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Frankford reaps benefits of PhillyRising, other programs

This is the first of a two-part series on PhillyRising's involvement in Frankford and Lawncrest. Vacant buildings have become spaces for art galleries, overgrown brush in parks has been trimmed, empty…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
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Church of the Assumption demo update, look inside | Bike share coming soon | Philly Painting defense | Arab business growth | Walnut water main break

Church of the Assumption's twin spires. | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. Here’s your Monday morning Buzz: When we wake up tomorrow, will the demolition of Church…

    • Where Route 322 used to make a 90 degree turn and join Route 45, Old Mill Antique Mall was hit by turning traffic numerous times

Mullica Hill Bypass named transportation program of the year

A long awaited solution to a 40-year transportation headache was named the “Regional Transportation Program of the Year,” at the annual Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission board retreat this month. Mullica…

    • The old West Philadelphia High School was just approved for sale to be converted into loft apartments.

School buyers use different tactics with surrounding communities

By Kate Hartman and Ben Griffiths This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Coming Tuesday: How vacant school buildings affect surrounding communities. The…

    • Notices posted on the doors of the church say it will be demolished on or after Dec. 11.

Owner of historic Church of the Assumption says he isn’t able to preserve it

The owner of the Church of the Assumption, the historic structure at the center of a longstanding preservation battle, said he does not want to raze what he calls a “beautiful…

    • Gloria Dei, 1929. | Frank Seigner, Department of Records | PhillyHistory
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December 7-9: Lucia Fest | Crafty Balboa | March of Lights | Menorah lighting

75th Annual Lucia Fest Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s) Church, Columbus Boulevard and Christian Street. Friday, December 7, 6pm and 8pm. Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm.…

    • A section of Germantown Avenue painted by Haas & Hahn as part of the Philly Painting project.
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Philly Painting critique | Mobilizing against Church of the Assumption demo | North Central gets parking minimums | RBA to design Spring Garden Connector | City seed savers

Good morning, Streeters.  Here's your Friday am Buzz: Dutch artists Haas & Hahn have finished painting a nearly-contiguous, color-block mural across two blocks of buildings on Germantown Avenue. Inquirer architecture critic…

Holiday food and toy drive round-up

The holidays are fast-approaching, but there's still time to give to those less fortunate. We'll be keeping a running list of all the food, toy and clothing drives in the area…

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7th District Police testing license-screening technology

It looks like one those handheld price scanners you’d see at the grocery store, but this tool that’s being piloted by one Philadelphia Police district is a bit niftier: it cuts…

    • 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…

    • The project area, from the RFP

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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