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    • Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
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June 10-14: Creative Economy | Zoning Feedback | Mad Hatter Party | Schuylkill Banks Movie

This week it's time to talk about place-based creative businesses and give feedback on the new zoning code, wear big hats in support of the Philadelphia History Museum, and take in…

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Northeast Community Center sale to Sant Properties now unlikely

With a damaged roof, a stalled Sheriff's Sale and no perspective tenants, the Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. in Holme Circle is likely also still without a buyer. Holme…

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Look Up! An imposing presence on the eastern skyline

The U.S. Custom House is a blend of governmental authority and Art Deco power.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The…

    • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, whose parking bill was delayed in the Rules Committee

City Council committee of one holds hearing on Philadelphia2035

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell—who represents the 3rd Councilmanic District, covering parts of West and Southwest Philadelphia—sat alone at a committee table in Council chambers Friday morning for the duration of a hearing…

    • Heart & Soul: University City's Public Piano Project returns to Clark Park
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University City's public pianos return, this time to Clark Park

Heart & Soul, University City District's (UCD) public piano series has returned - bringing a little extra soul to the heart of University City. Now through June 16, UCD invites the…

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Somerton red-light camera to be activated Monday

Northeast Philadelphia will have a dozen red-light camera intersections as of 12:01 a.m. Monday. The cameras at Byberry and Worthing roads will be activated then, kicking off a 45-day warning period.…

    • Catharine Thorn fountain at Grays Ferry, South and 23rd Streets recently had its water restored.
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June 7-9: Grid release party | Penn Treaty Park concert | Prison food at Eastern State | West Park Arts Fest | Fete Day | PrideDay | Preservation Alliance tours

Happy weekend!  PARTY Grid Issue #51 Release Party Friday, June 7, 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Grace Tavern, 2229 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia. Join Grid this Friday for the release of its Cheese…

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Frankford news gets prominent display with 'The Digital Ave' [video]

In a world where news is becoming increasingly digitized, how do individuals who don’t have regular access to the internet stay in the loop? Bob and Jim Smiley of The Frankford…

    • Nicetown Park, By Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

June 7: Council looks at demo procedures | Law could mean higher fees for SEPTA | Tax collection overhaul | Creative civic project grants | Grant to help Wissahickon Charter expand

Good morning Eyes! Today's rainy forecast is brought to you by tropical storm Andrea. A flood watch is in effect through late tonight. Our thoughts are with those recovering from…

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Region shifts shrinking funds to transportation preservation

Another regional report has more grim financial news for our transportation world.  Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) opens its Connections 2040 long-range plan to public comment. Of…

    • Sanchez and Green

City Council adopts delinquent tax collection overhaul

Philadelphia's City Council approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of the city's troubled property tax collection system Thursday, the latest in a series of state and local reforms designed to curb Philadelphia's worst-in-the-nation…

    • The DMD project will activate the 37th Street walkway
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Two placemaking projects to transform University City corridors

Two corridor transformation projects are coming to University City. Where the projects intersect at 37th and Market streets, leaders hope the initiatives will engage and activate the nearby universities, stakeholders and…

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Plans for Wayne Junction industrial conversion altered after neighbors' input

Plans to convert an empty industrial site near Wayne Junction are changing in response to questions and concerns expressed by community members, the project's attorney said. Robert A. Rosin, who represents…

    • Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue was onsite within the hour.
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22nd and Market building collapse [news roundup]

We’re still following the news of Wednesday’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Street. It's still very early in terms of investigaiton, but here's a roundup of what's known this…

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Art Commission approves Rittenhouse Square, Zoo improvements

A long-overdue lighting project for Rittenhouse Square and the extension of the Philadelphia Zoo's revolutionary treetop animal trail were the two most exciting developments discussed at Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.
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Fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market, rescue ongoing

UPDATED: 7:30am, 6/6/13 A four-story building at 2136-38 Market Street was being demolished this morning when it collapsed at about 10:40am, taking with it much of the Salvation Army building on…

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Central Delaware Overlay on way to full Council

A zoning bill designed to marry future development along the Central Delaware to the city's long-range development plan for that riverfront is on its way to city council. The Central Delaware…

Should I buy a home just to keep my dog? [Real NEastate]

I have been looking for a home to rent in Northeast Philly for months, but I have a 50 pound dog, so I am having a hard time finding anyone who…

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