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Big changes are coming to Quartermaster Plaza, soon to be South Quarter Crossing

Part of Girard Estate’s Quartermaster Plaza, located at 24th and Oregon, is likely to get a makeover in the coming years, according to the property’s owner, Cedar Realty Trust. Plans for redeveloping the northern...

Vare-Washington school kicks off plans for phase one of major long-term renovation project

Comprised of discolored hopscotch courts and rusted metal fences, the schoolyard at Vare-Washington Elementary School, 1198. S. 5th St., can be easily overlooked. But, the humdrum concrete slab is more than a visual blight....

Bethanna marks official grand opening in Point Breeze

The recently painted walls of Bethanna, a Point Breeze-based nonprofit serving vulnerable children and families, are now vibrant with variegated images of butterflies and bridges. The mural, which wraps around the first floor of...

FDR master plan unveiled during Great Lawn celebration

Dozens of park enthusiasts from across Philadelphia and beyond gathered on the Great Lawn of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park early last Wednesday evening for the official unveiling of the 350-acre public space’s mammoth multi-year...

Meet Remark Glass, Philly’s first Zero Waste Certified business

Mayor Jim Kenney first signed the executive order that created the city’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, which is charged with creating a comprehensive plan for waste reduction and litter prevention. “A clean Philadelphia is...

After CDR meetings regarding Italian Market driveway, what’s next?

A last-ditch effort by residents of the Italian Market neighborhood to prevent a 9th Street curb cut at a new development didn’t go as they’d hoped at last week’s Civic Design Review meeting, which...

New Pennsport Development project will include funds for rec centers, completion of part of...

A huge new development planned for 1341 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. is currently amidst the city’s Civic Design Review process. However, according to the developers and members of the Pennsport Civic Association, the developers...

Local animal advocacy nonprofit celebrates a decade of saving pets’ lives

Whether your passion includes string bands, pooches or a little bit of both, folks can soon enjoy a joint celebration at the Mums & Mutts’ 10th annual anniversary gala at the Mummers Museum, 1100...

Plazapalooza is coming back this weekend, and it’s better than ever

Plazapalooza is back. The beginning-of-summer event held annually by the South of South Neighborhood Association will officially become a decade old this Saturday, May 11, for its 10th annual festival. This year’s event will...

Hawthorne’s IPA, Champagne and Rosé Block Party is back for a 10th year

Hawthorne’s Annual IPA, Champagne and Rosé Block Party is back for its 10th year on Saturday, May 11, for the ultimate drinker’s extravaganza. The event, which started out as just an IPA festival, has...
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