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December 2011

There are 19 blog entries for December 2011.

Our 10 (+1) Favorite Restaurants in Philadelphia in 2011

One of the many great things about living in Philadelphia is the embarrassment of riches that is the city's dining scene. Longtime residents can recite the history that led to this delightful state, beginning with the 1970s "Restaurant Renaissance" and building from there to the present. Philadelphians today enjoy a dazzling variety of eateries, from greasy spoons to elegant establishments, that offer cuisine from around the world and close to home in settings from relaxed to super-formal and at prices that suit every budget. That scene is constantly changing, too, as new chefs try out new ideas and established names branch out in new directions. One notable local trend this year was the opening of…
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Philly's New Zoning Code

Satellite photo of Philadelphia, 2002/a Philadelphia, as viewed from the USGS LANDSAT satellite in 2002[/caption] When building anything in Philadelphia requires a variance, whether it's a major commercial development or plain old residential real estate, then something's wrong with the zoning code. Developers and planners alike came to that realization a few years back, and managed to get both City Council and the voters to agree that it was time to overhaul the master guide to development in Philadelphia. This week, four years after the voters approved a commission to rewrite the zoning code, Mayor Michael Nutter signed off on its handiwork. The new Philadelphia zoning ordinance, which goes into effect six months from now, recognizes a number of changes that…
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School Report Card: Laura Wheeler Waring School

Location: 1801 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Enrollment: 263 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 11.5 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 79.1%; White, 1.9%; Asian, 0.8%; Latino, 13.3%; all others, 4.9%. 11% of Waring students have learning disabilities. 90.9% are economically disadvantaged, and 1.9% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: The roughly triangular attendance area for Waring takes in southeast Francisville, Franklin Town and the rapidly gentrifying eastern two-thirds of Fairmount. It is bounded on the east by Broad Street, on the northwest by Wylie Street, 19th Street, Fairmount Avenue, 21st Street, Green Street and 23rd Street, and on the…
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School Report Card: Edwin M. Stanton School

Location: 1700 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Enrollment: 233 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 12.3 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 87.6%; White, 0.9%; Asian, 0.9%; Latino, 5.2%; all others, 5.6%. 3.9% of Stanton students are classified as gifted, and 12.9% have learning disabilities. 89.2% are economically disadvantaged, and 1.3% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: The Stanton attendance area includes the southeast quarter of the Graduate Hospital area. It is bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by Broad Street, on the south by Federal Street and on the west by 18th Street below Washington Avenue and 19th Street above it.
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School Report Card: Spring Garden School

Location: 1146 Melon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Enrollment: 287 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 14.1 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 92.7%; White, 0.7%; Asian, 0%; Latino, 5.6%; all others, 1%. 2.1% of Spring Garden students are classified as gifted and 11.5% have learning disabilities. 90.6% are economically disadvantaged, and 2.1% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: Spring Garden School serves the neighborhood whose name it bears as well as the Loft District. It is located just north of its attendance area, which is bounded on the east by 10th Street below Fairmount Avenue and 11th Street above it, on the north by Parrish Street, on the west by…
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School Report Card: George W. Nebinger School

Location: 601 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Enrollment: 248 students in grades preK-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 11.3 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 59.9%; White, 8.1%; Asian, 6.5%; Latino, 20.6%; all others, 4.9%. 0.8% of Nebinger students are classified as gifted, and 19.4% have learning disabilities. 85.3% are economically disadvantaged, and 11.7% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: The Nebinger attendance area includes the southern parts of Queen Village and Bella Vista. It is bounded on the north by Christian Street east of 5th and Catharine Street west of it, on the east by the Delaware River, on the south by Washington Avenue and on the west by 10th…
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School Report Card: William M. Meredith School

Location: 725 South 5th Street (at Fitzwater), Philadelphia, PA 19147 Enrollment: 509 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 16.3 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 22.2%; White, 61.7%; Asian, 6.1%; Latino, 5.1%; all others, 4.9%. 15.3% of Meredith students are classified as gifted, and 6.7% have learning disabilities. 49.1% are economically disadvantaged, and 0.2% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: The Meredith attendance area includes northern Queen Village and Bella Vista's northeast quarter. It is bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by the Delaware River, on the west by 9th Street and on the south by Christian Street east of 5th and…
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School Report Card: Gen. George A. McCall School

Location: 325 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Enrollment: 615 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 12.7 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 18.9%; White, 17.9%; Asian, 56.3%; Latino, 1.6%; all others, 5.3%. 7.2% of Greenfield students are classified as gifted, and 6% have learning disabilities. 49.6% are economically disadvantaged, and 24.4% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: The McCall attendance area takes in all of Center City east of Broad Street, including Chinatown, Old City, Society Hill and Washington Square West. It is bounded on the north by the Vine Street Expressway, on the south by South Street, on the east by the Delaware River and…
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School Report Card: Gen. Philip Kearny School

Location: 601 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Enrollment: 421 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 14.2 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 83.8%; White, 6.4%; Asian, 0.2%; Latino, 6.2%; all others, 3.3%. 2.6% of Kearny students are classified as gifted and 15.9% have learning disabilities. 88.8% are economically disadvantaged, and 1% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: Kearny School's attendance area takes in most of Northern Liberties along with northern Chinatown. It is bounded on the east by Columbus Boulevard, on the north by Poplar Street (Brown Street from Front to 2nd), on the west by 10th Street (11th Street from Parrish Street to Fairmount…
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School Report Card: Andrew Jackson School

Location: 1213 South 12th Street (at Federal), Philadelphia, PA 19147 Enrollment: 398 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12 Student-teacher ratio: 12.4 in 2010 Demographics: African-American, 34.6%; White, 9.7%; Asian, 17.4%; Latino, 32.6%; all others, 5.6%. 0.3% of Jackson students are classified as gifted, and 11.8% have learning disabilities. 83.9% are economically disadvantaged, and 15.6% are learning English as a second language. Attendance area: The Jackson attendance area encompasses the western edge of Bella Vista along with Hawthorne (Avenue of the Arts, east side of Broad) and Passyunk Square. It is bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by 9th Street, Catharine Street, 10th Street, Washington…
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