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Statewide hearings set to update 12-year transportation program

Pennsylvanians are invited to share their ideas for highway planning during a series of public hearings to update the state's 12-Year Transportation Program.Updated every two years, the Transportation Program serves…

    • Where will broadband competition take Philadelphia?

Where will broadband competition take Philadelphia?

For many years, broadband Internet in Philadelphia was only available to large companies and institutions with the budget to literally build connections. But Verizon‘s successful push to bring FiOS to…

    • Developing by right and by exception: What's the neighborhood's role?

Developing by right and by exception: What's the neighborhood's role?

At the end of last year, my esteemed predecessor Nick ran a handful of uses through the Zoning Administrative Manual for a building that was (and still is) up for sale…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Help Desk could use help finding Holme Circle

Holmeburg, Holme Circle and Burholme are all derivatives of some sort of the Holme family of Philadelphia. They're all also different neighborhoods in the Northeast, which has proven a difficult fact…

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Dog of the Week: Desi

Have you met the beautiful Desi (A13227780)? If not, you must run over to ACCT to meet her, as you will fall in love. Desi came to the shelter as a stray…

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Cat of the Week: Reagan

URGENT- This beautiful calico girl was adopted from the shelter several years ago. Unfortunately, Reagan was returned when her owners said she scratched the baby. Reagan swears it was an accident…

Opponents line up against waterfront billboard

A zoning hearing to place three flatwall billboards on a vacant property along Columbus Boulevard was put off so the developer could continue negotiations with SCRUB, the blight advocacy group, and…

    • Carpenters' Hall presents the 2011 Master Builder Dialogues: Preserving America

Carpenters' Hall presents the 2011 Master Builder Dialogues: Preserving America

The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia in collaboration with Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies and the National Park Service are proud to present the 2011…

T.C. Chan Center to host UN symposium

On October 27th and 28th, 2011, the T.C. Chan Center will be hosting the United Nations Environmental Program – Sustainable Buildings Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) Symposia at the University of Pennsylvania. This event will bring…

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Letter to the Editor: Kevin Boyle "furious" over approach to Holmesburg property

Update July 19: As of today, the Holmesburg, Upper Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Holme Circle and Morrell Park civic associations have expressed opposition to the location of the clinic. Update from Krajewski's…

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Photos: Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration

Lawncrest celebrated its 96th annual Fourth of July event with a parade, fireworks, car show, boxing event and more. You can check out some of the photos below in our slideshow.…

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Northeast Philly Food Feed: Winning the celebrity grill-off

This past Saturday I was honored to participate in the Acme Family Day at the Stockman and Dakota Coral as a celebrity griller. That is not a typo – I am now…

Real NEastate: What if the repairs aren't done before settlement?

  Q: I am making settlement on my first home in Wissinoming next week and I am worried about a few things. What if the sellers didn’t do the repairs we…

Marina, Great Plaza improvements at Penn's Landing

Now that the $2.2 million in improvement projects at the Penn's Landing Marina is complete, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is talking about finding a barge - or flat-boat based lounge…

Dilworth Plaza wins zoning approval

The Center City District's Dilworth Plaza project sailed through an administrative hurdle Wednesday, winning a variance required to start construction.At issue was plans to build a water feature on the…

An update on the Race Street Connector project

A mock up of the Race Street Connector light screen - a key part of the street improvements between 2nd Street and the waterfront aimed at making the journey from Old…

    • Whitman resident Bootsie Cullen says Lower South needs more manufacturing

A focus on jobs and transportation at public meeting on the future of Lower South Philadelphia

Public discussion began Tuesday night on a long-range comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia – a section of the city dominated by industrial and entertainment uses including the…

PSPCA investigating Wissinoming cat hoarding case

PSPCA officers are investigating a case of animal hoarding in Wissinoming. Around 3 p.m., officers arrived ont he 6200-block of Walker Street where a resident was keeping more than three dozen…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawncrest still confusing people

Maybe it's because Lawncrest is really two separate neighborhoods. Or maybe it's because our local TV news reporters have never actually been to Lawncrest (except when there were some dog fighting…

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Fire Department to honor Northeast firefighter with plaque dedication

On July 20, 1968, while working Engine 7, Firefighter Elmer Clothier collapsed at the firehouse, dying from a heart attack while on duty. Clothier was a 21-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire…

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