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    • A house on Ditman Street in Tacony that's been sealed by L&I. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Henon, Kevin Boyle develop plans to address neglected properties

A house on Ditman Street in Tacony that's been sealed by L&I. Photo/Matthew Flowers It’s been an ongoing issue for the past several years, but Northeast residents and politicians alike are ready…

    • Friends of Manton Park and US Construction struck a deal to balance development and park space after the park was sold by the city at auction last year.
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Manton Street Park split into park and housing

Little Manton Street Park will stay a park, in part at least. Last year US Construction purchased Manton Street Park at a city auction in October, unaware that it was a…

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Clarke defends North Central NID, Planning Commission adopts Waterfront plan, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival cancelled, budget landmines

Will North Philadelphia get the city's next Neighborhood Improvement District? PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey was on hand for a tense and lengthy community meeting about the North Central NID Tuesday night, and…

Real NEastate: Why didn’t the seller take my offer?

Q: A few months ago I found a house in Somerton that I wanted to buy, but it was overpriced by about $20,000 and over my budget. I made an offer…

    • Security footage, courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department

Police look for bank robber in the 15th District

Security footage, courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department Police in the 15th District are searching for the man who robbed the TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. Monday. The suspect…

    • Council President Darrell Clarke addressed concerns from 5th-District Constituents

UPDATE: North Philadelphia residents and landlords debate the merits of a Neighborhood Improvement District

UPDATE: The Committee on Rules of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 13, concerning Ordinance 120020. The hearing will take place at…

    • Draft of new zoning regulations presented to Planning Commission

Draft of new zoning regulations presented to Planning Commission

In a special meeting of  the City Planning Commission at the Central Library Tuesday afternoon, deputy director of the PCPC Eva Gladstein presented a draft of amended regulations for the Commission…

    • The Barnes Totem in situ

Art Commission approves Family Court roof plantings, new Barnes outdoor sculpture

A brief Art Commission meeting Wednesday granted final approval to rooftop plantings on the under-construction Family Court building.It also granted what amounted to a routine stamp to a proposed sculpture…

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Master Plan for the Central Delaware Adopted by Planning Commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) adopted the Master Plan for the Central Delaware during its meeting Tuesday afternoon. As previously reported by PlanPhilly, there was talk that only the central…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue
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Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram's Garden

Eyes on the Street readers sometimes send me the most interesting and inspiring questions. Earlier this year when I asked readers to send in their city hopes and resolutions I got…

    • Northeast Philadelphia's 8th Police District

8th Police District gets a new captain

Northeast Philadelphia's 8th Police District Capt. Leonard Ditchkofsky has two goals for the 8th Police District - help people feel safe and bring property values back up. The plans were met…

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Connect Philly: Got a cellphone, find free or cheap Internet nearby

It’s no secret that Philly has a deep digital divide, and closing that chasm is increasingly a focus of civic-minded tech and digital literacy initiatives. Our comrades at Technically Philly* announced …

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Financial Perspectives: Lessons we can learn from Greece

There have been a number of stories in the news for months about the issues that Greece is facing. The country has been living way beyond its means for years. The impact…

    • Storefront Scene on North Broad Street | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Banking on Germantown, Dilworth Award honors cleanup efforts, Mariposa's move, Temple partners to bridge North Philly's digital divide

Storefront Scene on North Broad Street | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr groupAmy Z. Quinn cruised Germantown with local real estate investor Ken Weinstein, for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks.…

    • Planning Commission adopts Central Delaware Master Plan

Planning Commission adopts Central Delaware Master Plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously adopted the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront in its entirety, on Tuesday afternoon."It's an ambitious plan," said Commission Vice Chairman Joe Syrnick…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue

Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram’s Garden

Looking for an opportunity to roll up your selves help take care of the city? Show up for Tuesdays at the River: volunteer cleanups along the banks of the Schuylkill River…

    • The Stokes House at 2876-80 Welsh Rd. in Holme Circle. | Shannon McDonald, NEast Philly
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Stokes House changes hands, redevelopment or restoration possible

The Stokes House, a 19th century stone farmhouse in Holme Circle, offers a rare peek into the area's more rural past, standing alone among the neighborhood's mid-century houses. Over the years, the Stokes…

    • St. Hubert's grad Rachael Fleming (L) with sisters Rebecca, a junior; and Elizabeth (R), a freshman.

Reader Submission: Family tradition continues because Hubert's stays open

St. Hubert's grad Rachael Fleming (L) with sisters Rebecca, a junior; and Elizabeth (R), a freshman. Jan.6 2012, the moment I had dreaded since I had first heard the rumors, was…

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Interfaith Hospitality Network sees a place for itself in Northeast Philadelphia

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Philadelphia is based in the Northwest, but Executive Director Rachel Falkove hopes it can soon better meet the needs of the growing number of Northeast Philadelphians…

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March 5-9: PCPC considers Master Plan for the Central Delaware, John Dixon Hunt, Building Philadelphia

Architecture in Film Series: The Architecture of Doom Monday, March 5, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. The Architecture of Doom is a 1989 documentary…

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