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Fishing Fest Postponed

Thursday, September 8, 2011  |  MFritch

This just in—due to inclement weather, the 2011 Philly Fun Fishing Fest scheduled for this Saturday is tentatively postponed until Saturday, September 24....

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Philly's First Porous Street 1, Hurricane Irene 0

Tuesday, September 6, 2011  |  MFritch

We'll have a more detailed post in the coming week concerning the performance of Philadelphia's green stormwater infrastructure during Hurricane Irene, but the preliminary report from Percy Street—the city's first porous street, unveiled in June—indicates a unanimous victory for this green project:...

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2011: An Open Space Odyssey

Wednesday, August 24, 2011  |  MFritch

It's time to play Name That Public Space: The stretch of Market Street between 30th Street Station and the former Post Office building is about to be transformed from a parking lane into a 40-foot-wide sidewalk by Labor Day....

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The Big News: Venice Island

Thursday, August 18, 2011  |  MFritch

Beginning next week, Manayunk's Venice Island—a strip of land situated between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River—will undergo a $46 million makeover that includes the construction of an underground storage basin, a new performing arts center, a children's play area and a new parking lot....

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