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Farnese introduces bill targeting SLAPP lawsuits

First District State Sen. Larry Farnese today introduced state legislation aimed at increasing protection against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – or SLAPP suits. "SLAPPs are used to deter critics from…

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September 12: Philly home explosion tied to gas leak | Schools removed from most dangerous list | Wissahickon Station gets makeover | Fracking faces sharp decline | Wendy's one-step closer for Bunting House property

Good morning Eyes on the Street! Today's forecast shows more summer-like weather, but temperatures shouldn't hit 93 degrees like they did yesterday. Fire Department investigators have determined that the South Philly…

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Lawncrest man admits to buying guns for teenage drug dealer

A Lawncrest man pleaded guilty today to illegally purchasing guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer who used one of those firearms to shoot someone. Luke Dercole, 32, pleaded guilty to four…

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Historic house razed, Roxborough site slated to become a Wendy's fast-food restaurant

After months of speculation, city officials confirmed Wednesday night that developers are seeking to locate a Wendy's fast food restaurant at the site of a demolished historic house. In recent days,…

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City Council has its own plans for selling closed schools

Less than two weeks after the Nutter Administration announced a comprehensive plan for selling and reusing closed school buildings, City Council held a press conference to describe its own plan, which…

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Rittenhouse Square's limestone facelift, lighting upgrades

Rittenhouse Square may be an emerald set in the heart of the city, but some of its beautiful and historic features look far from polished these days. The park's heavy use…

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Lincoln one of 2 Philly high schools on 'persistently dangerous' list

The annual report on dangerous schools has been released, and the number of Philadelphia schools on the list continue to drop. Just two remain, and one — Lincoln High School —…

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A new zoning dictionary just for Philadelphia

For the first time in my life I am watching tennis and, I think, beginning to understand it. Each game follows a fairly simple game logic: first to four points, win…

Have I gained equity on my Lexington Park house? [Real NEastate]

I bought my house in Lexington Park four years ago. I want to know how much my neighborhood is selling for now because I don’t know if I should make any…

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Potential conversion of St. Bridget School into apartments gets mixed reaction in East Falls

To mixed reaction, an East Falls Catholic Church announced details regarding the potential sale of its school former building on Monday night. Representatives from St. Bridget Parish announced that two buildings…

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September 11: Flight 93 Memorial park progress | Foster for Philly? | Clarke and Nutter support land bank | PA transpo funding | Ride Broad Street Line free Sunday

Good morning Streeters. Just in case you’re wondering summer’s not over yet: The temperature in Philly could hit 93° today. Today is the 12th anniversary of September 11th and in…

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Developers discuss transit trends, impact on development

While it might seem obvious that a lot of people who work in Philadelphia get to work using public transportation, this relatively recent trend is part of a significant cultural shift…

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Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart. On Aug. 24, a man told…

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Citizens Planning Institute taking fall session applications

Ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how city planning, zoning, and development processes work in Philly and what engaged citizens like you can do to shape the future of…

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Second suspect arrested for Torresdale pharmacy burglary

Police have located and arrested the second man wanted in connection with a May burglary at the Delair Pharmacy. Samuel Wiley of the 6900-block of Keystone Street in Tacony, is charged…

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Race Street Pier gets a soundtrack

The Race Street Pier is getting its own soundtrack. On Oct. 1, Philadelphia musician and sound designer Michael Kiley and his ensemble, The Mural and the Mint, will release Animina: A…

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Bike rack design competition extended to Sept. 30

Back in June we told you about the design competition for sculptural bike racks to be installed on plazas and sidewalks around Center City. The original submission deadline was September 4,…

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September 9-13: Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos | Lessons from Detroit | Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab | Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll

This week PennDesign's speaker series returns for the new school year, we'll see what Philly might learn from Detroit's bankruptcy, and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is back. TALK: MICHEL ROJKIND,…

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September 9: First day of school and the 'new normal' | Call for memorial park at 22nd/Market | Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse peek | Roxborough Conservation Overlay | Stronger Broad and Olney | Bike share, fewer helmets

Welcome to the working week, Streeters!  Philly’s public school students are back at school today – with hardly any supplies, aides, and after-school programs along with classrooms packed to the max.…

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