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“Councilmanic” Privilege in Philadelphia Planning/Zoning, or, It Doesn’t Take Long For a Newer Councilman to Go Old-School Philly

A brief note about the title of this post: The second half, referring to [mostly] an older (and well-known) era of cronyism in Philadelphia is my own, and was in no way written in the piece or endorsed by Plan … Continue reading

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Cynwyd Station and the Lower Merion Historical Society — A Good Fit

I came across this Plan Philly posting recently about efforts to restore the old Cynwyd Station . It’s a cool, collaborative project in Lower Merion that, when completed, would be the beginning of a Cynwyd Heritage Trail, eventually linking to … Continue reading

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Fiscal Reform in Philly

An eye-opening piece by Patrick Kerkstra in PlanPhilly. Fiscal reform in Philadelphia faces a taxing problem

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The Valley of the Shadow of Dreck

This gallery contains 4 photos.

The early morning noise; the dust and dirt; the traffic congestion; the lights at night. These are temporary. These will pass. What will be left behind, however, will overshadow us and be impossible to ignore.

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The Gorilla in the Room

From sidewalk to sidewalk it goes.  From the looks of it, neither of the beautiful churches nearby will get much sun soon. Color Me Displeased

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Preseved Philly – Some Highlights

A nice account of some of the preserved gems in and around Philadelphia. http://planphilly.com/iconic-philly-storefronts-and-historic-icons-receive-preservation-honors?nocache=1#comment-8207

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