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With growing interest, Northwood Town Watch holds first meeting

A weekend distribution of fliers throughout Northwood brought about 30 people to the initial organizational meeting of the Northwood Town Watch at St. James Lutheran Church Tuesday night, prior to the…

    • The 2011 Italian Market Festival. | Funnel Vision | shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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May 18-20: Festivals, LOVE Your Parks, House Tours

Fair warning, Philly: This weekend's calendar of events is epic and the weather is supposed to be picture-perfect. Plan to spend the next few days outside enjoying city life. So instead of…

    • The new Lardner's Point Park was unveiled in Tacony Monday. Photo/Michelle Alton

Photos: Lardner's Point Park brings waterfront green space to Tacony

The new Lardner's Point Park was unveiled in Tacony Monday. Photo/Michelle Alton Six months after politicians put shovel to ground on a cold November day, Lardner's Point Park opened for…

    • Bridge Line | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group 
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LGBT senior housing supported at Council | Buck owners enter tax payment agreement | homeless census | life as a 'body man' | surface parking woe | Sixers soul

City Council gave its support for the William Way Senior Residences, an LGBT-centric senior housing development planned for 13th Street, by approving the sale of the Redevelopment Authority's property to…

    • The 2011 Lawncrest Fourth of July parade rolls down Rising Sun Avenue toward the rec center. Photo/Bill Achuff

Plans being finalized, donations sought for Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration

The 2011 Lawncrest Fourth of July parade rolls down Rising Sun Avenue toward the rec center. Photo/Bill Achuff With less than two months to go before Lawncrest's annual Fourth of July…

    • PHS Pops Up Garden in U.S. Exhibit at Venice Biennale

PHS Pops Up Garden in U.S. Exhibit at Venice Biennale

PHILADELPHIA (May 18, 2012) – The “PHS Pops Up Garden” created last year at 20th and Market Streets in Philadelphia has been chosen for inclusion in the official U.S. presentation at…

    • Matt Wysong, the city Planning Commission's Northwest Philadelphia community planner.

Planning Commission approves 10-year Nicetown redevelopment plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe city Planning Commission has given its official backing to an ambitious 10-year plan to redevelop, market and support residential and commercial development in Nicetown.…

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Cat of the Week: Mommi

(A16110469) URGENT- Mother’s Day didn’t turn out quite the way it should have for Mommi! Just a few weeks ago, this gorgeous girl was raising her young babies on the street.…

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Dog of the Week: Missy

Missy (A14345370) is a quiet 7- to 8-year-old chihuahua mix who came back to ACCT after being a bit snippy with her previous owner’s children — she just doesn’t want to…

    • Barnes Reflection
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Barnes Materials: extraordinary textures

By now you've heard that architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's design for the Barnes is a masterful modern work, imbued with a quiet, graceful power, and a sense of permanence.…

    • The 2011 Lawncrest Fourth of July parade rolls down Rising Sun Avenue toward the rec center. Photo/Bill Achuff

Plans being finalized, donations sought for Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration

The 2011 Lawncrest Fourth of July parade rolls down Rising Sun Avenue toward the rec center. Photo/Bill Achuff With less than two months to go before Lawncrest's annual Fourth of July…

    • St. Peter's Church c. 1870 by William Rau | Free Library collection, PhillyHistory.org
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St. Peter's Church roof at risk of collapse

  St. Peter's Church at 3rd and Pine streets has been in continuous use since the 1760s, but parishioners will not be able to worship in the sanctuary this Sunday. The Inquirer reports…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.
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Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

Earlier this month, I wrote about the troubled Chinatown stretch of the 10th Street bike lane. And now it looks like it's sharrows for Chinatown. Instead of a contiguous lane, the…

NEast Links: Fire, bus crash, teacher arrested

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news Several families were displaced yesterday after a fire broke out inside an apartment complex at 2255 Welsh Rd. The building was evacuated and…

    • Barging Through | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group

Sign controls, other zoning code legislation, introduced at city council

A bill containing the sign controls portion of Philadelphia's new zoning code was introduced at City Council today. Introduced by Fourth-district Councilman Curtis Jones on behalf of Council President Darrell Clarke,…

Registered Community Organization information from PCPC

Background Registered Community Organizations and Civic Design Review established in new zoning code, signed into law in December 2011. New zoning code will become effective August 22, 2012. Regulations adopted by…

    • Hunting Park master plan

Parks & Recreation Commission finds jewel in Hunting Park

Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission shined a spotlight on Hunting Park, an 87-acre oasis in North Philadelphia. Recently singled out by the City Parks Alliance, a national nonprofit,…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.

Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

The 10th Street bike lane will likely be removed through Chinatown. In its stead, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities says a sharrow will be used from Vine to Filbert.…

    • Greco/Barnes entry

A day of Barnes storming

Paul Goldberger waxed rhapsodic over it, the critic from The Architect's Newspaper used it as an opportunity to slam Philadelphia's urbanity, and the L.A. Times called it a "cautionary tale." Yesterday,…

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