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2011 Preservation Alliance Award winners

2011 AWARD WINNERS JUST ANNOUNCED!Detailed listing including all project participants to follow. List currently includes project, honoree, architect.THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARDfor lifetime achievement in historic preservationNick Gianopulos,…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Redlines are red, bluelines are blue, a final(ish) cut through the code and a change memo too! My poet friends are so proud of me. The revision of Philadelphia's zoning code…

    • Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

If SEPTA ends up adopting a one-way fare collection system for regional rail, it will be blazing fairly new ground.Almost no other major tgransportation system has tried something similar.But…

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High turnout for first 8th District Burglary Seminar

Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens The first in a series of monthly Burglary Seminar/Luncheons hosted by the 8th PDAC was a huge success on Monday at Cannstatter's Volksfest-Verein, with a combination of 65…

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I-95 billboard contest winner announced

Image courtesy of Visit Philly "Dear Philadelphia, You had me at yo!" It's short, sweet and so appropriate. Visit Philly has announced the winner of its billboard contest, which let…

    • Matt Morgan 12, plays at Reale's on Frankford Avenue once a month.

Video: Local bands get publicity through Out on the Town magazine

Matt Morgan 12, plays at Reale's on Frankford Avenue once a month. Check out the video below of some talented Northeast musicians who spend their weekends playing in local bars and…

NEast Links: New park for Tacony, neighborhoods under stress and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Tacony is getting a new park. Work will start in the summer or fall on Lardner's…

Transit advocates want a test of one-way fares

The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers wants SEPTA to test out a one-way fare proposal on two regional rail lines before adopting it system-wide.One-way fares, in which riders would…

    • The Manayunk Canal dredging project is scheduled to be complete by late 2012.

Dredging plans for Manayunk Canal move forward

If nature had its way, the Manayunk Canal would eventually turn into wetlands. To keep that from happening, the city's Department of Parks Recreation will begin dredging the waterway in 2012.…

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Dog of the Week: Kya

Kya (A12409192) is a super cute 2-year-old female boxer mix that came into the shelter after her owners decided they did not have enough time for her. To make matters worse,…

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Cat of the Week: Sandy

Sandy (A12399730) is a beautiful dilute calico girl, who's owners left her behind when they moved. This sweet 5-year-old girl is an "awesome cat" who is well-mannered and quiet. She's front…

    • John Buckley of Buckley Construction (L) talks with Holme Circle Civic President Joe Razler (R) about the work being done on the Holme Avenue bridge.

Holme Avenue bridge work expected to finish July 2012

John Buckley of Buckley Construction (L) talks with Holme Circle Civic President Joe Razler (R) about the work being done on the Holme Avenue bridge. About 25 people attended last night's…

    • The towpath improvement project is scheduled to begin mid-year and will take up to four months to complete. (Megan Pinto)

Manayunk Towpath rehabilitation to begin this summer

Bikers, joggers and walkers, take note: Parts of the Manayunk Towpath will be closed periodically this summer. The city's Department of Parks & Recreation is More »

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s facebook page

We’re pleased to share an article written by Kellie Patrick Gates for Planphilly.com’s website about the proposed development, Lardner’s Point Park.  To read the original article, click on the following link: …

    • Gaming Oversight Committee considers future of former Foxwoods license

Gaming Oversight Committee considers future of former Foxwoods license

The House Gaming Oversight Committee met Thursday morning to take testimony on a bill that would open Foxwood's license up to state-wide bid.But the Foxwoods team hasn't given up on…

    • James J. DiVergilis

Attorney says city's large numbers of Asians, Slavs are big reason it could handle two casinos

Philadelphia's large Asian and Slavic populations help make it the right place for a second casino, an attorney for a company that had pondered bidding to run a gaming operation here…

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Fresh Grocer closing on Chelten; Save-A-Lot opening amid many concerns

Sometime in the next couple weeks, Fresh Grocer on Chelten Avenue and Pulaski Street will shut its doors. The store's spokesperson, Carlie Stross, declined to say what would become of the…

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Victim identified in Wissinoming fire

Authorities have identified the victim of Monday morning's fire in Wissinoming. Robert Irvine, longtime homeowner of the house on the 4100-block of Howell Street, was found on the home's first…

Real NEastate: Buying could be cheaper than renting

Q: My 29-year old daughter is renting a house around the corner from me in East Mayfair for $850 a month. She has a landlord who does nothing for her, and…

    • Spence's grandmother Shirley Phelps-Pollard holds up pictures from Spence's Frankford football days.

Teenager arrested in fatal shooting of Christopher Spence

Spence's grandmother Shirley Phelps-Pollard holds up pictures from Spence's Frankford football days. Police have arrested a teenager for Saturday's shooting death of Christopher Spence. Tyrese Ford, 19, has been charged…

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