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Dog of the Week: Brosco

Hi, I am Brosco (A15543148), a friendy terrier mix who was found wandering the streets of Philadelphia all alone and was in the need for some food and love. I am approximately…

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Cat of the Week: Lewie

All hail the chairman of the board, Lewie (A15388151)! Lewie’s a 1- to 2-year-old super handsome tabby who oversees the goings-on in the cat adoptions room like it is his j-o-b. You…

    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.
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Mariposa and Common Market Work to Meet Fresh, Local Food Demand

When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers. One of those customers, Mariposa…

    • Nora McClosky and Claire McCafferty of The Blooming Artist Studio, new to Oxford Avenue. Photo/G. E. Reutter

April brings two new businesses to Fox Chase

Nora McClosky and Claire McCafferty of The Blooming Artist Studio, new to Oxford Avenue. Photo/G. E. Reutter April is bringing two new businesses to the Oxford Avenue business district in Fox…

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NEast Links: Car crash, stabbing, dog attack, hit-and-run

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news A teenager was stabbed Wednesday night in the woods in Parkwood. The 17-year-old was taken to Aria-Health Torresdale with multiple stab wounds after the…

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Project update from Norris Square Civic Association

Press release from NSCA Director of Real Estate Development  Maria Camoratto Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission, among other goals, is to expand the supply of affordable…

    • Another aerial view of the proposed Green Woods site in Roxborough (Photo courtesy of Green Woods Charter School)

Green Woods Charter zoning hearing postponed until May 9

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA paperwork snafu has set the Green Woods Charter School's effort to move to Domino Lane in Roxborough back another month, as talks continue with…

    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.

Mariposa and Common Market work to meet fresh, local food demand

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers.…

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Renovated Philbrick Hall adds space, amenities for Parkway Central

After nine months of construction the Free Library's Philbrick Popular Library reopened in March as Philbrick Hall. I dropped by recently and found the rejuvenated popular reading room filled with life, modern amenities,…

    • A section of the individual properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places mapped on PreservePhiladelphia.org.
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Preserve Philadelphia transformed

Finding out if a building is designated as historic in Philadelphia typically requires calling the Historical Commission. Online preservation resources for the city have been spotty. But the Preservation Alliance for…

    • A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald

City Planning Commission holds first public meeting for Lower Northeast District

A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald Seven tables, 14 city planners and seven maps marked up in blue, red, black and…

Real NEastate: What do I do right after making settlement on my home?

Columnist Stacey McCarthy has the week off. Today, we're running her post from this time last year. Q: I am so excited! I make settlement on my first home in Holme…

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NEast Links: Deputy fire chief suspended, hit-and-run driver sought, students talk about books

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news Robert J. Wilkins, one of Philadelphia's deputy fire chiefs, has been suspended with intent to dismiss after failing to report to authorities the charges…

    • Photo by Steve Ives, phillytrax on Flickr

SEPTA updates City Council on lease negotiations

Since a resolution authorizing hearings on SEPTA’s lease agreement with the City was passed by City Council early last month, the two parties have begun working more closely and have drawn…

    • First steps taken toward a comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast

First steps taken toward a comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast

Two roadways were on the minds of residents who participated in a public input session designed to help city planners map out the future of Lower Northeast Philadelphia. Participants want Roosevelt…

    • Under the Clothespin
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'Under the Clothespin' revealed

Devoted Eyes on the Street readers know that I’ve been following along as artists Miriam Singer and Emilie Ledieu created Under the Clothespin, a cheery mosaic mashup of Philadelphia's cityscape…

    • Liberty Belle Diamond Jones fends off a tackle during an April 2011 game against the New York Sharks. The Belles play the sharks in New York this May. Photo/Bill Achuff

Liberty Belles return to the field with new coach [slideshow]

Liberty Belle Diamond Jones fends off a tackle during an April 2011 game against the New York Sharks. The Belles play the sharks in New York this May. Photo/Bill Achuff The…

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DAG talks vacant property strategies with panel Thursday

Thursday's Design Advocacy Group meeting promises to be a really interesting conversation about City Council's land bank proposal and the Nutter administration's "Front Door" strategy for dealing with vacant property disposition.…

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