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    • Holidays 01, Spruce Street in Center City | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

December 19-23: Art and Mummery, Menorah parade, Reindeer Romp

Holidays 01, Spruce Street in Center City | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr groupFancy Folks: Art and Mummery Monday, December 19, noon-2pm opening reception. Exhibit runs…

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Weekend News Briefs: 12/16 - 12/18

Friday -- A 74-year-old woman died Friday morning after being struck by a car in Holmesburg. The woman was crossing Frankford  Avenue traffic on the 7700-block where she was picking…

    • Redering of The Ridge in East Falls | Onion Flats
    • South Street Bridge from Cira Centre

Update: South Street Bridge lights up!

This just in from the Philadelphia Streets Department and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation regarding the final touches of work on the new South Street Bridge."The project is nearing completion.…

The Race Street Peers met on Tuesday, December 6th to discuss possible events to sponsor in 2012

The Race Street Peers met on Tuesday, December 6th to discuss possible events to sponsor in 2012.  The Friends group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. All are welcome…

    • Benjamin Latrobe designed the identical row houses that once lined the 700 block of Walnut.

Look Up! Row houses to retail row

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

Eyes on the Street

December 16-18: Caroling, Environmental Fair, Crafty Balboa, Parade of Lights, Procrastinator's Bazaar

Caroling at Overington Park Friday, December 16, 7pm, Overington Park, Pilling and Orthodox streets. Join the Friends of Overington Park as they don festive hats and sing holiday songs this evening.…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?
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Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

    • Pennsylvania's redistricting map shows the current location of the 169th District (in green) and its new location (in blue).

Northeast will lose a Pa. House seat in redistricting plan

Pennsylvania's redistricting map shows the current location of the 169th District (in green) and its new location (in blue). Just like the City of Philadelphia's councilmanic district, Pennsylvania moves it legislative…

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Fox Chase Cancer Center will merge resources with Temple University Health System

Google user photo Temple University Health Systems and Fox Chase Cancer Center are joining forces. The two institutions will merge resources, research and aspects of patient care. Dr. Larry Kaiser, CEO…

    • PAFA's new Lenfest Plaza as a 'pied piper' park.
Eyes on the Street

New Zoning Code approved, Council zoning round-up, Philly's 'pied piper' parks, PA redistricting, building-scale ads

City Council approved the new zoning code at Thursday’s meeting, and the new code will take effect in eight months. PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey recaps the proceedings and what’s next: remapping. City…

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Animal carcasses found in lot near Walton Park

Humane Law Enforcement officers are trying to determine how several animal carcasses ended up in a lot at Comly and Dutton roads near Walton Park. "Officers have discovered many decapitated goats,…

    • The front of 1802 Frankford Ave. on Dec. 16

Updated: Could this Fishtown business be an internet casino cafe?

It is still uncertain what is opening - or perhaps what was to have opened - at the Frankford Avenue storefront where recently installed window decals proclaim it the Jackpot Internet…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

SEPTA splits up the Route C

The SEPTA Board Thursday voted to split up the Route C bus, which runs down Broad Street, into two routes.The new routes, 4 and 11, will run according to two…

    • City Council adopted a new zoning code in Dec., 2011

City Council adopts a new zoning code

“Having been read on two different days,” said outgoing City Council President Anna C. Verna, calling for a vote on zoning reform legislation in Council’s last session of the year Thursday…

    • City Council approves rezoning bills for 8200 Germantown Ave.

City Council approves rezoning bills for 8200 Germantown Ave.

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe pieces are now in place for a controversial grocery store development along Chestnut Hill's busy main street. City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Many things go wrong when a bus crashes on Hunting Park Avenue

Aside from the actual thing that went wrong Dec. 9 when a bus hit a teenage boy at Hunting Park and Kensington Avenue, the TV media outlets made sure some other…

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Dog of the Week: Ace

Ace comes to us as Dog of the Week after the original featured dog, Dallas, was adopted. Dallas found a home before we could even post about him. Hello, Ace (A14622768)…

    • Doughboy Park's new landscape takes shape.
Eyes on the Street

Doughboy Park renovation takes shape in Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) has been working on a little triangle park at 2nd and Spring Garden, known as the Doughboy Park for the World War I memorial statue that presides…

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