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    • Jimmy Cade, 65, advocated for PHL Local Gaming, in part for its location, in part because the ownership is local.

A day of casino testimony underway

Local officials urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to think about more than slots and table game receipts when it considers six proposals for Philadelphia's second casino license. They said it…

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SEPTA to close Bridgeport Viaduct, bus passengers during construction

Wear, deterioration and this summer's high temperatures will force SEPTA to close the Bridgeport Viaduct – a vital Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) bridge over the Schuylkill River. While the structure…

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Many in Old City support 205 Race development, by any means

It may shock PlanPhilly readers, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t come right out and say it: for many people, the zoning process is secondary, at best, to the developments…

    • Philadelphia Streets Department is hosting the 6th annual Philly Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 13
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Philly Spring Cleanup preview: Painting, river work, Chinatown street sweep, playgrounds and more

The warm weather is here just in time to get everyone outside for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day. This Saturday, Apirl 13, volunteers at 534 registered sites across…

    • Jack B. Fabrics after the fire
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Fabric Row Fire Relief Fund launched

The Queen Village Neighbors Association launched a Fabric Row Fire Relief Fund to assist those displaced by Saturday's tragic fire at 4th and Fitzwater, which claimed the life of Fire…

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OARC, commonwealth discuss possible settlement

The Ogontz Area Revitalization Corporation and Corbett administration budget officials are in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by the housing and community action agency over a state investigation. Read more…

What to do if the settlement on the house you're buying is earlier than settlement on the house you're selling [Real NEastate]

Q: I signed an agreement of sale my house in Normandy last week and will go to settlement on June 14. I figured that would be enough time to find a…

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    • The Federal-style house can be seen from the top of Kelly Drive.

Look Up! The vantages of Lemon Hill

Restoration of Lemon Hill has opened up great views of the 1799 house from Kelly Drive and wonderful vistas of the city from atop the historic property.   “Look Up!” is…

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Fallen firefighters honored outside Philadelphia City Hall [video]

What was going to be a memorial marking one year since two Philadelphia Firefighters who lost their lives on the job became even larger today. Dozens of firefighers and their families…

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Suspects sought in Fox Chase, Rhawnhurst bank robberies [video]

Police in the 7th and 2nd districts are looking for the suspects in two separate robberies. The first took place March 13 at the Trumark Financial credit union located at 7306 Castor…

    • Equal Dollars staff explained the program to the community at 2nd and Thompson streets Saturday afternoon.
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Keepin' It Local: Alternative currency circulates in Kensington

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Sara Khan and Diana Cooper checked in on South Kensington's Keepin' It Local Day  to see how volunteers rewarded with Equal Dollars…

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Old City rezoning bill drafted to avoid ZBA opposition from adjacent billboard owner

Facing opposition from Old City Civic Association and Keystone Outdoor Advertising, which owns a towering, tri-face billboard across the street from the site of the proposed 205 Race Street project, the…

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Fishtown Neighbors vote for Wynn casino proposal by a 3-to-1 margin

More than 200 Fishtown residents heard a pitch Monday night for a Steve Wynn casino on a 60-acre parcel on the Delaware River. Most of them liked what they heard: 173…

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St. Matt's track coach devoted to parish, but four sons come first [video]

Pam ewing with three of her sons, from left: Mark, Jimmy and Ian, and dog Hunter. Photo/Tiffany GoforthMotherhood is a full-time job, one in which the work is demanding, stressful, challenging…

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April 9: Councilmanic rezoning to benefit 205 Race St | Blatstein buys on Rittenhouse, Piazza update | Hollaback ad campaign | Made in America returning | free cone day

Good morning Streeters. It promises to be an even warmer day than yesterday, so be sure to get out and enjoy the day. Councilman Mark Squilla is trying to change Old…

    • SEPTA's new Silverliner V cars helped boost on-time performance

SEPTA hits 99 percent on-time regional rail performance

SEPTA’s on-time regional rail performance peaked at 99 percent this past month, making March its best on-time performance month in recent memory – an achievement officials attribute to the now complete…

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Preservation hardship rule revisions on hold

After being dropped from the Historical Commission’s agenda last month, proposed rule changes to the city’s preservation hardship regulations remain on hold. Jon Farnham, the Historical Commission’s executive director, circulated several…

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Vacant Normandy home subject to demolition [video]

By John Loftus for the Northeast Times The long-vacant property at 2815 Normandy Rd., which was destroyed by fire on Jan. 24. Only a shell remains of what had once…

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April 8-12: Wynn casino meeting | Judy Wicks | University/Southwest District Plan | Romantic Philadelphia | Pennypack history | Controller candidate debate

Community Meeting: Wynn Philadelphia Monday, April 8, 6:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 418 East Girard Avenue. The Fishtown Neighbors Association is holding a meeting Monday evening to discuss and vote on the…

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