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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...

A children’s playful learning installation is coming to Bridesburg

Later this year, young children in 16 neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia will have the opportunity to engage with brand new playful learning installations designed to...

Breaking the zoning code: how a “gargantuan” 7-story apartment building neighbors deplore could be built in Olde Richmond

When Olde Richmond neighbors first saw renderings of Greenpointe Contruction’s development plans for the former hosiery mill at 2400 E. Huntingdon St., their reaction,...

Honoring the life of Jodi Brabazon

City Councilman Bobby Henon was on hand at St. John Cantius Church Saturday morning to pay tribute to the late Nancy “Jodi” Brabazon, a...

Pictures: Santa’s Workshop at the Fishtown District

With the invitation of the Fishtown District, Mr. and Mrs. Claus stopped by the Fillmore Philly late Sunday afternoon to take pictures with local...

Making a connection between Olde and Port Richmond with ORCA’s new murals

    For most of its existence, the Thompson and Tulip Street tunnels that connect Olde Richmond to Port Richmond have been an eyesore for the...

In its eighth year, this Thanksgiving brunch event looks different but still serves those in need

Brent Cronin’s Thanksgiving brunch first became a holiday tradition eight years ago. The feast, typically held at St. Michael’s Church in Kensington, has become...

Former Philadelphia Coke Site set to be rezoned for warehousing operation

The office of City Councilperson Bobby Henon has announced plans to rezone the site of the former Philadelphia Coke Company plant via ordinance to...

Penn Home added to city’s register of historic places

The Philadelphia Historical Commission added Penn Home to its register of historic places in the city Friday morning, virtually preventing the recently closed retirement...

PA, Philly go blue, with help from NoLibs, Fishtown and rest of the River Wards and other election news

By the Friday after Election Day, the writing was on the wall. As outstanding votes from mail-in ballots and the most Democratic areas of...

Norris Square Neighborhood Project wins $20,000 award for its efforts in sustainable agriculture

Since 1973, the Norris Square Neighborhood Project has provided a safe space for local residents and their children to develop sustainable-agriculture skills in the...

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