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Passyunk Ave. revitalization corp. restarts activities with three initiatives

When: Tuesday, March 29th at 11:00 AMThe Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation--PARC (formerly known as Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods) is pleased to announce the resumption of its neighborhood sidewalk cleaning…

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Dog of the Week: Vinny

  My name is Vinny(A11842207)! I'm a 3- to 5-year-old pit mix. My owners brought me here to the shelter because I was too much responsibility. Well, yeah..hello..I'm a dog.. I…

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Police, mother look for driver in Frankford hit-and-run

Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene after striking a 4-year-old boy in Frankford. Carl Russ is now recovering from facial surgery. He was struck when he…

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Officer suspended for allegedly punching wife in bar

Police have suspended a fellow officer after he allegedly punched his estranged wife in a Mayfair bar last month. Officer James Graber, 36, was arrested Tuesday. He reportedly got into an…

    • The site of the proposed hotel, from the Ben Franklin Bridge

Councilman says a decision must soon be made on a controversial Old City hotel project

Legislation that would allow a hotel with a lower-level Toby Keith honkytonk to be built in Old City will be voted on by City Council within the next few weeks, said…

    • Rendering of planned garage showing ground-level retail

City Council passes zoning ordinance allowing parking garage to be built adjacent to historic Arch Street church

A parking garage with ground floor retail can be built adjacent to historic Arch Street United Methodist Church, thanks to zoning legislation passed by City Council Thursday.Months ago, developer Dennis…

    • Nuclear Power - possibility, probability and facts

Nuclear Power - possibility, probability and facts

By Ernest J. HarknessFor PlanPhillyThe nuclear plant situation at Fukushima-Daiichi has been a serious problem for the Japanese and it appears that the situation is improving. The Nuclear Industry…

    • Major expansion 'unlikely' on Drexel's Queen Lane campus

Major expansion 'unlikely' on Drexel's Queen Lane campus

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyFor East Falls residents, the biggest news to come out of Tuesday night's meeting with Drexel University officials on the school's future plans for its…

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District 172: Future of the Devon still uncertain

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

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One injured in Mayfair house fire

One person was injured yesterday afternoon in a Mayfair house fire. After extinguishing the blaze in the home on the 3100-block of Hellerman Street, fire officials determined the fire…

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.…

    • 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…

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…

    • Photo David Traub.

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:…

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