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Germantown YWCA sheriff's sale may (or may not) finally happen Tuesday

In bits and pieces, the remains of the defunct Germantown Settlement and its related entities continue to be sold off. Next up: The historic Germantown YWCA building at 5820-24 Germantown Ave.,…

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200 pounds of food donated through Kevin Boyle's Mayfair office

The end of 2012 brought many food, clothing and toy drives to help those in need around the Northeast. The office of Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, shared this photo from his…

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Mellits succeeds Sklaroff at Ballard Spahr

Bart I. Mellits is now chairman of the Ballard Spahr Real Estate Department, taking the reins from department founder Michael Sklaroff. Mellits' has worked on a wide variety of commercial…

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CommunityCam maps Philadelphia's surveillance cameras

Here at PlanPhilly’s Eyes on the Street, we know we’re not the only eyes on the street, but now a new website is helping Philadelphians find out exactly where other eyes…

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Donations sought to preserve collection of historic Northeast images [updated]

Nearly two years after the passing of Bruce Connor, friends and fellow members of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network are working to acquire his extensive picture postcard collection. NEPHN members…

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Voice-automated pedestrian signals get mixed reviews

If you’ve taken the subway to a train at 30th Street Station or visited University City by way of the 30th Street stop on the Market-Frankford line recently, you may have…

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Jan 7-11: Strong Towns, 'Visual Futurist', Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, PHL2035 update

This week you can take in a curbside chat, consier the art and life of futurist designer Syd Mead, hear Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's Philadelphia Story, and get up to…

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Top stories of 2012 in Northeast Philadelphia

As we begin 2013 in earnest, NEast Philly's goal is to continue to strive to give readers the news they want most in a timely manner and in the most accurate,…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan. 7: Assumption for sale? | Eastwick flooding study | school and parish closings | Hite's action plan

Good morning, Streeters. Notice anything different around here? Besides our new look, here's this morning's Buzz:  Developer John Wei purchased the Church of the Assumption complex on Spring Garden in July…

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U.S. Army Corps and City Water Department say study on Eastwick flooding solutions should be complete in October

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Philadelphia Water Department say a study to determine the solution or solutions for Eastwick's Cobbs Creek-related flooding problems will be finished in October. Among…

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The lane not taken

City streets are too often contested ground between cyclists and motorists. Community Contributor Nic Esposito wonders, isn't there a better way to share the road? The lane not taken by Nic…

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Treecycling starts this weekend

If your holiday greens have turned crispy and it's time to un-deck the halls, don't just toss out your Christmas tree on trash day. Starting this weekend there are opportunities to…

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Inquirer Obit: James Nelson Kise II | Architect, 75

By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3:01 AM James Nelson Kise II, 75, a Philadelphia architect and urban planner who left his aesthetic mark on the…

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Colliers 'informally marketing' Church of the Assumption for $2.1 million

John Wei is willing to sell the embattled Church of the Assumption, a certified historic property at 12th and Spring Garden that he’s owned since July. The asking price? $2.1 million.…

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Bike sharing process underway

Less than a month after the City announced it would officially bring bike sharing to Philadelphia, the process is already well underway. With a 2014 deadline from Mayor Nutter, the Mayor’s…

    • The Church of the Nativity was demolished in October, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Jan. 3: Septa safety | PHA could rehab Queen Lane | PAFA's new gallery | 2012's lost buildings and top real estate stories

Good morning, Streeters. It’s right chilly out there and it could be the coldest stretch of winter days we’ve had in years. You remember winter, right? Bundle up. Here's this…

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    • The Episcopal Cathedral appealed to the Historical Commission to demolish these Chestnut Street brownstones, and the commission agreed that their demolition was in the
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January 3: DAG talks "public interest"

Just what is in the "public interest" and who decides? Join the Design Advocacy Group on Thursday morning for a discussion about the thorny issue of the public interest, and two…

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