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    City planning commission recommends four new transit-oriented development sites in North Philly
    "We wanted to look at sites where we were doing some development, and areas where we wanted to provide additional density," said Sanchez. City Council has yet to vote on the legislation, but on Tuesday the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the bill.

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    Philadelphia's First Step to a Platform of Innovation
    PHILADELPHIA - On the west side of this city's main Amtrak station sits an empty lot. But soon, it will be transformed into a public park filled with lawns, walkways and even redwood trees, in the first stage of one of Philadelphia's biggest real estate projects.

1 hour ago

Crime: http://www.fox29.com/news/shooting-lea...

Crime: http://www.fox29.com/news/shooting-leads-to-vehicle-crash-into-a-building-one-dead-say-police

    Woman shot and killed while driving in Fern Rock
    Philadelphia police are investigating a homicide in Fern Rock. Surveillance cameras were rolling as gunshots rang out and a van driven by Tyisha Timmons careened across Broad Street and crashed into a building after she was struck in the head by gunfire. There were three other women and three young children inside the van with her.

1 hour ago

Crime:update with video: http://6abc.com/woma...

Crime:update with video: http://6abc.com/woman-shot-to-death-while-driving-on-broad-st-idd/3121864/

    Woman shot to death while driving on Broad St. ID'd
    Philadelphia police have identified the woman shot and killed while driving Wednesday night in the city's Fern Rock section. 23-year-old Tyisha Timmons was shot at around 8:30 p.m. as she was driving north in the 5700 block of Broad Street. She lost control, crashed and died at the scene.

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Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Phila Flea Mar...


    Phila Flea in Fairmount
    Great vintage and antique finds await you at the largest outdoor market surrounding Eastern State Penitentiary. 2201 Fairmount Ave, Phila, PA 19130...

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    DA Larry Krasner's first 'listening session' brings out crowds in West Philly
    When District Attorney Larry Krasner met with West Philly residents Wednesday night, he watched several people cry. One woman shed tears while speaking about her son, who she said has been incarcerated for two years and has yet to face a trial.

22 hours ago

Crime: Woman driving van shot dead in Fern Ro...

Crime: Woman driving van shot dead in Fern Rock http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/woman-driving-van-shot-dead-in-fern-rock-20180221.html

    Woman driving van shot dead in Fern Rock - Philly
    A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed in the city's Fern Rock section Wednesday night while driving a van with five passengers that then crashed into a building, police said. At least five shots were fired at the driver's side of the white Dodge van about 8:35 p.m.

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    1845 N 22ND ST Issued February 20, 2018 Comment

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    Drawn Out: The Value of a Vote, From Pennsylvania to the Supreme Court
    The nation finds itself at a turning point in a major fight over redistricting and gerrymandering. This special podcast takes you on a tour to find out if we can fix the system.

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    Why do Old City buildings keep burning? - Philly
    Why does Old City keep burning? The blocks between the Delaware waterfront and Independence Mall are home to one of the richest collections of architecture in all of Philadelphia, with buildings that track the nation's evolution from colonial settlement to industrial powerhouse.

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    After court sides with PPA, attorney who wants to 'abolish' agency vows to fight on
    Some 14 months ago, Philadelphia attorney Michael Coard declared war on a Philadelphia Parking Authority that, in his estimation, was a "vulture" victimizing residents and visitors to the tune of $12 million in faulty tickets. His call to abolish the PPA directly stemmed from a ticket he received in September 2015 for allegedly parking in a bus zone.

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    City approves plan to build luxury housing in Conrail's backyard
    Hard against the clanging Conrail train tracks in an industrial section of Kensington, the four-acre vacant lot at the corner of Lehigh and Frankford avenues doesn't look like the most obvious place for $369,000 single-family homes.

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    Oscar's Tavern shut down for health violations
    Regulars hoping for a cheap beer and cheesesteak-and-a-half deal at Oscar's Tavern Tuesday night went home disappointed, as the popular Center City dive had been shut down by the Philadelphia Department of Health. A cease operations order was issued for Oscar's as of 1:30 p.m. on Feb.

35 hours ago



    City Seeks Restaurateurs For Renovated Love Park Welcome Center
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The city is seeking restaurateurs to run the food concession at the Love Park Welcome Center once it's renovated. The 1960s-era Welcome Center, also known as the spaceship, has been closed for years. But the city, last week, allowed a half dozen restaurant operators to tour the circular, bi-level building as they prepared proposals for the food and beverage concessions there.

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    Uber bringing new bus-like 'express pool' service to Philly, stepping up competition with SEPTA
    On Thursday, Uber will expand its extra-cheap Express Pool service to Philadelphia, making it one of six cities to get the new bus-like offering that debuted in San Francisco and Boston last fall and introducing a new threat to SEPTA.

37 hours ago

In Center City,Near City Hall: Feeling nostal...

In Center City,Near City Hall: Feeling nostalgic? This Philly bar has a drink called 'The Obama' http://www.philly.com/philly/food/bar-code/474605273.html

    Feeling nostalgic? This Philly bar has a drink called 'The Obama'
    One first-time customer balked on the day of the Eagles parade, according to Augusta Mason, a manager who created the Obama cocktail when Parkside Beef & Ale opened a decade ago in a moment of yes-we-can optimism. "He said, 'It's the 'Trump Punch' now!'" Mason recalled.

37 hours ago

Opinion : https://billypenn.com/2018/02/21/pa...

Opinion : https://billypenn.com/2018/02/21/pa-rep-daryl-metcalfe-comes-out-strong-against-listening-to-teens-pleading-for-action-on-gun-control/

    Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe comes out strong against...listening to teens pleading for action on gun control
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.

37 hours ago

Crime: Until a few years , Captain Techner , ...

Crime: Until a few years , Captain Techner , whose Family roots run deep in Brewerytown , served as the PSA (Public Safety Area) Officer as a Lieutenant until his recent promotion: http://6abc.com/2-pistol-whipped-shots-fired-in-feltonville-home-invasion/3117805/

    2 pistol-whipped, shots fired in Feltonville home invasion
    Shots were fired and two people were pistol-whipped during a violent home invasion in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Police were called around 4 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of West Roosevelt Boulevard for the reports of gunshots. Philadelphia police say witnesses heard five to seven shots.

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    PPA Proposes Fee for Regulating Taxis, Uber and Lyft
    The cash-strapped organization reportedly has only eight inspectors monitoring more than 20,000 ride-hailing vehicles across the city. The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to add a 50-cent surcharge to every taxi, Uber and Lyft ride originating in the city. The organization says the fee would go toward regulating the vehicles - which will hopefully ensure safer rides for passengers.

46 hours ago

Opinion: https://trib.al/qj913uc

Opinion: https://trib.al/qj913uc

    For Philly safe injection sites to be inclusive, start by allowing crack | Opinion
    Philadelphia's CUES should create and manage smoking spaces, similar to those created in Toronto - not just in Kensington, but across the city in neighborhoods like Center City, Point Breeze, Mayfair, and Manayunk. - Jillian Bauer-Reese, Sterling Keith Johnson, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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    Acme owner to buy Rite Aid
    The privately held owner of Safeway, Acme, and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every 10 shares of Rite Aid.

46 hours ago

Philadelphia circa 1910. "Chestnut Street wes...

Philadelphia circa 1910. "Chestnut Street west from 12th." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Please click on the link below to see this photo in (High Resolution) http://www.shorpy.com/node/22712?size=_original#caption

    Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Chestnut Street: 1910 high-resolution photo
    Vintage photographs available as fine-art prints or digital stock images

47 hours ago

On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway : https://hi...

On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway : https://hiddencityphila.org/2018/02/at-parkway-central-stacks-cleared-to-make-way-for-public-space/

    At Parkway Central, Stacks Cleared To Make Way For Public Space
    The Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Branch is homing in on the needs of the 21st century patron with modern upgrades and robust public programming. Michael Bixler bids adieu to the grand library's massive book retrieval system that was recently dismantled to make way for three new centers of interactive social space.

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    New phone line allows Philly employees to discuss sexual misconduct
    A new phone line is now open for city of Philadelphia employees to discuss any sexual misconduct they previously have experienced in the workplace, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart announced on Tuesday. The phone line - 215-988-8024 - comes as part of an audit Rhynhart is conducting to evaluate the city's sexual misconduct policies and procedures.

47 hours ago

Ex-Philly Sheriff John Green's bribery trial ...

Ex-Philly Sheriff John Green's bribery trial opens with attack on his successor http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/ex-philly-sheriff-john-greens-bribery-trial-opens-with-attack-on-his-successor-20180220.html

    Ex-Philly Sheriff John Green's bribery trial opens with attack on his successor
    As federal prosecutors opened their bribery and corruption case Tuesday against former Philadelphia Sheriff John D. Green, defense lawyers said the case may come down to a battle of credibility - between the sheriff on trial and the one who followed him into the office.

2 days ago

Author Pamela M. Tuck read her book “As Fast ...

Author Pamela M. Tuck read her book “As Fast As Words Could Fly” to children at Historic Strawberry Mansion this past weekend. Here's more information about the storyteller from The Philadelphia Tribune.

    Children's book author passing on her passion
    As an only child growing up in Greenville, N.C., Pamela Tuck's earliest companions where the books her family would read to her. As she grew, she became more entrenched in the art of storytelling and often recorded tales she would play back to entertain her family.

2 days ago

All Republicans: http://www.pennlive.com/news...

All Republicans: http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/10/nra_donations_to_congressional.html

    How much money has the NRA given to Pennsylvania lawmakers: report
    The National Rifle Association is never far from the din of debate over gun control and gun rights but in the wake of the nation's worst gun-related massacre, the gun advocacy group on Monday came under more stringent scrutiny than usual.

2 days ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/video-super-bowl-vanda...

Crime: http://6abc.com/video-super-bowl-vandals-atop-septa-bus-stop-shelter/3108590/

    Video: Super Bowl vandals atop SEPTA bus stop shelter
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Philadelphia Police continue to search for people who took part in vandalism during the Eagles' Super Bowl parade. Surveillance video released Monday shows a group of suspects who climbed on top of the SEPTA bus stop shelter at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 4 new photos.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the new congressional maps this afternoon. Make sure to check and see which district you now live in. Please share to let your friends know too.

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    Greater Brewerytown CDC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 534 likes · 35 talking about this · 357 were here. Non-profit community development organization

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    Gridlock: Center City's Traffic Apocalypse
    Philly is thriving like it hasn't in decades. Just don't try going anywhere. It's a good problem to have, all the experts tell me. A symbol of our growth and vitality. A sign of just how hot our city has become.

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    Pa. gerrymandering case: State Supreme Court releases new congressional map for 2018 elections - Philly
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its congressional district map Monday to be used for the 2018 elections, the latest in an ongoing gerrymandering case. Republicans have vowed to resist the court's order. - Jonathan Lai, Liz Navratil, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

3 days ago

Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in...

Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in our Jefferson Dining Room. The furniture in this room was constructed by Strawbridge and Clothier based on Thomas Jefferson’s actual furniture. These exact designs were available for purchase in 1930

    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in our Jefferson Dining Room. The furniture in this room was constructed by Strawbridge and Clothier based on Thomas Jefferson's actual furniture. These...

3 days ago

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philade...

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/north-philly-student-brought-toy-gun-school-reports

    North Philly Student Brought Toy Gun To School: Reports
    PHILADELPHIA - A 12-year-old student has been charged with possession of a gun, causing a lock down at Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School in North Philly, according to reports. However, those reports say the student was armed with a plastic pellet gun and not a real firearm.

3 days ago



    History takes flight - Northeast Times
    Emory Conrad Malick will most likely not be one of the first names the average person associates with airplanes, but it should be. In honor of Black History Month, last Wednesday, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network spent its monthly meeting focusing on learning about the life and career of aviator Emory Conrad Malick.

3 days ago

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute ...

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/china-franklin-institute-terracotta-warrior-statue-thumb-theft-20180219.html

    Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft - Philly
    Officials in China are giving the Franklin Institute two thumbs down for its handling of a partygoer who allegedly stole a digit off a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue. The director of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, a government-affiliated organization responsible for loaning out the statues, appeared Monday on CCTV, a Chinese TV station, accusing the Institute of being "careless" with the artifact, the BBC reported.

3 days ago

In Old City, 'We all spent the night on the s...

In Old City, 'We all spent the night on the street watching our homes go up in flames' http://www.philly.com/philly/news/474415873.html

    Fire in Old City; dozens evacuated - Philly
    A fire that began before dawn Sunday in an apartment building in Old City has reached four alarms and has caused the evacuation of dozens. "We're going to be here for hours," Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told reporters just after 6:30 at the fire scene on Chesnut Street between Second and Third Streets, across from the new Museum of the American Revolution.

4 days ago

Police locate missing woman with dementia

Police say she is known to frequent the areas of 1700 North 25th Street and the 2400 block of Chadwick.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

Police say Nancy Johnson was last seen on the 8500 block of Temple Road at 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Police locate missing woman with dementia
    UPDATE: Authorities report that Nancy Johnson has been located and is in good health. The Philadelphia Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a missing 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with dementia. Police say Nancy Johnson was last seen on the 8500 block of Temple Road at 5:20 p.m.


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