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    • Zoning Code Commission holds last meeting before summer recess

Zoning Code Commission holds last meeting before summer recess

By Jared BreyFor PlanPhillyThe Zoning Code Commission's last meeting before summer recess, held on Wednesday, June 8, was lightly attended, with not even enough commissioners present to adopt the…

    • PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

By Kellie Patrick Gatesand JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the city-wide vision portion of a new comprehensive plan - the first such venture in five…

PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the citywide vision portion of a new comprehensive plan - the first such plan the city has had in decades - at a special meeting…

    • After: What SSH says 1100 Market could become with the advertising district

East Market Street takes a step toward glitzy

East Market Street is one step closer to glitzy.But there is sharp division over the potential impact of the legislation. Would the creation of a commercial advertising district, where…

    • Proposed  music venue, as of last fall

Richmond Street entertainment venue gets nod from Rules Committee

City Council will soon consider a zoning bill that would allow a large music and entertainment venue to open on Richmond Street. The bill, introduced by First District Councilman Frank…

    • City Council to consider allowing relocation of billboards condemned in I-95 expansion

City Council to consider allowing relocation of billboards condemned in I-95 expansion

A revamped version of a controversial bill, which would allow many billboards standing on land acquired by PennDOT for the I-95 expansion project to be automatically relocated, passed city council's rules…

    • These signs, which are what caught critics' attention, have been removed

Bill defining "cash for gold" stores advances in city council

Cash-for-gold stores would be defined as a type of pawn shop under proposed legislation that was forwarded to city council by its Rules Committee Tuesday.The legislation, which now heads to…

    • After schools are closed, who decides their fate?

After schools are closed, who decides their fate?

Benjamin Herold for PSN Cecelia Thompson wants neighborhood residents to have a meaningful say in what happens to closed school buildings in their communities. Take the shuttered Beeber-Wynnefield Annex, just three blocks…

    • Photo courtesy of SCRUB

Ordinance to make Pennsport billboard legal and digital headed to council

UPDATEDzoning bill that would allow the owner of a conventional Pennsport billboard advertising Club Risque and a suburban body shop that L&I says should come down may get…

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Beer Week begins in the Northeast

Mike "Scoats" Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub and Hop Angel Brauhaus, kicks off Philly Beer Week with the Hammer of Glory. The Hammer of Glory, what many Philadelphians refer…

    • The Streets Department says it will fix the sinkhole on the 2200-block of Friendship Street. Image courtesy of Fox29.

Streets Department says it will fix Friendship Street sinkhole

The Streets Department says it will fix the sinkhole on the 2200-block of Friendship Street. Image courtesy of Fox29. After a back-and-forth between the Streets Department and Water Department and help…

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Financial Perspectives: Social Security hints for married couples

  Due to the economy, the lack of pensions or medical benefits, or just the plain desire to remain in the workforce, many people are working into their mid-60s and beyond. For…

    • Renewed vision for Manayunk's Umbria Village

Renewed vision for Manayunk's Umbria Village

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIt's the same name, but a very different vision for a possible residential development near SEPTA's Ivy Ridge train station in Manayunk. Umbria Village had…

Transit First pilot gets some tweaks

City and SEPTA officials have made some tweaks to the Transit First pilot program.The pilot, which affects the southern portion of the Route 47 bus, aims at improving service reliability…

PHS Pops Up! - A New Garden Grows on Market Street

WHEN:  Monday, June 13, 3 p.m . WHERE:20th and Market Streets, northeast corner WHO:Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Mayor Michael Nutter Gerard H. Sweeney, President and CEO, Brandywine…

15th annual Eagles Playground Build

Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) and the Philadelphia Eagles Football Club will team up with the John Moffet Elementary School in Kensington on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, for the Eagles 15thannual Eagles…

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Mayfair Civic discusses successful events, playground funding

The Mayfair Civic Association met Tuesday, May 31 -- the first meeting since the Mayfair May Fair, Fallen Heroes Walk/Run and Easter Egg Hunt. All three were considered successes, and the…

    • Jim and Brooke Higgins of Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse

Sweet Lucy's serves customers beyond the table

Jim and Brooke Higgins of Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse Brooke and Jim Higgins have traveled the world, working as personal chefs and caterers for high-end clientele. Northeast native Brooke even had the…

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Weekend News Briefs 6/3 - 6/5

Friday -- A water main break early Friday evening rerouted traffic from the busy Bustleton Avenue/Red Lion Road intersection. A 12-inch main burst around 7:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Water Department said…

    • The 20-acre Germany Hill site is one of the last remaining wooded tracts in the area below Ridge Avenue

Green Woods Charter explores possible move to Manayunk

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOver the years, proposals have come and gone for development of the large wooded tract in Manayunk and Roxborough known as Germany Hill. The Green…

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