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Man shot in leg in Frankford

A man in his 20s was hospitalized yesterday after being shot in the leg in Frankford. Police responded to the call on the 4500-block of Torresdale Avenue at around 2:30…

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Stabbing suspect found at Lawndale gas station

Police located a stabbing suspect early yesterday morning in Lawndale. It what appears to be a domestic dispute, a woman stabbed a man in the chest in a home on the…

Financial Perspectives: Reflecting on the disaster in Japan

This week I am taking a week off from my usual financial column to discuss the tragedy in Japan. In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the…

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Hundreds volunteer to honor Tacony police officer

The people of Philadelphia’s Tacony neighborhood have started a movement to honor “Goople.” Joseph C. “Goople” McCloskey (1920-1990), was one of the original Philadelphia Police Athletic League officers, dating back to the formation…

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Wissinoming child shot by young cousin

The child shot in Wissinoming Saturday was wounded by his cousin. The 4-year-old was treated for a gunshot wound to the buttocks at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children after he and…

Manship Prize Submission

PlanPhilly was created by PennPraxis in the fall of 2006 to support the public planning process for the Central Delaware.  PlanPhilly was originally conceived as a Web portal for information about…

    • PCPC: A day of comp plans, urban growth and zoning denials

PCPC: A day of comp plans, urban growth and zoning denials

The Philadelphia Planning Commission abided by staff recommendations against two new proposed Zoning Code amendments — one that would place a one-year moratorium on the construction of or addition to buildings…

SCRUB awarded grant for Internship study of signage control and economic prosperity

The Samuel S. Fels Fund recently awarded 15 grants to Philadelphia nonprofit organizations to support internships for graduate students during the summer of 2011. These internships are full-time and take place…

"Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Change" begins this week

Earlier this month, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission delayed a vote on forwarding a draft of the city's new zoning code to City Council. But lucky for you, Wednesday kicks off a…

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Kensington man arrested for Frankford Avenue bank robberies

Police have arrested a man in connection with robberies at three Northeast banks. 26th District officers arrested Justin O'Brien of the 2100-block of Arizona Street just a few hours after releasing…

    • Bruce Conner helps lead a meeting of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network last March, when the group split from the Historical Society of Frankford.

Historian, friend remembers Bruce Conner

Bruce Conner helps lead a meeting of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network last March, when the group split from the Historical Society of Frankford.Bruce Conner passed away last week following…

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Weekend News Briefs: 3/11 - 3/13

Friday -- The Philadelphia Fire Department has determined the cause of the deadly explosion in Tacony back in January. As PGW crews tried to fix a high pressure gas leak…

Emerald lighting charms Center City buildings

(March 14, 2011) – The Center City District (CCD) will join the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day by casting an emerald hue on a dozen historic buildings along the Avenue of…

    • Assumption Church battle gets under way in L&I arena

Assumption Church battle gets under way in L&I arena

The legal battle over the survival of the Church of the Assumption moved firmly into the jurisdiction of the Board of Licenses & Inspection Review today. But after five hours of…

    • Reading Terminal's Paul Steinke

Historical Commission looks at two major public space projects, and considers additions to two Colonial-era buildings.

Revisions — significant and not so significant — to two of the city's most important public spaces, City Hall's Dilworth Plaza and Reading Terminal Market; and additions to two of its…

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News Brief: Caused determined in Bustleton fire

Investigators have determined the cause of a fire that claimed a Bustleton man's life last month. The Feb. 4 fire on the 1000-block of Red Lion Road was caused by…

    • Photo courtesy of the office of Sen. Mike Stack

Photos: Stack celebrates FELS anniversary at Paley Early Learning Center

Photo courtesy of the office of Sen. Mike Stack Sen. Mike Stack as at Paley Early Learning Center (map) last week for Read Across America Day, where he celebrated…

    • (L to R) 7th District Community Relations Officer Rich Simon and 2nd District Community Relations Officer Mark Mroz talk about Block Watch with Fox Chase residents.

Officers encourage Block Watch after string of burglaries

(L to R) 7th District Community Relations Officer Rich Simon and 2nd District Community Relations Officer Mark Mroz talk about Block Watch with Fox Chase residents. Mark Mroz told Fox Chase…

    • Eagle Scout Andrew Stockette celebrates with (L to R) SPIN founder David Lossino, SPIN community affairs director Bernice McHale and his occupational therapist Beth Konde.

Photo: Special honor for new Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout Andrew Stockette celebrates with (L to R) SPIN founder David Lossino, SPIN community affairs director Bernice McHale and his occupational therapist Beth Konde. Andrew Stockette was recently awarded with…

New DAGspace article

In this month's DAGspace, Joe Rively reports on the stunning success of Nashville's Civic Design Center in moving design and planning issues to the center of that city's public consciousness. There…

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