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St. Bart's convent, 7 other archdiocese properties to be auctioned

The convent at St. Bartholomew parish in Wissinoming will be auctioned off next month, along with seven other properties that belong to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 'The school buildings and convents…

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Why city planners are surveying city renters

Realizing they don't know enough about Philadelphians who rent and the rental experience here, city planners have launched a renters survey. City Planner Octavia N. Howell, who is overseeing the project,…

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Pew study estimates 70 percent of delinquent property tax is uncollectable

A study released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts estimates that if Philadelphia were to effectively use all the legal tools at its disposal to collect delinquent property taxes, it could…

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Schuylkill River boardwalk construction is buzzing along, in tune with tide

Walk or wheel south along the Schuylkill River Trail today and you’re bound to hit the dead end just past Locust Street. From there you can cross the relatively new CSX…

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Domani Developers converting former Fishtown baseball factory into 30 residences

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted Wednesday to grant a handful of variances to Domani Developers, which is planning to convert a former baseball factory at 1701 Tulip Street in Fishtown…

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Eyes on the Street

June 27: PHS layoffs | Armory demo scrutiny | Geppert and 1984 demo blaze | Cedar Park(let) | Restoring Letitia Street House

Good morning Streeters and happy Thursday. Your morning buzz: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s struggling financial health and a poorly attended 2013 Flower Show resulted in layoffs for 22 of 133 PHS…

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The revamped Germantown Special Services District has been called to order

The new chairman of the Germantown Special Services District would like you to know that he's heard all the stories, the tales of meddling and mismanagement and political manipulation that brought…

    • Abandoned Bike
Eyes on the Street

Dead bike sweeps: June 27 and July 11

Bent wheels, missing parts, limp chain, and a neon notice? It's dead bike roundup time again. If you've left your bike locked up somewhere for too long, better go check to…

    • Grounded in Philly
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New website helps gardeners secure vacant land

In the past year, the St. Bernard Community Garden fought to save its land from sheriff’s sale. The Sloan Street Community Garden lost a similar battle and was forced to relocate,…

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In Profile: Richardson Dilworth, Historical Commission

Richardson Dilworth visited the Dilworth House on Washington Square just once as a little boy, but he's pretty sure that the fact that he and the house are inextricably linked —…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: 2 out of 3 TV stations can't read a street sign

Can you tell the difference between Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia? Can you tell whether a street sign says Walnut Lane or Walnut Hill Street? CBS3 had trouble with both over the…

Is it normal for settlement to be postponed? [Real NEastate]

Q: I just sold my house in Lawncrest and settlement was pushed back four days! Apparently, the buyers’ mortgage company, a well-know company with commercials on TV, could not get it…

    • Heron sprayground
Eyes on the Street

June 26: Steuer leaving Philly | St. Boniface homes | Feud over Feibush at 20th and Annin | Taller than Billy Penn | food truck roundup

Good morning Streeters! Looks like we’re having a heat wave, so stay prepared for temps above 90° and possible thunderstorms again today. Here's what's making news this morning: Gary…

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Planning Commission hires Eleanor Sharpe to help implement Philadelphia2035

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission hired Eleanor Sharpe, a former member of the Zoning Code Commission, to serve as its director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs. Sharpe, who…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
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Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

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Frankford Avenue methadone clinic in Holmesburg gets approval from Court of Common Pleas

The Court of  Common Pleas has ruled in favor of The Healing Way Inc., reversing a decision by Philadelphia's Zoning Board of Adjustment and reinstating a permit that will allow The…

    • 1000 block of Hamilton Street
Eyes on the Street

June 25: Broad Street Armory demo nigh | Demolition resuming at 22nd and Market | Nutter admin limiting transparency | Taxes and crisis | Chalfont Playground refreshed

Happy Tuesday, Streeters! Today should be another warm, humid day and the city is under an air quality alert, so don’t overdo it out there. Here’s what’s making news this…

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New infrastructure GPS targets improvement priorities

Last week, World Class Greater Philadelphia and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia released “World Class Infrastructure GPS,” a new ranking of the infrastructure investments needed to take Philadelphia to the…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

Hoard the tokens, SEPTA fares increase next week

SEPTA riders may want to stock up on tokens before the price jumps to $1.80 next week, and those who pay the cash fare for buses, trolleys and subways, should get…

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