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    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
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May 11-18: Love Your Park Week returns

Love Your Park Week kicks off Saturday as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy invite residents and park lovers to celebrate the city’s neighborhood parks with a week…

Abandoned house for sale - now what? [Real NEastate]

The house at the end of my block has been abandoned for several years. I remember hearing it was up for Sheriff’s Sale at one point, and I thought for sure…

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Castor Gardens man charged for wife's murder, home invasion lie

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has filed charges against a Castor Gardens man for lying about a home invasion and the circumstances of his wife's death. Judith Hartdegen, 74, died Monday…

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Gathering to Showcase Civic Horticulture

In Sept. of 2011, Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), penned a love letter — via his Huffington Post column, City Shaping — to Philadelphia's past…

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Gaming board hears from public on SugarHouse expansion plan

SugarHouse officials Tuesday urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to approve their modified expansion plans, which include a new “better-designed, dedicated Asian gaming area,” a 10,000- to 15,000 square foot space…

    • Hawthorne Hall wraps along Lancaster Avenue. | Neal Santos
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People's Emergency Center spurring Lancaster Avenue transformation with Hawthorne Hall

Lower Lancaster Avenue has its share of vacancies and blank storefronts, but it’s also a place full of potential. And perhaps nowhere is a more interesting example of the transition afoot…

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Suspects wanted for Torresdale pharmacy robbery [video]

Two determined burglars are sought for the May 5 break-in at Delaire Pharmacy in Torresdale [map]. Surveillance cameras witnessed the men's attempt to break into the pharmacy's back door,…

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City to seek ads on public property in the 'near future'

Last week, City Council amended the zoning code to allow for the creation of a municipal advertising program, in which advertisements promoting commercial products or political or religious ideas could appear…

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'Imagining Frankford' mural series nears completion [video]

Picture a neighborhood, revitalized and colorful. Picture a neighborhood that highlights its past, while looking toward the future. And picture a neighborhood that makes use of its barren landscapes as canvases.…

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Is now the right time for a career change? [Financial Perspectives]

High unemployment rates over the past several years have made the job market very competitive. As a result, many people opted to stay in jobs that they did not like or were…

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May 7: real tax reform | Market East hospitality | eagles return | St. John the Evangelist demolition | Carpenter Green

Good morning, Streeters. We’re full of questions this morning. Can Philadelphia afford to lower its wage and business taxes? Can it afford not to? Writing for Next City, Patrick Kerkstra explores…

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Look Up!: Great architects brought variety of styles to Wyncote

The quiet village of Wyncote is renowned in diverse circles for a few of its former residents, including the poet Ezra Pound, the baseball legend Reggie Jackson, and the Netanyahu brothers…

    • The massive open entryway on Delaware Avenue
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FringeArts' conversion of pump house is progressing

The corner of Race Street and Delaware Avenue has been abuzz with construction activity for months now, as FringeArts works to convert an old High-Pressure Fire Service pump house into its…

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May 6-10: Rem Koolhaas film | POP fundraiser | Planning the Modern City | Homeowner workshops | Ted Flato

From contemporary architecture and sustainable design, hands-on workshops to planning history, and a benefit for city orchards - there's plenty to do this week. FILM: Architecture in Film: Rem Koolhaas: A…

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Henon knocks on doors to alert homeowners of tax break

Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, intends to travel his district, going door to door with a group of volunteers, in an effort to visit about 14,000 homeowners who have not yet signed…

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May 6: Curbing bandit signs | Dilworth Plaza update | University City apt demand | PPA's new customer service office | Scouts out | Homestead exemption outreach

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed this glorious weekend. Here's what's making news today: Is it curtains for bandit signs? The Streets Department has started robot-calling the…

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Guest editorial: Time needed to make AVI assessments accurate

Time to make AVI assessments accurate by David Feldman There are over half a million houses and apartments in Philadelphia. Over 70% of them are fifty years old or older, 40%…

    • In total, the building boasts 70,000 square feet
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North Philly warehouse now home to new Philly Good Food Lab

Drive along East Erie Ave, and you might ask yourself, how can the city fill its big, old blocky factory buildings now that much of the manufacturing has left? Talk with…

    • Delaware River Waterfront, Photo Courtesy of Phillytrax
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May 3-5: PlazaPalooza | Queen Village house & garden tours | African American Presence on the Delaware | Preservation Alliance walking tour | Bartram's plant sale | Manton Street Park cleaning | Burger Brawl

Happy weekend Streeters! This weekend is packed with outdoor activities to help you make the most of the beautiful weather in store.  FESTIVAL PlazaPalooza Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m. - 7…

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