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    •  Shanghai's World Financial Center / Ryan Graves

Franck (Ha!) talk on the architect-client relationship

There's a great story about the design of Shanghai's World Financial Center, completed in 2008 and by some considerations the world's tallest building. Although architects from Kohn Pederssem Fox initially envisioned…

Photos: Snow and ice

Even if you hate the snow and ice, are tired of shoveling and more than ready for spring, the photos below are nothing but beautiful. Check out the slideshow from the…

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Man fatally struck by two cars in Upper Holmesburg

A man died early this morning after being struck by two cars in Upper Holmesburg. Reports indicate the man was struck once on the 8500-block of Frankford Avenue, and struck again…

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Weekend shooting started with road rage

New details have been released in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man early Friday night. Police say the 42-year-old suspect and the victim were involved in a minor car…

    • Richard DeMarco is running for judge.

Exit Interview: Richard DeMarco, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Richard DeMarco felt that his background very well matched the Zoning Code Commission when Council President Anna Verna appointed him to the body in 2007. A zoning, land use and real…

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Man fatally shot overnight

A man was fatally shot last night on the 6200-block of Frankford Avenue. West Frankford Town Watch reported the following:"A 20-year-old man was fatally shot last night, police said.…

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Al Taubenberger will run for City Council in Jack Kelly at-large seat

Al Taubenberger, the  President of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce who ran unsuccessfully in 2007 as the Republican mayoral candidate, will run for an at-large City Council this year.…

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Design your own billboard and see it on I-95

Courtesy of GoPhila. The fun, popular "With love, Philadelphia" billboards you see around the city are taking it to a personal level. Visit Philly is holding a contest allowing residents to…

    • Courtesy of How Stuff Works.

IT disposal facility coming to Decatur Road

Courtesy of How Stuff Works. Come the end of March, an IT disposal facility will open on Decatur Road. Run by Materials Processing Corp., the facility will take on corporate…

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Burglary alert in Bustleton

Bustleton residents are advised to be on alert after two recent burglaries. The following came in from the Philadelphia Police:"Residents who reside in the area of 2100 Berwyn, be…

    • Cramp Machine & Turret, Courtesy of Torben Jenk

"Shoppers" removing scrap metal from Cramp building site

There has been some unauthorized shopping at the Cramp Shipyard building. Since Monday, crews have been dismantling the building to make way for the new Girard Avenue Interchange. But after the…

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Community Design Collaborative director named to city planning commission

Community Design Collaborative Executive Director Elizabeth Kay Miller has been named to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. “I am very pleased to appoint someone with the qualifications, the imagination and the…

    • A display of arrowheads and an amulet found in I-95 archaeology

Drexel professor imagines enhancing Philadelphia with cell phone tour of history, culture

Drexel University digital media professor Glen Muschio and his students want to create a virtual tour of Philadelphia that would allow anyone walking through a Philadelphia neighborhood with a smart phone…

Somerton man does his part to remove snow

If someone did a little snow removal for you in Somerton yesterday, it as probably Pete. Profiled yesterday on Fox29, Pete got up before dawn Wednesday to help with snow removal…

Tonight's Burholme meeting canceled: Jan. 13

Tonight's meeting of the Burholme Civic Association/Business Association/Town Watch has been canceled due to the weather. They'll meet next on Feb. 10.

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Wissinoming man stabbed in Northern Liberties

A Wissinoming man was stabbed Monday in Northern Liberties. According to a police report, Edward Prescott was sitting on steps early that evening when a man approached and stabbed him.Prescott,…

    • The front of Pier 9, a prospective site for future waterfront activity

Waterfront Corp. pleased with "heat island" of development near Race Street Pier

With Race Street Pier scheduled to open as a new park this spring, a plan to create a live arts venue with a restaurant in a former pumping station across the…

The First Step: Starting a Small Business

The First Step provides you with the tools to evaluate the challenges and feasibility of your business idea through research and planning. This two-part course moves at a quick pace and…

Fox Chase meeting still on for tonight: Jan. 12

Despite the snow, the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Town Watch will still hold a meeting tonight. The group, which meets every other month, has important homeowners issues on the agenda.

    • The intersection where a man approached two young girls in Bustleton, courtesy of Google maps.

Police alert for Bustleton

The intersection where a man approached two young girls in Bustleton, courtesy of Google maps. The Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department has issued an alert for a possible…

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