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    • Elevation of OCF's proposed development along Point Breeze Avenue. | via Naked Philly
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SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty's Point Breeze Ave development

Remember that OCF Realty project in Point Breeze that was ostensibly the topic of a pitched zoning meeting in late January? Word is that OCF still doesn’t have an answer from South…

    • Trolley Eastbound | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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US House Transportation Bill called 'worst ever' by LaHood

Normally I don't dig into national politics here, but the US House is considering a rotten Transportation Bill, aka The Energy and Infrastructure Act [pdf], which has drawn a lot of fire…

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2nd District Officer pleads guilty to stealing from panhandler

A Philadelphia Police Officer associated with the 2nd District has pleaded guilty to stealing from a supposed panhandler. Kevin Workman has been sentenced to three years' probation for stealing from…

    • Exchanging Glances | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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February 10-12: PAFA open studios, Til Death to us Part, Love Train

Open Studio Night at PAFA Friday, February 10, 5:30-8pm. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building. PAFA’s studios will be open to the public for the evening, allowing the public…

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Deal will keep 25 Northeast schools open after-hours

City and school district officials have  reached an agreement to keep gyms and theaters in public schools open on afternoons and weekends. Cost-cutting plans announced amid the district's $61 million shortfall…

    • Promenade | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • Overbrook Farms

Historical Commission tables Overbrook Farms discussion again, OKs church window removal

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday once again tabled its review of a proposed Overbook Farms Historic District, following a request by Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger. Sara Merriman, Greenberger's designee on the…

    • Civic associations weigh in on sign regulations

Civic associations weigh in on sign regulations

Civic association representatives weighed in on sign control reforms at the City of Philadelphia Planning Commission headquarters Thursday night during the third in a series of five civic engagement meetings on…

    • Artist rendition of the planned expansion of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall on Penn's campus

Council approves amendment to UPenn Master Plan, RDA contract for Carpenter Square

City Council sprinted through a relatively brief agenda at its third meeting of the year Thursday morning, passing a handful of redevelopment and planning items, and introducing a few more. There…

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Dogs of the Week: Iggy Pup and Reggie

UPDATE 2/16/12 Reggie is now in foster care. Iggy Pup remains at the shelter. Meet Iggy Pup and Reggie! These two adorable dogs originally came to the shelter the years ago and…

    • Currently an advertisement for the Oasis Gentlemen’s Club located at 6800 Essington Ave. is displayed on the billboard facing drivers along the Schuylkill Expressway. | Connor Showalter, Philadelphia
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Packer Park: Residents Brace For Possible Billboard Expansion Project

Packer Park: Residents Brace For Possible Billboard Expansion Project from Philadelphia Neighborhoods on Vimeo. Residents of Packer Park in the Lower South district might see an addition to their backyard…

    • One of the many vandalized grave markers at The Woodlands. | courtesy of Jessica Baumert, The Woodlands
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Headstones in The Woodlands vandalized

A volunteer at The Woodlands recently discovered about 25 headstones in the historic cemetery have been knocked down by vandals, West Philly Local reported yesterday. It's rotten news for the historic…

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Cat of the Week: Milo

Smoky senior alert! Milo is a dashing and dignified 10-year-old gray and white tuxedo boy with a coat that feels like it might have been made of velvet, it's so soft! Milo…

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Public education, city stiffed by Corbett budget

[Video conceptualized, written & recorded by members of Philadelphia Student Union] Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget did not slash public education funding the way it did last year with…

    • St. Hubert's students rallied outside the school in January a week after being told their school could close. Photo/Michelle Alton

Philadelphia Soul pledges up to $100k to help keep St. Hubert's open

St. Hubert's students rallied outside the school in January a week after being told their school could close. Photo/Michelle AltonPhiladelphia's arena football team has pledged to help St. Hubert's high…

    • Corinthian Avenue | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Planners present draft of new Delaware Riverfront zoning aimed at meshing future development with city's goals

Planners present draft of new Delaware Riverfront zoning aimed at meshing future development with city's goals

City and waterfront planners Thursday unveiled a draft of a document that will create zoning law aimed at requiring future Delaware River development to line up with the city's waterfront goals.…

    • Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is concerned that a proposed trail for the western bank of the Schuylkill River wouldn't serve residents' needs.Sarah Clark Stuart, the coalition's campaign director,…

    • An Overbrook Farms home. Image by Alan Jaffe.

Updated: Overbrook Farms residents differ on historic designation

Update: After requesting a delay on the vote to designate Overbrook Farms historic last year, Councilman Jones has told PlanPhilly he is opposed to the designation.  "When we start talking about…

Villanova University School of Law Hosts Annual Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium Feb. 10

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO THE PAVILION Villanova, Pa. – Villanova University School of Law (VSL) convenes an all-star roster of leading experts from sports and television for its…

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