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Updated: Votes tallied, Callowhill NID is put to rest

First-District Councilman Mark Squilla’s office has confirmed that enough opposition votes were verified to officially put the possibility of forming a Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District to rest. “It’s dead…

    • Thomas Edison High School, in spring 2011, before it burned in a fire. | 'Stage fright' by Jeremy Marshall
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Drawn to ruin porn

Thomas Edison High School, in spring 2011, before it burned in a fire. | 'Stage fright' by Jeremy Marshall PlanPhilly’s own JoAnn Greco looks at our perpetual fascination with urban ruins…

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Museum Events: tango, archaeology, fear and freedom, spies and sleuths

It's a museum roundup for this weekend's events. Art after 5: Tango Night Friday, January 6, 5pm. Philadelphia Musuem of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Heat up after this cold winter…

    • Ryan Director of Admissions Pam McPeak discusses the school's shadow program with students, junior Christopher Gatton (left) and freshman Julio Polanco (center). 

UPDATED: St. Hubert's High School on school-closings list

UPDATE: It's being widely reported that St. Hubert's is among five archdiocesan high schools recommended for closure. The others are West Catholic, Archbishop Prendergast, Monsignor Bonner and Conwell-Egan. The Archdiocese of…

    • A blaze on the 2600-block of Welsh Road led to the city's first fire fatality of the year.

Safety officials conduct fire safety walk-through following fatal Welsh Road fire

A blaze on the 2600-block of Welsh Road led to the city's first fire fatality of the year. Officials from the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Fire…

    • Pennsylvania capitol building. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Schwartz supports Archbishop Ryan graduate for Pennsylvania attorney general seat

Pennsylvania capitol building. Photo/Shannon McDonald Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy received an endorsement Thursday for his state attorney general campaign from someone with a local tie. Murphy, a Northeast native who…

    • Electric Morning | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Catholic school closings ahead, Washington Ave's industrial past and future, PECO tree work, market hunting

Electric Morning | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group As Philadelphia’s public schools face closure and consolidation, Catholic school closings also loom on the horizon. The Inquirer…

    • 900-block of Franklin Mills Circle Image/Google Maps

UPDATED: Victims in fatal Franklin Mills crash identified

900-block of Franklin Mills Circle Image/Google MapsUPDATE: The third victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Alcalde of  Summerdale and a Northeast High School tennis player. He and the driver were…

    • The structure dominates the intersection of 48th and Walnut.

How the fate of the old West High may be hinged to far West Philly revival

This report is a product of William Penn Foundation funded reporting partnership between Plan Philly and the Notebook. The old West Philadelphia High School at 48th and Walnut is a…

Corps of Engineers uses new recipe to cook the books – again – to push Delaware River deepening project

For Immediate Release January 5, 2012 Contacts: Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, 215 369 1188 ext 102 (rings to cell and office)Steve Ellis, Vice-President, Taxpayers for Common Sense,…

    • It's meter upgrade time.
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PWD starting free, mandatory meter upgrades

If you someone comes to your door asking to change your water meter, it's no scam. The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is working with Itron to upgrade each water meter citywide over…

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Cat of the Week: Gil

Gil (A14942387) is a 1-year-old gray and white boy who was picked up as a stray, so of course we don’t know his back story. Gil looks shy and quiet right…

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Dog of the Week: Kahuna

Hi! My name's Kahuna (A12862715), which is Hawaiian for, "He who should be adopted by you." Okay, it doesn't really mean that, but it should, and I'll tell you why! But first,…

    • New Philadelphia Councilman-at-large Denny O'Brien and 7th District Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez

Sanchez, O'Brien named committee chairs as new council members are sworn in

New Philadelphia Councilman-at-large Denny O'Brien and 7th District Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez Some things won't be changing in Philadelphia City Council. Tenth District Councilman Brian O'Neill retained his seat as a Republican…

    • Will the new Family Court Building at 15th and Arch get taller? Almost happened. | EwingCole
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Family Court maneuvers, Flower Market in Chinatown, MLK Day of Service plans, 7th and Girard time machine, catchment bets

Philadelphia’s new Family Court Building almost got a surprise 15-foot height increase yesterday, as the Art Commission moved in favor the increase then tabled the proposal after neighbors protested, reports…

Impact 100 grants to local nonprofits

Impact100 Philadelphia will award $242,000 to Philadelphia-area charitable organizations in June 2012. For the first time since its inception, Impact100 will award two high-impact grants of $100,000 each as well as…

New service grants awarded

Collaborative volunteers will provide Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation with facade improvement consultations for the Ridge Avenue Commercial Corridor. The mission of Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation is to improve the quality of…

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Future for Liddonfield Homes site still uncertain

Former Liddonfield Homes, c. 2007 | Google Street View View Larger Map After years of conversation and neighborhood debate, there is still no plan for the former Liddonfield Homes public housing…

    • The sit of the former Liddonfield Homes in Upper Holmesburg stands to be redeveloped. Image/Google Maps

Groups focus on Liddonfield's past and future

The sit of the former Liddonfield Homes in Upper Holmesburg stands to be redeveloped. Image/Google Maps Upper Holmesburg's Liddonfield housing project has been torn down, but the site itself (bound by…

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Diana Lind talks urban highway removal at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city's brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City . The good folks behind TEDxPhilly…

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