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Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront

The wharves and docks of William Penn’s city that helped build a nation are gone—lost to the onslaught of more than three hundred years of development. Yet the bygone streets and…

The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its Pedestrian Plaza Program

Dear Friend,  The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its Pedestrian Plaza Program. Pedestrian Plazas provide the public the chance to sit and enjoy the city’s vibrant street life. This…

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Frankford Gazette goes to print

Last week brought a major milestone to the Frankford Gazette. Until now, the neighborhood publication has been online-only, like NEast Philly. But last week, the Gazette hit the streets of Frankford…

Real NEastate: Will I have to move out of my rental now that it's for sale?

Q: I’m renting a three-bedroom house in Tacony that my landlord just put up for sale. He told us we had to show it to potential buyers anytime he gives us…

    • DRWC Board Chairman Donn Scott

DRWC pledges to spend about $1 million annually with women- and minority-owned businesses

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation aims to purchase about $1.05 million worth of goods and services from minority and women-owned businesses this fiscal year.DRWC set that goal and other related…

    • SCRUB facilitates summer academic program for high school students

SCRUB facilitates summer academic program for high school students

By Willa Granger For SCRUBThis past July, SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, partnered with Philadelphia Futures to create a three-week summer academic program for local high school students.…

Bike Philly registration Is open!

Philadelphia's largest annual bicycle ride is a family-friendly morning of relaxed biking on Certified Car-Free Philadelphia streets. Bike car-free 10 or 20 mile loops. Bike a challenging 35-mile loop on shared…

    • Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

In a landmark ruling, the state's Office of Open Records has decided that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is covered under the state's open record law.This means that most…

DRWC adopts $7.3 million operating budget

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has a $7.3 million operating budget for the fiscal year that just began, up from about $7 million last year.“There is a sense that it…

    • Photo courtesy of Dan Pelligrine of the Temple School of Journalism and Jacquelyne Ricen

Fire ravages old Edison High

A fast moving fire Wednesday destroyed the old Thomas Edison High School, which was scheduled for demolition to make way for mixed-use development. The fire at the building at 7th Street…

Lancaster Ave. arts open call!

 We are accepting proposals for art in and on vacant storefronts along Lancaster Avenue for display from September 30th to November 30th. Think creatively! Proposals will be judged on artistic merit,…

    • RGB Crew Member Ron Hill working on computer screen.

RGB brings neighborhood feel to computer service business

RGB Crew Member Ron Hill working on computer screen. Tired of the big box computer store repair areas? Don’t want to call someone from a flyer? For more than two decades,…

    • Making a splash

Mural, mosaics, and more at Bodine High School

Every day for the past month, a revolving group of artists, volunteers, students, and ex-offenders participating in re-entry programs, have worked together on what amounts to the largest Mural Arts project…

    • Wissahickon's study pits man against Angora goats

Wissahickon's study pits man against Angora goats

For the next couple of months, it will be man against beast on the Cresheim Creek in the Wissahickon.Working separately ― one group (six  to ten human volunteers) with strong…

    • Mike Bobby, John Duffy and Steve Phillips keep watch on Fox Chase

Fox Chase Town Watch holds down the fort

Mike Bobby, John Duffy and Steve Phillips keep watch on Fox Chase They are the eyes and ears of the Fox Chase community. Since 1995 The Fox Chase Town Watch has patrolled…

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Woman ejected from car in Torresdale crash

A woman was rushed to Aria Health-Torresdale early Sunday morning following a single-car crash. Around 1:30 a.m., a female driver was thrown from her car after the vehicle struck a pole…

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Man dies of gunshot wound in Frankford

Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that left a man dead in Frankford Friday night. Officers discovered a man on the 2000-block of Wilmot Street just before 8 p.m.…

    • Washington Ave. after

A self-supported boardwalk could allow the public onto Pier 53

In about a year and a half, Washington Avenue Green park may extend out onto Pier 53.Washington Avenue Green opened in October 2010 as a quick-hit “early action item” of…

    • What Festival Pier site could eventually look like

"Pre-development" work to begin at Festival Pier incinerator site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will soon begin preliminary work necessary to prepare the former incinerator site at Festival Pier for residential and other development. And a national architectural organization has…

    • A view of the East Park Canoe House from the west side of the river, where a planned twin facility was never built.

Preservation Row: Restoration planned for Mission-style Canoe House

One of the most distinctive boathouses along Kelly Drive is not on Boathouse Row, but a few miles northwest, in the shadow of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The East Park Canoe…

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