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Listen Up! These Walls Talk

Using a FREE printed and online map, you can experience The Mural Mile's collection of 17 Center City murals on your own or with new guided walking tours that combine recorded…

City Paper features Petty's Island: a tale of oil lords, homelessness and vandalism

City Paper: The Island On Feb. 4, Riley will debut his newest work at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust streets, as part of Philagrafika. His subject…

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Philadelphia DeTours! See the city again from a new perspective

By using bikes, segways or feet, DeTours guides can take you to parts of the city other tours simply cannot reach in a timely manner. This way you are able to…

Another way to battle blight

EVEN in Philadelphia, with its 40,000 vacant properties and a quarter of its population living below the poverty line, the Kensington neighborhood still shocks. On a frigid afternoon, a prostitute lingers…

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PEC announces Gloria Guard's departure, effective July 2010

People’s Emergency Center announced today that its longtime president, Gloria Guard, has resigned, effective July 1, 2010.   Guard’s letter of resignation was accepted by Sharmain Matlock-Turner, chair of the PEC…

Symposium at PennDesign: "In the Terrain of Water"

Water is everywhere before it is somewhere. It is rain before it is rivers, it soaks before it flows, it spreads before it gathers, it blurs before it clarifies. Water at…

    • Before and Below I-95 - a night of history and archaeology

Before and Below I-95 - a night of history and archaeology

The artifacts dug up in the areas where I-95's Girard Avenue exchange is being improved and expanded help tell the stories of ancient Native American settlements, the lives of Colonial Philadelphians…

Apply for SugarHouse Casino employment

Sugar House Opportunities The Sugar House Casino is accepting applications for a variety of positions. Please visit to get job openings and to apply.

Agreement reached on river trolley line

The Delaware River Port Authority and the city of Philadelphia announced an agreement Monday on a route for the proposed Delaware River trolley service.As expected, the line will run from…

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Greenhouse in the Big House

Right about now, outdoor vegetable gardens are looking pretty barren. Forget the groundhog's predictions, it's in the greenhouses, where one can get real hope that spring is coming. Sharat Somashekara is…

Summer Solstice Tours of The Hermit's Glen

Summer Solstice Tours of The Hermits Glen  Sunday, June 29, through Wednesday, June 23.  Weather permitting, tour participants meet at the Kelpius Community Marker on Hermit Lane between Barnes Street and…

Inquirer: How Foxwoods got a leg up

Inquirer: How Foxwoods got a leg up Autumn was make-or-break time for the Foxwoods Casino in Philadelphia. Opposition in neighborhoods and City Hall had stalled the project. Lenders had grown…

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Central Delaware Master Plan update

Since releasing the draft executive summary of the Central Delaware Master Plan in mid-June, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received about 100 comments, said Master Plan Manager Sarah Thorp.The…

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Inquirer Editorial: Roadside distractions

Editorial: Roadside distractions When every stretch of highway in America looks like Times Square, it will be too late to worry about the driver distractions caused by electronic billboards. The bright,…

Just Announced: DVRPC Livable Communities Conference March 2010

Just Announced: DVRPC Livable Communities Conference -- March 17, 2010. Click here for more information. A one-day workshop designed for local planning partners, practioners, developers, and decision-makers on creating livable communities.…

Debating Skateboarding and Urban Space

Philadelphia's LOVE Park, a dead plaza in the 1980s, was brought back to life by skateboarding, transforming this downtown plaza into an international hub of a multi-billion-dollar sport. When the City…

Designing the Fair of the Future: Bacon student design competition

BackgroundAt the heart of this ambitious challenge are some important questions. What is the value of undertaking a massive project like a world’s fair or the Olympics? How do we…

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