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    • Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

AMTRAK and representatives from Burns Engineering will hold a public meeting tonight in Radnor Township to discuss an electrification transmission line project, now in the design and planning phases, that will…

    • A group of organizers stood at Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park: (L-R) Ken Carter, Rebbeca Alpert, Morris Levin, Rachel Garland, Bonnie Silverman, Ruth Ost and Jerry Silverman. | Philadel
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Grassroots movement advocates to restore baseball tradition in West Parkside

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   In the 1930s and 1940s, baseball was played at the 44th and Parkside Ballpark, where the originally Negro National League-affiliated Philadelphia…

    • Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan Dizio will be on

Pretzel Factory co-founder appears on 'Undercover Boss' tonight

Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan Dizio will be on "Undercover Boss" tonight. Press photo/CBS Dan Dizio has been selling pretzels since he was 11 years old, but it's been a long…

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April 27-29: Astronomy Night, Shadfest, Flavors of the Avenue, Fairmount Arts Crawl

Astronomy Night Friday, April 27, 8pm. 20 locations. As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, Astronomy Night is back at more than 20 venues in and around Philly, including the Franklin…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: Good2Go Insurance

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Good2Go Auto Insurance. Good2Go Insurance wants you to get the Philadelphia car insurance coverage you need to get on the road. Before you buy insurance…

    • Councilman Denny O'Brien announces the 2012 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame inductees. Photo/Rebecca Haegele

Four people seven churches to become Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame members

Councilman Denny O'Brien announces the 2012 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame inductees. Photo/Rebecca Haegele On October 21, Northeast Philadelphians will gather at Holy Family University. They'll eat h'ordeuvres, listen to classical…

    • The study focused on major intersections, like this one at Columbia and Delaware.

Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic plan won't hugely impact congestion, says city transportation official

The recommendations made in a draft of the Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study “won't be hugely impactful” on roadway congestion, Philadelphia Deputy Commissioner for Transportation Steve Buckley told the Delaware River…

    • One potential future for Pier 9. No decisions have been made yet.

Pier 9 study says it will cost $3.5 million to keep structure from deteriorating, $11 million to achieve full potential

It would take about $3.5 million to stabilize the structure of Pier 9 so that it does not further deteriorate, and an additional $1.2 million to add emergency egress, public restrooms,…

    • A mural commemorates the 44th and Parkside Ballpark where the historic Philadelphia Stars once played.

Parkside: Local businesses help community start to make a comeback

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor ShowalterFor PlanPhilly  The future for West Parkside has…

    • Balance Chestnut Hill plans to relocate to W. Willow Grove is in limbo right now (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Dispute between Chestnut Hill building owners delays Balance fitness relocation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A week after a zoning hearing, there is still no word on whether Chestnut Hill yoga studio Balance will make a planned move to a…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC can't figure out which side of the Boulevard it's on

"It happened in the Bustleton section of the city." No, it didn't. NBC10 was on the 2800-block of Grant Avenue yesterday for a school bus crash. If you've never been to…

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PlanPhilly picked for Azavea's Summer of Maps

Today Azavea announced the winners of its inaugural Summer of Maps, a 12-week fellowship that pairs budding GIS analysts with nonprofit partners to work on a specific geo-spatial analysis project.…

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Cat of the Week: Lacey

LACEY (A15616608) Lovely calico girl Lacey was surrendered to the shelter due to her owner’s health problems. It seems that Lacey wasn’t in the best of shape either, as she arrived…

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Dog of the Week: Brad

There’s a star in the building! Meet Brad Pitt! He prefers to go by Brad (A15660404). Brad is a 1- to 2-year-old male Pit Bull Terrier mix, and he’s one handsome man.…

    • Mayor Nutter will sign an executive order about open data this afternoon.
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Mayor to sign open data order [updated]

[UPDATED, Friday, April 29: Find the full text of the Executive Order via Technically Philly here.]  Today the City of Philadelphia will take an important step into the age of…

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    • David Toledo has been charged with slashing tires on his neighbors' cars in Mayfair. Photo/Action News

Mayfair man arrested for slashing neighbors' tires, filing false reports

David Toledo has been charged with slashing tires on his neighbors' cars in Mayfair. Photo/Action News David Toledo has been arraigned on 49 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of possession…

    • PlanPhilly among winners for Azavea's inaugural ‘Summer of Maps’ program

PlanPhilly among winners for Azavea's inaugural ‘Summer of Maps’ program

Philadelphia, PA, April 26, 2012 – Azavea, an award winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company announces the winners of its first Summer of Maps.  Inspired by the Google …

Ring a bell for Chief Tamanend

May 1 is Tamanend Day, and a celebration of the Lenni Lenape chief - who  signed a treaty of friendship with William Penn at what is now Penn Treaty Park –…

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