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Witness in priest sex-abuse trial: I was molested

A 24-year-old former Northeast Philadelphia resident on Tuesday pointed to the two men he said molested him when he was 10 and 11 years old and said that abuse changed him…

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Castor Gardens gets signs to prevent truck parking

Castor Gardens is taking steps to prevent an issue many Northeast neighborhoods deal with - truck parking. The large trucks parked on residential streets that block views and act as an…

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Progress report on University/Southwest district plan

The Philadelphia Planning Commission's district-level comprehensive plan for University/Southwest will strive to focus mixed-use residential development around some of the city's busiest el stops, strengthen commercial corridors that have vacancies, improve…

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SEPTA declares capital funding crisis, opens dialogue with public

Tuesday, SEPTA held two public meetings to initiate its fiscal year 2014 capital budget development and to provide information on the authority’s current funding situation. Despite concerns that the system could…

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2012 Housing Market Statistics Report [Real NEastate]

In a housing market where nobody has been able to predict for certain when a real estate recovery will take place locally, Northeast Philadelphia’s number of units sold actually increased in…

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Eyes on the Street

Preservation Hardship Primer

From the ongoing saga of the Penn-owned property at 40th and Pine to the meandering case of Church of the Assumption on Spring Garden Street, we have preservation hardship on the…

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40th & Pine hardship appeal in the homestretch, probably

The Board of L&I Review held the penultimate hearing—fingers crossed, ain’t-too-proud-to-beg style—on the appeal of a hardship designation for the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street Tuesday afternoon. Matt McClure,…

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City to rank trail network. There are now 75 proposed city-wide.

Philadelphia planners are developing a rating system to prioritize proposed trails. There are now 75 trails proposed city-wide. The idea is to focus the city's limited resources – financial and otherwise…

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Equinox to build 29 units on city-owned vacant land in Francisville

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve an agreement between the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and developer Jonathan Weiss, of Equinox Management & Construction, to build 29 residential units on…

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PHL Crime Mapper is open data in action

When Philadelphia released its crime data last month, this was part of the plan. Make anapplication programming interface (API) available so that the city's growing corps of civic hackers…

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Senior housing project features heavy dose of historic restoration

From the May 21, 1889 New York Times, under the headline "Telegraphic Brevities": At the meeting of the American Baptist Publication Society in Boston yesterday the Hon. Horatio G. Jones,…

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Starting the year off right financially [Financial Perspectives]

Congress finally voted for a tax solution to the fiscal cliff crisis, but the battle is set for the spending side – the deadline is March 2013. This is a perfect…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 15: Bart on The Provence | PA nudges along city tax-reform | DRPA audit | Eva Gladstein to head Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity | turning around the Prince

Good morning! Today is chillier than yesterday and it promises to rain again, so keep those umbrellas handy. Here's your Tuesday am Buzz:  Last night developer Bart Blatstein met with the…

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Blatstein promises Callowhill a well-off clientele at proposed casino complex

Developer Bart Blatstein—whose latest proposal, The Provence, involves a round-the-clock casino, 125-room hotel, restaurants, upscale retail outlets, and a rooftop village in the former home of the Inquirer and Daily News—…

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Look Up! Recent redevelopment proposals for the Divine Lorraine and Keystone National Bank cast light on a lesser-known 19th-century architect, Willis Hale.

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

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Eyes on the Street

Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia Finalists

This year's Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia finalists were announced today, featuring a crop of fantastic ideas for the arts in Philly that are in the running for grant funding from…

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LOLadelphia: Northeast Philly is awesome

"NE Philly is awesome." Just ask the folks behind LOLadelphia!, the site that pokes fun at the city's idiosyncrasies, all the while celebrating them. Last week, LOL published its "Top Ten…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 14-18: Reading Terminal Market as 'Cosmopolitan Canopy' | Learning from Miami | Living Downstream | learn to designate | Piers Fawkes

Here are our picks for events this week: Food & Thought: Reading Terminal Market: Philadelphia’s ‘Cosmopolitan Canopy’ Monday, January 14, Noon-1pm. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street.…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 14: New site, new tools | Historical Commission recap | How Council spreads the wealth | labor tactics | Roosevelt Blvd signage | look into 1943

Good morning and happy Monday! Wasn’t yesterday’s fog wild? If you snapped cool photos of the city shrouded by that thick fog, we’d love to see ‘em. Send them along or…

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