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Seed starting workshop in NWest Philly

Northwest Philadelphia residents attend a Seed Starting Workshop held on Friday, February 25, at the West Oak Lane Library. The workshop was a joint effort between Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation’s (OARC)…

    • ZCC does not vote code rewrite onto council

ZCC does not vote code rewrite onto council

At its Wednesday meeting, the Zoning Code Commission postponed a scheduled vote on whether to send its preliminary report to City Council. Instead, it passed a resolution to adopt a "Draft…

    • Jane Golden, founder of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, says project will be vehicle for economic and community development

Mural Arts Program launches public art project in Manayunk

The Mural Arts Program has chosen Manayunk as a "public arts district," where a large amount of works, which could include murals, light and sound More »

    • Say goodbye to the special

Say goodbye to the special "railfan seat"

Railfans will have to find a new place to sit on the new regional rail trains.SEPTA has decided to permanently rope off the first bench in every new Silverliner V…

Creative professionals collaborate to attract more creative people, businesses to Old City

An Old City digital media agency has set out to forge a community for creative professionals and brand Old City as the place for creative people and businesses. Maiden Media recently…

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Archbishop Ryan senior named honorary mayor

Among 26 Police Athletic League youth members sworn into honorary city positions yesterday was Joseph Bozzelli. The Archbishop Ryan High School senior shadowed Mayor Michael Nutter for the day.Bozzelli got to…

Financial Perspectives: Homemakers need to plan, too

  In many families both parents work full-time jobs, but in the Northeast a lot of families are able to make ends meet with only one spouse working full-time (or the…

City Planning sends proposed capital budget to mayor's office

Philadelphia Planning Commissioners today approved a proposed six-year capital budget plan for Philadelphia, which allocates $9 billion from local, state, federal and private sources for projects in physical and technological infrastructure,…

Local author tells tales of historic Fishtown and Kensington cemeteries

Dead people generally keep pretty quiet. But in his latest book, local historian Kenneth Milano tells tales of long-gone fishermen, shipbuilders, soldiers, ancestors of a great baseball family, community leaders and…

    • ZCC headed for a Wednesday vote; stakeholders headed for ongoing advocacy

ZCC headed for a Wednesday vote; stakeholders headed for ongoing advocacy

The Zoning Code Commission will vote on March 2 whether to send its draft of Philadelphia's revised zoning code to City Council. Over the past month, interviews with stakeholders and discussions…

    • Mmmm, sausage-making: Extra ZCC hearings air out ongoing zoning concerns

Mmmm, sausage-making: Extra ZCC hearings air out ongoing zoning concerns

On the heels of the contentious February 9 meeting of the Zoning Code Commission, the ZCC announced two public meetings to review stakeholder comments - on February 18 and 28. The…

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Subway lines proposed along the Boulevard

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is proposing a new subway station near the corner of Bustleton Avenue and Robbins Street, along Roosevelt Boulevard. The station would be a subway and elevated…

    • Photo courtesy of the Office of Mike Stack

Photo: Stack at Father Judge for scholarship announcement

Photo courtesy of the Office of Mike Stack Sen. Mike Stack joined students from Father Judge High School for Thursday's announcement of Earned Income Tax Credit scholarships to 23 local parochial, charter and early…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/25 - 2/27

Friday -- Two women in their early 20s died Friday morning in a single-car crash in Somerton. Melissa Lees, 22, of the 800-block of Barlow Street; and Caitlin Hennessey,…

2011 Preservation Alliance Award winners

2011 AWARD WINNERS JUST ANNOUNCED!Detailed listing including all project participants to follow. List currently includes project, honoree, architect.THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARDfor lifetime achievement in historic preservationNick Gianopulos,…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Redlines are red, bluelines are blue, a final(ish) cut through the code and a change memo too! My poet friends are so proud of me. The revision of Philadelphia's zoning code…

    • Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

If SEPTA ends up adopting a one-way fare collection system for regional rail, it will be blazing fairly new ground.Almost no other major tgransportation system has tried something similar.But…

    • Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens

High turnout for first 8th District Burglary Seminar

Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens The first in a series of monthly Burglary Seminar/Luncheons hosted by the 8th PDAC was a huge success on Monday at Cannstatter's Volksfest-Verein, with a combination of 65…

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I-95 billboard contest winner announced

Image courtesy of Visit Philly "Dear Philadelphia, You had me at yo!" It's short, sweet and so appropriate. Visit Philly has announced the winner of its billboard contest, which let…

    • Matt Morgan 12, plays at Reale's on Frankford Avenue once a month.

Video: Local bands get publicity through Out on the Town magazine

Matt Morgan 12, plays at Reale's on Frankford Avenue once a month. Check out the video below of some talented Northeast musicians who spend their weekends playing in local bars and…

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