Bridesburg's grant from the EPA; a Fishtown scam, and more news in brief this week.
The American Street Empowerment Zone offers grants to businesses that are stimulating the local economy around the American Street corridor.
At a state hearing on applicants for the city's second casino license, not all residents agree with the opinions the city presented about Wynn Philadelphia, which could be constructed in the River Wards.
Philadelphia2035 is an effort by the Planning Commission to create blueprints for future physical development of the city using input from the people who know it best — Philadelphians.
Three elementary schools and a high school in Northeast Philadelphia are revelling in the news that a citywide survey has given them perfect scores of 10.
A large, formerly industrial field in Bridesburg was once an industrial space, almost became a residential space, and is now a potential industrial space yet again. With all the back-and-forth, neighbors wonder what might eventually find a home in Bridesburg, and if more industry is really what the neighborhood needs.
Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.
— In Parkwood Manor, neighbors decry the loss of woods behind their homes to a parking lot. But a tour bus operator says he did everything 'by the book.'
Picture the Frankford Creek being used for recreation. That’s just one of the changes city planners have outlined for the Lower Northeast.