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    • This vacant warehouse at 1118-30 N. Front was consumed by an overnight fire. | Google Street View
    • In cooperation with Councilwoman, NSCA plans single-family homes for St. Boniface

In cooperation with Councilwoman, NSCA plans single-family homes for St. Boniface

The once acrimonious relationship between Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez and Patricia DeCarlo, executive director of Norris Square Civic Association, has given way to what appears to be—superficially, at least—a productive partnership. Last…

    • he SS United States | Copyright photo: Steven B. Ujifusa

Q&A: Steven Ujifusa on the SS United States

Historian Steven Ujifusa first wrote about the SS United States for PlanPhilly five years ago, and this summer we’re proud to help him celebrate the release of his book,…

    • Love That Dirty Water | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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July 9-13: DAG talks 2021 Chestnut | Movies at Penn's Landing and Schuylkill Banks

Love That Dirty Water | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupDesign Advocacy Group Thursday, July 12, 8am. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. At this month's DAG meeting, lear…

NEast Philly is on vacation

We're taking our first vacation in three years! While we're away, we'll be posting in a limited capacity. Scroll down to see the latest NEast Philly story. We'll return the week…

    • Night on the Town | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • Greco/Cobblestone, Little Boy's Way, Old City

Look Down! Historic street paving thematic district

As I walked down a tattered little portion of Alter Street in Pennsport, I suddenly heard a window screech open. "I hope you're not going to pull up more of the…

    • In May the South Street Bridge's new LED lights were tested, and on Monday the towers will finally be lit.
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July 9: South Street Bridge Illumination

Since last fall work on the South Street Bridge’s light towers has been stop-start. Contractors completed installation of the panels, but technical issues with the LED lights postponed the illumination ceremony…

    • Independence Day Weekend | shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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July 6-8: Ferris Bueller in Mt. Airy | US Army Band and Fireworks | Public reading of Declaration

Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Friday, July 6, 8:30pm. Lovett Library Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue. On Fridays until August 17, Mt. Airy USA, the Free Library, and…

    • Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine streets is officially open.
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Hello Hawthorne Park

On Thursday, the ribbon was cut at Hawthorne Park, the latest among the city's new batch of public spaces to open in 2012. PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco was on hand for the grand opening…

Monsignor William Lynn denied house arrest as he awaits sentencing for child endangerment conviction

A Philadelphia judge has denied Monsignor William Lynn's request to be confined to house arrest while awaiting sentencing. Lynn was denied bail after his conviction June 22 on charges of…

    • Stay cool this weekend, Philly.
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William Penn Foundation under Jeremy Nowak [roundup] | CHOP's eastward expansion | Hawthorne Park opens

Jeremy Nowak became president of the William Penn Foundation last year and since then the foundation been working on a strategic plan to reorient its grant-making, and link its giving to…

    • Community leaders in Frankford are trying to prevent a drug rehab house from operating at 4834 Penn St. Image/Google Maps

Petition circulating to keep drug rehab house from opening in Frankford

A petition is circulating in Frankford and online to prevent a drug rehab facility from opening at 4834 Penn St. "No community input was asked for and no civic association…

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Nerd Street Cred: Kerkstra nominated for Geek Award

Wear your nerd badge with pride, Philly. It’s Geek Awards time again. Perusing Geekadelphia's nominees for year’s Philadelphia Geek Awards today, we were so happy to see that PlanPhilly contributor Patrick…

    • 4th of July | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Germantown on the 4th | Hite to implement, not rethink | AVI's odds | more drug rehab coming to Frankford?

4th of July | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Hey Streeters. Hope you had a happy and safe Independence Day and found ways to stay cool. This beastly heat…

    • Business on and around commercial corridors (like this one in Lawncrest) balance the pros and cons of those avenues' high traffic. Photo/Laura Robb

Zoning, location and crime: How businesses interact with their neighborhoods [part 2 of 2]

This is the second of a two-part look at three Northeast Philadelphia business corridors, the areas and around them and how those businesses impact their communities. A community without businesses is…

    • Greco/Hawthorne Park

City's newest plot of public green space, Hawthorne Park, opens

A huge crowd stood happily baking in the sun today as city and state officials and community organizers praised the newest addition to the city's park system, one that, they said,…

    • Fireworks from the 2010 July Fourth celebration in Lawncrest. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Have a a happy and safe Fourth of July

NEast Philly wants to wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July, whether you're celebrating in the Northeast or elsewhere. Get in the celebratory spirit with the photos below from…

    • 4th of July | NYPL Digital Image ID 1587778
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Independence Day

4th of July | NYPL Digital Image ID 1587778 EOTS is taking today to do dramatic readings of the Declaration, eat grilled meats, hoist an Ale of the Revolution,…

    • Marina View Tower | Ensemble Real Estate
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Poll: Is Philly losing its reform-minded planning backbone?

Time was, Philadelphia scared off out-of-town developers with our convoluted (sometimes crooked) ways, leaving behind only insiders who could navigate our strange channels to build here. But recent years have been…

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