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E-cycle event will benefit St. Hubert

Old computers, broken air conditioners, outdated TVs -- any and all electronics will be collected at a May 11 e-cycle event that will benefit St. Hubert High School. The public can…

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Tacony, Holmesburg tackle short dumping and graffiti [video]

This is the second in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods’ approach to growing stronger together. You can read the first part…

    • South Chadwick Street, Photo courtesy of Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

May 9: Is AVI less accurate than current system? | South Philly casino opposition | Foreign highway investment | How students organized protest | State transportation funding update

Good morning Eyes on the Street. Here's what the city is buzzing about: A report released by City Controller Alan Butkovitz says the new citywide property reassessment numbers are less accurate…

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Whitman Council endorses PHL Local Gaming

Whitman Council has endorsed PHL Local Gaming's proposal to build Casino Revolution at Front Street and Pattison Avenue. Mark Kapczynski, President of the Whitman Council, and his fellow Whitman Board members,…

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Some - including a SugarHouse consultant - say no to proposed casinos

Two representatives of South Philadelphia community groups urged the Pennsylvania State Gaming Control Board not to award a casino license to any of the three applicants who would build near the…

    • The Family Court Building at 1801 Vine could become a boutique hotel.
Eyes on the Street

Family Court redevelopment to balance hospitality use with historic fabric

The Family Court Building's days as a court are waning, and a process is underway to select a developer to convert the historic property at 1801 Vine Street into a hotel.…

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Design review committee recommends Edgewater II and, with questions, Soko Lofts

The Civic Design Review Committee, an offshoot of the Planning Commission which meets monthly to consider the impacts of large development projects on the public realm, unanimously recommended approval Tuesday afternoon…

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Tacony and Holmesburg work together to create stronger neighborhoods [video]

This is the first in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods' approach to growing stronger together. With similar missions but different approaches,…

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King of Prussia transportation website aims to reduce congestion

Locally King of Prussia might be as well known for its traffic congestion as it is  for having the East Coast’s largest shopping mall. In an effort to reduce some of…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

May 11-18: Love Your Park Week returns

Love Your Park Week kicks off Saturday as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy invite residents and park lovers to celebrate the city’s neighborhood parks with a week…

Abandoned house for sale - now what? [Real NEastate]

The house at the end of my block has been abandoned for several years. I remember hearing it was up for Sheriff’s Sale at one point, and I thought for sure…

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Castor Gardens man charged for wife's murder, home invasion lie

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has filed charges against a Castor Gardens man for lying about a home invasion and the circumstances of his wife's death. Judith Hartdegen, 74, died Monday…

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Gathering to Showcase Civic Horticulture

In Sept. of 2011, Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), penned a love letter — via his Huffington Post column, City Shaping — to Philadelphia's past…

    • Gaming Board at SugarHouse expansion hearing

Gaming board hears from public on SugarHouse expansion plan

SugarHouse officials Tuesday urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to approve their modified expansion plans, which include a new “better-designed, dedicated Asian gaming area,” a 10,000- to 15,000 square foot space…

    • Hawthorne Hall wraps along Lancaster Avenue. | Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

People's Emergency Center spurring Lancaster Avenue transformation with Hawthorne Hall

Lower Lancaster Avenue has its share of vacancies and blank storefronts, but it’s also a place full of potential. And perhaps nowhere is a more interesting example of the transition afoot…

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Suspects wanted for Torresdale pharmacy robbery [video]

Two determined burglars are sought for the May 5 break-in at Delaire Pharmacy in Torresdale [map]. Surveillance cameras witnessed the men's attempt to break into the pharmacy's back door,…

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City to seek ads on public property in the 'near future'

Last week, City Council amended the zoning code to allow for the creation of a municipal advertising program, in which advertisements promoting commercial products or political or religious ideas could appear…

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'Imagining Frankford' mural series nears completion [video]

Picture a neighborhood, revitalized and colorful. Picture a neighborhood that highlights its past, while looking toward the future. And picture a neighborhood that makes use of its barren landscapes as canvases.…

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Is now the right time for a career change? [Financial Perspectives]

High unemployment rates over the past several years have made the job market very competitive. As a result, many people opted to stay in jobs that they did not like or were…

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