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    • Rendering of The Provence by night | courtesy of Tower Investments
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Provence on North Broad: Bart Blatstein's casino/resort/entertainment complex

A rooftop shopping street with French flourishes, a 125 room hotel, 3000 slot machines, 150 table games, two swim clubs, a jazz club, a comedy club, a theater, and a botanical…

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St. Christopher's celebrates new playground as sign of school spirit, strength

Rev. Joseph Garvin addressed students at St. Christopher School in Somerton from a very different pulpit during a playground dedication held on Friday. Students gathered around the new playground, complete with…

    • Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Central Delaware zoning overlay | 40th and Pine update | Campbell Square's tree sculpture | Post is hiring

Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. It's feeling more fall-ish today, and the city is looking more autumnal too. We're seeing more fall…

    • 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon in an April 2011 interview with NEast Philly. Photo/Saleem Ahmed

Earlier set-out time for trash, recycling in 6th Council District

Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, announced today that residents in his district will be able to set out their trash and recycling two hours earlier than usual as part of a…

    • New Design Review member Nancy Rogo-Trainer at earlier PCPC meeting

Mayor Nutter appoints first Civic Design Review Committee

Developer Brown Hill has proposed a 16-story, 128-unit apartment complex for 205 Race Street. It needs zoning relief to build above the maximum height limit in that part of Old City,…

    • A rendering of a section of waterfront trail from the Central Delaware Master Plan

UPDATED: Waterfront stakeholders talk about ways to entice developers to provide access and build the proposed trail

Owners of property along the Central Delaware waterfront would be encouraged, but not forced, to allow public access to the river if current language under consideration for a zoning overlay is…

    • The Provence

Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab will be launched in January of 2013

The Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab (PSIL), committed to promoting and nurturing innovation for social impact, will be launched in January of 2013 as an offshoot of the successful three-year-old Philadelphia Social…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
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Explore Bartram's Mile

One of the big missing pieces in the city's recreational trail network is a good connection to Bartram's Garden. Thankfully that's about to change. At a series of events in the coming…

Why can't my mom buy my short sale? [Real NEastate]

Q. I owe more than my house is worth and I thought I could never sell it because I can’t pay any balance I might owe. Now I am five months…

    • The Atlantic Building, at Broad and Spruce streets, could soon feature 7 floors of retail space.
    • Through a $1.2 million EPA DERA grant, this 1950s era locomotive will receive a new engine, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA to repower locomotive engine, reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Residents near Wayne Junction Station will breathe easier thanks to a SEPTA project to replace the outdated diesel engine on a 1950s-era locomotive with a new, fuel-efficient engine and emissions reducing…

    • ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

The University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss sought zoning relief Wednesday afternoon for a proposed five-story, 122-unit, market-rate student housing development at 40th and Pine, where a historic mansion currently…

    • A DRWC map of the riverfront

Squilla hopes to finalize waterfront overlay legislation in mid-November

A zoning bill that would shape future development along the Central Delaware Waterfront could be finalized by mid-November, said First District City Councilman Mark Squilla.Squilla has held meetings to discuss…

    • By this spring the wall at 1425 Christian Street will be home to the Peace is a Haiku Song mural, dedicated to poet and peace activist Sonia Sanchez.
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Hawthorne will be home to peace mural dedicated to Sonia Sanchez

You may have noticed fewer and fewer Peace is a Haiku Song vinyl posters in subway stations and bus shelters around the city, but rest assured, the project is not over.…

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Firefighters make repairs to Somerton home of Robert Neary's widow

The widow of a Philadelphia firefighter who was killed in an April warehouse fire in Kensington is getting some help from her extended firefighter family. Dianne Neary needed work done on…

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Love Note #93: Tracy Levesque watches Philly in all its glory from her stoop in Queen Village

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of Philly's stoop culture and the community bonds it fosters. Love Note #93: Tracy Levesque watches Philly…

    • X It Out | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Financial Perspectives: Tips you should jump on

This week we are addressing a number of planning areas.  Each of the planning areas is summarized and then we provide a tip that you should look to implement as part…

    • The entrance to the Arch Street Meeting House, 330 Arch St.

Look Up! Arch Street Meeting House is designated national landmark

Hundreds of houses of worship in Philadelphia, owned by major denominations, are vacant and in need of repair and restoration.  But the religious community received a ray of sunlight last weekend,…

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