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    • RCC chairwoman Aissia Richardson responds to complaints that she shut a group out.

Transit advocates blast DVRPC public comment process

A long-simmering dispute about the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s citizen advisory group boiled into the open on Thursday, with both sides laying out competing versions of events before the DVRPC…

Let’s Hear It for the Red, White and Blue!

The Center City District (CCD) will join the celebration of Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer, by casting patriotic hues of red, white and blue on a dozen historic buildings…

    • School advocates and SEPTA officials discuss SEPTA student passes.

School District's plan to cut student passes appears to be much ado about nothing

Though the SEPTA Board unanimously passed a $1.2 billion operating budget and a $311 million capital budget for the next fiscal year at its Thursday meeting, that didn't stop a budget…

City Council adopts resolution allowing two construction projects at Drexel University

Philadelphia City Council today adopted a resolution allowing Drexel University to revise its master plan, allowing for new building projects.Drexel plans to build a new structure for the LeBow College…

City Council passes one of two ordinances needed for the construction of a medical office tower at 8th and Walnut

City Council Thursday passed one zoning ordinance that makes it possible for Liberty Property Trust to build a 153,000 square-foot medical office building on top of a current parking garage at…

    • Manayunk Bridge Trail designers seek community input

Manayunk Bridge Trail designers seek community input

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAs plans continue to take shape on a park and bike trail across the landmark Manayunk Bridge, design consultants working on the project are looking…

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Office of Emergency Management helps city prepare for various situations

With recent tornado-related disasters in the South and Midwest, and still memorable tragedies in Haiti and along the Gulf Coast, Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management continues to take steps toward readying…

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Heavy Hitta's boxer returns home a champion

From left: Heavy Hitta's coach Rick Terrell, Kieran "Hitman" Hooks, LCA President Bill Dolbow, Heavy Hitta's coach Lonnie Haile Weighed down by trophies and nursing a gym class injury, Kieran "Hitman"…

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Bicycle Coalition: City Council bike lane bill impedes safety, adds red tape

City Councilman Greenlee today introduced legislation that would require City Council approval for installation of any bike lane in Philadelphia. The Bicycle Coalition is opposed to the legislation because it will…

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Blatstein's Arrow Swim Club arrives

Developer Bart Blatstein's latest Northern Liberties project, the Arrow Swim Club, unveiled itself two weeks ago. An impressive reimagining of a deteriorating factory on Germantown Avenue across from the Piazza at…

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2nd District officer encourages the use of Block Watch

Mark Mroz When Town Watch isn't cutting it, Mark Mroz recommends Block Watch. The 2nd District Community Relations Officer promoted the idea at last night's Lawncrest Community Association, with support from…

Real NEastate: How much time to I have to decide if I want to make an offer on a house?

Q: Finding the right home in the Far Northeast has been very nerve wracking. I started looking in March and have found at least three homes I wanted to buy. But…

Final presentation for the Master Plan for the Central Delaware: Transforming Philadelphia’s Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC ) will host the final presentation for the Master Plan for the Central Delaware:  Transforming Philadelphia’s Waterfront for the public on June 13, 2011 at…

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Architecture Committee of Historical Commission looks at Suburban Station, Reading Terminal Market projects

Projects concerning two of Philadelphia's signature public terminuses — Suburban Station and Reading Terminal Market — came under review before the Architecture Committee of the Historical Commission during its May meeting on…

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Camelot Schools staffers clean up Max Myers Playground

Camelot Schools team leader David Wong and math teacher Erin Kelly help clean Max Myers Playground next to Excel Academy North. Photo courtesy of Camelot Schools. Camelot Schools staffers spent their…

Financial Perspectives: Get off to a good start after graduation

It is graduation season with thousands of kids graduating from local colleges and universities. Many will be starting their new lives with a significant amount of debt. Long-term financial success is not…

    • Planned Chestnut Hill dialysis center could be open by year's end

Planned Chestnut Hill dialysis center could be open by year's end

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith the attempt to have 10 E. Moreland Ave. designated a historic property recently denied by the city's Historical Commission, construction is continuing on the…

Document that would dictate how Chestnut Hill College can be developed heads to City Council

Chestnut Hill College has received the planning commission's blessing for a document that will dictate how the campus can be developed.Commissioners last week voted in support of the college's proposed…

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