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    • A 12-year, $13 million renovation of the Family Court, including the interior, was conducted by the firm Kelly/Maiello.

A move to preserve the interiors of the Family Court building

When the designation committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission meets Nov. 2, it will hear the nomination of the first building interior since the passage of the new preservation ordinance in…

    • Harrah's Chester: photo credit Visual Terrain

Foxwoods says it has agreement with Harrah's, others

Foxwoods Casino officials announced this morning that they have reached an agreement calling for an infusion of cash and re-negotiated  terms with Harrah's and other current creditors. The deal would allow…

    • Center City Overlay

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Overlay Zoning Districts"

Overlay and special control districts are a few of the reasons that some argue the current Philadelphia Zoning Code is, well, bloated. By my reading of the current code, about 48…

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Missing the Northeast

Whenever I talk to anybody who is, at best, slightly familiar with the area, or Philadelphia in general, there are two specific places I like to reference to give them an…

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More than 700 come out for food, music and Phillies at Taste of Northeast

For the sixth year in a row, Father Judge High School hosted a successful Taste of Northeast Philly event Saturday. Held every year in the Holmesburg school's cafeteria and gym, the…

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Weekend News Briefs: 10/22 - 10/24

Friday -- Sean Hagan, 17, was sentenced last week to 80 hours of community service. Hagan is better known by most as Red Man, the teenager who ran onto the…

    • In North Philadelphia, a lightly attended Zoning Code open house

In North Philadelphia, a lightly attended Zoning Code open house

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • Zoning Commission director Eva Gladstein facilitates one group

Prioritizing projects for the city's new master plan

Philadelphians who gathered at Moore College of Art Monday night got to tell city planners how to spend nearly $4 billion over the coming 25 years.The tricky parts: That's only…

Schuylkill River Heritage Area website receives top award

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area website,, has been recognized as a 2010 Top National Heritage Website by online reference resource for its access to historical information…

Bike Expo explodes in Ben's backyard

What happens when Founding Father of Philly bike-builders, the unstoppable idea man Stephen Bilenky and the artisan bike genies of Bilenky Cycle Works join forces with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater…

    • How a new transportation bill could help solve Philadelphia's transit woes

How a new transportation bill could help solve Philadelphia's transit woes

With President Obama signaling that he's ready to start the push for a new federal transportation bill, Mayor Michael Nutter went down to Washington last week to lend support.He…

    • Center City Overlay

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Base Zoning Districts"

Base zoning districts are pretty much exactly what you'd expect them to be. Chapter 14-300: Base Zoning Districts lay out the core set of zoning classifications that govern what can be…

    • A portion of property proposed for a sports complex in Upper Holmesburg

Sports complex proposed in Upper Holmesburg

In what would be the first of its kind in the nation, the Philadelphia Sports Zone, along with several local leaders and Italy's AC Milan, are proposing a sports…

    • Foxwoods overgrown South Philly site from river trail

Decision on Foxwoods' license could be made Wednesday

The fate of Foxwoods Casino's license could be decided at Wednesday's Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board meeting.The top attorney for the board's enforcement division asked the PGCB in April to revoke…

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Thanks for your feedback: here's how to make your NEast Philly experience better

We're continuing to review the results of a survey we asked you to take awhile back, which included questions about how you get your news and what you think of…

    • 11501 Roosevelt Blvd.

Cedar Shopping Centers purchases Boulevard property

A 15.3 acre piece of land on Roosevelt Boulevard was purchased recently by Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc. The New York State-based company paid $13.375 million for the property at 11501 Roosevelt…

    • Customers smile while waiting in line at the deli at Cousin's supermarket

Special Report: A new face on race relations

In the 1970s the city of Philadelphia was less a melting pot than a cauldron: a combustible mix of ethnic and racial tension, economic collapse and an aggressive police force that…

    • Cathedral San Fernando

A Top 10 Great Space almost south of the border

During the same week that Rittenhouse Square was named one of the top 10 Great Public Spaces in the country by the American Planning Association, PlanPhilly visited San Antonio, Texas and checked out…

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News Brief: Fire at Walmart, damage unknown

An overnight fire at the Walmart at Roosevelt Boulveard and Lott Street was quickly brought under control. There's no word yet on how much damage the fire, which broke out just…

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Three students arrested for injury of Frankford High officer

Three students at Frankford High School have been taken into custody in connection with injuries to an officer at the school. It started Tuesday morning when the officer attempted to arrest…

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