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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Action News says Wissinoming fire happened in Tacony

Action News, allow us to explain (again) the very simple rule for determining whether you're in Wissinoming or Tacony. Robbins Street is the dividing line. North of that is Tacony. South…

    • Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps

School Reform Commission opts not to turn Creighton Elementary into a charter

Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps Supporters of seven struggling Philadelphia schools packed School District headquarters Thursday night to learn their futures. Five-year old Diamond Waters was…

    • Site plan for the soon-to-open Food Garden at The Docklands. | via Grub Street
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Lighting up 46th and Market | Nicetown transit-oriented development | Food Gardens coming in June | bridge construction | Philly Tech Week

University City District is illuminating the area around the 46th Street El stop, Naked Philly reports. A safety study revealed that area was an after-dark crime hot spot thanks in part…

    • PlanPhilly gets an eyeful of ornithological surprise

PlanPhilly gets an eyeful of ornithological surprise

On Sunday, for a moment, PlanPhilly thought it was in Nebraska instead of New Jersey.It was about 2 p.m. and as we were driving back to Philly from the shore…

    • Prospective townhouse site once home to North Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Depot

Prospective townhouse site once home to North Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Depot

The Old City site where Developer David Perlman plans to build a townhouse development was once home to the North Pennsylvania Railroad. Perlman told city planners last week about his…

    • The Episcopal Cathedral, on 38th Street at Ludlow, was built in 1898 by Charles Burns.

Cathedral plan would raze two historic buildings to save church

Is it in the public interest to demolish two historic buildings in order to acquire funds to save a third? That’s one of the questions that will be raised in coming…

    • From left: FOPP President Linde Lauf presents Holme Circle resident Joe Little with a certificate of appreciate for his clean-ups. Neighbor Elsie Stevens helps present the honor. Photo/Elsie Stevens

Holme Circle resident honored for Pennypack Park clean-up efforts

From left: FOPP President Linde Lauf presents Holme Circle resident Joe Little with a certificate of appreciate for his clean-ups. Neighbor Elsie Stevens helps present the honor. Photo/Elsie Stevens Holme Circle…

    • The former Norge Appliances, September 2007
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Former Norge Appliances becoming Bainbridge Street Barrel House

Bella Vista's former Norge Appliance store - with its distinctive yellow sign - has sat vacant for years. But this week there's been a lot of action at the corner of…

    • 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon has released his CityHall mobile application. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Henon releases iPhone app ahead of the city

6th District Councilman Bobby Henon has released his CityHall mobile application. Photo/Matthew Flowers Committed to making city government more accessible, 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon introduced the long-awaited CityHall application for…

    • Explore public art like the Shakespeare Memorial along the Parkway this Saturday.
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April 21-22: Science Carnival, Public Art Pathway, Picnic for the Planet

Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival Saturday, April 21. Logan Circle. 11am-4pm. The Philadelphia Science Festival is back for its second year, and for the next week at 100 locations citywide science…

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April 25: Behind-the-news look at PlanPhilly's tax delinquency app

Philly is abuzz with talk about the thousands of tax-delinquent and vacant properties that blight our neighborhoods. Patrick Kerkstra has been knee-deep in these issues, delivering data-driven reporting as part of…

    • Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski breaks the news to members that the Philadelphia Housing Authority has not settled on development plans for Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDona

No decision yet on who will redevelop PHA's Liddonfield property [video]

Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski breaks the news to members that the Philadelphia Housing Authority has not settled on development plans for Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDonaldUpper Holmesburg residents holding…

    • Architectural Relief | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Apple Lofts goes residential | Buck owners a bit less deadbeat | OCF v. Point Breeze, still | Rina Cutler as visionary bureaucrat | Bobby Henon vs. bad landlords

Architectural Relief | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupApple Lofts is on its way to a residential conversion. West Philly Local reports the Zoning Board of Adjustment has…

City planning gives its blessing to three street bills

Green Tree Charter School is a step closer to building a new track. The City of Philadelphia Planning Commission this week gave its blessing to Streets Bill 120178, authorizing the striking…

    • Manayunk and Roxborough residents show strong support for neighborhood co-op

Manayunk and Roxborough residents show strong support for neighborhood co-op

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksMaybe the most telling sign wasn't the sheer size of the crowd that showed up for Wednesday night's meeting about a possible food co-op in…

    • Planning Commission approves Nicetown II project

Planning Commission approves Nicetown II project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAfter a brief hearing, the city Planning Commission approved the planned Nicetown Court II development on Germantown Avenue, near Wayne Junction.  More »

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Debate over Registered Community Organizations heats up

The ticking time-bomb embedded in Philadelphia's overdue, comprehensive zoning reform is the redefined role of community groups in the zoning process. New, more formal rules create a threshold for all community…

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Dog of the Week: Catina

Cutie alert! This adorable little girl is named Catina (A15916320)! She is a 1- to 2-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix who was found as a stray while wandering around a stranger's backyard.…

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Cat of the Week: Peony

UPDATE: Peony has been adopted! Hello! My name is Peony. Yes, like the flower. I am a beautiful young cat, and I hear that the weather is getting nice, and the days…

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Northeast takes part in Philly Tech Week with Frankford's free computer training workshop

There are more than 80 events on the calendar for Philly Tech Week 2012, and the Northeast is taking part with a computer training series. The Frankford Community Development Corporation,…

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