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Bells Corner car accident leaves two injured

Two people were injured early Sunday morning when a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a Bells Corner storefront. The men, both in their 20s, were taken to…

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Man critically injured in Frankford shooting

A 24-year-old man was critically injured early Saturday morning in Frankford after being shot multiple times. Details are below, including a look back at similar incidents nearby. Also on Hawthorne Street…

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Center City District offers close look at census numbers

Center City Development Corporation executive director Paul Levy named outgoing Councilman Frank DiCicco as a key contributing factor behind the good news that he delivered at the organization's Meeting of the…

Design Advocacy Group announcement

We have just learned that City Council is re-convening the hearings on the Zoning Code proposals on Wednesday, September 14th at 10 a.m. in City Hall, Room 400. We encourage you…

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License to Inspect: City of Philadelphia L&I API will drive PlanPhilly transparency app

A Technically Philly exclusive: If the deadlines of today are worth more than the deadlines of the past, the City of Philadelphia is due to release before the end of the…

5 ways L&I has become a better agency in three years, says city rep

If you had a bad experience in the past with the city's once notorious Licenses and Inspections department, it's time to give it another shot. So went the address Thursday night…

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Dog of the Week: Moxie

UPDATE: Moxie has been adopted! Top 10 reasons to adopt Moxie: She walks well on a leash and frequently checks in with her human to make sure she's doing well and that…

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Cat of the Week: Poo

URGENT. Who's that hiding under the newspapers? It's a sweet little cat named Poo (A12697626)! Poo used to have a home, but her owners left her at the shelter when they moved. Maybe…

How the new zoning code draft affects commercial properties along Ridge Avenue

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

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Church preservation case to be heard in Common Pleas Court

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court has set the timetable for hearing the appeal to allow a social service agency to raze the historic Church of the Assumption, while the agency seeks to…

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Historical Commission defends role in monastery demolition

Historical Commission chairman Sam Sherman Friday gave a spirited defense of the commission's role in the recent demolition of a former Francisville monastery.The monastery, housed in two 19th century…

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Riverfront advocacy group learns about the transition from riverfront plan to riverfront zoning code

Members of a waterfront advocacy group want assurance that the goals and protections included in a long-range plan for the waterfront and the accompanying temporary zoning overlay will wind up in…

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Zoning Code Commission briefs City Council on zoning reform

At a round-table meeting in the Caucus Room at City Hall Thursday afternoon, representatives of the Zoning Code Commission briefed members of City Council on the state of the zoning reform…

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How the new zoning code draft affects commercial properties along Ridge Avenue

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

Tacony Summer Concert postponed due to weather conditions

A message from the Tacony Civic Association: "Once again, due to the weather, the Tommy Conwell concert will postponed to Thursday, Sept. 15, and will be held at the Disston Recreation…

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Taking stock of bandit signs in Fox Chase

One of the many bandit signs found regularly in Fox Chase.  There are a lot of bandit signs in Fox Chase, but there's also Fox Chase Town Watch. A Fox Chase…

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Rhawnhurst comic shop profiled by Geekadelphia

Photo by Flickr user Brian Adams Unless you're into comics or geeky collectibles, it's likely you've never been to the Garden of Earthly Delights in Rhawnhurst. Geekadelphia, Philly's geek culture blog,…

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30th Street gets new pedestrian approach

A major highway project has given the University City District a chance to make the south side of 30th Street Station a little bit more friendly to pedestrians.The group is…

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Recruitment has begun for local Boy Scout groups

Photo from the Boy Scouts of America Flickr page. The Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America has already begun fall registration for Boy Scout troops and packs, and those interested…

Real NEastate: Can I sue over a leaky roof?

Q: I bought my house in Bustleton only two months ago and now the roof is leaking. The home inspector said I had another two to three years before I had…

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