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    • Propper Brothers

'Never Give Up' fitness studio secured as additional tenant of former Propper Bros. building

For decades, Sam Kroungold watched the comings and goings at Manayunk's Propper Bros. furniture store from his office, from a desk perched in a mezzanine overlooking the cavernous showroom. These days,…

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Updated: Clarke bill would allow advertising on municipal property

 Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill on behalf of Council President Darrell Clarke Thursday morning allowing for digital signs and advertisements to be installed on municipal property. The proposal, which Clarke…

    • Seger Park Playground
Eyes on the Street

Seger Park's new playground

Back in November Eyes on the Street reported that construction on Seger Park’s new playground was cruising along. And after being closed for four months, Seger Park Playground reopened on January…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge presents new challenges in Holmesburg [updated]

Update May 9, 2013 ConRail has agreed to allow the Holmesburg Civic Association paint the bridge, and will waive the fees, registration and insurance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge that connects…

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Eyes on the Street

Blurring the lines of South Kensington

What's in a neighborhood name? As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan set out to explore the various names for South Kensington (Or is…

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Eyes on the Street

Feb 13: Casino pitch blitz | arson at Temple | NJ Transit studies Bus Rapid Transit | 40th and Pine update | AVI burdens

Good morning, Streeters. Don't be fooled by the lovely day we saw yesterday or this morning's spots of blue sky: we're in for a rain and snow later. Here's what's making…

How do I get utilities turned on in my new house? [Real NEastate]

Q: I am making settlement on my new house in Morrell Park at the end of the month. What do I have to do to change my driver’s license address and…

    • New partnership promotes natural gas garbage trucks and school busses

New partnership promotes natural gas vehicles

The current natural gas boom in Pennsylvania could lead to the rise of clean, quiet, cheap natural gas vehicles, at least that’s the hope of the new Pennsylvania Partnership to Promote…

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Final witnesses called in 40th and Pine hardship case; closing arguments to come

Reports of the impending conclusion of the 40th & Pine hardship case have been greatly exaggerated. By this reporter. Attorneys for the University of Pennsylvania, which owns the building, and for…

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Suspect sought in Frankford bank robbery

Fresh off a bank robbery in Mayfair last week, police in the 15th District are now looking the man who robbed a Frankford Wells Fargo. Monday, the suspect entered…

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Eyes on the Street

Volunteer: Parklet Impact Study

We like parklets - those small public spaces that replace in-street parking spots - because they add interest and life to city streets. But can the direct impact of a parklet…

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Use caution as the market gets higher [Financial Perspectives]

The stock market has been running on adrenaline over the past several weeks.  With the Dow hovering near 14,000, it is hard to gauge what the future holds. The market has…

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    • WRT rendering of the future FringeArts HQ

Transformation from pumping station to Philly Fringe home begins

The transformation of a 1903 riverfront pumping station into the future home of Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe has begun. The organization best-known for its annual festival began tearing…

    • PATCO 9th & 10th Street

Philadelphia passengers see PATCO improvements

In 2012, PATCO saw its ridership numbers climb to 10.6 million, its highest level since 1999. The service brought more than 4.5 million passengers to its four Philadelphia stations, including 1.8…

    • Traffic on the Parkway
Eyes on the Street

More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy on the…

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Franklin Towne Charter girls basketball team advances in Public League playoffs

The Franklin Towne Charter girls basketball team defeated Dobbins Technical High School 43-25 Friday in the first round of the Philadelphia Public League Playoffs. Towne's girls team, the No. 1 seed…

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Eyes on the Street

Feb 11-15: Michael Van Valkenburgh | Alexander Garvin | Place-Based Interventions | Love at the Barnes

Here's what's on tap this week: Lecture: Michael Van Valkenburgh Wednesday, February 13, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th Street. Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh comes to Penn…

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Methadone clinic hearing had 'misinformation,' treatment advocates say

Beverly Haberle, executive director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., opened the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday by addressing an issue that has residents of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods up…

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Eyes on the Street

Feb 11: Biden visits | criminal forecasting | bus-pedestrian accidents | behind Grove at Cira | digital signage debate

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s your rainy Monday morning buzz: If you see a motorcade zipping around today, it’s probably because Vice President Joe Biden is in town to talk gun control…

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