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A salute to Labor Day with patriotic lighting

The Center City District (CCD) will join the late-summer homage to the nation’s 153 million workers by casting a patriotic red, white and blue glow on a dozen historic buildings along…

    • A fall view of the hill and Donna Court from Green Lane in Roxborough (Photo courtesy of Lynda Payne)

Roxborough neighbors fight plan to build retaining wall on steep Green Lane hill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillySome Roxborough residents are watching closely for a decision from the Zoning Board of Adjustment on a plan to build a retaining wall on a…

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Cat of the Week: Latisha

Latisha (A13941129) is a spunky orange tabby who could use a little love. She sits in her kennel and whines for attention but gets timid, so she will need a little TLC…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Frankford's 'boom' expands beyond the neighborhood

Frankford will boom soon, according to some. Among them are State Rep. Tony Payton and Mark Tucker of Tucker Development Plus. They spoke with the Philadelphia Business Journal about the…

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Dog of the Week: Bush

Hello everybody! My name is, Bush! I know I know, there have been these two other guys with the same name who stirred up some things in this world. I am different,…

    • Manayunk's overlay area in the draft of the new zoning code (Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission)

How the new zoning code draft affects Main Street and Venice Island

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

    • Divine Lorraine 699 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Willis Hale, 1893

WANTED: Endangered Properties

Do you know of a building or site in the Philadelphia region threatened by development or neglect? Every year, the Preservation Alliance compiles its Endangered Properties List from nominations submitted by…

Fourth Annual RiverCity Festival

The Fishtown Neighbors Association is very proud to present the 4th Annual RiverCity Festival on Saturday, October 1st, 2011, from 12-5pm at historic, Penn Treaty Park. The RiverCity Festival reinforces friendships…

    • At a July rally, neighbors protested a proposed methadone clinic on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg

Boyle: Zoning Board decision on methadone clinic will take three weeks

At a July rally, neighbors protested a proposed methadone clinic on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg "The Zoning Board of Adjustment will take three weeks to announce their decision on whether to revoke…

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Perzel, Boyle give statements on Perzel's guilty pleas

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoodsfunded by J-Lab. John Perzel,…

    • SEPTA crews work on the Fox Chase Line along the 7800-block of Oxford Avenue.

Fox Chase Line improvements result in schedule changes

SEPTA crews work on the Fox Chase Line along the 7800-block of Oxford Avenue. Buses will be used to replace train service between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. this month on…

Real NEastate: What if the house I’m buying was flooded?

Q: I am supposed to make settlement on Friday for a house that may or may not have been flooded in the hurricane. My mortgage lender said we might need to…

    • Pennypack Park's stage flooding during Hurricane Irene. Photo by Tom Price.

Pennypack Park concert rescheduled due to flooding

Pennypack Park's stage flooding during Hurricane Irene. Photo by Tom Price. Tonight's British Invasion concert scheduled in Pennypack Park has been canceled due to flooding sustained during Hurricane Irene. The…

    • Stamper Square core drilling / Ashley Hahn

Condominiums proposed for Stamper Square site

Toll Brothers wants to build a 70-unit, low-rise condominium on the site of the failed NewMarket development in Society Hill.The location, between Pine and Lombard streets, near Head House Square,…

    • Video: Venice Island Rec Center building gets torn down

Video: Venice Island Rec Center building gets torn down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyDemolition crews began taking down the old Venice Island Recreation Center at about 7 a.m. Tuesday, pulling apart the overhang, cracking through the roof and…

    • An estimated 750 people attended a Tuesday night meeting at Lincoln High School to get information about the methadone clinic proposed for the 7900-block of Frankford Ave.

Holmesburg methadone clinic permits to be reviewed by Zoning Board of adjustment

A bus will depart Lincoln High School at noon tomorrow, carrying residents from Holmesburg, Mayfair and beyond to Center City, where a hotly contested methadone clinic will come under review at…

    • Mare Carrie relaxing in her stall at Solly Stables

Inside Solly Stables of Fox Chase

Mare Carrie relaxing in her stall at Solly Stables The stable sits between two twin homes where Tabor Road meets Solly Avenue in Fox Chase. Tim Martin has worked at Solly…

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Perzel expected to plead guilty to public corruption

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoodsfunded by J-Lab. John Perzel,…

    • Chief property assessor Rickie McKeithen (left) and Finance Director Rob Dubow give an update about new property assessments.

City property assessors conducting home visits

Philadelphia property assessors want to get to know you better ― or at least understand what your house has to offer.Assessors have begun fanning out across the city to conduct…

New commission to gather citizen input on Marcellus drilling

Contacts:Chris Lilienthal, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center , 717-255-7156 or 717-829-4823,lilienthal@pennbpc.org.  Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, 215 369 1188 ext 102 (cell and office),keepermaya@delawareriverkeeper.orgHARRISBURG, PA…

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