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Real NEastate: What do you need when selling an estate?

Q: I’m selling my deceased mother’s home in Mayfair and the title company is asking for an inheritance tax return. I’m happy to provide everything they are asking for, but why…

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    • The seven LEED certified row homes built by Habitat for Humanity stand on the 4200 block of West Stiles Street. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods
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Parkside: Local Group Plans for Future Sustainable Development

The seven LEED certified row homes built by Habitat for Humanity stand on the 4200 block of West Stiles Street. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods Robert Cousar of the East Parkside Community Revitalization…

    • City representatives, elected officials and DRCC Board members break ground at Tacony's Lardner's Point Park. Photo/DRCC Facebook page.

Grounbreaking paves the way for new Tacony park by May 2012

City representatives, elected officials and DRCC Board members break ground at Tacony's Lardner's Point Park. Photo/DRCC Facebook page. Yesterday's groundbreaking at Larnder's Point Park is the first noticeable step of many…

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Change By Us: Philly's new crowdsourcing tool for neighborhood improvement

We’ve all had light bulb moments about ways make Philly cleaner, safer, greener and smarter. Now there’s an online tool to share those inspirations with policymakers and the public, and get…

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    • Sen. Stack (second from left) presents a $1.3 million grant to Holy Family University. With him are (L to R) Holy Family student Matthew Reese, Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Stephen Med

Stack announces state grant for Holy Family

Sen. Stack (second from left) presents a $1.3 million grant to Holy Family University. With him are (L to R) Holy Family student Matthew Reese, Associate Professor of Political Science Dr.…

    • Plans for Lardner's Point Park | Delaware River City Corporation
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Lardner's Point Park construction begins, Occupy offered limited permit, Duffy String Band preps, PECO substation reuse

The Delaware River City Corporation officially broke ground on Lardner’s Point Park this week, PlanPhilly reports. The new park will be built next to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, and riverside from the…

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Bicycle Coalition aims at South Philadelphia improvements

Over the past few years, bicyclists have scored big gains with the creation of a network of dedicated bike lanes that criss-cross Center City.Now, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Urbanize this highway

From Eyes on the Street: Urbanize this highway

Cities across America are turning urban highways into streets again. What if Philly rethought I-95 between the Walt Whitman and Benjamin Franklin bridges and the Vine Street Expressway as flexible, multi-modal…

    • Chelten Ave. 'is by no means a dead, or dying, commerical corridor'

Chelten Ave. 'is by no means a dead, or dying, commerical corridor'

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAmong many conversations about Chelten Avenue that took place at Monday night's planning meeting in Germantown, one exchange seemed to crystallize both the present reality…

    • Parent Suzann Hitchner was one of dozens of Levering supporters who marched up Ridge Avenue. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis

District takes its school closing recommendations to the community

By Benjamin Heroldfor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks  After recommending earlier this month that nine schools be closed, District officials stressed that they wanted feedback from the public.…

    • Today we need connectors to draw people beneath I-95, but if the highway became a boulevard?
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Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running past Center City, complete with light rail. Or healing the…

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Police search for Schizophrenic man who went missing in Frankford

Ramon Rodriguez/image courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department.Police in the 15th District are asking for the public's help in locating a man who went missing last night. Ramon Rodriguez was…

    • Northeast streets will become more bike and pedestrian friendly. Image from the City Planning Commission's planning document

Planning Commission reveals pedestrian/bike draft plans for the Northeast

Northeast streets will become more bike and pedestrian friendly. Image from the City Planning Commission's planning document Earlier this fall, the City Planning Commission held public meetings in Northeast and West…

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November 21-25: Biography of Building, Thanksgiving Parade, RiverRink, Holiday Railroad

Witold Rybczynski’s The Biography of Building Monday, November 21, 6:30-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, Upper Gallery, 210 South 34th Street. Celebrate the launch of Witold Rybczynski’s new book, which tells the story…

    • Swenson was one of many schools marching down Frankford Avenue at the 2011 Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. Photo by Liza Meiris.

Slideshow: Frankford Avenue gets festive for annual Mayfair-Homlesburg Thanksgiving Parade

Swenson was one of many schools marching down Frankford Avenue at the 2011 Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. Photo by Liza Meiris. There was no need for a rain date. Service men and…

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Speculation at Broad and Washington, profiles in Occupy, safety at greened lots, parking in bike lanes, unified Chelten Avenue, Nutter nod

CITY | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group What’s the deal with the huge empty lot at the northeast corner of Broad and Washington? Hidden City reports…

    • Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

PlanPhilly staff report  Groundbreaking took place Monday on a new, 4.5-acre park at Lardner's Point in Tacony that will replace the current “cracked pavement and weeds” with greenery, wetlands, benches, picnic tables,…

    • Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf you know only one thing going in about the upcoming meetings on a streetscape plan for Chelten Avenue, let it be this: It's not…

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