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Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old Japanese garden and marked the completion of the historic landscape's…

    • 1800 Block of Carlton Street

Pilot gives historic street property owners more restoration control

Residents of Philadelphia’s designated historic streets could have a little more say in the preservation of their streets thanks to a pilot program being pushed forward by the Streets Department this…

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Penn Jersey Roller Derby graduates celebrate with game at Northeast Racquet Club [photos]

Nothing says "graduation" like a couple elbows to the ribs and some bruises on your knees. Penn Jersey Roller Derby teams wouldn't have it any other way.

Movie night in Overington Park

It's movie night in Frankford. Friends of Overington Park and Rep. James Clay, D-179th, are inviting community members to bring their chairs, blankets and popcorn to the park at 4600…

    • The original Northeast High School, Courtesy of David Swift
    • Schuylkill River from South Street Bridge

Dranoff billboard atop Locust on the Park predates Dranoff

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project, a proposed 21-story tower at 25th and Locust Streets, adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail, would make a prominent addition to the Center City skyline. Dranoff…

    • Manayunk/Norristown Line track damage near Spring Mill Station. Photo courtesy of SEPTA

Rain washed out SEPTA regional rail tracks, caused system wide delays

Yesterday’s early morning rainstorm wiped out large chunks of the ground beneath SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Line regional rail tracks and caused morning rush hour delays throughout the system.  Most of the delays…

    • Park(ing) Day 2012 - Groundswell
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Park(ing) Day returns September 20

Park(ing) Day is slated to return to Philly streets for the sixth time on Friday, September 20, turning dozens of metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces. Cars don’t rule the…

Has the Northeast Philly real estate market hit rock bottom? [Real NEastate]

I am thinking of selling my home, but I bought in 2006 at the height of the market. Have we hit the market bottom yet and if so, should we expect…

    • Paine's Park
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August 14: Pool season ending | US Airways-American merger lawsuit | Cargo bikes on Spring Garden | Drexel homestead | 5 projects improving Philly

It's a beautiful Wednesday, Streeters, make the most of it. Here's what's making news today: If you don’t think summer is creeping to an end, consider this: Public pools will begin…

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Suspects wanted for multiple ATM burglaries

Police across the city are looking for the suspects wanted in connection with multiple ATM burglaries, four of which took place in the Northeast. Dennis Woods, 38, has been identified as…

    • One Riverside

By-right proposal for Dranoff tower in Fitler Square draws ire of near neighbors

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project, a 21-story, 167,000-square-foot apartment tower at 25th and Locust, adjacent to a community garden and the Schuylkill River Trail, could be built as proposed entirely by…

    • Italian Fountain
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Italian Fountain to reopen September 11

In late May we checked in on the restoration of the Italian Fountain between the Art Museum and Boathouse Row. Conservators painstakingly disassembled, cleaned, and refurbished the fountain and it is ready…

Drexel family house won't be disturbed during hospital construction

By Jack and Patty McCarthy for the Northeast Times With major construction underway at Aria Health Torresdale, there has been some concern in the Northeast Philadelphia historical community about the fate…

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National Night Out returns to Fox Chase [photos]

Since 1984, neighborhoods around the country have gathered for one night every August as a reminder of their commitment to fighting crime in their communities. This year was no exception, and…

    • race day
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August 13: DRPA dysfunction continues | North Philly vacancy then and now | Fly School in Kensington | Schools: funding, boycott, student voices

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing on this rainy Tuesday: An audit reveals that the Delaware River Port Authority remains deeply dysfunctional, due in part to the actions of its…

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Look Up! The cast-iron palace of Old City

The 1857 Smythe Stores were beautifully restored and repurposed as residential units in the 1980s.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment.…

    • Magarity Ford

Construction to begin within a month on former Magarity site in Chestnut Hill

Two years after Chestnut Hill residents and Bowman Properties began the fight over what would happen at 8200 Germantown – site of the former Magarity Ford – all parties are at…

    • Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME  | Ashley Hahn
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Church demolition resumes at 11th and Mt. Vernon

For more than half a year the Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church, a robust stone edifice at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets, sat half wrecked waiting for zoning approvals…

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LOLadelphia quiz: How well do you know Philadelphia?

Test your Philadelphia knowledge in 30 questions. In the spirit of summer and boredom and Philly love, the gang at LOLadelphia came up with this quiz, which includes questions from…

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