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Real NEastate: What are my options if I can’t find an in-law suite?

Q: I am searching for a single-family home for $120,000 somewhere near Bustleton Avenue so I can be near the bus to work. It can be a row home but I…

    • Poor Clare's Monastery as demolition began in September 2011. | Alan Jaffe
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Poor Clare's facade reuse, Smart House gets nod, Royal Theater neglected, upcoming developments before Planning Commission

The demolition of Poor Clare’s Monastery on Girard Avenue is complete, and Naked Philly has renderings of Poor Clare’s replacement, showing the historic façade tacked-on the new building on Girard…

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2nd District officer suspended was a recent transfer

Police Monday arrested one of their own when Kevin Workman was taken into custody. The 47-year-old is a 21-year veteran of the force, and has been suspended with intent to dismiss…

    • Yvonne Haskins talks to a TV reporter. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Controversial Germantown zoning amendment heads to City Council

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA controversial proposed Germantown zoning amendment will go before City Council without the support of the Planning Commission, which voted against recommending the measure. The…

PCPC's huge agenda dominates PlanPhilly coverage

The PlanPhilly homepage is chock-a-block with Philadelphia Planning Commission news right now thanks to a monster agenda Tuesday at the monthly PCPC meeting. Full video coverage complements: As previously reported for…

    • City Planning Commission disapproves a handful of zoning bills

City Planning Commission disapproves a handful of zoning bills

It was standing room only when Tuesday’s meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission started, but by the time the Commission reached the ninth item on its 16-item agenda, about half…

    • University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

This story is the product of a reporting partnership on the facilities master plan between the Notebook and PlanPhilly. They were only 142 words, comprising just one proposal among 84 others…

    • University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

This story is the product of a reporting partnership on the facilities master plan between the Notebook and PlanPhilly. They were only 142 words, comprising just one proposal among 84 others…

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Planning Commission talks development, rezoning, remapping, overlays, and updates; University City elementary schools

PlanPhilly is at the Philadelphia Planning Commission Meeting right now, because today's agenda is jam-packed. As previously reported for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks by Amy Z. Quinn, Chelten Plaza’s Dollar Tree debate could be…

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"Let me be your ambassador to the Northeast:" state Rep. Kevin Boyle tells Young Involved Philadelphia

Calling for a wave of young civic engagement in Philadelphia, state Rep. Kevin Boyle followed Mayor Michael Nutter in speaking at the State of Young Philly final showcase Friday night. The…

    • The remains of the west wall window at Frankford Central United Methodist Church after vandals struck over the weekend. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.

Windows broken at Frankford's Central United Methodist Church

The remains of the west wall window at Frankford Central United Methodist Church after vandals struck over the weekend. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford. The following was submitted…

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Financial Perspectives: Has your bank raised your fees?

  Since interest rates have been at historic lows for an extended period of time, banks have been increasing their fees to recoup lost income. If you bank with a traditional…

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Parkway revival and homelessness, new life on North Broad, PhillyCAM moves, NIMBYism grows

Homelessness has long been at home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, much to the frustration of people trying to make the Parkway a more inviting destination. JoAnn Greco looks at…

7th District Police Captain issues burglary alert in Bustleton

Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District issued a burglary alert yesterday in response to an uptick in certain parts of the district: "7th District residents be alert for a number…

    • 205 Race Street

Three development proposals run into controversy at Planning Commission meeting

Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting featured three information-only presentations of proposed developments that all face either community opposition or serious questions from commission members about each project's suitability.205 Race St.Jeff…

Online commenting now available for October DVRPC board actions

DVRPC is excited to announce that the public can now comment on Board Action items using a new online commenting application on our website. Information related to Board Action items…

    • PCPC: Saving the archives, Philadelphia 2035 update, Callowhill isues and more

PCPC: Saving the archives, Philadelphia 2035 update, Callowhill isues and more

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is bringing back two 30-plus years-of-service PCPC veterans to help organize and save a treasure trove of commission archival and library material that is at risk…

    • U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and PFT President Jerry Jordan (left) called for passage of the American Jobs Act

Union leaders turn out to support Jobs Act

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks Representatives of the School District of Philadelphia, its five labor unions, and the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) gathered with U.S. Rep. Bob Brady…

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Locate designers through viewfinders with "Pole Position"

DesignPhiladelphia seeks to demonstrate that design is everywhere. Bresslergroup, a local product design firm, has taken that idea literally by installing big red arrows pointing to several Philly-based design companies…

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Big Chalkers, Qualities of Life, Thief of Baghdad, Cobbs Creek trail, Public Architecture, Preserving Philadelphia's Neigborhoods

Big Chalkers Tuesday, October 18, 5pm. Café Cret, 16th Street & The Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Kids of all ages can draw all over the sidewalk outside Café Cret with giant sidewalk…

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