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Daily News Op-Ed: An Assumption worth preserving

By MICHAEL GREENLE TOMORROW, the city Board of License and Inspection Review will continue to consider an appeal from the Callowhill Neighbors Assn. to reverse the decision allowing demolition of the…

    • Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

It's been more than a year in the making, but Transit First is about to hit the streets of Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have chosen Route 47 to be the…

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New Bakers Square shopping center energizes a community

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf it sounded a bit like a revival meeting under the big tent set up in the parking lot of the old Tastykake Baking site…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawndale and Summerdale different despite similar suffix

You don't have to live in Summerdale or Lawndale to know that one is not the other. Lawndale is one-half of Lawncrest; Summerdale is another neighborhood entirely. It doesn't take much…

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Cat of the Week: Silk

Silk (A12413179), found on the streets, is a 5- to 10-year-old girl who is frightened in the noisy shelter. You can see the fear in her eyes in the pictures. She…

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Lexington Park state trooper facing drug charges

A state trooper from Lexington Park faces drug charges after allegedly stealing from an undercover Internal Affairs officer. Bret Gonzalez, 28, is charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. IAD…

Passyunk Ave. revitalization corp. restarts activities with three initiatives

When: Tuesday, March 29th at 11:00 AMThe Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation--PARC (formerly known as Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods) is pleased to announce the resumption of its neighborhood sidewalk cleaning…

    • This week's Germantown Chronicle on a stoop in Germantown. (Patrick Cobbs/for NewsWorks)

Germantown Newspapers has rent troubles in historic property

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTo Jim Foster, publisher of the Germantown Chronicle and Mt. Airy Independent newspapers, his young news enterprise’s shaky financial position is no different than that…

    • SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

Increased ridership continued to help SEPTA's budget picture in February, according to the SEPTA Board's monthly financial report.Ridership was up for the seventh consecutive month and 7 percent better than…

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Dog of the Week: Vinny

  My name is Vinny(A11842207)! I'm a 3- to 5-year-old pit mix. My owners brought me here to the shelter because I was too much responsibility. Well, yeah..hello..I'm a dog.. I…

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Police, mother look for driver in Frankford hit-and-run

Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene after striking a 4-year-old boy in Frankford. Carl Russ is now recovering from facial surgery. He was struck when he…

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Officer suspended for allegedly punching wife in bar

Police have suspended a fellow officer after he allegedly punched his estranged wife in a Mayfair bar last month. Officer James Graber, 36, was arrested Tuesday. He reportedly got into an…

    • Nuclear Power - possibility, probability and facts

Nuclear Power - possibility, probability and facts

By Ernest J. HarknessFor PlanPhillyThe nuclear plant situation at Fukushima-Daiichi has been a serious problem for the Japanese and it appears that the situation is improving. The Nuclear Industry…

    • Major expansion 'unlikely' on Drexel's Queen Lane campus

Major expansion 'unlikely' on Drexel's Queen Lane campus

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyFor East Falls residents, the biggest news to come out of Tuesday night's meeting with Drexel University officials on the school's future plans for its…

    • The site of the proposed hotel, from the Ben Franklin Bridge

Councilman says a decision must soon be made on a controversial Old City hotel project

Legislation that would allow a hotel with a lower-level Toby Keith honkytonk to be built in Old City will be voted on by City Council within the next few weeks, said…

    • Rendering of planned garage showing ground-level retail

City Council passes zoning ordinance allowing parking garage to be built adjacent to historic Arch Street church

A parking garage with ground floor retail can be built adjacent to historic Arch Street United Methodist Church, thanks to zoning legislation passed by City Council Thursday.Months ago, developer Dennis…

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District 172: Future of the Devon still uncertain

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab. Mayfair’s Devon…

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One injured in Mayfair house fire

One person was injured yesterday afternoon in a Mayfair house fire. After extinguishing the blaze in the home on the 3100-block of Hellerman Street, fire officials determined the fire…

Real NEastate: Can I sell my house if I don't have a new one?

Q: My home in Somerton has been for sale for six months. I did get one offer in January that I would have taken except I had not found a new…

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Man injured in Frankford shooting

A man was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital late Monday night after being shot multiple times in Frankford. Police have not yet discovered a motive or suspects in the shooting.…

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