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    • Philadelphia businesses and planners tally economic benefits of high-speed rail

Philadelphia businesses and planners tally economic benefits of high-speed rail

Amtrak unveiled its $117 billion high-speed rail plan for the Northeast Corridor in September.Three months later, a panel began tallying up the potential economic benefit to the Philadelphia region at…

State gaming board to consider revocation of Foxwoods' license today

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will again consider a petition from its enforcement arm to strip Foxwoods Casino of its license. And some Philadelphia anti-casino activists are making the trip to…

    • Wesley Enhanced Living's Pennypack Park staff won Thursday's Gingerbread House Wars. Photo supplied by WEL.

WEL Pennypack facility wins gingerbread contest

Wesley Enhanced Living's Pennypack Park staff won Thursday's Gingerbread House Wars. Photo supplied by WEL. Wesley Enhanced Living's five regional locations participated in Gingerbread House Wars Thursday. WEL's Pennypack retirement community…

    • Students learn about arthropods at Holmesburg's Insectarium.

Inside the Insectarium

Students learn about arthropods at Holmesburg's Insectarium. With more than 5,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing thousands of different species of insects both alive and mounted, it's ironic the Insectarium started…

    • Assistant District Attorney Andrew Carobus of the office's Public Nuisance Task Force.

Tips for reporting a nuisance property

Assistant District Attorney Andrew Carobus of the office's Public Nuisance Task Force. There's a lot that goes into reporting a nuisance property in the City of Philadelphia, and a lot of…

Real NEastate: Should I decorate for the holidays if my house is for sale?

Q: I live on a block in Rhawnhurst that is very celebratory at Christmas. Everyone on the street puts up tons of decorations and lights. The problem, is I am selling…

    • Mural at N. 6th St. (photo by Neal Santos)

The rewards of redevelopment: stabilization and safety

A five-minute tour of Eastern North Philadelphia is enough to convince most anyone that the neighborhood is on the rebound: the abundance of newly built homes and cleaned and greened lots…

    • On Germantown Avenue it's easy to see all the different zoning uses at play. (Nathaniel Hamilton/For NewsWorks)

G-town reacts to planned zoning code changes

It tells us where to shop, where to sleep and where to go out for a dinner date, and it hasn’t been revamped since the 1960s. But now, just months before…

    • Riders Against Gender Exclusion press material

Protesters take up gender issue at SEPTA capital budget hearing

A preliminary SEPTA capital budget hearing was interrupted Wednesday morning as protesters called on the authority to eliminate gender stickers on its weekly and monthly passes.The group, SEPTA Riders Against…

    • Big crowd at ZCC hearing

ZCC Meeting: Red-line draft code open for comment; developers and civics push back on deadline

Too bad I already blew my David Bowie "Changes" joke two weeks ago. On Wednesday's episode of the Zoning Code Commission: Al Taubenberger announced that he was resigning as commissioner to…

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Teen recants Frankford rape story

A teenager in Frankford who reported a rape to police yesterday afternoon has recanted her story. The 15-year-old told police she was abducted at knifepoint yesterday outside the McDonald's at…

    • A journeyman farrier, Jon Weiler removes and replaces horse's shoes.

If the shoe fits: the life of a farrier

A journeyman farrier, Jon Weiler removes and replaces horse's shoes.This is the second in a two-part series about Pegasus Riding Academy and the individuals who make it work. You can…

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Your Personal CFO: What should happen with taxes?

There has been a lot of debate on Capitol Hill about what to do about taxes with the impending expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts.  Some politicians have seen this as…

PEDP petitions state gaming board for more time, a change in ownership, and a new design

Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners – aka Foxwoods Casino, aka Horseshoe Casino – has asked the state gaming board to approve a change in the casino's control, grant more time for the…

    • PCPC gives OK to bills for reuse of classic pumping station; demo of historic high school

PCPC gives OK to bills for reuse of classic pumping station; demo of historic high school

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday gave its approval to one development project that would re-use a historic city building, and another that would tear one down.The commission gave its…

    • N.W. Philly residents react to proposed zoning code

N.W. Philly residents react to proposed zoning code

Residents of Manayunk, East Falls and Roxborough are generally optimistic about zoning code reform, but folks PlanPhilly talked to believe special attention ought to be More »

    • Michael Sklaroff and Craig Schelter

Zoning Feedback: Sitting down with Development Workshop's Craig Schelter

Craig Schelter's been around the Philadelphia city planning block. Trained as an architect, his first job out of graduate school at Harvard was working for Ed Bacon, and six months later…

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Photos: Mayfair tree lighting

Colored lights, shining ornaments and festive lanterns now adorn the small park next to Frusco's Steaks on Frankford Avenue in Mayfair. The neighborhood held its annual tree lighting ceremony last night…

Reader Submission: Westboro Baptist protests

Westboro Baptist protests in NE Philly “An everyday Christian’s point of view” When I learned that the “good ‘ol righteous folks” from Westboro Baptist Church were going to hold protests at…

    • People with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities turn to Pegasus Riding Academy for a balanced lifestyle.

Overcoming obstacles with Pegasus Riding Academy

People with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities turn to Pegasus Riding Academy for a balanced lifestyle.This is the first in a two-part series that examines the Pegasus Riding Academy and…

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