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    • Still smoldering: the remains of Buck Hosiery late Monday afternoon as seen from the El platform.
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Still Smoldering: Preventing the next Buck

When I stood looking at the still smoldering wreckage that was the Buck factory on Monday evening, a Jasper Street resident was looking at "The White Elephant" across the street from…

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Dog of the Week: Jackie-O

Meet Jackie (A15922320)! This sweetheart of a girl is a 1- to 2-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix who was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Don't let the wounds…

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Cat of the Week: Olive [video]

URGENT- Just as olives are the perfect complement to many foods and drinks, this girl is surely the missing ingredient in your family! Olive is a petite 6- to 12-month-old gal who arrived…

    • Will PREIT put back Strawbridge's signage?
Eyes on the Street

Will Strawbridge's ghost signs be replaced? [UPDATED]

UPDATED [4/13/12]: PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco reports that the Inquirer will indeed get its canopy and marquee, but the bronze lettering issue has been tabled.  All over the building at 8th and Market streets…

    • This suspect is wanted for robbery in the 7th District. Image/Philadelphia Police

Elderly woman robbed walking home from Bell's Corner supermarket [surveillance video]

This suspect is wanted for robbery in the 7th District. Image/Philadelphia Police Police in the 7th District are looking for the man who robbed an elderly woman on her way home…

    • Art and Industry | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • ZBA approves signage, smaller retail spaces for Chelten Plaza

ZBA approves signage, smaller retail spaces for Chelten Plaza

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe final pieces of the new Chelten Plaza shopping center are falling into place, as developer Pulaski Partners now has city approval for smaller retail…

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Zoning board approves plans for apartments and yoga studio at former Propper Brothers site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksGet ready for big changes to the historic Propper Bros. furniture store building at Levering and Cresson streets in Manayunk, as plans for apartments and…

Green Building organizations commend Pennsylvania schools for applications

Philadelphia, PA – (April 3, 2012)   Leaders from green building organizations across the Commonwealth offered their support today to the four schools nominated last week by the Pennsylvania Department of the…

    • Will PREIT put back Strawbridge's signage?

Will Strawbridge’s ghost signs be replaced?

All over the building at 8th and Market streets there are ghost letters that spell out Strawbridge & Clothier. What happened to the signs on Strawbridge’s? The lettering was apparently removed…

    • Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe owners who wish to build a condominium tower behind and above the Dilworth House on Washington Square this week lost a significant court battle –…

    • APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

Asociacíon Puertorriqueños en Marcha—the Association of Puerto Ricans on the March, or APM—broke ground Tuesday morning on a mixed-use, transit-oriented development project to be known as Paseo Verde at 9th and…

    • Bella Vista's Fante-Leone pool will likely be demolished this year to make way for new housing.
Eyes on the Street

Farewell Fante-Leone pool

I remember stumbling upon the building at the corner of Montrose and Darien streets a few years ago. I was drawn in by classical entryway topped with the Philadelphia crest, and…

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Memorial services Friday and Saturday for two fallen firefighters

Memorial services have been set for the two Philadelphia firefighters who died Monday battling a multi-alarm blaze n Kensington. Lt. Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney were putting out a…

    • With lyme disease rates on the rise in this part of the country, Northeast Philadelphia residents share their tips for spending time in their neighborhood parks. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Residents, experts share tips for preventing Lyme Disease in neighborhood parks

With lyme disease rates on the rise in this part of the country, Northeast Philadelphia residents share their tips for spending time in their neighborhood parks. Photo/Matthew Flowers The growing amount…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez talks rezoning and St. Bonfiace at a pitched community meeting on Monday night.
Eyes on the Street

High Noon at Norris Square: Dueling over St. Boniface and rezoning

Seventh District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez and the Norris Square Civic Association are dueling over the fate of a major development that NSCA has already put in motion: the redevelopment of the…

Real NEastate: What's a good credit score for a renter?

Q: I have a house for rent in Rhawnhurst for $,1200. I have had a few people fill out applications, but nobody has been able to provide me with a credit…

    • Wiisteria | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group

SCRUB is now Scenic Philadelphia

SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, has changed its name to Scenic Philadelphia. The group was founded in 1990 as the Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight, a grassroots coalition aimed at stopping…

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