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Good morning, Philadelphia. I’m Ashley and this is Eyes on the Street, your new blog on the block. I’m here to talk with you about good design, great neighborhoods, vibrant communities,…

SugarHouse to discuss expansion plan changes with planning commission

SugarHouse Casino executives want to modify plans for the next phase of the Delaware Avenue casino.  They will give an information-only presentation on the desired changes to the Philadelphia City Planning…

    • The state transportation commission hears testimony from local planners and political officials.

Local officials back Corbett transportation panel plan

A state transportation commission hearing at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's offices in Center City Friday morning turned into a cheerleading session in support of a plan to increase state…

    • Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler named 2011 Public Works Leader of the Year /  PlanPhilly | EyesOnTheStreet

Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler named 2011 Public Works Leader of the Year by national magazine

Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Public Utilities Rina Cutler has been named the 2011 Public Works Leader of the Year by Penton’s American City & County Magazine.  This annual award…

    • Mapping tax delinquent properties in Philadelphia

Mapping tax delinquent properties in Philadelphia

Taxes in Philadelphia After decades of weak collection efforts, property tax delinquency has become epidemic in Philadelphia. There are about 111,000 tax delinquent accounts in the city, or nearly one out…

    • How Philadelphia is failing to proceed on taxes owed

How Philadelphia is failing to proceed on taxes owed

Sometime in the next three months, state lawmakers will begin formally considering a bill that would make Philadelphia finally deal with its 100,000-plus backlog of tax-delinquent properties. It will not be…

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Tacony hosts annual History Day Parade

Tacony's 20th annual History Day Parade is Saturday, continuing the yearly tradition of uniting the neighborhood with fun festivals, games and tables full of historic information and displays. The parade begins…

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Dog of the Week: Tom Tom

Hey cool people! Looking for a little bit of fun? My name is Tom Tom (A13399511), and I'm the handsome, spunky boy for you! I'm a 9- to 12-month-old mixed breed…

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Cat of the Week: Logan

Meet Logan (A14030583)! Logan is an adorable 6- to 8-week-old black kitten who was living on his own before he was scooped up and brought to the shelter. Even though he's…

    • The area between Rhawn Street, Krewstown Road, Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard has seen a spike in burglaries.

Police issue burglary spike alert in 7th District

The area between Rhawn Street, Krewstown Road, Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard has seen a spike in burglaries. The following is a message from 7th District Capt. Joe Zaffino: 7th District…

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2nd District police nab suspect wanted for multiple robberies

Police arrested a suspect wanted in multiple robberies in the 2nd District, Community Relations Officer Mark Mroz confirmed yesterday. The male, turned in by his mother, was being sought for robberies…

    • Councilman Frank DiCicco asks the ZCC about neighborhood overlays

Council hears hours of public testimony on ZCC proposals, agrees to take up the issue again in two weeks

Working from a single-item agenda on Wednesday, City Council held a seven-hour session of public testimony on the proposals of the Zoning Code Commission. And if the ZCC has its way,…

SEPTA and union settle button lawsuit

SEPTA and its largest labor union settled a federal lawsuit last week focused around a rule the authority issued banning a union button subtly criticizing fare increases.The suit was filed…

    • The current parking lot at Donna Court overlooks a steep slope that leads down to Green Lane and Jeanette Street. (Lynda Payne)

Zoning board approves development proposal in Roxborough

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyPlans for a parking-lot extension and retaining wall at the Donna Court apartments in Roxborough got the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, despite…

Breaking Ground 2011: The Power of Partnerships

In a time of declining funding resources, creative partnerships between government, the private sector, nonprofits, and philanthropy can offer solutions to address growing needs such as infrastructure, redevelopment, public amenities, and…

Center City District hires construction company for Dilworth Plaza project

The Center City District has retained Gilbane to serve as the owner’s representative for the $50 million transformation of Dilworth Plaza and to assist immediately with the evaluation of construction bids,…

    • A rendering of the New Foundations Charter High School

New Foundations CEO: High school will open across the street from existing building

A rendering of the New Foundations Charter High School If things go according to plan, New Foundations High School will be open to students next fall. The new space will across…

    • Firefighter Stanston helps a young boy with his items from the days event. Photo by George Mai.

Photos: Somerton Community Day

Firefighter Stanston helps a young boy with his items from the days event. Photo by George Mai. Somerton celebrate its first-ever Community Day Saturday, Sept. 10 at Fellowship Bible Church after…

Real NEastate: Did my mother get a raw deal in accepting an FHA buyer?

Q: My mother is selling her house in Rhawnhurst and her real estate agent told her that she didn’t need to do any repairs and could sell it “as-is.” She signed…

    • Rendering of future Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple

UPDATE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints releases depictions of Philadelphia temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a ground-breaking ceremony for its Vine Street temple Saturday. On Sunday, a long-awaited architectural rendering of Pennsylvania's first Mormon temple and a…

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