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O'Neill pushes for extended hiring benefits for police and fire grandchildren

Currently, the children of police and firefighters who've died in the line of duty receive a service credit on their qualifying exams to follow in their parents' footsteps. Councilman Brian O'Neill…

    • The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street.
    • The Rotunda is a beautifully balanced structure at 4014 Walnut St.

Look Up! A Beaux-Arts beauty on the Penn campus

“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…

A plethora of special city planning meetings and opportunities for public input

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be holding several special meetings and hearings in coming weeks. On Tuesday, on the 18th floor at 1515 Arch Street, the Planning Commission will hold…

    • The Porch's site

Placemaking the Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper way

With a few more parklets promised for this summer, and a couple of pedestrian plazas designed to return slivers of wide streets to walkers, Philadelphia is making, er, inroads on…

    • City of Philadelphia and Code for America launch Textizen

City of Philadelphia and Code for America launch Textizen

June 5, 2012, Philadelphia -- Last Friday, the City of Philadelphia and Code for America began a pilot of Textizen (www.textizen.com<http://www.textizen.com/>), a new system for gathering community…

    • Germany Hill owners Greg Ventresca and Walt Lewis are scheduled to appear to detail their latest plan (Megan Pinto, file)

Another Germany Hill development plan could be in the works

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksOwners of part of the Germany Hill site in Roxborough and Manayunk, long a target of conservation efforts by neighbors, are set to detail another…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.

Bella Vista to see ‘Autumn’ anew

David Guinn’s mural Autumn was lost to development this year, but the artist is revisiting the theme in a new Bella Vista mural being planned on Fleisher’s wall overlooking Palumbo Park.…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.
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Bella Vista to see 'Autumn' anew

In Bella Vista Autumn is in the air. Devoted Eyes on the Street readers will remember the tale of David Guinn's beloved Bella Vista muralAutumn (aka Your House in…

    • Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps

UPDATED: School Reform Commission selects Universal to run Creighton charter

UPDATED June 4: The School Reform Commission voted Friday to put Creighton in the hands of Universal, which already operates other former district schools. The SRC chose Universal over a…

    • Talk temporary placemaking interventions, like The Porch, on Monday night.
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June 4-8: 'Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper' placemaking | Eames short films | Transit of Venus viewing | Inga Saffron

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper: Is Temporary the New Permanent? Monday, June 4, 6pm. International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, South America Room. Join the Project for Public Spaces and University City…

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UPDATED: Reward offered for arrest in fatal Frankford shooting

UPDATED June 4 - Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jalil Cooper, the man wanted in connection with the may 20 murder of Edward…

    • The bell tower of Greater St. Matthew Church, (formerly St. Anthony of Padua) which a developer plans to adapt for housing.
    • Germantown Restoration CDC runs a food service training program. (Grace Dickinson/for NewsWorks

Germantown Restoration talks barriers to employment at Thursday night forum

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksWhile much of the focus in Germantown in recent months has been on groups looking for ways to improve the neighborhood's commercial areas, Germantown Restoration…

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In Graduate Hospital neighborhood, a microcosm of churches under siege

If all goes well for developer Benjamin Weinraub, he'll eventually receive the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (the case was held for continuance until July) to begin converting the…

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    • Concrete Fantasy | Jeremy Fountain, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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June 1-3: Food Truck Pop-Up, Roots Picnic, Craft Beer Day

Concrete Fantasy | Jeremy Fountain, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupFood Truck Pop-Up Friday, June 1, 6-10pm. Lutheran Settlement House, 1390 Frankford Avenue. The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association, the food-truck…

    • The shopping center on the southwest corner of Red Lion Road and Roosevelt Boulevard is for sale. Image/Google Maps

Bustleton shopping center on the market

The shopping center on the southwest corner of Red Lion Road and Roosevelt Boulevard is for sale. Image/Google Maps The owner of the Bustleton shopping center that houses Staples, Best Buy…

    • A big-tent coalition gathered at the Schuylkill Banks Thursday to announce The Circuit.
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The Circuit unifies regional trail planning

Advocates for Greater Philadelphia's recreational trail network gathered on the Schuylkill Banks Thursday to announce the network’s new identity  - The Circuit – and a big-tent campaign to complete 750 miles…

    • 2012 Dad Vail | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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