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History, shopping, dining and cutting edge community development have made this part of Philadelphia the local's "tourist" destination. From Manayunk's youth and nightlife to Mt. Airy's diversity and development and Chestnut Hill's rich history and shopping offerings, the Northwest is easily accessible via several highway routes or ample public transportation.
Riding the (regional) Rails: Norristown, Conshohocken, Manayunk & Roxborough
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
As the weather warms, we're back at it: jumping on SEPTA to explore the region's hidden gems. In this installment, the erstwhile R6 line gets a workout with stops for cold beers, Mexican eats, a cheesesteak rivalry and the mysterious 'zep.'
Q&A: Jeri Lynne Johnson of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A local conductor breaks down barriers, working to make classical music more inclusive, diverse and interactive.
OPINION: A Plea for Maintaining Adequate Buffers Around Philadelphia's Waterways
Maura McCarthy and John Rollins
Friday, October 19, 2012
Changes to the Zoning Code could reduce the buffer to a mere 25 feet, which would ultimately undermine the Green Cities, Clean Water agreement.
MAYOR OF WISSAHICKON CREEK: Come In From the Rain
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Valley Green opens our new weekly comic strip, with visions of the Red Cake Festival dancing in the young fox's head.
Coming Next Week: Serial Cartoon 'Mayor of Wissahickon Creek' Debuts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If 'Game Change' met 'Wind in the Willows,' their serial comic strip love child might look something like this, from the mind of West Philadelphia's Aaron Krolikowski.
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AIA kicks off its annual conference with a day of service to rehab local rec center
Every year before the American Institute of Architects launches its annual conference, participants descend on a city site to give a pro bono makeover where it's needed most.
Germantown schoolyard aims to become a citywide model for play and sustainability
Over $8 million from the William Penn Foundation jump-starts region's trails
Get your hands dirty at the Love Your Park Fall Service Day
Ambitious Mural Arts project adds color to everyday Amtrak journeys
New incentive grants will boost city's commercial corridors
Catching up with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
On the Ground Redux: Rose Petals Cafe coming to former Flying Kite space on W. Chelten Ave.
Five local schools (plus one district) receive national sustainability award
On the Ground Redux: $2.2 million to fund Maplewood Mall redesign
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Innovation & Job News
A cafe start-up helps foster-care youth get on their feet
The nonprofit Monkey & the Elephant Café is honored by the Philadelphia Geek Awards as a nominee for Startup of the Year.
Mt. Airy native Ari Weinstein shakes up the app store with Workflow
Could city-wide composting become a reality in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia Honey Festival offers three days of buzz-worthy culture and education
Drexel-rooted, Glenside-based Drakontas earns $500K in funding for police, rescue mobile solution
1K in 1 day, Wordpress for women event, gets local thanks to AWeber
A 41-hour digital fast to raise digital divide awareness
Plum Analytics disrupts academic traditions with metrics that create fast track to prestige
Conshohocken's OpenDesks reaches 1,000 worldwide workspaces as it chases investment
Welcome to the Novotorium: The suburban tech incubator funded by astrology and hookup lines
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In The News
Flourtown man's startup online bookstore creates jobs, scholarships
A local online bookseller started Education By Inclusion, and recently gave a $40,000 scholarship to a Camden, NJ resident, according to The Chestnut Hill Local.
Source: The Chestnut Hill Local
Narrowing the digital divide in Philadelphia
Source: Voice of America
National Geographic names Philadelphia a top hiking destination
Source: National Geographic
Philly Youth Poetry Movement competes for national title
Da murals: Chicago digs our outdoor art
Source: The Chicago Tribune
Montco cabinetmaker shares collection struggles with NYT
Source: The New York Times
Irish travelers: Philadelphia, here we come
Pew: More people moving to Philly than moving out
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
St. Louis loves Philly for what it really is
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jassi Chadha enriches entrepreneurial ecosystem with TiE-NJ/Philadelphia
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