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New partnership promotes natural gas vehicles

The current natural gas boom in Pennsylvania could lead to the rise of clean, quiet, cheap natural gas vehicles, at least that’s the hope of the new Pennsylvania Partnership to Promote…

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Final witnesses called in 40th and Pine hardship case; closing arguments to come

Reports of the impending conclusion of the 40th & Pine hardship case have been greatly exaggerated. By this reporter. Attorneys for the University of Pennsylvania, which owns the building, and for…

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Suspect sought in Frankford bank robbery

Fresh off a bank robbery in Mayfair last week, police in the 15th District are now looking the man who robbed a Frankford Wells Fargo. Monday, the suspect entered…

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Volunteer: Parklet Impact Study

We like parklets - those small public spaces that replace in-street parking spots - because they add interest and life to city streets. But can the direct impact of a parklet…

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Use caution as the market gets higher [Financial Perspectives]

The stock market has been running on adrenaline over the past several weeks.  With the Dow hovering near 14,000, it is hard to gauge what the future holds. The market has…

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Transformation from pumping station to Philly Fringe home begins

The transformation of a 1903 riverfront pumping station into the future home of Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe has begun. The organization best-known for its annual festival began tearing…

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Philadelphia passengers see PATCO improvements

In 2012, PATCO saw its ridership numbers climb to 10.6 million, its highest level since 1999. The service brought more than 4.5 million passengers to its four Philadelphia stations, including 1.8…

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More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy on the…

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Franklin Towne Charter girls basketball team advances in Public League playoffs

The Franklin Towne Charter girls basketball team defeated Dobbins Technical High School 43-25 Friday in the first round of the Philadelphia Public League Playoffs. Towne's girls team, the No. 1 seed…

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Feb 11-15: Michael Van Valkenburgh | Alexander Garvin | Place-Based Interventions | Love at the Barnes

Here's what's on tap this week: Lecture: Michael Van Valkenburgh Wednesday, February 13, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th Street. Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh comes to Penn…

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Methadone clinic hearing had 'misinformation,' treatment advocates say

Beverly Haberle, executive director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., opened the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday by addressing an issue that has residents of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods up…

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Feb 11: Biden visits | criminal forecasting | bus-pedestrian accidents | behind Grove at Cira | digital signage debate

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s your rainy Monday morning buzz: If you see a motorcade zipping around today, it’s probably because Vice President Joe Biden is in town to talk gun control…

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Casino applicants pitch projects to PGCB

The six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license pitched their proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board for most of Tuesday. The hearings started at 9 am, but as of 8:15…

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Proposed park over I-95 and Columbus Blvd. easy to build, hard to fund

Building an eight-acre park over I-95 and Columbus Boulevard from Walnut to Chestnut streets would not be too complicated a task for engineers and construction crews, say two PennDOT experts. “Whether…

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Philadelphia Historical Commission Reviews PFSF, Curtis, other projects

Applications that would alter two prominent public spaces were on the agenda of Friday's Historical Commission meeting, but it was a convoluted, albeit fascinating and layered, case in the Girard Estates…

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From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy…

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Methadone clinic legislation would toughen facilities' requirements

Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, has reintroduced legislation to strengthen regulations for methadone clinics. Boyle first announced attempts to regulate narcotics treatment facilities in October 2011. The most recent legislation…

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Feb 8-10: Manayunk on Ice | 30th Street Craft Market | Chinese New Year | Love Train

Don't worry about the stormy weather. There's plenty to do out and about this weekend:: Manayunk on Ice Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10, all day. Main Street, Manayunk. Extreme…

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