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Chief Standing Bear: A Hero of Native American Civil Rights

A new Moments in History video, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, recounts how Chief Standing Bear persuaded a federal judge in 1879 to recognize Native Americans as persons with the right to sue for their freedom, establishing him as one of the nation’s earliest civil rights heroes. Click Here To Read The Full […]

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Density and Dimensional Bonuses Allowed for Mixed-Used Properties Under the Philadelphia Zoning Code

Part One in a Series Over the years, the city government has amended the Philadelphia Zoning Code to include incentives to increase the amount of housing units as well as the size of such building structures. Over the course of several articles, we will be discussing the “zoning” bonuses a property owner can take advantage […]

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