 8pm. Freeman’s, 1808 Chestnut Street.…

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Tourism outfit promotes key neighborhoods in initiative

With a new initiative — Philadelphia Neighborhoods — debuting today, Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corp.(GPTMC) is raising the stakes when it comes to its impact on the city. And, in…

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For Friends of Pennypack Park, challenges go beyond litter

The Friends of Pennypack Park group works to beautify the park to preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations. Though the group has an eye on the future, there is a…

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April 5: Penn's Landing Park | stalled Enterprise development project | Nutter on education | First Friday Weekend

Happy Friday Streeters!  It is almost hard to imagine a green park stretching over I-95 and connecting Old City with the waterfront, but the new Penn's Landing Park project is indeed…

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Council bills would amend zoning for proposed 205 Race project, allow for larger curb cuts

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill in City Council Thursday morning that would amend the Center City zoning overlay to allow larger construction projects in the area surrounding the…

Owner of Bustleton-based ambulance company charged with health care fraud

The owner of Bustleton's Brotherly Love Ambulance faces up to 15 years in prison for an alleged health care scheme. Feda Kuran, 37, is accused of transporting patients who didn't need…

How Washington High School keeps the dropout rate low

George Washington High School's four-year graduation rate is 80 percent -- the best in the city. There, and at Northeast High School, fewer than two-thirds of the student body qualifies as low-income,…

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Large pool of potential candidates for Schwartz' congressional seat

A couple of the likely candidates to succeed U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District are two of the funniest people in local politics. Montgomery County State Senator Daylin…

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DRWC names Hargreaves to design Penn's Landing re-do

The firm that designed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and Louisville's Waterfront Park, which links that city with the Ohio River, will soon begin design and engineering work on a…

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Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller's love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Here's another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration -  sweet peace found at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller's love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery Favorite Spot:…

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April 4: Chief Collections Officer | DRPA Investigation | Art Museum strategic vision | Former Glaxo HQ adaptive reuse | Bike sharing

Good morning Streeters! On PlanPhilly, Jared Brey reported yesterday that Mayor Nutter appointed Tom Knudsen, former CEO of Philadelphia Gas Works and Philadelphia Schools' chief recovery officer, as the city's first…

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SEPTA to do away with paper transfers, charge full cash fare

As SEPTA moves toward New Payment Technology (NPT) and transitions from tokens to “smart media,” the authority will do away with another outdated payment form – the paper transfer.  At the…

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Art Commission considers Manayunk, Delaware River projects

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission enjoyed a morning of transitions — of bridges and crossings and dams. Three projects received final approval, while a fourth, the most complex was given…

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Proposed casinos to get report card from Design Advocacy Group

The six Philadelphia casino proposals are about to get a report card from an organization of Philadelphia architects, urban planners and other design professionals. According to an analysis by the Philadelphia…

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South Kensington Block Deals with Rodents, Vacancy and Broken Sidewalks

Residents of the 1800 block of North 4th Street, between Berks and North Cadwallader streets, talked about the quality of life on their block with Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan, as…

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