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    • Mifflin Square Park, June 24, 2017 | Julia Bell / PlanPhilly

Mifflin Square Park improvements start with small moves, build toward big change

The typical hallmarks of a neighborhood convening were there: Parents dutifully pointing their smartphones at their teenagers dancing on the stage. Neighbors milling about drinking refreshments from a stand. Community groups…

    • Graffiti in Whitman

April 7: Remembering the Whitman Plaza backlash | Trolley Portal sails through zoning | Market St Memorial

HBO's Show Me a Hero miniseries is an excellent portrayal of white backlash politics against public housing in 1980's Yonkers, but it can't match the drama of the 1971 effort to…

    • Social seating

June 10: Two hit-and-runs in two days | Old City District neighborhood plan | Public space and social capital

Actor Michael Toner lost his leg after he was struck by a motorist in a hit-and-run at 11th and Market. 11th and Market is a repeat offender, as one of…

    • Today is primary day. Polls stay open until 8pm.
Eyes on the Street

Vote today | 40 schools could close 2013 | I-95 alternatives study | Sunoco talks with Carlyle | Thomas U. Walter's classics

It's primary day! Head out to your local polling place and vote until 8pm. Don't forget to bring your photo ID, they're not required for this election but you'll be…

    • Worm's Eye View | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • The acquired property as re-imagined in the Central Delaware Master Plan

DRWC acquires private property around Pier 70 for new waterfront trail and wetlands park

The first step toward turning four, privately owned South Philadelphia piers into a public waterfront trail and wetlands parks has been taken.Through a $1.25 million state grant and a matching…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

Steve Weixler: Wynn-win for the Delaware?

Steve Weixler: Wynn-win for the Delaware? IN ANNOUNCING his intention to build a casino at the Foxwoods site in South Philadelphia, Steve Wynn's introduction to riverfront residents began in choppy water.…

Central Delaware Civic Vision and Action Plan now in easy-to-read online format

Central Delaware Civic Vision and Action Plan now in easy-to-read online format PlanPhilly has posted A Civic Vision for the Central Delaware and An Action Plan for the Central Delaware: 2008-2018…

Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation host two public engagement opportunities on the Central Delaware Riverfront

The Civic Vision for the Central Delaware takes another step forward in two public meetings in the next two weeks, and I hope that you will be able to attend both…

    • Holiday lights illuminate South 11th Street.
Eyes on the Street

Lights and display contest illuminates LoMo for the holidays

The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association is celebrating its third annual Holiday Decorating Contest, and the public is invited to vote on their favorites before noon today. Twelve houses officially entered the…

    • Whitman resident Bootsie Cullen says Lower South needs more manufacturing

A focus on jobs and transportation at public meeting on the future of Lower South Philadelphia

Public discussion began Tuesday night on a long-range comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia – a section of the city dominated by industrial and entertainment uses including the…

    • “It Ain’t Your Grand Pop’s Riverfront Anymore!”

“It Ain’t Your Grand Pop’s Riverfront Anymore!”

Wednesday, May 25th. 6:30-8:30 PM. Campbell Square Park at Allegheny Avenue and Belgrade, 19134, Port Richmond, Philly! Get the latest scoop on ‘River Rumors’. Guests include representatives from PennDot, Delaware River…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

Harris Steinberg: A chance to reshape casino

Inquirer: A chance to reshape casino By Harris Steinberg Philadelphia was dealt a bad hand when the Foxwoods casino was proposed for the city's Delaware River waterfront. But with the…

Philly.com: Deal brings Hyundai cars and jobs to S. Phila.

A deal is done for Hyundai and Kia auto manufacturers to bring a large vehicle-import business to Philadelphia's waterfront, starting with up to 150,000 cars a year. The auto-finishing facility for…

Changing Skyline: An artful urban casino or more big-box blah?

Changing Skyline: An artful urban casino or more big-box blah? Pennsylvania's new casinos take the architectural term decorated shed very much to heart. Harrah's Chester, the first to open in…

Philly Weekly Spotlights the Delaware Riverfront

In this week's Multimedia section of Philadelphia Weekly, Stephen Metzger posts a video about the Delaware riverfront, the many neighborhoods it touches and the variety of activities at the river's…

Inquirer: Disputed dredging begins on the Delaware

Inquirer: Disputed dredging begins on the Delaware The bitterly contested deepening of the Delaware River's shipping channel officially began at noon yesterday, in water near Delaware City, Del. No fanfare…

Inquirer: USS Olympia seeks a new caretaker

Inquirer: USS Olympia seeks a new caretaker During the Spanish-American War, Navy Commodore George Dewey stood on the bridge of the ship and uttered the words that became famous: "You…

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