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Police arrest man who robbed K-mart with young daughter

Police have arrested the man wanted for robbing the jewelry counter of the K-mart off Roosevelt Boulevard between Tyson and Cottman avenues. Angel Ortiz was arrested yesterday  after police found his…

    • Lou DeCree helps keep Daniel Boyle Rec in Somerton running. Photo by Ian Romano.

Somerton volunteer honored in citywide ceremony

Lou DeCree, president of the Daniel Boyle Athletic Program in Somerton, was awarded the token of appreciation award by Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Friday. Phoebe Coles, the not-for-profit’s executive director, said she…

    • Construction is underway inside the historic building at 3 Rector Street in Manayunk. (Amy Z. Quinn of PlanPhilly/for NewsWorks)

Taking a fresh approach to a Manayunk rebuild project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly Seven years after first trying an extensive rebuild of the old Labov Plumbing Supply building at 3 Rector St. in Manayunk, developer David Waxman is…

Meet the First District city council candidates at this month's CDAG meeting

The four First District City Council candidates will answer waterfront planning and development questions at the  Central Delaware Advocacy Group's next meeting.Vern Anastasio, Joe Grace, Jeff Hornstein and Mark Squilla…

More time to comment on the draft of the citywide comprehensive plan

Anyone who wants to comment on the draft of the citywide comprehensive plan has more time to do so.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has extended the public comment period for…

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Nutter congratulates Lawncrest and Burholme residents on a job well done

Mayor Michael Nutter greets Heavy Hitta's coaches Lonnie Haile (blue) and Rick Terrell (yellow) as Cleanup leaders Kathy Wersinger and Matt Taubenberger look on. Photo by Ian Roman. Hugh Campbell, a…

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Weekend News Briefs: 4/1 - 4/3

Friday -- Police are searching for a man who robbed K-mart with his young daughter in tow. Friday morning, the man emptied a jewelry case in the store off Roosevelt…

    • Neighbors, City and Conrail take first steps to clean up Kensington

Neighbors, City and Conrail take first steps to clean up Kensington "Wasteland"

On Saturday, as neighborhood groups around the city organized spring clean-ups, about 60 neighborhood activists, residents, and city and Conrail workers got down to (the beginning of) the dirty work of…

PHA unveils redesigned website

The Philadelphia Housing Authority launched a new and improved website featuring a customer-focused and user-friendly redesign. It also includes valuable, up-to-date information for applicants, residents, and the public.http://www.pha.phila.gov/  “The new…

    • Moving Beyond the Automobile: Highway removal

Moving Beyond the Automobile: Highway removal

by Elizabeth Press on March 29, 2011 | 5,113 Plays | from the series Moving Beyond the Automobile In this week's episode of "Moving Beyond the Automobile," Streetfilms takes you on a guided tour…

Design Advocacy Group | Monthly Meeting

Design Advocacy Group | Monthly MeetingApril 7, Thursday. 8:00-10:00AM. The Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Free.  Alan Urek presents on the draft plan for Phila2035. George Claflen will be…

Zoning Code Commission | Other Development Standards

Zoning Code Commission | Other Development StandardsApril 5, Tuesday. 8:00-9:30AM. 1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor. Free.   The ZCC is hosting a series of eight Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Changes to…

Ten Nonprofits Receive Service Grants in Winter 2011 round

Ten Nonprofits Receive Service Grants in Winter 2011 roundThe Community Design Collaborative’s first round of service grants in 2011 will benefit ten community-based nonprofits and support efforts by advocacy groups…

    • Turnout was high for the Mayfair Civic Association's

6th District Council candidates introduce themselves

Turnout was high for the Mayfair Civic Association's "meet the candidates" night for the 6th Council District.This piece is the first of three covering the 6th District Council race. With…

Brownfields 2011 | Creating More Sustainable Community

April. 3, Sunday - April 5, Tuesday. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Event Registration. The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and…

    • Mantua to receive investment in housing and community development support

Mantua to receive investment in housing and community development support

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments and the Mantua neighborhood one of 17 nationwide Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants.This project is one of…

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Dog of the Week: Bessie

This sweetheart is Bessie (A12433243). She is a boxer mix and was surrendered for adoption because her owners could no longer care for her. She is 5 years old and has…

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Cat of the Week: Luke

URGENT! This cutie pie is Luke (A12650051) - he's an adult tabby boy who was picked up as a stray. He's a little rough from living on the streets and could…

    • The concept design for the Philadelphia Sports Zone planned for Upper Holmesburg. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Sports Zone.

Philadelphia Sports Zone Unveils Plans for New Sports Facility

The concept design for the Philadelphia Sports Zone planned for Upper Holmesburg. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Sports Zone.Months of talks culminated Friday with an event to debut plans for the…

    • Bob Kershaw (l) & Robert Barton (r) in front of their historic house on Shurs lane in Manayunk (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Manayunk's historic Ezekiel Shur House for sale

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWe know this: Ezekiel Shur, 19th century farmer and veteran of the War of 1812, is buried around here somewhere.That's his tombstone, marked 1794-1863,…

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