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Knight Arts Challenge grants $2.76 million to 35 artistic ideas

VIDEO: 2012 Winners of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Thanks to $2.76 million in Knight Arts Challenge funding, 35 big ideas for bringing art out…

    • Northwood Civic Association (L to R) President Joe Krause, member Gina Panchella, Vice President Frank Bennett, member Renee Hudson and member Lou Kubik consider forming a town watch. Photo/Christophe

Northwood Civic Association mulls town watch patrols

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Tuesday April 17th, Vice President Frank Bennett proposed that the civic look into establishing a Town Watch group for the neighborhood. Member Paul Sager…

    • Today is primary day. Polls stay open until 8pm.
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Vote today | 40 schools could close 2013 | I-95 alternatives study | Sunoco talks with Carlyle | Thomas U. Walter's classics

It's primary day! Head out to your local polling place and vote until 8pm. Don't forget to bring your photo ID, they're not required for this election but you'll be…

    • Diane Isser and Margarita Padin

Protestors claim hiring discrimination at Temple University construction site

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyFor eleven weeks, protestors have been gathering at the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave. in North Philadelphia. Every Monday, the group distributes…

    • Proposed apartment building at 400 S. 40th Street

Historical Commission committees review two proposed demolitions

Today's back-to-back meetings of two committees of the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed two complicated projects that are seeking approval for demolitions of historic structures in West Philadelphia.At a meeting of…

    • New court date for Church of the Assumption

New court date for Church of the Assumption

Oral arguments in the case of the Church of the Assumption have been rescheduled from April 26 to Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m., in Court Room 426 of City Hall.…

Praxis, PlanPhilly get shout out in Architect's Newspaper

For over 30 years, Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront was considered a corrupt wasteland of opportunity where RFP followed RFP but nothing got built. Then, suddenly, a master plan materialized and was…

    • Care about the fate of Philly's small streets, like Irving (above)? Meet up on Thursday.
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April 23-27: Historic Homeowner Workshops | Planning the Modern City | Tax Delinquency App | Jane Golden and Dre Urhahn | Small Streets meetup

Homeowner Workshop: Masonry and Pointing Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8pm. WES Health Center, 1315 Windrim Avenue. Learn about the best ways to maintain and repoint historic masonry buildings, as part of the …

    • Pennsylvania House Districts c. 2001 are still in effect for this year's elections.
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Primary Day Primer

Pennsylvania’s primary day is Tuesday, April 24. Yes, this Tuesday. So if you’re registered to vote and have been all-but-checked-out, here are a few helpful pieces that could inform your choices…

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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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

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