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Real NEastate: Can I sell my house if I don't have a new one?

Q: My home in Somerton has been for sale for six months. I did get one offer in January that I would have taken except I had not found a new…

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Man injured in Frankford shooting

A man was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital late Monday night after being shot multiple times in Frankford. Police have not yet discovered a motive or suspects in the shooting.…

Schuylkill bike trail expansion to start

In about a week, crews will begin work on a $1.1 million expansion of the Schuylkill River bike trail, connecting Falls Bridge with Ridge Avenue and filling one of the most…

Ground-Breaking Mixed- Use Urban Re-Development at the former Tasty Baking Site

Ground-Breaking Mixed- Use Urban Re-Development  at the former Tasty Baking Site WHO:                Mayor Michael A. Nutter              …

Please join us for the Fairmount Park Art Association's 139th Annual Meeting

Fairmount Park Art Association Register online HERE! Fairmount Park Art Association 139th Annual Meetingevents.r20.constantcontact.comThe Fairmount Park Art Association's 139th Annual Meeting featuring artist Janet Echelman. April 4, 2011 at…

    • Parking employees pack council chambers in support of tax reduction

Rules Committee ponders bills to lower parking taxes, decrease chances of valet services parking cars illegally

City Council's Rules Committee Wednesday passed legislation aimed at preventing valet parking customers from getting tickets because their cars were left in illegal spots. The committee also forwarded to full council…

    • The committee is listening to Tiffany Green testify in this photo.

Bill that advocates say would protect Point Breeze is held. Critics argue it would stifle development

Would a one-year moratorium on any addition, rooftop deck or new structure exceeding two stories in Point Breeze protect the character of the neighborhood and help keep living there affordable? Or…

    • Bill that would allow an old bank to become a billiards parlor heads to full council

Bill that would allow an old bank to become a billiards parlor heads to full council

A proposed zoning bill that would allow the conversion of a former bank at Chestnut and 12th Streets into a fancy pool hall passed out of City Council's Rules Committee Wednesday…

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Check out David Traub's Weekly Press column

Check out David Traub's Weekly Press column on the Assumption Church controversy in the Callowhill section of the city. A little background from Alan Jaffe's PlanPhilly coverage of his preservation group:…

Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Change Meetings

What do a proposed development in your neighborhood, a plan for the creation of a new public park, and an addition to your house have in common?  They are all dependent…

    • Preliminary 2010 Census Change Map

Preliminary 2010 Census Change Map

This updated "comparison map" will better steer city planners in their quest to shape the physical character of the city by offering accurate, block-by-block snapshots of population changes between 2000 and…

    • Lou DeCree helps keep Daniel Boyle Rec in Somerton running. Photo by Ian Romano.

For Lou DeCree, his days of volunteering in Somerton are a passion

Lou DeCree helps keep Daniel Boyle Rec in Somerton running. Photo by Ian Romano. “Hey guys, let’s go. Third base needs to be raked, first based needs to be raked. There’s…

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News Brief: Man grazed by bullet in weekend shooting

A man was grazed by a bullet Sunday night when shots were fired at Bustleton and Longshore avenues. The man was struck in the neck around 11 p.m., and two…

    • Surveillance image courtesy of Philadelphia Police.
    • John Doe, courtesy of CBS3

Second suit filed against former Our Lady of Calvary priest

John Doe, courtesy of CBS3A second man has filed a lawsuit against a former Our Lady of Calvary priest, claiming the priest sexual abused him. Lawyers for the man…

    • Click to see a self-portrait by Peter Prusinowski, from his website

Fishtown resident to begin 2,000-mile walk retracing the migration some Lenape Indians' made to Oklahoma

A Fishtown resident wanting to raise awareness of Lenape Chief Tamanend and his Treaty of Friendship with William Penn will Wednesday morning begin an 8-month, 2,000 mile walk to Oklahoma. Peter…

    • Series of before-after pictures from the Commerce Dept., showing how the corridor might look after the facade improvements

After decades of turmoil, 52nd Street is getting a new lease on life

It used to be West Philadelphia's main street. A regional shopping destination that was so vital tourists in Philadelphia would make a point to visit and check out the shops, sample…

    • SCRUB Available to Give Signage Workshops

SCRUB Available to Give Signage Workshops

Recently, SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space presented a workshop on legal and attractive accessory signage for business owners in Lower Moyamensing.  SCRUB was joined by representatives of the Community…

Citizens Planning Institute accepting applications for spring session

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is now accepting applications for the new and expanded Spring 2011 series of classes for aspiring “citizen planners”. The spring series builds…

    • Meet our NewsWorks reporter Amy Quinn

Meet our NewsWorks reporter Amy Quinn

Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyYes, of course I've heard the one about how you can't go home again. To that I say, it helps if a big part of you…

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