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Cat of the Week: Holy

What a handsome cat! Holy (A12999833) was found living on someone's porch in Frankford. His face is perfectly round with cheeks that beg to be kissed! Holy is a personable, laid-back fellow who…

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Storm blows through, building collapses

Crews from L&I, PGW and PECO are surveying damage to buildings on the 9900-block of Northeast Avenue, where part of a roof collapsed during Wednesday's storm. Officials confirmed late yesterday it…

    • Facilities policies vote postponed till June

Facilities policies vote postponed till June

Submitted by Benjamin Herold In an unusual, instantaneous response to public testimony, the SRC voted Wednesday to table until June decisions about the District’s new proposedAdaptive Reuse  and Rightsizing  policies…

Nutter, L&I warn businesses to renew lapsed licenses or face penalties

Mayor Michael Nutter and L&I Commissioner Fran Burns have a message for city businesses operating with a lapsed license: Renew within 45 days, or face fines and penalties.Earlier this month,…

Deputy Finance Director Thompson takes seat on Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Saskia Thompson, City of Philadelphia deputy finance director and the executive director of the Office of Property Data, has been sworn is as the newest city planning commissioner.Thompson takes the…

Philadelphia school district talks capital budget with planning commission

City Planner Jametta Johnson and two Philadelphia School District officials told the planning commission that new and remodeled schools are being built with the environment in mind.West Philadelphia High School,…

MNC to hold meeting about SEPTA's Route 35 bus changes

Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillySEPTA is planning some changes to the Route 35 bus, including possible alteration of the current Manayunk-Roxborough loop's route. The Manayunk Neighborhood Council is urging residents…

    • PaRC Star Laila Reilly and Communications Chair Carol Rice

Parks and Rec talks merger, trees, recreation opportunities and money

A two-hour long meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission Wednesday began with a run-through that focused on the just completed and quite complicated task of merging the two departments, a…

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Motorcycle driver dies in Torresdale accident

An early evening crash in Torresdale took the life of a motorcycle driver. A 40-year-old man was riding through the neighborhood Tuesday night and lost control on the 3900-block of Stevenson…

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Delaware Valley Academy closes unexpectedly

Delaware Valley Academy was set to reopen Monday under new management. But it didn't. Its 100 students reportedly had no idea their school, which trains medical and dental assistants, would close,…

Real NEastate: Would a half bath add value to my home?

Q: I am planning on knocking down part of my back wall and adding a $20,000 half bath addition to my Lawncrest home. If I have one-and-a-half bathrooms currently, how much…

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Mixed use residential tower on Arch Street gets OK from planning commission

Developer Eric Blumenfeld got a step closer to starting construction on 170-foot tall mixed use residential, retail and office development at 1900 Arch Street. The proposal includes 236 apartments, nearly 10,000…

Planning commission says no to bill that would allow a two-sided, non-accessory digital billboard in Pennsport

A legislative proposal that would allow a two-sided digital billboard to replace a conventional billboard that the owner has been told to take down got a thumbs-down from the city planning…

Bicyclist Wins Bicycle Coalition's Commuter Race

The bicyclist commuter won the Bicycle Coalition's Commuter Race Wednesday morning.  A bicyclist made the 8:00 am, 3-mile commute from South Philly's Mifflin Square to City Hall in 18 minutes, 35 seconds. …

    • Bill Erickson

City planner Bill Erickson passed away unexpectedly last week

Bill Erickson, a planner known both for his good work and good humor, died unexpectedly late last week. He was 52.Erickson had worked for the city for almost a quarter…

U.S. Commerce announces members of New Innovation Advisory Board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced the members of the new Innovation Advisory Board that will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform…

Pier power on the waterfront

By MARILYN JORDAN TAYLOR A ONE-ACRE pier-park opening on the Delaware last week might not sound like a big deal, but it packs a wallop for changing our Central Delaware Riverfront…

    • The now-removed signs

Amended version of bill aimed at curbing cash-for-gold stores gets planning commission approval

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday gave its approval to a legislative effort to restrict cash-for-gold establishments in the same part of the zoning code that regulates pawn shops.Fifth District…

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Officer hospitalized after second-story fall

A 15th District Police officer was moved to the intensive care unit at Hahnemann University Hospital after he fell from a second-story window during a struggled with a suspect. Officer Ernie…

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