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    • PWD gets earful at Council hearing

PWD gets earful at Council hearing

On Tuesday, City Council's Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities heard from the public about the Philadelphia Water Department's new stormwater runoff fees paid by independent business owners and other non-residential…

    • A view of the historic alley looking east from 2nd Street.

Look Up! Even Elfreth's Alley has issues

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

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New Community Relations Officer for 8th District

The 8th Police District has announced the appointment of a new community relations officer. Officer Rudolph Muller as assumed the position, with former CRO Harry Taylor left after taking  another…

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Officers injured in Tacony crash

Two officers from the 15th District were injured early yesterday morning when their car hit another in Tacony. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at Torresdale and Princeton avenues.Reports say…

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Woman killed in Summerdale double shooting

Police are investigating the events that led to the shooting death of a woman and serious injuries to a man early Monday morning. The two were found lying in the street…

    • Turn out was good at last night's WMAN zoning meeting. (Holly Otterbein/for NewsWorks)

Mt. Airy Arts Garage gets WMAN zoning endorsement

(Revised edition: Corrections made to a street name and neighborhood area) Last night's West Mt. Airy Neighbors' Zoning Committee meeting was no sleeper. It featured a good old-fashioned neighborhood brawl, a…

    • nterim Executive Director Karen Forbes and Board President John Howard at the Schuylkill Center in Roxborough

Schuylkill Center protections not strong enough for some

Eleanor Smith Morris, the daughter of the woman who gave the Schuylkill Center most of its land, is joining a small group of conservationists opposed More »

ZCC vote on new zoning code delayed

The Zoning Code Commission's scheduled vote on the new zoning code has been pushed back again. Zoning Code Commissioner Councilman Bill Green proposed the additional two week delay on Friday, according…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: ZAM! Lessons Learned

Cutting through the Zoning Code: ZAM! Lessons Learned

Last week Cutting through the Zoning Code took a Northern Liberties property and thought through a number of new uses—both new businesses for the existing building, and ways to redevelop the…

    • City Council briefed by ZCC

City Council briefed by ZCC

Preparing both itself and Philadelphia City Council for the next stage of zoning code reform, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission reported on its work at a special City Council briefing Thursday afternoon.…

    • Silverliner V update

Silverliner V update

The final 11 Silverliner V carshells arrived from South Korea last month, according to a monthly SEPTA report.With that delivery, 75 carshells were being assembled in the South Philadelphia Weccacoe…

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15th District officer forced to shoot attacking dog

An officer in the 15th District was forced to shoot a dog this morning when it began attacking him. Just before 9 a.m., the officer discharged his gun on the 1400-block…

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7th and 8th Districts cohost burglary seminars

Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District and Capt. Deborah Kelly of the 8th District have announced the districts will cosponsor seminars/luncheons to help residents address burglary problems. The first meeting…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/5-2/7

Friday -- One man died in an early morning fire on the 1000-block of Red Lion Road. Firefighters responded around 5:30 a.m. and were able to extinguish the blaze in…

SugarHouse wants to add 14 more table games

SugarHouse Casino has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for permission to add 14 new table games, which would bring the total number of tables to 57.The additional table games…

    • Maura McCarthy, executive director of the FOW, and Kevin Groves, volunteer coordinator, look at a map of the Wissahickon

Wissahickon Valley Park improvement projects under way

This week, the city's Department of Parks Recreation began repairing a gully along the Wissahickon Creek, in hopes of curbing stormwater runoff, erosion and the death of several trees. It's one…

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Holy Family students in month-long Facebook Challenge

For 30 days, willing students at Holy Family University are giving up Facebook. A small percentage of the student body is taking up the "Facebook Challenge" as a way to…

    • Photo by Anna Berezowska

Reader photo: Water department spotted in Castor Gardens

Photo by Anna Berezowska Reader Anna Berezowska sent us this photo last night 6 p.m. The Philadelphia Water Department was hard at work on the 6600-block of Lynford Street in Castor…

    • The remains of a collapsed billboard.

McConville et al v. The City of Philadelphia et al

A Philadelphia business owner arrived to work one morning to find a billboard had crashed against the side and roof of her building, causing extensive damage.  When the sign company ignored…

    • Cutting through the Code: Residential and mixed-use in the Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 4
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