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    • Surveillance footage of the Jan. 25 pharmacy robbery in Holme Circle. Image/Philadelphia Police

Suspect who held up Holme Circle pharmacy also wanted for other robberies

Surveillance footage of the Jan. 25 pharmacy robbery in Holme Circle. Image/Philadelphia Police Northeast Detectives are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in a series of robberies, the most…

    • Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse.
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Under the Clothespin: Sneak Peek

Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse. Back in November, I told you about Under the Clothespin, a new Mural Arts Program mosaic commissioned by…

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February 6-10: 'Mon Oncle' screening, Visibly Invisible: 'Our Gadgets our Identities,' urban agriculture documentaries, PhillyCAM opening, 'Green, Urban, Glocal'

Architecture in Film Series: Mon Oncle Monday, February 6, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Mon Oncle (1958), an Academy Award-winning French comedy by Jacques…

    • Family and friends gathered last February outside the T&T bar to remember Christopher Spence, who was fatally shout outside the now-closed establishment. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Frankford residents keep an eye on former T&T bar

Family and friends gathered last February outside the T&T bar to remember Christopher Spence, who was fatally shout outside the now-closed establishment. Photo/Shannon McDonald Mention of the T&T bar once again…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/3 - 2/5

Friday -- Police are investigating the circumstances that led to a Wissinoming man being fatally stabbed inside his home. The 50-year-old was found dead around 11:30 Friday night on the…

    • School bus in Chinatown, Philadelphia | Flickr user flodigrip | Creative Commons

Citizens Planning Institute graduates 30 more citizen planners; next round of classes starts soon

Philadelphia has another 30 citizen planners.The planning commission's Citizens Planning Institute offers classes on key elements of community planning, designed  to help interested and active citizens “be more effective advocates…

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Interface Studio has a cutting edge idea for cars and people

By Lloyd AlterFor Treehugger Interface Studio Architects won TreeHugger's Best of Green prize in 2010 for their gritty urban work.They demonstrated a paradigm-busting playfulness with their frenetic Granary project.…

    • Photo: Oscar Wang  Gerri Graves wants to send her granddaughter to E.M. Stanton

School closings timeline a sticky issue

by Dale Mezzacappa and Oscar Wang School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos told community members in South Philadelphia Thursday night that the District is working to make its final school closings…

    • New mascot Buk (rhymes with Duke)

UPDATED: Old City Scoop The Poop campaign gets city blessing for pilot program, chooses new mascot

The volunteers running a campaign to rid Old City's streets of dog waste have received the city's blessing to continue their program as a year-long pilot.Program co-chair Janet Kalter said…

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Grey Lodge Pub on Draft Magazine's list of America's 100 best beer bars

Well-known in the Northeast, well-explored by Philadelphia's beer drinkers, and  once recognized by Esquire as one of the best places to drink in the country, the Grey Lodge Pub has…

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Inga Saffron on "The Grand Adjustment" 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. As promised, I'm sharing some…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
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Super Sunday 2/5: Green Philly, Dickens' 200th birthday, films with Megawords

Drew Becher: Making Philadelphia the Greenest City in America Sunday February 5, 11am. Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street. Drew Becher, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will talk about PHS’…

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Former cop gets probation for stealing from Northwood bar

Former 15th District Police Office Kenneth Crockett has been sentenced to probation after being convicted in October of stealing from Pat's Cafe in Northwood. Crockett was charged in July with stealing $825…

    • No door at the Divine Lorraine | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land applauds the introduction of land bank legislation by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

City Council will consider creating a Land Bank

City Council held its second meeting of 2012 Thursday morning, passing a handful of bills and resolutions introduced last week. Several Council members also introduced significant new bills related to land…

    • Civic engagement on sign controls gets underway

Civic engagement on sign controls gets underway

The inter-agency working group responsible for reforming Philadelphia’s sign regulations held the first in a series of five “facilitated discussions” with stakeholder groups Thursday morning at the Center for Architecture. The…

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Dog of the Week: Shaunie

This gorgeous girl is Shaunie (A15052829). Shaunie is a 1- to 2-year-old female Staffordshire Terrier mix. She found her way to someone’s back yard and they brought her to the shelter to find…

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Draft district plans for Lower South and West Park draft plans introduced

Center City: Philadelphia2035 Releases First Two Draft Plans from Philadelphia Neighborhoods on Vimeo. As PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates reported, the district plans for Lower South [pdf] and West Park…

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Cat of the Week: Jonah

UPDATE, Feb. 9, 2012: Jonah has been adopted! Meet sweet Jonah (A15063422), a young male tabby abandoned at Animal Control. When Jonah arrived he was emaciated, dehydrated and sick with a…

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