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PEDP appeals loss of license

The team behind the Foxwoods Casino project has taken their case against the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to Commonweath Court. Monday, Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners said it and Caesars - the…

    • A stunning day for Philadelphia's Cherry Blossom Festival

A stunning day for Philadelphia's Cherry Blossom Festival

The Japanese Government and the Japan Cherry Blossom Association have made gifts of cherry trees all around the world.  Besides Philadelphia’s Festival, there are Cherry Blossom Festivals across the United States,…

    • The renovation of SEPTA's Allen Lane train station will be finished by late May

The renovation of SEPTA's Allen Lane train station will be finished by late May

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIt’s been a long, expensive and complicated overhaul of the Allen Lane Regional Rail station, but it’s nearly over, SEPTA officials say. SEPTA representatives met…

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ADA sidewalk ramp project raises historic preservation concerns in Society Hill

A city transportation official says work has been stopped on portions of a sidewalk improvement project that critics say threatens the historic fabric of Society Hill.The work in question relates…

Frankford Civic Association meeting ends in shouts, accusations and no vote on the Bridge

The two and a half hour Frankford Civic Association meeting that started 20 minutes late and ended with heated conversation on the controversy of the moment in that beleaguered neighborhood didn't…

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Dog of the Week: King

King is a gorgeous chestnut-colored pit mix who is approximately 1-2 years old. He is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines! He currently lives at the city shelter--and…

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Cat of the Week: Morris

Poor Morris (A11694125) is in need of TLC and rescue! Morris is a handsome 7-year-old male cat. He has an orange tabby coat. Morris was adopted a few months ago but…

    • (L to R) 2nd Place Jamie Wurtenberg of St Albert the Great, 1st Place Adrain Toledo of St Jerome and 3rd Place Kerrianne Mullen of St Anselm took home Spelling Bee trophies. Photo by Archbishop Ryan H

Archbishop Ryan's seventh-grade spelling bee winners

(L to R) 2nd Place Jamie Wurtenberg of St Albert the Great, 1st Place Adrain Toledo of St Jerome and 3rd Place Kerrianne Mullen of St Anselm took home Spelling Bee…

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Blight Fight: L&I prepares to hunt down absentee owners.

By Isaiah Thompson and Anthony Campisi Tens of thousands of abandoned properties and vacant lots stretch across Philadelphia. Counts vary, but recent studies estimate at least 40,000 such properties, 75 percent…

Community grant opportunities announced for West Philadelphia's Clark Park

University City District (UCD) and the Clark Park Partnership, a consortium that oversees park maintenance, events, policies and capital projects, have announced the 2nd annual Clark Park Community Grants. Up to…

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A sweet welcome for bakery and 'beer boutique' in Manayunk

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyHere's something you won't see very often: A unanimous vote of the Manayunk Neighborhood Council approving a new beer-seller along Main Street. Wednesday night, the…

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Historical Commission Approves Hotel, Reading Terminal projects

It wasn't easy, but the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, an adaptive reuse project of the Lafayette Building on Independence Mall, received approvals for much of what it was seeking at Friday's meeting…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Media outlets' maps missing Cottman and Tyson avenues

What's wrong with this description: "K-mart on Roosevelt Boulevard near Welsh Road"? It's how the Philadelphia Inquirer and Action News described a K-mart where a man robbed the jewelry counter…

    • Mayfair Memorial Playground -- on Lincoln High School's property -- remains unused for now.

Mayfair closer to rebuilding Mayfair Memorial Playground

It looks like the Mayfair Memorial Playground is finally being rebuilt. The playground in front of Lincoln High School on Ryan Avenue was torn down three years ago after a little…

    • Blight Fight

Blight Fight

Tens of thousands of abandoned properties and vacant lots stretch across Philadelphia. Counts vary, but recent studies estimate at least 40,000 such properties, 75 percent of which belong to private owners…

Race is on to finish Race Street Pier

It's crunch time for Race Street Pier, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Vice President Joe Forkin told the DRWC executive committee Thursday morning.Project updates and future events The contractor “is working…

    • When warm windows come to cold storage

When warm windows come to cold storage

Thanks to some sharp-eyed observation and pictorial attentiveness from former Praxis/PlanPhilly communications director Michael Greenle we have some cool photos of window refit at the Waterview Grande rehab of two cold…

House Gaming Oversight Committee passes bill requiring casinos to mail patrons statements of wins and losses

Earlier this week, the PA House of Representatives' Gaming Oversight Committee passed a bill that would require casinos to issue monthly statements showing patrons with reward cards, also known as loyalty…

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Art Commission offers go-ahead to Race Street Connector artwork and Independence Mall hotel.

The new piece of public art that is central to what's being called the Race Street Connector― a tunnel below I-95 that links the city to the Delaware River ― received…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has lost its leaves. Note the healthy leaves in the foreground

Race Street Pier trees are here

The first four of the 37 trees that will line Race Street Pier arrived just after 8 Thursday morning. The large caliper white swamp oaks, purchased with the help of donations, are surplus…

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