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    • The Penn Museum is hosting a free Latin-themed community night in conjunction with its current exhibition, MAYA 2012: Lords of Time. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Penn Museum celebrates 125 years

The Penn Museum celebrates its 125th anniversary today. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was founded on December 6, 1887,…

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Judge hears arguments over Frankford Avenue methadone clinic

Holmesburg Civic Association President Rich Frizell attended Wednesday's hearing The Healing Way's appeal to operate a methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. During the city hearing, the state took action, as…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
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Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

Council adds parking minimums to North Central Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to adopt a bill that adds minimum parking requirements to the new zoning code for portions of North Central Philadelphia. The bill, sponsored by Councilman…

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Design firm hired for Spring Garden Street improvement project that will better link NoLibs with the Delaware River

The RBA Group, the same firm designing and building the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware multipurpose trail, will design the Spring Garden Connector project. The Spring Garden Connector will…

    • Model of Bus Loop arch

Art Commission reviews bus loop, bridge, and sewer facility projects

The Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed three rather unglamorous projects Wednesday but gave each careful consideration, right down to examining the aesthetics of a sewer maintenance facility. That project, set for an…

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Attorney sues Philadelphia over prison overcrowding

It got better, but now it’s getting worse. For the second time during Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s tenure, civil rights attorney David Rudovsky is suing the city because its prisons are…

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Police officer charged for filing false accident report

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has announced charges against Philadelphia Police Officer April Shaynick for allegedly filing a false accident report and insurance claim in August. Shaynick was involved in a…

    • Sharrows , like this one on Spruce Street, are meant to direct bicycle traffic and instruct drivers and cyclists to share the road.
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Do sharrows make a difference?

A recent Grist article on “sharrows” got Eyes on the Street wondering just how much of an impact sharrows* - those white bicycle on top of two chevron symbols painted on…

How can I get my credit score up? [Real NEastate]

Q: This time last year I was looking for houses and my real estate agent told me I had to get my credit up higher before I bought a house, so…

    • William Penn Statue Taking a Walk, Flibert St. Skybridge | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Council debates commercial zoning changes, moves to alter community voice in zoning | Graffiti and youth engagement in Frankford | rethinking parking permits | Neighborhood Foods competes

William Penn Statue Taking a Walk, Flibert St. Skybridge | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. Here's your Wednesday morning Buzz: PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports on…

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SEPTA working to add 245 hybrid buses

As New Payment Technology rolls out in the upcoming year, one change you might not hear alot about is SEPTA’s replacement of 245 old, diesel buses with 245 new, hybrid buses…

    • Legislation creating new Central Delaware overlay is introduced, but can't get through council before summer recess

Bill creating zoning regs for Central Delaware Waterfront not likely to be introduced until 2013

It looks like legislation aimed at translating the principles of the Central Delaware Master Plan into zoning code won't be introduced until the new year, First District Councilman Mark Squilla said…

    • The Bunting House is located on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. (Megan Pinto)

Court procedure questions give Bunting House a temporary reprieve

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Roxborough's embattled Bunting House is safe from the wrecking ball at least for a few more days, while a judge decides whether to issue an…

    • Spruce Street Plaza, along Spruce Street between 33rd and 34th streets, should open this week. | courtesy of Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services
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Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps best known for its food carts. We've been watching construction…

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Mayfair adds Christmas Village to tree-lighting ceremony tradition [slideshow]

Mayfair was aglow Sunday for what became the neighborhood's first-ever Christmas Village. The event was paired with the annual Christmas tree lighting and other family festivities. Families strolled Frankford Avenue to…

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Hearing Wednesday for Frankford Avenue methadone clinic

The long-awaited court day over the fate of the methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg has arrived. Wednesday, The Healing Way and the Mayfair and Holmesburg civic associations will…

    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail. | Photo Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions. This…

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Thoughts on the looming fiscal crisis [Financial Perspectives]

All the Sunday talk shows this week featured segments about the looming fiscal cliff. Despite being almost one month past a hard-fought election, both the Republicans and Democrats appear firmly planted with their…

    • The Church of the Assumption's doors on Spring Garden Street were posted with demolition notices.
Eyes on the Street

Demolition for Church of the Assumption | Preventing demo of Bunting House | Wilde Yarn Mill residential reuse | Council shouldn't diminish, politicize community role in zoning

Good morning Streeters. Today promises to be even more spring-like than yesterday, so get out and enjoy the day before it rains tonight and winter’s chill returns.  The Church of the…

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