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Fishtown is inching closer toward metered parking along its major corridors

As a lifelong resident of Fishtown, Rose Ellis has seen the parking situation in her neighborhood go from good to bad. “Here’s an example,” said...

City reaches agreement with Port Richmond scrapyard that caught fire in July

A court order approving the settlement was issued this afternoon by Judge Paula Patrick of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.On Thursday afternoon, the City...

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia details how historic buildings are designated

According to Patrick Grossi, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s Director of Advocacy, anybody can nominate a building.Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s Executive Director Paul...

As St. Anne’s gets a new elevator, it finds historical artifacts in the process

Construction crews have already began construction on the elevator.Father Skip Miller holds one of the stained glass covers for the gas lighting the church...

Hackett students surprised with backpacks and school supplies

All the students in the school were surprised with the backpacks at an early morning assembly, which was also complete with a performance from...

FNA looks to welcome new Fishtown residents with postcards

The postcards will contain a link to the Welcome to Fishtown webpage of the FNA website, which currently contains information on things residents are...

Immigrants’ human rights groups supportive of Philadelphia’s new municipal ID system set to roll…

Immigrants’ human rights groups supportive of Philadelphia’s new municipal ID system set to roll out in January“I am really excited,” said Blanca Pacheco, co-director of...

Friends of Gary Dydak to hold Beef and Beer to help support medical costs

“He’s just an all around good guy and he does a lot for other people,” said insurance agent Cindy Moffitt, one of Dydak’s close...

Meet the Temple professor who doesn’t bite his tongue when it comes to making an impact

Miller has been ingrained in Philadelphia for the past 24 years, and he’s made the most of it meeting people through journalism, which he...

City Licenses and Inspections forces scrapyard that caught fire to shut down again

The incident was hardly a surprise for many neighborhood residents, who have long been annoyed with the scrapyard’s presence in the community.Philadelphia Metal and...

Going Solar in the City

The Solarize Philly program is currently in its second phase of signing up Philadelphia residents to group purchase solar panels for their homes at...

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