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    • New Philly mapping app gives dazzling directions to local businesses

New Philly mapping app gives dazzling directions to local businesses

This piece is reported in partnership with Technically Philly, a news site that covers technology in the Philadelphia region.This afternoon, I made last minute plans to meet a colleague…

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National Park Service hosting photo contest

The National Park Service is hosting its eleventh annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. We've got an abundance of historic landmarks in our area, so grab your camera and start shooting.…

    • Frankford Arsenal will be home to a 500,000-square foot shopping center.

Frankford Arsenal to get shopping center

When the Frankford Arsenal reopened in 1984, neighborhood groups insisted the compound's history -- dating back to the War of 1812 -- be preserved. Now with plans for a 500,000-square foot…

    • We're #20!

We're #20!

William Penn’s grid plan for Philadelphia is the 20th best city planning effort, like, ever.So says Public Servant Blog, "where politics meets reality" in the field of public service and…

    • PennDOT committee continues I-95 design talks

PennDOT committee continues I-95 design talks

I-95 overpasses should be well-lit with white lights. The bridges themselves should be painted blue or green, as should the bike lanes.This was some of the input given to PennDOT…

    • High over Penn's Landing

New DRWC operating budget includes funding boost from city

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's recently adopted $7 million 2011 operating budget includes a 100 percent increase in city funding and counts on collecting $154,000 more in parking fees and $27,000…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: 12th and Harold is in the North and Northeast, according to Fox

So, uh, 12th and Harold streets are now in Northeast Philly. According to this Fox29 headline, anyway. A shooting involving a Philadelphia Police Office occurred at the intersection -- about…

Real NEastate: Morrell Park or bust

Q: I want to buy a three-bedroom house in Morrell Park to be close to my parents. The problem, is I am only approved for $120,000 and most of the homes…

    • Greenberger and Gladstein

ZCC bears down on details and dates

We usually don't start a PlanPhilly news story with a public information announcement but the 35th meeting of the Zoning Code Commission Wednesday morning got us thinking this would be the…

    • Cruz Rec Center

Who is minding Philadelphia's parks?

Last week, the somnolence of a late August morning in Bella Vista was suddenly ravaged by the searing sound of a lawn mower. It was music to the neighbors' ears, though…

$1.7 billion in real estate projects in University City, report says

According to a new report by University City District, development is strong in the neighborhood, including $1.7 billion in real estate projects, Drexel student newspaper The Triangle reports. The report…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS3 continues tradition of labeling everything west of the Boulevard as Oxford Circle

Do you live west of Roosevelt Boulevard and south of Rhawn Street? Then you live in Oxford Circle, according to CBS3. As little knowledge as the mainstream media have about the…

Financial Perspectives: It's time to improve your credit score

  Are you considering applying for a mortgage or a car loan sometime in the near future?  Have you checked your credit report recently?  It is better to know ahead of…

    • This building is being rehabbed through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia

Rethinking Rowhouses: A Green Rehab Open House in Gray's Ferry

Right Sized Homes began rehabilitation of the 1331 Myrtlewood Street property in the winter of 2009, building to current energy savings practices with high efficiency heating, cooling and water heating, new low-e windows,…

Zoning Matters: A video introduction from the West

The Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission could take some multimedia tips from Oakland. Planetizen reports that the latter has launched a video series to help explain zoning and the comprehensive update to…

For a neighborhood block, big impact from a small grant

Fairmount Block Officer Suzi Nash writes about the large impact of a small grant to a neighborhood block. In a letter published at the CDC website, Nash writes how the…

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Reader tips from the 8th District

We've received two tips today from readers in the 8th District -- one dealing with crime, and the other with a sewage issue. Below is the information they sent to us.…

    • Photo courtesy of 8th PDAC.

Reader Submission: 8th District's National Night Out

The 8th Police District community went outside and greeted neighbors on Tuesday as they and the district officers let criminals know their community was organized and watchful on this 27th annual…

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Thanks to our weekly sponspor 8/8 - 8/14

Thanks to our weekly sponsor,! You can see their ad on our right-hand advertising sidebar for the month of August. Check out their site, which offers great deals and…

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