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Cat of the Week: Dorothy

I keep clicking my paws together, but for some reason I just can't get back home! I'm stuck in this scary shelter after my owner dropped me off here, and I really…

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Dog of the Week: Stephon

STEPHON (A14578323) is a 1- to 2-year-old male terrier mix. He has a pretty, soft, rust-colored coat; gorgeous matching eyes; and a red nose. But sadly, the ends of his ears…

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Patching 19th Street Baptist Church to buy time for its future

With sweat equity, generous donations, and building supplies purchased through a modest emergency grant, comes hope for the 19th Street Baptist Church, a historic Frank Furness-designed building in Point Breeze. As…

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Darrell Clarke's revenue plan, Venice Island eyesore, Church moves partly due to parking woes, transition at the Navy Yard, SEPTA's flat budget

What’s on Council President Darrell Clarke’s 2012 agenda? Revenue Generation. The Naked City reports that Clarke’s plans include: parking space leases to car-shares, public asset sales, ad-sales for spots on municipal…

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7th District Police issue burglary alert for Bustleton street

Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th Police District issued a burglary notice Wednesday for residents on the 9800-block of Cowden Street and surrounding blocks in Bustleton. "Be advised that there…

    • Update: L&I Board of Review rejects Dilworth House project

Update: L&I Board of Review rejects Dilworth House project

Following a second look ordered by the Commonwealth Court, the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review has once again ruled that a proposed demolition of part of the Dilworth House on…

    • The former Carmella's building is now a vacant site on Main Street in Manayunk, near Leverington Avenue (Amy Z. Quinn)

What's next for Manayunk's abandoned eyesore on Venice Island?

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThere are days, usually in summer when the trees are in bloom and the light is just right, that it's possible to almost miss the…

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Solving sprawl, circa 1959

The Atlantic Cities recently posted this promotional anti-sprawl film from 1959 made by the National Association of Home Builders in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. I could not resist sharing this…

    • Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps

Waste Management plans new facility in Holmesburg

Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps As part of its contract with the City of Philadelphia, Waste Management already runs a single-stream recycling facility on a…

Real NEastate: How much should I charge for rent? [a look back at 2011]

Stacey McCarthy is off this week, so we're taking a look back at her column that ran one year ago today. Q: I am the landlord of a duplex in the…

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Eyes on the Street

Parkway parking, revealing hidden collections, Philly's clean water legacy and promise, Knight grant finalists

Unreal | flickr user phllytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group Who put the park in parkway? City Howl wonders, given the investment happening along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, why is…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

SEPTA proposes flat capital budget for 2013

The authority’s bus purchase program, costing $59 million, is the most expensive item in the budget, with $53 million allocated to vehicle overhauls and another $53 million going toward debt service.…

    • Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

For most Philadelphia neighborhoods, plummeting public school enrollment is a fact of life. In Northeast Philadelphia, however, there is a different problem altogether: too many students, and too few seats.Overcrowding…

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Share your 2012 city wishes, public resolutions

via NYPL Digital Collection Late last year I shared eight things on my wishlist for Philly in 2012, from conquering litter to city control of the Reading Viaduct. What about you?…

Eyes on the Street

Rules of the Road: Bike lane clarifier

10th Street Bike Lane Do you bike on the sidewalk? (illegal) Do you park in bike lanes? (permitted occasionally) Do you run in bike lanes? (murky area) Sharing Philly’s streets can…

    • Father Judge cheerleaders at the Jan. 7 basketball game against West Catholic High School. Photo/Bill Achuff

Photo: Father Judge cheerleaders root for a basketball win

Father Judge cheerleaders at the Jan. 7 basketball game against West Catholic High School. Photo/Bill Achuff The above photo was shot during Friday's Father Judge basketball game against West Catholic, with…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter helps cut the ribbon at the new Frankford Computer Center. Photo/Michelle Alton

Frankford gets a computer lab through PhillyRising initiative [slideshow]

Mayor Michael Nutter helps cut the ribbon at the new Frankford Computer Center. Photo/Michelle Alton With partners PhillyRising and Temple University, Frankford got a computer lab Friday. The Frankford Community Development…

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Financial Perspectives: An easy way to set and track your goals

With the start of the new year many people would like to get their financial house in order. One of the challenges is that you may not know where you stand at…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
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Kroc Center at one year, public asset sales ahead, origins of Wingohocking Sewer, reusing West Philly High

Flying Kite checks in on Nicetown’s one-year-old Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which has about 10,000 members from all over the city drawn by the state-of-the-art…

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