Gardens galore on display in this year’s tour with South Philly Food Co-op

Tickets have gone on sale for the South Philly Food Co-op‘s fourth annual South Philly Garden Tour, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for everyone’s favorite theoretical grocery store. And before you ask, yes, they are actively seeking a retail space now that they have surpassed the 600-member threshold.

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$280,000 in improvements — benches, lighting, repaving, more — coming to Girard Park

The city is poised to spend about $280,000 on upgrades to Girard Park, the leafy jewel at 21st and Ritner that surrounds the farmhouse of Revolutionary War War of 1812 financier Stephen Girard. The plans include repaving 18,000 square feet of walkways, replacing 20 benches and updating the lighting throughout the park, according

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CAPA high school receives planning grant to transform its front yard on Broad Street

The underused front yard of CAPA, the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Broad and Christian streets, could see some new life. The Community Design Collaborative has awarded CAPA’s Home and School Association a planning grant to explore possibilities for the green space out front. “We’ll help

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Check out the design for Pier 68, South Philly’s third new planned park

Grab your fishing pole. Well, soon. By this time next year, the abandoned Pier 68 behind the Walmart shopping center on Columbus Boulevard will be transformed into a park that will serve as the southern gateway to the Delaware River trail. City officials and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation unveiled

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$170k raised to rebuild Ralph Brooks Tot Lot at 20th and Tasker

The Ralph Brooks basketball court at 20th and Tasker streets got a big boost over the weekend with a fundraiser at Union Transfer that raised $170,000 to turn crumbling slice of asphalt into an active oasis. CBS3 reports that the Make the World Better Foundation, started by Eagles linebacker Connor

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