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    • Will PGW be privatized? | Philadelphia Gas Works 02 | Flickr user wavingatyou, Creative Commons
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Privatizing PGW, NoLibs parking scuffle, SEPTA police could strike, emergency repairs along Lincoln Drive

Will PGW be privatized? | Philadelphia Gas Works 02 | Flickr user wavingatyou, Creative Commons Mayor Nutter said the Philadelphia Gas Works could be for sale, during his speech to…

    • The Reeds name is spelled in handmade tiles at the top of the building.

Look Up! Will Price's contribution to the Chestnut Street landscape

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles and…

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Digital signs a big part of the discussion at second sign controls meeting

Note: This article contains a clarification. Some readers took Councilman Bill Green aide Stacey Graham's statement on the number of billboards that should come down in order for a digital billboard…

    • Designs and site plan renderings for the new Green Woods campus

Green Woods Charter School preps for move to Domino Lane

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly With an interim site for next year now in place, the Green Woods Charter School is moving ahead with plans for a new home off…

    • Beneficiary | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Comcast Center: Reflections on city light

Steve Ives, (who you might know as Flickr user phillytrax), is one of the most frequent and fabulous contributors to the Eyes on the Street Flickr group. He snapped this photo…

    • Surveillance footage of the Jan. 25 pharmacy robbery in Holme Circle. Image/Philadelphia Police

Suspect who held up Holme Circle pharmacy also wanted for other robberies

Surveillance footage of the Jan. 25 pharmacy robbery in Holme Circle. Image/Philadelphia Police Northeast Detectives are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in a series of robberies, the most…

    • Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse.
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Under the Clothespin: Sneak Peek

Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse. Back in November, I told you about Under the Clothespin, a new Mural Arts Program mosaic commissioned by…

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February 6-10: 'Mon Oncle' screening, Visibly Invisible: 'Our Gadgets our Identities,' urban agriculture documentaries, PhillyCAM opening, 'Green, Urban, Glocal'

Architecture in Film Series: Mon Oncle Monday, February 6, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Mon Oncle (1958), an Academy Award-winning French comedy by Jacques…

    • Family and friends gathered last February outside the T&T bar to remember Christopher Spence, who was fatally shout outside the now-closed establishment. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Frankford residents keep an eye on former T&T bar

Family and friends gathered last February outside the T&T bar to remember Christopher Spence, who was fatally shout outside the now-closed establishment. Photo/Shannon McDonald Mention of the T&T bar once again…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/3 - 2/5

Friday -- Police are investigating the circumstances that led to a Wissinoming man being fatally stabbed inside his home. The 50-year-old was found dead around 11:30 Friday night on the…

    • School bus in Chinatown, Philadelphia | Flickr user flodigrip | Creative Commons
    • Photo: Oscar Wang  Gerri Graves wants to send her granddaughter to E.M. Stanton

School closings timeline a sticky issue

by Dale Mezzacappa and Oscar Wang School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos told community members in South Philadelphia Thursday night that the District is working to make its final school closings…

    • New mascot Buk (rhymes with Duke)

UPDATED: Old City Scoop The Poop campaign gets city blessing for pilot program, chooses new mascot

The volunteers running a campaign to rid Old City's streets of dog waste have received the city's blessing to continue their program as a year-long pilot.Program co-chair Janet Kalter said…

Citizens Planning Institute graduates 30 more citizen planners; next round of classes starts soon

Philadelphia has another 30 citizen planners.The planning commission's Citizens Planning Institute offers classes on key elements of community planning, designed  to help interested and active citizens “be more effective advocates…

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Interface Studio has a cutting edge idea for cars and people

By Lloyd AlterFor Treehugger Interface Studio Architects won TreeHugger's Best of Green prize in 2010 for their gritty urban work.They demonstrated a paradigm-busting playfulness with their frenetic Granary project.…

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Grey Lodge Pub on Draft Magazine's list of America's 100 best beer bars

Well-known in the Northeast, well-explored by Philadelphia's beer drinkers, and  once recognized by Esquire as one of the best places to drink in the country, the Grey Lodge Pub has…

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Inga Saffron on "The Grand Adjustment" 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. As promised, I'm sharing some…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

Super Sunday 2/5: Green Philly, Dickens' 200th birthday, films with Megawords

Drew Becher: Making Philadelphia the Greenest City in America Sunday February 5, 11am. Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street. Drew Becher, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will talk about PHS’…

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Former cop gets probation for stealing from Northwood bar

Former 15th District Police Office Kenneth Crockett has been sentenced to probation after being convicted in October of stealing from Pat's Cafe in Northwood. Crockett was charged in July with stealing $825…

    • No door at the Divine Lorraine | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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