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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy host 8th annual Growing the Neighborhood Volunteer Day

WHAT: City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy will celebrate the 8thAnnual Growing the Neighborhood (GTN) Volunteer Day and a brand new…

Philadelphia Water Department challenges area businesses to protect the watershed

POTTSTOWN — Last year, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) donated $100,000 to the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund, which was founded in 2006 by Exelon Nuclear. Now, water department officials want others…

DEADLINE: Free studio space on 40th Street

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West…

Weekly Press: Nutter launches PhillyWorks

Weekly Press: Nutter launches PhillyWorks New Program Aimed at Transitioning Part-Time Workers to Full Time Employment On Monday, Mayor Michael A. Nutter launched PhillyWorks: Growing Neighborhood Jobs. It has been…

SEPTA to subsidize tourist shuttle to Zoo, Please Touch

The Philadelphia Phlash tourist shuttle will again serve the Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum this summer.The SEPTA Board approved $239,000 in subsidies to the Central Philadelphia Transportation Management Association,…

Hearings on two sign-related ordinances delayed, but Old City hotel discussion is before rules Monday

Hearings originally set for Monday on two proposed ordinances that would change bill board rules in two parts of the city have been postponed, but Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Rules…

Friends of the Oak Lane Library announce three free architecture lectures

The Friends of the Oak Lane Library will be sponsoring a series of FREE LECTURES on East Oak Lane Architecture. The Lectures will be held in the Korean United Church of…

SEPTA’s approves land deals necessary to extend the R3 to Wawa.

SEPTA’s administration and operations committees approved a series of land deals necessary to extend the R3 to Wawa.The operations committee approved the purchase of nine easements for land related to…

    • An artist’s interpretation of the PhillyHistory.org augmented reality application.

PhillyHistory.org meets the 21st Century

The Philadelphia Department of Records recently won an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to research augmented reality (AR) technology and create a smartphone prototype that will enable users, via their smartphones,…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Preservation Alliance's guided walking tours interpret the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as expressed through architecture, urban design and social history. Tours are led by a lively…

Intermodal Transit Study Center

Curtis Institute of Music opens Lenfest Hall September 6, extending campus

PHILADELPHIA, PA—August 23, 2011—The Curtis Institute of Music opens Lenfest Hall, the first major expansion of its campus in more than 20 years. To relieve scheduling pressures on the school's historic…

Philadelphia’s "Cambridge, University City" plans unveiled

The partners in the University City Innovation Collaborative are the University City Science Center, a nonprofit that runs a technology park and incubator in University City; Baltimore-based Wexford Science +Technology, the…

Stu Bykofsky: Bikes and the law: What enforcement?

Stu Bykofsky: Bikes and the law: What enforcement? TODAY THE Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia begins another weeklong count of bicycle usage in Center City, but before we go there,…

Northern Liberties: too hip for liturgical gold

Weekly Press: Northern Liberties: too hip for liturgical gold Weekly Press contributing editor Thom Nickels writes about the "new age" of religion in Northern Liberties, its relationship with older religious establishments…

Comment period on city-wide vision portion of comprehensive plan ends Saturday

The public comment period for the draft Citywide Plan of Philadelphia2035:The Comprehensive Plan ends this Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Until then, comments can still be emailed to phila2035@phila.gov or submitted through…

Satellite Dish regulations pending, pending, pending

A zoning bill regulating the placement of satellite dishes on buildings, on the list for final passage since June, was again held from a City Council vote on Thursday. Councilmen Clarke,…

Wynn now will make pitch to PGCB

Casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn announced this week that he's planning to become Foxwoods Casino's new partner - and source of much-needed revenue.You can hear more about his plans for the…

Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation host two public engagement opportunities on the Central Delaware Riverfront

The Civic Vision for the Central Delaware takes another step forward in two public meetings in the next two weeks, and I hope that you will be able to attend both…

Corps seeks help on SugarHouse dig

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