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RENEWing a South Philadelphia community starts by connecting with residents in need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janine S. Domingues-Vasquez PhilMont Nonprofit Development Center (856) 964-6800 jvasquez@pndcenter.org www.pndcenter.org PHILADELPHIA, PA May 5, 2011 – RENEW Community Development Corporation (RENEW CDC) will host its first…

    • Penn’s $370M research center

Penn’s $370M research center

The center in West Philadelphia is, according to Penn officials, the first medical research building on its campus — and one of the first anywhere — to be physically integrated into…

Groundbreaking for Sister Cities Park

The Center City District will celebrate the groundbreaking of Sister Cities Park   on Tuesday, May 10, at 12:00 noon at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Mayor Michael A. Nutter,…

    • Frank Lloyd Wright's distinctive horizontal style is evident in Ardmore's Suntop Homes.

Look Up! Wright was years ahead in 'Ardmore Experiment'

Frank Lloyd Wright’s only big project in the Philadelphia area, with its high-profile address on Old York Road in Elkins Park, was the pyramidal Beth Sholom Synagogue, built in 1959.Twenty…

    • A cross-section of the porous roadbed installed on Percy Street.

South Philly gets a street that will drink up water

One South Philadelphia street just got a little greener ― though you might not be able to tell just by looking at it.The asphalt of the 800 block of South…

    • FreePlay on the Parkway

FreePlay on the Parkway

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Councilman Darrell L. Clarke, and Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis—assisted by lots of children—will cut the ribbon at 12 noon on Saturday, May 21 for FreePlay on The…

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At-large interview: Joe McColgan

As primary elections approach, NEast Philly will interview council-at-large candidates so readers can get to know the names they’ll see on the ballot. Today we meet Joe McColgan. The St.…

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Driver crashes car into Somerton building

An unnamed male driver was rushed to Aria Health-Torresdale early Sunday morning after he drove his vehicle into a building in Somerton. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. and left the…

    • These signs have been removed

"Cash for Gold" signs removed from Delaware Avenue store. Legislation would define cash for gold as pawn.

It wasn't just the row house-sized store across from SugarHouse Casino that prompted a city councilman to introduce legislation specifically banning “cash for gold” stores from any spot where pawn shops…

Mode Shift: Philadelphia's Two-Wheeled Revolution in Progress

Bicycle Coalition study shows that South Philadelphia and Center City boast some of the highest levels of bike commuting in the country.  It also documents that the City's bike commuting rate…

2011 Architectural Walking Tour Season Opens May 1st

The Walking Tours will run, rain or shine, Saturdays at 10am and 2pm, Sundays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 6pm from May through October. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for…

    • Kids in Center City

For young families, the city is increasingly a viable option

Three-year-old Vaughn is distractedly wandering around the concourse of the Comcast Center, a yellow balloon in one hand, a crumpled piece of paper in the other. He's just one of dozens…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

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Frankford Civic Association executive board votes 'No' on the Bridge

The Frankford Civic Association voted Thursday night to write a letter of opposition to the city's Zoning Board, asking it to deny a zoning variance for the development of a new…

    • Brian O'Neill explains the impact of the zoning code. Photo by Ian Romano.

O'Neill says Zoning Code draft could hurt the Northeast

Brian O'Neill explains the impact of the zoning code. Photo by Ian Romano.This is the second in a two-part look at zoning in the Northeast. Read part one here.…

NEast Links 5/2 - 5/6

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Tuesday -- A gas leak slowed traffic Tuesday morning near Aramingo Avenue and Wakeling Street.…

    • Design contracts awarded for Manayunk bridge trail

Design contracts awarded for Manayunk bridge trail

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe next phase of the effort to turn the Manayunk Bridge into a pedestrian park and path connecting Philadelphia and Lower Merion is moving forward,…

    • Up is one of the movies that you can vote on to be shown at this summer's library film series.

Mt. Airy summer movies aims to spark interest in library area

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe grounds of the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy will become an open-air movie theater this summer, and residents are invited to help pick…

    • A new report gives suggestions on increasing ridership among students.

Report chronicles information gap between SEPTA and youth riders

Only 22 percent of college and high school students in Philadelphia have heard of SEPTA's Independence Pass.And only 16 percent have heard of Mobile SEPTA, the authority's mobile…

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Dog of the Week: Jenna

Jenna (A12281188) is a beautiful, mysterious 3-year-old pup. She is listed as a shepherd/terrier mix, but has also been mistaken for a Belgian, malinois and part pug (which she resents, because she…

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