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Real NEastate: Should I refinance my mortgage?

Q: The interest rate on the mortgage on my home is 5.9 percent. I was thinking of moving this year, but I would like to see if I can refi first.…

    • This Furness bank could go beer hall and tiki bar later this year. | Historic American Buildings Survey
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Michael Nutter's mayoral legacy, meet Mayor Clarke?, transit incentive cut, Furness goes tiki, cartographic art

This Furness bank could go beer hall and tiki bar later this year. | Historic American Buildings Survey The Inquirer editorializes today about Mayor Nutter’s second term legacy-building opportunities in the…

    • Art Commission tables request for additional floor on new Family Court Building

Art Commission tables request for additional floor on new Family Court Building

Were those who have opposed the construction of a new Family Court building on an empty lot at 15th and Arch streets all along, simply taking advantage of another opportunity to…

    • Diana Lind

Diana Lind talks urban highway removal at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city’s brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City . The good folks behind TEDxPhilly…

    • Details of Walter Gardner's
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'The Streets of Philadelphia' mural gets reprieve

A WPA-era mural in the Spring Garden Post Office appears to have a new lease on life. As previously reported on PlanPhilly, "The Streets of Philadelphia" mural was listed on the Preservation…

    • Photo: doublelibra/Flickr

Christmas Tree Recycling Program runs through Jan. 15

Photo: doublelibra/Flickr As the city's recycling collection gets back to normal after the holidays, don't make the mistake of leaving your Christmas tree curbside. The city's Christmas Tree Recycling Program is…

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Holy Family to offer exclusive degree program at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Image/Google Maps Fresh off the announcement that Fox Chase Cancer Center will merge with Temple University Health System, Holy Family University has announced its own partnership with the cancer treatment…

    • Treecycle don't trash your holiday greens.
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Christmas tree(cycling) starts this week

Wondering what to do with your undecorated, crispy Christmas greens? Rather than leaving your Christmas tree out with the trash to be landfilled, you can give the greens new life by…

    • Contrasts | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool
Eyes on the Street

Meet Mark Squilla, what the Winter Classic is worth, Philly 2012 trends, hope for Gretz Brewery, Philly as GIS leader

Contrasts | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool New First District councilman Mark Squilla talked priorities and plans with PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates. High on Squilla’s list:…

    • The original Scoop The Poop poster

Old City residents launch Scoop the Poop campaign

It's one thing no one likes about the dog-friendly streets of Old City.But when dog waste was the big topic of conversation at a neighborhood dinner party this past summer,…

    • Building the pavilion in Sister Cities Park.
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January 2-6: skate the Winter Classic ice, Bicycle Coalition vol call, DAG hosts DIGSAU and Studio Bryan Hanes

Winter Classic Public Skate at Citizen’s Bank Park Tuesday, January 3, 7-8pm, Citizen’s Bank Park. As part of Winter Classic week, the Flyers are hosting public skates on the ice at…

    • Mummers Parade | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Mayor Nutter's 2nd term priorities, zoning reform vs. councilmanic fiat, considering Callowhill NID's failure, Mummery and the economy, 2011's best street art

Mummers Parade | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group Happy New Year, Philadelphia. Hope you had festive holidays and got to spend some time off. If you’re planning…

    • Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods last year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. Last week,…

    • New First District Councilman Mark Squilla

Incoming First District Councilman Mark Squilla says East Market Street is his first priority

Today, Philadelphia's First Council District is represented by someone new: Whitman native Mark Squilla, 49, who takes over the job held by veteran councilman Frank DiCicco, who decided not to seek…

    • New Frankford Y, 4704 Leiper Street.

2011 Endangered List spotlights anchors of the community

In recent years, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has made an effort to engage African-American organizations and neighborhoods in protecting resources and creating programs that highlight their history. That effort…

New zoning code adopted unanimously

By a vote of 17-0, City Council passed into law the final report of the Zoning Code Commission Thursday morning during its final session of the year.The new code was four years…

Changing Skyline: For tourists and city, not re-created equal

In early 2000, Independence Mall was an American Versailles with brick colonnades, great tiered fountains, and row upon row of straight-backed trees, arrayed across the park's three city blocks like soldiers…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

Central Delaware Civic Vision and Action Plan now in easy-to-read online format

Central Delaware Civic Vision and Action Plan now in easy-to-read online format PlanPhilly has posted A Civic Vision for the Central Delaware and An Action Plan for the Central Delaware: 2008-2018…

Philadelphia Celebrates Bike Week

MAY 16, 2011.  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.  May is National Bike Month and The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting and supporting several events in Philadelphia this week.  These free events draw…

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