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Phila. Business Journal: Brandywine moving ahead at 30th St. Post Office, Cira South

By Natalie KostelniPhiladelphia Business Journal Brandywine Realty Trust has lined up forward financing for the redevelopment of the 30th Street Post Office and Cira South garage projects in the University…

    • VP Biden and Green Jobs confab

Noting the success of Philly's green scene

Delegation checks out Penn project earlier this year / AP photo By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia, which has emerged as a model for post-industrial cities in terms of water…

    • Stamper Square

Stamper Square bill moves to full council

May 13 Previous coverage By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyAdd another footnote, if not exactly a chapter, to the ongoing saga of Stamper Square.The Society Hill Civic Association claims…

    • Zoning Code Commission

ZCC hears about complexity of rezoning

May 13 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyShould Philadelphia employ incentive or “bonus” systems for developers within the Zoning Code that is now being re-written?That was on the minds…

Bill requiring new buildings to include bicycle racks heads to Council

New Philadelphia buildings may soon be required to provide parking for bicycles. City Council's Rules Committee Wednesday passed legislation that would not only require bike racks, but would allow developers to…

Mayfair Elementary student assaulted by classmate

By Shannon McDonald Details are few, but it's been reported that a 14-year-old female student at Mayfair Elementary School was sexually assaulted in a stairwell by a 13-year-old male student. Though…

The Parent Trap: revelations on a “Lost Weekend”

We started calling it our “Lost Weekend.” But in reality, we found out more than we had bargained for about ourselves and our children. But mostly, we discovered that a bad…

Inquirer: PATCO expansion announced

New commuter rail service to link much of South Jersey to Philadelphia was the centerpiece of a $2 billion mass-transportation plan outlined Tuesday by Gov. Corzine and transit officials.Breathing new…

    • E. Logan preservation

City-wide heritage conference a first

Learn about proposal to rehab 6 vacant units on West Tioga Street for low-moderate home ownership May 12 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe history of Philadelphia is not limited to…

    • Church of the Assumption

Preservation Update: Assumption Church added to the register

Previous coverage  The Church of the Assumption, 1133 Spring Garden St., has been listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, halting plans for demolition by its owner, the non-profit social…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Algon is an avenue, not a street

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

Two Northeast teenagers charged in bus driver attack

By Shannon McDonald The two teens charged for the April 2 attack on a SEPTA bus driver are from the Northeast. Estebon Santiago, 47 was attacked when he stopped his 124…

Tell City Council to vote YES to reduce plastic bag waste

A message from Next Great City's weekly newsletter:  Dear Friends, On May 1, the City Council Committee on the Environment voted the Advanced Recovery Fee (Green Fee) for Disposable Shopping Bags…

Water Department Annual Water Quality Report, 2008

Philadelphia Water Department Annual Water Quality Report, 2008 Click here to read the annual report distributed by the Philadelphia Water Department on its ongoing initiatives to keep the water supply from…

    • City Hall work

Meet our preservation heroes

May 11 Watch videos of the awards ceremony below By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyAn unusually high number of well-deserved nominations this year resulted in a record number of Preservation Achievement…

    • South Street Bridge redo

The power of towers

May 11 By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhillyThe South Street Bridge redesign recently took another turn, even as a new bridge is about to begin to rise over the Schuylkill River.…

Heard in the Hall: Mayor and Council agree on no property tax hike

Heard in the Hall: Mayor and Council agree for now: No property tax hike Jeff Shields reports that Mayor Nutter and City Council have reached an agreement in principal on…

Shooting near Tarken Playground leaves one man dead

By Shannon McDonald A man was shot just before 10 p.m. last night at Elbridge and Frontenac streets near Tarken Playground. He died about 40 minutes later at Aria Health's…

New vision, art show for Globe Dye Works in Frankford

By Christopher Wink Signs throughout Philadelphia point to the slow development of an industrialization long since gone -- even in Frankford. Tomorrow night, the opening reception of an art show will…

Changing Skyline: Building a McMini

Changing Skyline: Building a McMini Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron writes about the $100,000 house being built in East Kensington that is already receiving accoldaes for its energy-efficient design.

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