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Nine schools could close, Route 47 streamlining out, faulty utilities, Electric Factory ad-wrap

The School Reform Commission recommends closing 9 schools to shed 14,000 seats, fewer than were anticipated as part of the School District’s facilities plan, reports Public School Notebook. Check out…

    • At-risk housing plan faces Kemble Avenue neighborhood opposition tonight

At-risk housing plan faces Kemble Avenue neighborhood opposition tonight

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA plan to convert a derelict Ogontz apartment building into supervised housing for two at-risk populations is facing opposition from some neighbors and a newly…

    • Facilities master plan will shed 14,000 'empty seats'

Facilities master plan will shed 14,000 'empty seats'

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Notebook/WHYY’s NewsWorks  View an interactive map  of the District's facilities recommendations. [Update Thursday a.m.]  After months of speculation that dozens of schools…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Fleisher Art Memorial’s youth programs earn national recognition

From Eyes on the Street: Fleisher Art Memorial’s youth programs earn national recognition

Fleisher Art Memorial is being honored today with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its tuition-free art programs for Philly youth. READ FULL ARTICLE

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DAGspace: Looking Up on Broad Street

Looking Up on Broad Street By David Brownlee   The Avenue of the Arts has begun to accumulate critical mass. The sidewalks of South Broad Street are now crowded day and…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Pennypack Park is too big to be an identifier

What if we told you something happened in Northwest Philadelphia near Fairmount Park? Would you know where to look to find that news story. You wouldn't, but you also wouldn't see…

Real NEastate: Should I look at a home that doesn't have pictures in the listing?

Q: I went to see a home for sale in Somerton that didn’t have any pictures online. When we got there, I realized why. The place was a mess! There’s no…

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Fleisher Art Memorial's youth programs earn national recognition

A bright national spotlight shines on Bella Vista’s own Fleisher Art Memorial today. This afternoon, Fleisher will receive a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House, along with…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary School's owl | PlanPhilly
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School closing announcements today, green-thumb lawyers, urban design jitters, and salty water

School closing and consolidation recommendations will be released today, reports The Public School Notebook, stay tuned to the Notebook and PlanPhilly for full coverage. Northeast Times Star profiles the…

    • SEPTA restores South Philly bus stops taken away in experiment

SEPTA restores South Philly bus stops taken away in experiment

Six months after starting an unprecedented bus stop consolidation experiment, the stops are coming back to South Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have agreed to restore a series of South Philadelphia…

    • Syeeba Stevenson and Andrea Smith are People’s Emergency Center interns

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center involves local residents in neighborhood planning

By Christine Fisher and Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly With the help of a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, People’s Emergency Center has embarked on “Make Your Mark,” a…

    • A second look at I-95 artifacts, with a chance to tell your own river ward history

A second look at I-95 artifacts, with a chance to tell your own river ward history

Artifacts discovered as part of the re-do of I-95 through Philadelphia's river wards will be on display during a Nov. 15 presentation at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing…

Facilities master plan will shed 14,000 'empty seats'

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Public School Notebook After months of speculation that dozens of schools across the city could be shut down, District officials have recommended to the School Reform…

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City Hall is Monumental!

Philadelphia’s City Hall is hard to ignore, since the massive building sits smack in the middle Broad and Market streets. The history of City Hall's design, construction, and restoration is typically…

    • Karen Sperduto prepares an order at Sally's Flowers in Fox Chase. Photo by G.E. Reutter

Sally's Flowers brings color to Fox Chase community

Karen Sperduto prepares an order at Sally's Flowers in Fox Chase. Photo by G.E. Reutter Sally’s Flowers has been a main anchor of the Fox Chase business district since 1977. Located…

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10th District council race mailer has the wrong poll hours on it

Okay, crazy time is here. If you're running a competitive political campaign, there comes a point in the closing days of the race, when you realize that this is, or could…

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The Sustainability Workshop hybridizes high school

Simon Hauger and The Sustainability Workshop from PopTech on Vimeo, via HUBlog. The Sustainability Workshop is a new, alternative high school experience for 30 public school seniors that started up this…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: KYW makes up a street name

A man was kidnapped Sept. 21 and rescued by police on the 6800-block of Martinsville Road. Of course, there is not Martinsville Road in the Northeast -- or anywhere in Philadelphia,…

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Occupy security eased, mounted police return, Indy Hall co-housing, Philly's affordable, and Robert A. M. Stern's new museum

Security around City Hall has been eased in light of the peaceful behavior of Occupy Philadelphia, NewsWorks reports, reducing the city’s costs. No word still on when construction at Dilworth…

    • Did planners overdose on Jane Jacobs and become ineffective in the process?

Eyes on the Street Community Comment: Philadelphia, what are you taking for your Jane Jacobs Complex?

Community contributor Paul Aylesworth wonders if planners really are stuck balancing professional expertise and public input, or if planners can to get over their “Jane Jacobs Complex” to build more just…

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