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    • Eva Gladstein

ZCC looks forward to fall hearings, Council action on the draft code

It’s midsummer. City Council is on recess, and so is the Zoning Code Commission. With no zoning meetings to attend, we here at PlanPhilly started to wonder: what is everybody doing?…

    • UPDATED New feature: Navigating one too many acronyms - a zoning lexicon

UPDATED New feature: Navigating one too many acronyms - a zoning lexicon

As is characteristic of government projects, an alphabet soup of committees, commissions, and stakeholder groups swirls around zoning reform in Philadelphia. If you’re new to the zoning reform process, as I…

    • Gianna Rosati and 8th District Officer Trisha Rosati get a moment to talk. Photo/George Mai

Photos: National Night Out in the Northeast

Gianna Rosati and 8th District Officer Trisha Rosati get a moment to talk. Photo/George Mai Residents of the 2nd, 7th and 8th Police Districts came together at two separate events Tuesday…

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Cat of the Week: Rusty

Meet Rusty! (A13544972) Poor Rusty has had it rough. He came to the shelter as a stray because he was just wandering the streets. Then he met a great family that…

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Dog of the Week: Buddy

Hi Everyone! My name is Buddy! I am an absolutely adorable terrier/pit bull mix with a rust-colored coat. I am estimated to be 1 to 2 years old. I was found…

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Police look for suspect in 2nd District cell phone store robberies

Northeast Detectives is asking for help to identify a suspect police believe is connected with two 2nd District Metro PSC robberies. The description of the suspect in both late July robberies…

    • An architect from JK Roller / JKR Partners explains the Chelten Plaza design. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks).

GCC design committee fighting for more than Chelten Plaza

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith major construction continuing at Chelten Plaza and a zoning board hearing on the plan still several weeks away, members of Germantown Community Connection’s design…

    • 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.

Sign-ups begin for bus trip to protest Holmesburg methadone clinic

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

    • Northeast Lion Rich Wilson at the eyeglass drop off box located in Lions Park, Fox Chase

Lions Club brings help to vision-impaired with eyeglass donation boxes

Northeast Lion Rich Wilson at the eyeglass drop off box located in Lions Park, Fox Chase It sits adjacent to sidewalk on the Oxford Avenue side of Lions Park. Painted bright…

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Woman says attacker raped her at Pennypack Park concert site

Police officers are investigating an alleged rape in Pennypack Park early Wednesday morning. A woman tells authorities she was walking on the 8200-block of Cresco Avenue around 2:45 a.m. when she…

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New sign at controversial storefront across from SugarHouse: For Sale

The Cash for Gold signs have been gone for months, but a new sign recently went up at the small storefront across from Sugar House Casino: NOW FOR SALE.The original…

Master Gardeners educational series

Master Gardeners Educational Series Fall 2011 Schedule  Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State University faculty and staff. Once they complete their training, Master Gardeners help Extension…

DVRPC adds public comment feature to website

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is experimenting with ways of increasing citizen participation.Beginning for July's meeting, the DVRPC Board began accepting comments on agenda items scheduled for a vote.…

Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront

The wharves and docks of William Penn’s city that helped build a nation are gone—lost to the onslaught of more than three hundred years of development. Yet the bygone streets and…

The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its Pedestrian Plaza Program

Dear Friend,  The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its Pedestrian Plaza Program. Pedestrian Plazas provide the public the chance to sit and enjoy the city’s vibrant street life. This…

    • A look at West Philadelphia's parklet. (Photos courtesy of Bridget Keegan Barber.)

A Philly first: University City gets a parklet

You’ve heard of parks on piers, like the one at Race Street. And you’ve heard of pocket parks, like the one on Chestnut Street near 16th.Now, meet the parklet, the…

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Frankford Gazette goes to print

Last week brought a major milestone to the Frankford Gazette. Until now, the neighborhood publication has been online-only, like NEast Philly. But last week, the Gazette hit the streets of Frankford…

Real NEastate: Will I have to move out of my rental now that it's for sale?

Q: I’m renting a three-bedroom house in Tacony that my landlord just put up for sale. He told us we had to show it to potential buyers anytime he gives us…

Bike Philly registration Is open!

Philadelphia's largest annual bicycle ride is a family-friendly morning of relaxed biking on Certified Car-Free Philadelphia streets. Bike car-free 10 or 20 mile loops. Bike a challenging 35-mile loop on shared…

    • Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

In a landmark ruling, the state's Office of Open Records has decided that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is covered under the state's open record law.This means that most…

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