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Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Signs," "Historic Preservation," "Definitions"

Is this the end? Zoning Code, I can hardly believe that I won't delve into your depths again until December 1 or thereabouts, when tracked edits should be posted to zoningmatters.org…

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Missing the Northeast: High school

It’s funny. While I was in high school, I was never really one for school pride. I guess I could say the same thing about college, as well. Although there are…

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Photos: Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade

Yesterday marked the 34th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. After a two-year stint as the Parade of Talent held inside the John Perzel Community Center due to budget constraints, the parade returned…

    • More than 60 local residents turned out for the vigil held out front of Glatz Jewelers on Rising Sun Avenue.

Lawncrest holds vigil for William Glatz

A preacher is standing on a street corner in a white jacket with a megaphone. He is wearing an “I Love Jesus” cap and spouting his message loudly to oblivious passersby…

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Frankford resident injured in shooting

A Frankford resident became caught in the crossfire of a shooting over the weekend. The Frankford Gazette reports Roy Koehler of Penn Street was shot in the leg near Arrott…

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One injured in Frankford fire

A 50-year-old man was injured yesterday after a fire broke out in his Frankford home. Flames broke out around 3 p.m. in the house on the 4200-block of Griscom Street.Firefighters…

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MALT halfway home

The Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) is almost halfway done raising the $230,000 it needs to purchase its home on Greene st. Since 1981, the MALT has provided the neighborhood with…

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LSNA / Crosstown Coalition react to ZCC's draft of consolidated code

A letter from Logan Square Neighborhood Association president Sam R. Little to Eva Gladstein, Executive Director of the Zoning Code Commission.The Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is grateful for the…

Dialysis center gets a key city OK

By Holly Otterbein for Newsworks A proposed dialysis center opposed by the Chestnut Hill Residents Association (CHRA) won a key victory Tuesday at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. READ MORE

    • Overgrowth and vandalism can't conceal the grandeur of the former Nugent Home for Baptists.

Preservation Row: A new chapter opens for West Johnson Street landmarks

West Johnson Street is a straight line through the historic communities of Mount Airy and Germantown, best known for what occurred in October 1777 at Cliveden. That’s where British soldiers successfully…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: We are literally crying with laughter

Let's cut right to the chase here: Action News got wind of an animal raid at Clark Street and Haldeman Avenue in Bustleton. And told people it happened in Juniata.…

What the Planning Commission has in store for the Northeast

Meet Ian Litwin. He works for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and you'll be seeing his face at neighborhood meetings as he learns how the Northeast operates, what matters to us…

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"We fell short," prisons commissioner says of escape

Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner Louis Giorla attended last night's Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting to talk with residents about last month's escape of Kevin Turner from Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility. Turner…

Philadelphia's Bike Network of the Future

Phase 1 of the Philadelphia Pedestrian Bicycle Plan has been completed and is now available online. The Planning Commission adopted the Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan on Tuesday. This plan will…

SEPTA gives Silverliner V update

Following news reports about issues on the Silverliner V assembly line, Luther Diggs, SEPTA's assistant general manager for operations, gave reporters a status update on production after Thursday's SEPTA Board meeting.…

Annual Ed Bacon design competition and soiree set for Dec. 7

This year's Bacon Awards - the annual soiree which honors the winning team in a student design competition and a professional for his or her career-long contributions, will be held Tuesday,…

    • Old City Civic to hold public meeting regarding the hotel proposed for 401 Race Street

Old City Civic to hold public meeting regarding the hotel proposed for 401 Race Street

The Old City Civic Association Developments Committee will host an open public meeting to inform the Old City community of the current status of the 401 Race Street development proposal on…

Greensgrow Farms Awarded "Sustainable Business of the Year"

Greensgrow Farms was honored with the "Sustainable Business of the Year" Award on November 18th at the 28th annual Excellence Awards. This urban farm began in 1997, sprouting from an idea…

    • Members of the Lawncrest Community Association voice quality of life concerns to 2nd District Officer Mark Mroz.

Lawncrest residents concerned about crime

Philadelphia Neighborhood correspondent Shaun Gallagher attended Tuesday's Lawncrest Community Association on NEast Philly's behalf, where residents were still on edge following the shooting death of William Glatz.Mark Mroz, community relations…

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