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Pennypack Creek Bridge historical marker damaged in car crash

Repairs are underway on Frankford Avenue for a wall along the Pennypack Creek Bridge that sustained damage during a weekend car crash. Not quite six months after the installation of a…

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Suburban Station: Nation's first train station virtual library

What is believed to be the nation’s first virtual library in a train station opened at Suburban Station this morning thanks to a partnership between SEPTA, The Free Library of Philadelphia…

Aria Health-Torresdale breaks ground on emergency facility

Aria Health-Torresdale celebrated a groundbreaking Monday for an extension to its emergency facility. Pa. Sens. Mike Stack, D-5th; and Tommy Tomlinson, R-6th,  were there to help mark the occasion, which was…

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Advocates want more money for Philly parks

By Holly OtterbeinFor NewsWorks Philadelphia spends less on its parks and recreation department per capita than many other cities, according to the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. Lauren Bornfriend, the Parks Alliance's…

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What percentage of Northeast Philadelphia high schoolers drop out? [map]

Between 31 and 40 percent of high school freshmen in the 19124 zip code who entered ninth grade in the 2006-07 school year dropped out by 2012. That number is the…

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April is for walkers

Happy first day of April, Streeters! If you've been feeling cooped up the past few months, several Philly groups have events to help you get outside and harness the city's collective…

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April 1-5: You Only Live Twice | Building Philadelphia | The Porch opens | Snøhetta's Craig Dykers

Film: You Only Live Twice Monday, April 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by John DeFazio, architect and Associate Professor at…

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New Alliance executive director values community benefits of historic preservation

Caroline Boyce comes to the Preservation Alliance position with a strong background in statewide advocacy, local planning and community development – and a passion for old amusement parks.   Caroline E.…

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Easter in Fox Chase: A poem

The following is a seasonal poem submitted by Fox Chase resident G. E. Reutter. I sit in the gazebo in the small park guarded by Lions Listen to the diesel engines…

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Shiny new Silverliner Vs spotted above Penn Park

As Christine Fisher reported last week, SEPTA's (long-awaited) order of 120 Silverliner V rail cars is complete and the final cars are making their way onto regional rail lines now. Proof…

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March 31: Deadline for "first-level review" of AVI reassements

If you are among the Philly property owners who believe that your new property assessment is incorrect, the dealine to appeal for a first-level review with the Office of Property Assessment…

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March 29-31: Egg hunts at Clark Park, Stenton and East Passyunk | South Street Easter Promenade

Clark Park Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. Clark Park, next to the todler playground. Kids aged 1-8 are welcome to hunt for eggs and participate in springtime crafts. Free. Rain…

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March 29: Casinos don't generate local development | PHA to sell surplus property | No limit to road spending? | Philly's evolving accent | Chink's Steaks becomes Joe's | Sweets at Shane

Happy Friday, Streeters. Today is Good Friday so remember that city offices, schools, libraries and rec centers are closed and today’s trash collection is pushed back to Saturday. Here’s what’s making…

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Deputy Mayor: Casinos haven't generated neighborhood development

Casinos have not stimulated economic development in their neighborhoods, said Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce Alan Greenberger. “Casinos are economic drivers in the sense that they…

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City soliciting casino feedback online

As PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates reported, the City Planning Commission has been on a "listening tour" to gather public feedback on the six contenders for Philadelphia's second casino license to…

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ZBA tosses appeal of digital billboard conversion at 5th & Callowhill

The Zoning Board of Adjustment threw out an appeal Wednesday that was filed last year by Scenic Philadelphia against a permit to convert two non-conforming billboards at 400 N. 5th Street…

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P&R announces next green playground

Bracketed by recordings of John Fogerty's "Centerfield" and Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" (one can only hope…), representatives from the Phillies, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and The Trust…

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