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How to Get to the Discovery Center and Philly’s Idyllic Hidden Reservoir

Approaching the tall, ornate gates of the newly opened Discovery Center, you can’t miss what employees refer to as the “ah-ha moment.” The long pathway to […]

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Be Well Philly

With the Opening of The Discovery Center, the Public Can Finally Explore a Hidden Reservoir in East Fairmount Park

You know, if I was going to write a throwback Nancy Drew novel, I’d probably title it something like The Mystery at the Hidden Reservoir. […]

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Mural of Fallen Sgt. Robert Wilson III Unveiled in Strawberry Mansion

With the unveiling of a new mural in his honor, the late Sgt. Robert Wilson III will continue to watch over the neighborhood he once […]

News

Lacrosse Player Claims School District Forced Black Female Teams Into a “Negro League”

A lacrosse player at Strawberry Mansion High School has accused the Philadelphia School District of discriminating against black female athletes and preventing her from playing […]

Property

Who’s Building Philly: Ken Weinstein

An idea that has been gaining steam of late among developers and planners is “social impact development.” This relatively recent concept marries the market to […]

News

10 Things You Never Knew About the Fairmount Park Mansions

A new book by James McClelland, executive director emeritus of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and Lynn Miller, professor emeritus of political science at Temple University, […]

Property

Renderings: Brewerytown Blight to Open as New “Eastern Lofts” Next Year

It’s been a long time coming, but here it is: Eastern Lofts is set to open in early 2016. Repurposed from the bones of the former […]

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9 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Body Worlds Animal Exhibit Opens, Boulevard Brewing Comes to Memphis Taproom, GLOW in the Park, and More

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Police Investigate Mysterious Deaths of Philadelphia Couple

Early Thursday morning, a 39-year-old woman found the bodies of her parents in their Strawberry Mansion home. Police responded to a report of a woman […]

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Property

L&I Says Rowhome Collapse That Caused Injuries “Is Not a Big Deal”

Around 10:40 this morning, a large chunk of an imminently dangerous building on West Diamond Street fell on top of two workers for Gama Wrecking. […]

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Morning Headlines: Strawberry Mansion Building Collapse Leaves One Injured

An operational database of L&I complaints/incidents will be up and running by late 2015 — hopefully. Until then, building complaints and collapse incidents get public […]

News

Dad, Kids, Saved From Fire By Jumping Out the Window

When a fire in Strawberry Mansion engulfed a storefront and apartment above it this morning, dad of the year Eddis Manzanillo quickly realized that running […]

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Property

Splendiferous Renovation: Abandoned Row Home Becomes Artist’s Eco-Friendly Paradise

With fraught conversation over vacant land and properties in the news almost every day, it’s gratifying to see the occasional example of what can be […]

Property

Which Neighborhood Has the Most Deadbeat Landlords?

Philly has 10 City Council districts, and according to data analysis by NewsWorks, one of them leads the rest in property tax delinquencies. But it’s […]

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The Coltrane House Finally Feels Philly’s Love Supreme

John Coltrane’s time in Philadelphia–featured this weekend on the radio show American Routes–was the fertile beginning of his development as a unique voice in jazz. […]