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    • With a blow of the whistle, Mayor Michael Nutter kicks of the 2012 city pool season. NewsWorks Photo/Bas Slabbers

With whistle, Nutter official opens city pools for the summer

With a blow of the whistle, Mayor Michael Nutter kicks of the 2012 city pool season. NewsWorks Photo/Bas Slabbers It may have been a cool Monday afternoon, but that didn't seem…

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District 172: One year later, how neighborhoods are affected by new leadership

This is a follow-up story to our  coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab.…

    • June 1, 1950, Spruce Food Market | Parker & Mullikin | Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-century Philly: Spruce Food Market

For today's mid-century Parker & Mullikin, we turn to the 1500 block of Spruce Street for a revelation in moderne neon. One of Center City's classic neon signs sits above…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Despite name, little Northeast presence in Philly Weekly's events calendar

Philadelphia Weekly has released its 2012 Summer Guide, described as such: "Looking for summer excitement in your neighborhood—or an excuse to explore new parts of the city? Either way, you’re…

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Parks & Recreation adds four new parks this season

By the time we reach Independence Day weekend, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department will have unveiled four new parks in just under two months. The spate of new spaces is…

    • License to Inspect

This just in from Technically Philly: City Licenses and Inspections department to launch web app this summer, another dubbed ‘License to Inspect’ to follow

By Christopher WinkFor Technically Philly For those of you keeping track of city-sanctioned, good government web apps, you may have noticed a prominent one that still hasn’t landed. Last fall,…

Chinatown: New hotel to sit across from the Reading Terminal Market

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach Hilton Hotels & Resorts' new hotel will be built on top of this construction site. The Parkway Corp. has plans to build a $60 million…

    • Planning underway for Central District portion of the city's new comprehensive plan

Planning underway for Central District portion of the city's new comprehensive plan

City residents got their first shot at shaping the future of the center of Philadelphia Monday night, at a public input session for the Central District Comprehensive Plan.The Central District…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS reports wrong neighborhood for home invasion

How many times do we have to remind the big media outlets that Robbins Street is the border between Wissinoming and Tacony? Apparently, at least one more. This is the fourth…

    • 1013 Market Street | Parker & Mullikin | Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Market East

For our first Mid-Century Philly feature, culled from fantastic real estate photographs by Parker & Mullikin, we turn to Market East. Here is a view of the 1000 block of Market…

    • May 26, 1949: 1000 block of Market Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Parker & Mullikin photography

Eyes on the Street has sifted through a bunch of historic photographs showing off mid-century Philadelphia. While EOTS is on vacation, check back daily for a new picture from this collection.…

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June 18-22: ThinkBike | Central District Plan | Bartram's Garden Trail | Uptown Music Ceremony | Greenworks Progress Report

ThinkBike Public Sessions Monday, June 18, 9-10:30am and Tuesday, June 19, 5-6:30pm. Temple University, School of Architecture. The ThinkBike Workshop will bring Dutch cycling experts to discuss Philadelphia’s bike infrastructure and…

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Police officer, elderly driver injured in Lawncrest crash

A 2nd District police officer and an elderly woman were hospitalized Saturday following a car crash in Lawncrest. According to reports, the crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the officer was…

    • The St. Charles Hotel, 60-66 N. 3rd St., retains its mid-19th century exterior features.

Look Up! A well-preserved reminder of 19th-century hospitality

“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…

    • Property owner Greg Ventresca's latest vision for developing his eight-acre portion of the 20-acre Germany Hill area.

Germany Hill development battle heats up in NW Philly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA battle is brewing over the latest plans to build a new neighborhood on part of Germany Hill, the undeveloped 20-acre tract in Roxborough and…

    • Residential project for the Mt. Airy's Garrett-Dunn site redesigned

Residential project for the Mt. Airy's Garrett-Dunn site redesigned

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a new residential development on the Germantown Avenue site once home to the historic Garrett-Dunn House are moving ahead, and expected to go…

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EOTS plays hooky

NYPL, Digital gallery 104487 Dear readers, Eyes on the Street is going on vacation. It's time for a break from the keyboard, folks. EOTS will be on hiatus from June 18-26.…

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Dog of the Week: Nathan

This goofy boy is Nathan (A16316822)! Nathan is an adult terrier/shepherd mix who was brought to ACCT as a stray. Someone found him in an abandoned property in South Philly and brought him…

    • This rusty bike has a broken brake cable and has been locked up for months on Spruce just west of 34th Street. Clip it!
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Abandoned Bike Roundup coming July 23

Have a rusted-out shell of a bike locked to a lonely street sign in your neighborhood? The day of reckoning for abandoned bikes is July 23, when the Mayor’s Office…

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Cat of the Week: Imari

Imari (A16063674) may just be the world's most purrfect cat! Reluctantly surrendered when her owners lost their home, Imari was described by her family as a cat-lover's dream. An outgoing and social…

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