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    • Delaware River, Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Eyes on the Street

February 4: No criminal charges in fatal factory fire | Shirt Corner demolitions | Roosevelt Blvd water main break | Philadelphia's consolidation | Keeping Walk A Crooked Mile open

Good morning Streeters. Look out for ice this morning and brace yourselves for more winter storms this week. There are two more heading our way. After a nearly two-year grand jury…

    • Pier 68 postcard

Public meeting with Pier 68 designers set; DRWC 5-year report released

Got an idea for the future of Pier 68? Everyone's invited to talk with the design team that will create a wetlands park from the former industrial pier at a Feb.…

    • Clean Currents Home
Eyes on the Street

Renewable energy provider Clean Currents abruptly folds

All of January’s cold weather led to record-breaking electricity demand and had an unexpected casualty: Clean Currents, one of the region’s third-party renewable energy providers, announced last Friday that it would…

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Eyes on the Street

February 3-7: Civic Design Review | CHOP presents Schuylkill project | Rail Park and tax abatement at DAG | Gentrification real talk | Samuel Fraunces story

EXAMINE: Civic Design Review Tuesday, February 4, 1pm. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. Two projects are on this month’s agenda: CHOP’s South Philadelphia Family Care Center at South Broad and…

    • Don't Stop, Just Do It
Eyes on the Street

February 3: Philly wants Super Bowl | Homestead Exemption abuse | Pleasant Hill Park playground arson | Gallery changes afoot | Uhuru moves to N. Broad

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Punxsutawney Phil says more winter, and here we are: Philadelphia schools are closed today as wet, heavy snow moves in. Take your time getting…

    • Girard Medical Center

Some on Council look to manage methadone clinics, not ban them

Next week, a City Council committee will consider a bill sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla which would change the zoning code to prohibit new medical and dental offices from being built…

    • Crystals | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Deep Freeze: January in the Flickr Pool

January’s wintery blasts, bombogenesis, and polar vortices have been brutal, but the weather has been a boon for beautiful and moody photography. Our talented Flickr contributors captured these crystalline views of the…

    • The Divine Loraine, Photo by Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

January 31-February 2: PlanningCamp | African American Children's Book Fair | Wagner Winter Wonderland | Shop on the Square | GLAM Hack | Charles Dickens' 202nd birthday

Hey Streeters, here's what's happening this winter weekend.  CONVENE: PlanningCamp Saturday, February 1, 9am-5pm. Impact HUB, 1227 North 4th Street. Planning Camp is an “unconference” where participants will talk about the…

    • SEPTA has narrowed its options to these route alternatives, Map courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA considers at-grade, elevated King of Prussia rail

Correction: While SEPTA is considering three main "trunk" routes to the King of Prussia Mall, when the various branch alignments are accounted for, SEPTA is still considering a total of 12…

    • Italian Market barrel fire, Photo by Theresa Stigale
    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

    • Richmond Street detour

Richmond Street detour starts Feb. 3 for replacement of overhead railroad bridge

Operation part of $91 million improvement at I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic and detoured between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street in the Port Richmond neighborhood…

    • Wendy's Bunting House proposal

ZBA denies drive-thru at proposed Bunting House-site Wendy's, appeal likely

After nearly a year of community based action, the Zoning Board of Adjustment has made their decision: Wendy's can come to Roxborough, but without a drive-thru. According to attorneys associated with…

    • Rendering of Bainbridge Green at 4th Street showing
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New vision for public space at Bainbridge Green

Bainbridge Green, the parking-surrounded planted sliver in the middle of a wide stretch of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th, is a leftover. The width is the legacy of a public…

    • Industry Takedown, Photo by Paul Drzal
    • Live! Casino rendering,  10th Street perspective

Thursday at the gaming board: Casino Live! makes pitch; Blatstein counters interveners; SugarHouse says no more casinos now

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board got a bit of a variety pack in Thursday's casino hearings. From 9 a.m. to roughly 9:30 a.m., it heard from Bart Blatstein and his Tower…

    • Casino Revolution

Casino Revolution steps before the gaming board

John O'Reardon, vice president and general council of PHL Local Gaming, told the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that "PHL Local is the clear choice in this competition and has a number…

    • The John Coltrane House was designated as historic in 1985 (YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter)
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YouthBuild students help restore John Coltrane House

On the 1500 block of North 33rd Street, across from the Reservoir Drive entrance to Fairmount Park, John Coltrane worked on one of his most important works "Giant Steps," in the…

    • Schuylkill River south, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
    • MBTA Rotem bi-level coaches

SEPTA may purchase bi-level coaches

Things are looking up for regional rail.  In an attempt to increase passenger capacity, SEPTA is in the early stages of considering bi-level coaches. With an upstairs and a downstairs, these…

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