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    • Standing on his Roxborough deck, Shane Brody points to the radio antennas that have him hearing voices. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Roxborough's antenna farm has some neighbors hearing 'creepy' (but safe) voices

At their home on Harmon Road in Roxborough, Shane and Jocelyn Brody hear voices through the pipes in the basement. In their backyard, Mexican melodies emanate from their neighbor's metal fence.…

    • Milled 8th Street awaits resurfacing.
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Safer intersections through Center City paving project

A street resurfacing project underway in the southeastern part of Center City is set to bring more than smooth pavement to several roads. The project is also allowing the Streets Department…

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August 19-23: Dollar Days on W. Girard | Schuylkill gazebos | Rittenhouse concert | 'My Cousin Vinny'

August is winding down, so steal some time for summer fun: a dollar stroll, gazebo tour, and outdoor entertainment should keep you busy this week. FEAST: Dollar Days on the Ave…

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A hot new dating scene - bocce ball?

It’s a ball at any age. Have you heard about the resurgence in bocce ball, a revered Italian tradition?  A new generation of players is taking on Italian –American clubs and…

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Look Up! Leading architects from two centuries designed historic church

Robert Smith designed the pre-Revolutinary building. William Strickland added the steeple more than 80 years later.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

    • Schools Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Michael Nutter at a June press conference about the budget shortfall. (Nathaniel Hamilton/For NewsWorks, file)

Squeezing school $$ from tax delinquents: $28 million is in the balance

This article was made possible through a partnership between The Notebook and PlanPhilly As bad as the school district’s projections for this fiscal year already are, the actual bottom line could…

Blood drive for Northeast Philly police officer wounded on duty

The Northeast Donor Center, 1401 Rhawn St., is one of three facilities hosting a blood drive in response to a shooting earlier this week that left Philadelphia Police Officer Edward…

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Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

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August 16-18: Blood drive for Officer Davies | Levitate Philly party | Grays Ferry Triangles jazz | Makers Celebration | Awesome Fest Killer Klowns screening | Caribbean Festival | Post Industrial City walking tour

Hello Streeters! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top picks. Enjoy! DONATE Blood Drive to Support Officer Davies Friday, August 16, 7am - 2pm at Center City…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Ryerss Museum

One of my favorite spots is the Ryerss Museum and Library in Burholme Park in Northeast Philadelphia. Robert Ryerss bequeathed his home and 80 acres of land to the people of…

    • Representatives of community groups in Germantown and other Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods gathered at state Rep. Stephen Kinsey's office for a confab

Effort to unite Germantown-area CDCs continues at Thursday gathering

Open communication and cooperation. For those working to improve Germantown and other Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods, the pairing is paramount. "If we could just get each group here, I'd be so happy.…

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Bill designed to prevent SLAPP legal action nearly finished

Legislation aimed at preventing lawsuits that are filed to discourage groups or organizations from voicing their opinions will be introduced by 1st District State Sen. Larry Farnese early this coming session,…

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Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old Japanese garden and marked the completion of the historic landscape's…

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Pilot gives historic street property owners more restoration control

Residents of Philadelphia’s designated historic streets could have a little more say in the preservation of their streets thanks to a pilot program being pushed forward by the Streets Department this…

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Penn Jersey Roller Derby graduates celebrate with game at Northeast Racquet Club [photos]

Nothing says "graduation" like a couple elbows to the ribs and some bruises on your knees. Penn Jersey Roller Derby teams wouldn't have it any other way.

Movie night in Overington Park

It's movie night in Frankford. Friends of Overington Park and Rep. James Clay, D-179th, are inviting community members to bring their chairs, blankets and popcorn to the park at 4600…

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Dranoff billboard atop Locust on the Park predates Dranoff

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project, a proposed 21-story tower at 25th and Locust Streets, adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail, would make a prominent addition to the Center City skyline. Dranoff…

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