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Fall Citizens Planning Institute classes announced

The Citizen's Planning Institute (CPI) is a program designed to educate residents active in civic organizations, about planning, zoning, and development issues so that they can be more effective in their…

    • Wayne Junction National Historic District building's days are numbered

Wayne Junction National Historic District building's days are numbered

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe city is moving to demolish a vacant, unsecured former silk-mill building in the Wayne Junction National Historic District, calling it too far gone for…

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Burholme man killed in West Oak Lane shooting

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed in the 7400 block of Limekiln Pike on Tuesday afternoon. A police spokesman said the victim, who has not yet been identified, was shot…

Real NEastate: Can I rent a house for less than a year? [republished]

 Realtor Stacey McCarthy is off this week and will return next week with a new column. This installment of Real NEastate was originally published in August 2011. Q: I sold my…

    • The main façade of the former Ajax Metal Company (2012)

Waterfront developer plans 3,000-person music venue, restaurants, a bowling alley and a distillery at Ajax Metal Works site

Developer Michael Samschick hopes to transform the former Ajax Metal Works, at Frankford and Delaware avenues in Fishtown, into a 3,000-person music venue, a bowling alley, two restaurants and a distillery.…

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Police look for young Northeast High burglar [video]

Police are still looking for the person who broke into Northeast High School last month, and are asking the public's help to identify him. Described as a 16- to 20-year-old, the…

    • Proposed Lit Brothers signage

Architectural Committee of Historical Commission recommends denial of Lit Brothers signage

 In a close call, the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission recommended approval today of a proposal to light up the Lit Building on the 700 block of Market Street.…

    • Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer Jeffrey Brown is hoping to transform the vacant lot he owns at 205 Race Street into a 16-story, 128-unit apartment building with commercial uses on the ground floor, he and…

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Meeting will address development at Parkwood Manor Woods [video]

A reader brought to our attention last week a video produced by Parkwood Manor resident Joe Brennan highlighting his love for the wooded neighborhood and fears about possible development. A meeting…

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Weekend News Briefs: 8/24-8/26

Sunday - A man died around 2 a.m. after bring struck in a hit-and-run on Roosevelt Boulevard. Another driver found the man lying on the 7700-block of the Boulevard near…

    • Surf, Atlantic City. N.J. | NYPL Digital Image ID: 67989
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EOTS Recess

Dear readers, Eyes on the Street is taking an end-of-summer hiatus through Labor Day. Enjoy these last few days of August and we'll see you back here in September. Cheers, Ashley…

A progress report on the Central District portion of the city's comprehensive plan

The process for creating the Central District portion of the Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan is about half-way finished.It's big geographically, and includes not only the city's central business district, but also…

    • The draft plan for the Lower Northeast calls for more live-work spaces, like those at Globe Dye Works

Draft plan for the Lower Northeast aims to address medical, transit needs of growing population

The recently released Planning Commission draft of the district-level comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast calls for new health and transit services to keep pace with a growing population and new…

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August 24-26: Fantastic Friday | Sounds of Gospel | Adventuredrum

Fantastic Fridays: Stars Apart Friday, August 24, 6:30pm. Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Avenue. This month’s final Fantastic Friday show features Stars Apart. Bring a picnic and plan to stick…

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Northwood Civic Association votes in favor of Popeye's, schedules clean-up

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Aug. 21, membership had no opposition to a proposal for a new Popeye's Chicken at the location of the old beer distributor at 4501…

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Hopefulness in zoning reform | Parkway light sculpture | Logan Circle en Blanc | SEPTA greenwashing

In her column today Inga Saffron explains why the new zoning code, which went into effect Wednesday, is a “watershed event for Philadelphia.” In addition to being clearer and easier to…

    • Termini Bros.' storefront was carefully restored recently.
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Storefront Challenge: Reward refreshed facades

Has the store on your corner been spiffed up lately with new signage or lighting? Have you seen an old storefront carefully restored to its original shine and glory? The Commerce…

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Planning Commission gets new website

Earlier this month we mentioned that the Planning Commission has started blogging. Now comes even better news: PCPC launched its new website this week. Praise be! The dated and…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: N.J. media group plays it fast and loose

A few things raised our eyebrows about the South Jersey Media Group's report on Philadelphia water main breaks. First and foremost, why in the world would New Jerseyans care about such…

    • Detail of 1923 Walnut Street | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
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