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    • Michael DiBerardinis

Don't miss the Parks & Rec meeting Wednesday night

This Wednesday evening, the newly-formed Parks & Recreation Commission rolls up its sleeves and meets for the first time since its official merger this summer. In a candid Q&A with PlanPhilly…

    • Another duplex in Fox Chase

Stakeholders discuss zoning code reform on eve of engagement meetings

This article was co-written by Andy Sharpe and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • SugarHouse views

A SugarHouse test run - including protests - in preparation for Thursday's opening

Inside SugarHouse Casino Monday, thousands of invited guests played craps and slots, ate, drank and generally made merry as they helped the casino and inspectors from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board…

The Clark Park Tree Removal

For improvement on drainage, re-routing of walkways and re-wiring the Clark Park "A"'s lighting system, a volunteer community association (Friends of Clark Park) joined forces with the University City District, State…

    • CPI brouchure

Citizens Planning Institute ready to roll out

The way the Philadelphia City Planning Commission reads it, there are plenty of Philadelphians who want a say in their neighborhood's future, but don't know exactly how to ensure their voices…

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Body found in Pennypack Park

Police this afternoon discovered a body in Pennypack Park. That decomposed body of a man in his 50s was found off Sandyford Road near Revere Street in the small patch…

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Wissinoming shooting sends one to hospital

A man was wounded yesterday afternoon following a shooting in Wissinoming. The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest around 5 p.m. on the 5700-block…

    • Philadelphia Water Department shows stormwater runoff concerns in its PARK(ing) Day spot.

Organizations advocate for green space on PARK(ing) Day

PlanPhilly intern Kimberley Richards contributed to this report. Organizations gathered throughout the city Friday to participate in PARK(ing) Day, an annual, global event created to advocate for urban park space.  Participants take…

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Theft alert from 7th District Police

We received this e-mail from 7th District Capt. Joseph Zaffino, detailing thefts in the area mentioned below: Residents who live in the area boundaried by Bustleton Avenue to Worthington Road and…

    • Northeast Philadelphia History Network members discuss ways to enhance the organization's meetings.

History Network looks ahead

In keeping with the beginning of community meeting season, attendees at last night's Northeast Philadelphia History Network meeting discussed ways to freshen up the network and carry it into the future.…

    • Photo by Shaun Gallagher

Fox Chase Farm preview

The city of Philadelphia is filled with noises. From horns, screeching tires and even the occasional obscenity, it is hard to find serenity within city limits. However, half an hour north…

SEPTA awards contract to rebuild bus loop

SEPTA is moving forward with plans to rebuild the Cheltenham-Ogontz bus loop.On Thursday, the SEPTA Board's operations committee reviewed on a $2.5 million construction contract to Seravalli Inc. for work…

    • Help get the conversation going!

Help get the conversation going!

PlanPhilly now makes it possible for individuals and groups to add content to pages created to allow them to express opinion, provide information about ongoing efforts, and build constituency for their…

Callowhill Neighborhood Association opposes church razing

      The Callowhill Neighborhood Association (CNA) disagrees with the decision by the Philadelphia Historical Commission to allow the demolition of the Church of the Assumption on 11th  and Spring Garden Sts.…

    • Cramps Machine Shop at sunrise / photo courtesy of Torben Jenk

Complex saga of Cramp Machine Shop is coming to an end

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company constructed the industrial cathedral at 2050 Richmond Street nearly 100 years ago as a machine shop where enormous hydraulic turbines dwarfed the…

    • Huge space / photo courtesy of Jeffrey Totaro

How one shipbuilder impacted Philadelphia and the world

Local historians Torben Jenk and Kenneth Milano say the Cramp Machine Shop, then Turret Shop, was part of a business whose impact on Kensington, Fishtown and the city as whole was…

    • Bob McCool keeps track on his laptop of how manytickets event coordinator Steve Kiszely (shirt and tie)hands out to each volunteer to sell. Photo by Tom Rowan.

Benefit planned for former Dougherty staffer

A fire left Mike and Franni Prendergast homeless. A lack of enrollment at the couples alma matter, Cardinal Dougherty High School, left Mike, the school’s alumni director for 30 years, without…

    • Holmesburg Civic Association's September meeting

UPDATED: Tacony, Holmesburg open civic season with zoning and street questions

UPDATE (Sept. 15, 9:28 pm) -- HCA President Fred Moore tells us the Holmesburg Library will re-open in two weeks. This information came from the office of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. Last…

Real NEastate: Morrell Park or Parkwood?

Q: I am looking for a home in the Far Northeast in my price range, up to $190,000, and I am torn between two neighborhoods. I like Parkwood and Morrell Park.…

Zoning Code open houses

Friends - The Zoning Code Commission will be holding ten Open Houses on the draft consolidated zoning code that was released on September 8th.Below you will find information on seven…

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