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    • Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ...  creek to development spine

Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ... creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael Samschick’s recently announced big plans for Canal Street North, off…

    • Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center, laid the groundwork for the Center for Culinary Enterprises to be built.

West Philadelphia: Center for Culinary Enterprises set to open

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Ben Griffiths Taria Dean, owner of T’s Tasty Tater Salad, Inc., was present for the…

    • Former Delaware Valley High School in East Falls (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

What's next for the former Delaware Valley High School site in East Falls?

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The school year is in full swing across the city, but the site of the former Delaware Valley High School in East Falls is quiet,…

    • Community meeting scheduled for proposed Germantown supermarket project

Community meeting scheduled for proposed Germantown supermarket project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A public meeting has been scheduled for Germantown and East Mt. Airy residents to get more information about a Bottom Dollar Food supermarket proposed for…

    • The new GSK building, under construction.

On the brink of reaching a 10,000-jobs milestone, Navy Yard will soon release an updated Master Plan

The Philadelphia Navy Yard will soon be home to as many workers as the shipyard employed before it closed.At the end of this year, GlaxoSmithKline will finish construction on its…

    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

Applications open for Knight Arts Challenge to fund best ideas for the arts in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Sept. 17, 2012 – The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation<> is now accepting applications for the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia<>. The $9 million…

    • There are bridge and boardwalk plan for a 2 1/2-acre island that's amassed in the river outside of Lloyd Hall

Parks & Recreation Commission returns to business

Welcoming several new faces and reveling in the sun that spilled through the glass-block windows of Lloyd Hall, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission returned to business Wednesday night after a…

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Re-viewing Sustainability forum (9/20) and 'red, black & GREEN: a blues' (9/21-22)

This weekend the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present performances of red, black & GREEN: a blues, a four person, multimedia, interactive performance that explores interconnected ideas about…

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More titles for Attack Mode boxing club

Attack Mode boxing club is once again victorious. Formerly known as Heavy Hittas, the Lawncrest-based youth boxing club was represented at the neighborhood's Tuesday night Community Association meeting by founders…

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New crime plan in 2nd District, Hero Thrill Show approaching

With a new crime plan rolling out in the 2nd Police District, Lt. Tom Tomlin appeared at the Lawncrest Community Association meeting Tuesday night armed with stats. And he had some…

    • Rendering of 205 Race Street.
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Planning Commission OKs 205 Race St, Pier 34-35 plan, changes to Marina View | 40th and Pine update | Made in America cost | 3-1-1 app gossip

Planning Commissioners heard and approved three major development proposals on or near the Central Delaware Waterfront. Despite a mixed response from Old City community members, Commissioners supported several zoning variance requests…

    • Woodland Green features native plants and logs from the Woodlands Cemetery
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Woodland Green brings rustic flourish to University City intersection

At the intersection of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue tall grasses and river birch trees swish in the breeze, and felled logs are habitat for native flora and fauna. This is…

    • Historic Italianate mansion in question

Planning Commission supports new project at 40th and Pine, while appeal of existing property's demolition continues

For Jonathan Weiss, the developer of a proposed five-story student-housing project at 40th and Pine streets, the day’s news was a mixed bag. The proposal would require the demolition of a…

    • Omar Gray was a street-cleaning mainstay for Germantown Special Services District until funding dried up/Aaron Moselle

Planning Commission approves improvement plan for Germantown-Chelten commercial corridors

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Two stretches of Germantown Avenue, one through North Philadelphia and another through its namesake neighborhood, are targeted for improvement in a pair of initiatives that…

    • Core Realty presents plan to re-use the former Ajax Metal Works building as a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant

Core Realty presents plan to re-use the former Ajax Metal Works building as a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant

Philadelphia planning commissioners and Fishtown residents seemingly have similar, mostly fond feelings about Core Realty's proposed development for the former Ajax Metal Works and dry ice building.They like the plan…

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Prison costs, crowding strain Philly resources

Philadelphia spends more on prisons -- $231 million last budget year -- than it does on libraries, parks, City Council, the district attorney's office, the board of ethics, and licenses and…

    • Park(ing) Day returns this Friday, September 21. 
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Park(ing) Day returns September 21

This Friday Park(ing) Day returns to Philadelphia, temporarily transforming metered parking spots into public spaces just for a day. Last year more than 30 temporary parks popped-up in city streets…

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Financial Perspectives: Not too early for year-end planning

Time is ticking by and all the focus is now on the presidential election. The problem is that Congress is not addressing one of the biggest areas of concern for the country,…

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