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    • Special Report: APM set its own rules

Special Report: APM set its own rules

In a city like Philadelphia, where big deals still get hammered out in back rooms and close ties to politicians are a basic part of doing business, even the well intentioned…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code:

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Use Regulations"

So I can't deliver on my promises to tell you who gets what quite yet. That's going to be determined when the city gets remapped. But digging through the use guidelines…

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Teenager wounded in Frankford shooting

A 15-year-old was rushed to Temple University Hospital this morning following a shooting in Frankford. Police responded to a call about a shooting around 9 a.m. near Granite and Jackson…

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Local 22 seeking help to identify fallen officers from 1910

The Firefighters Union is seeking help in identifying several police officer and firefighters killed nearly 100 years ago in the city. The police and fire departments would like to honor these…

    • (L to R) Jane  Golden, Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts   Program; Councilwoman Joan Krajewski; John Byrne, MARC President;   State Sen. Mike Stack; Mick Hartey, MARC Secretar

MARC brings mural to East Torresdale

The Major Artery Revitalization Committee along side State Rep. Michael McGeehan (D-173), State Sen. Mike Stack (D-5) and City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (D-6), dedicated its latest mural to beautify the neighborhood…

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Four injured in Woodhaven Road crash

Four people were taken to the hospital last night after a crash on Woodhaven Road. Two vehicles crashed at Woodhaven and Knights roads around 9 p.m., injuring a 35-year-old woman,…

Financial Perspectives: Year-end planning

  We all know the government does a very poor job with planning – evidenced by the fact that we have no idea what our income or estate tax rates are…

    • Transit planners talk bike policy with Council aides

Transit planners talk bike policy with Council aides

Fresh off a four-hour bike tour of Philadelphia on Thursday, transit officials from around the country dropped by a meeting with City Council aides Friday afternoon to talk about the city's…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Oxford Circle crosses the Boulevard again

There's a lot of confusion among our large news outlets about where Oxford Circle is. It's not in Frankford. It's not everything west of the Boulevard. It's not east…

    • Row houses built in the Tudor Revival style lend East Falls' main thoroughfare its distinctive character.

Look Up! 20th-Century evolution in East Falls

“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…

    • Zoning Feedback: Sitting down with John Claypool from AIA Philadelphia

Zoning Feedback: Sitting down with John Claypool from AIA Philadelphia

At PlanPhilly, we're striving to bring you feedback from representatives of different stakeholders in the zoning reform process. As we describe it on our website, "Zoning is an 'indirect' form of…

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West Frankford Town Watch report: Two shootings last night

West Frankford Town Watch President Mike Mawson has reported that two shootings occurred overnight during town watch patrols. Around 11:30 p.m., a teenager was shot on the 5700-block of Leonard Street…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor 10/24 - 10/30

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Father Judge High School! Last weekend, Judge hosted a successful sixth annual Taste of Northeast Philly. Now, they're gearing up for the fall Open House.…

NEast Links: Friendlier streets coming our way, arrest in toddler death and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The Philadelphia Planning Commission is now working on the Philadelphia Pedestrian Bicycle, which aims to make…

News from SCRUB: Digital Signage- I-95 Expansion- Zoning Code- Updates

SCRUB Friends, Councilman DiCicco introduced two new bills that could accelerate billboard proliferation in Philadelphia, and increase the numbers of intensely bright and dangerously distracting digital billboards.  Rules Committee Hearings have…

    • The Silverliner V interior.

First Silverliner V train has its inaugural run

Arriving only a few minutes late, the first of SEPTA's new Silverliner V train cars pulled into Suburban Station this morning, carrying SEPTA officials, members of the media and a few…

    • When the downtown showdown was primetime

When the downtown showdown was primetime

In an evening that was part nostalgic, part self-congratulatory, five of Queen Village's most pivotal community activists of yore sat down to talk about how they once battled federal and state…

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An update from the Parkwood Civic Association

We were unable to attend Tuesday night's meeting of the Parkwood Civic Association, but the board provided the following update: We had to move our location to Community College of…

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Shooting at Boulevard gas station

Police are investigating an early morning shooting at  gas station on the 6200-block of Roosevelt Boulevard between Devereaux Bustleton avenues. Two men robbed a man at the Hess Station around 4:30…

Environmental overlay for Manatawna Farm passes City Council

City Council unanimously passed a zoning bill Thursday that bans commercial farming or an expansion of community gardens at Roxborough's Manatawna Farm.The farm is managed by Fairmount Park. Much of…

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