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Cat of the Week: Footsie

Look at this handsome guy! Footsie (AC26434) is a handsome 3- to 5-year-old Siamese male. He has a lynx point coat and light blue eyes. This poor guy was found in a…

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Dog of the Week: Lisa

Lisa (A13075053) is a sweet adult female terrier pit mix who was found tied up at a block corner. Lisa is quite the looker - she has a beautiful tan coat with…

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Three men arrested for robbing Cottman Avenue PNC

Three men were arrested Thursday after robbing a bank on the 2200-block of Cottman Avenue near Horrocks Street. According to reports, the men donned masks to rob a PNC branch…

    • Joe Dollak marks the end of his term with the Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association this month.

Joe Dollak marks the end of his term on the Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association

Joe Dollak marks the end of his term with the Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association this month. On most weekday mornings you can find Joe Dollak walking the business district in Fox…

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Heart Conditions: How stress and joy affect our lives

In Greek mythology there is a deity named Atlas.  Most people know Atlas as the deity responsible for bearing the entire Earth on his shoulders.  What most people don't know is that…

    • A girl's wheelchair was stolen from in front of her house in Wissinoming.

Wheelchair stolen from Wissinoming girl's house

A girl's wheelchair was stolen from in front of her house in Wissinoming.Update: Golembiewski has a new wheelchair thanks to generous donations. Olivia Golembiewski wants her wheelchair back. The…

    • City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

Though most people's attention at Thursday's City Council meeting was focused on the contentious issues of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and School District funding, Council moved on a raft of…

    • Jones holds up action on East Falls victims unit

Jones holds up action on East Falls victims unit

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIt looked like a done deal on Monday, but now a City Council bill to move the police Special Victims Unit to a new…

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Northeast Philly Food Feed: Oxford Circle Farmers Market opens

  John Esch wiped his brow and took a hard swig of his water bottle. He has just traveled more than three hours, from the outskirts of Gettysburg, arriving at 900…

    • Maggie's Waterfront Cafe owner Kevin Goodchild addresses the East Torresdale Civic Association. Photo by Danny Donnelly.

Torresdale residents, restaurant owner look for middle ground in expansion

Maggie's Waterfront Cafe owner Kevin Goodchild addresses the East Torresdale Civic Association. Photo by Danny Donnelly. Since 1935, 9242 N. Delaware Ave. has housed several bars and restaurants. For the past…

Real NEastate: Is my house really worth less?

Q: Last year I had an agent come out to list my house in Rhawnhurst and tell me my house was worth $189,000 even though it appraised the year before at…

    • Prominent transit planner criticizes SEPTA regional rail changes

Prominent transit planner criticizes SEPTA regional rail changes

Although SEPTA eliminated its regional rail numbering system a year ago, a prominent University of Pennsylvania transportation planner is still up in arms.In an open letter to SEPTA general manager…

    • Planning Commission to City Council: Don't allow condemned I-95 billboards to relocate near houses

Planning Commission to City Council: Don't allow condemned I-95 billboards to relocate near houses

Planning commissioners say they don't oppose a bill that would allow owners of billboards condemned to make way for the expansion of I-95 to relocate them without going through the usual…

Design matters. 
Do you know of a great project or program that highlights community, collaboration, and design?

The Community Design Collaborative is seeking submissions for Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design, an exhibition that showcases best practices in community design, participatory design, pro bono service, and public interest architecture.…

    • East Falls feels 'railroaded' by push for special victims unit

East Falls feels 'railroaded' by push for special victims unit

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyEast Falls residents say they've been blindsided by a plan to move the Philadelphia police's Special Victims Unit and victim service agencies to a new…

    • City Council opens hearings on zoning code proposals, adjourns Committee until fall

City Council opens hearings on zoning code proposals, adjourns Committee until fall

The Committee of the Whole Council held its first hearings on the zoning code proposals of the Zoning Code Commission this morning, taking about 2 1/2 hours of testimony from ZCC…

Temple parking garage proposal goes to city council

Temple University is one step closer to building a mixed-use parking structure on a dirt lot that is informally used for parking now.There would be retail on the ground floor…

Upper Holmesburg neighborhood plan presented to PCPC

Upper Holmesberg residents have created a goals and strategies report detailing the future they want for their neighborhood. Highlights, which were presented to the planning commission Tuesday by neighborhood planner Ian…

Measurements of neighborhoods' health are being used in comprehensive planning process

Healthy Communities Coordinator Clint Randall gave the Philadelphia City Planning Commission an update on the city's effort to use community planning to help Philadelphians achieve better health.Randall, who reports both…

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