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    • Schuylkill Banks has sadly seen an uptick in vandalism. | file photo | Andrew Goodman
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Schuylkill Banks sees spike in vandalism

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UPDATED: Cat of the Week: Grady

UPDATE, Feb. 1 -- Grady has been adopted. Meet Grady (A15094459)! This lovely 1- to 2-year-old gray boy has the neatest subtle tabby shading and the most alluring amber eyes! Poor Grady…

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Dog of the Week: Flora

UPDATED Feb. 8, 2012 - Flora has been adopted! Hello ladies and gents! My name is Flora (A14945644) and I’m a sweet sassy girl biding my time at ACCT, just waitin’ around…

    • West Rockland Street neighbors had cleaned and mulched three vacant lots in September. PHA auctioned one of the lots in December for $11,000 but the buyer has backed out. | courtesy of Aine Doley
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Lots by the lot: What happened after the PHA vacant property auctions?

When the Philadelphia Housing Authority held its second scattered-site property auction in December, Ainé Doley went to the sale in hopes of removing a property on her block from the list.…

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Holme Circle residents float idea for beautification of Circle

With repairs to the Holme Avenue Bridge complete, the Holme Circle Civic Association has turned its attention to the rest of the avenue, specifically, the Circle. Serving three major roads and…

    • Dave Kralle at the November 2011 Parkwood Civic Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald

O'Brien's aide considers run to fill 169th District seat [video]

Dave Kralle at the November 2011 Parkwood Civic Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald If you go to your neighborhood civic association meeting, chances are you know Dave Kralle. Holme Circle, Bustleton,…

    • DVRPC forecasts 11 percent population growth by 2040

DVRPC forecasts 11 percent population growth by 2040

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is forecasting the region's population will grow more than 11 percent by 2040 ― with the greatest percentage growth coming from Gloucester County, which is…

Official groundbreaking set for Dilworth Plaza renovation

WHO:  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood; members of the Philadelphia Congressional Delegation; representative of Governor Corbett; Mayor Michael A. Nutter; City Council President Darrell Clarke; representative of SEPTA; Paul…

Billboard news from SCRUB

Dear SCRUB Members and Friends, Miraculously no one was hurt, but on January 13th, New Yorkers learned that 50 tons of steel towering over a Brooklyn neighborhood was a disaster waiting…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

City Council starts the year with a handful of revenue- and job-generation bills

In their first meeting of 2012, City Council members introduced a raft of bills and resolutions both ceremonial and substantial, including two bills previously submitted by Councilman Darrell Clarke at the…

    • Neighbors clean a Germantown lot. (Photo credit: Aine Doley)

Lots by the lot: What happened after the PHA vacant property auctions?

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When the Philadelphia Housing Authority held its second scattered-site property auction in December, Ainé Doley went to the sale in hopes of removing a property…

SEPTA awards contracts for City Hall improvements

The SEPTA Board on Thursday approved a series of three contracts worth $7.5 million to carry out its so-called “early action” plan for the City Hall subway station.The construction of…

    • Double-decker bus wouldn't fit here
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It's a wrap: Ads are a sign of the times

Pretty soon the whole city will be wrapped ads. In his inaugural speech as City Council President early this month, Darrell Clarke promised to look for new sources of revenue and…

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Philly gets Curbed

This morning marks the official launch of Curbed Philly to our city’s built-environment blogosphere. Welcome to Philly, Curbed! Curbed.com, a website well-known for its gimlet eye and laser-like focus on…

    • Flickr Photo/selasasore

Nominations for Preservation Achievement Awards due Friday

Flickr Photo/selasasore If you've spent the last year working to preserve a history property, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is offering a chance to celebrate your handiwork. Submissions for the…

Real NEastate: Should I wait for my buyer to sort out issues or put my home back on the market?

Q: The year started off with an offer on my home in West Mayfair after 295 days on the market. I was very excited to finally feel like things were going…

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

Less Marcellus Shale gas, Get Healthy Philly's impact, development rumble in Point Breeze, refreshing Roxborough's library

Gate | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama touted his administration’s support for “all out all of…

    • Expect to see more SEPTA buses and trains wrapped in ads.

It’s a wrap: Ads are a sign of the times

Pretty soon the whole city will be wrapped ads. In his inaugural speech as City Council President early this month, Darrell Clarke promised to look for new sources of revenue and…

    • Council set to go in 2012

City Council to hold its first session of 2012

A revamped City Council will hold its first meeting of 2012 Thursday morning, and its agenda is looking … not publicly available.As of Wednesday afternoon, Council’s meeting agenda had not…

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