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Reader Submission: Westboro Baptist protests

Westboro Baptist protests in NE Philly “An everyday Christian’s point of view” When I learned that the “good ‘ol righteous folks” from Westboro Baptist Church were going to hold protests at…

    • People with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities turn to Pegasus Riding Academy for a balanced lifestyle.

Overcoming obstacles with Pegasus Riding Academy

People with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities turn to Pegasus Riding Academy for a balanced lifestyle.This is the first in a two-part series that examines the Pegasus Riding Academy and…

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Weekend News Briefs: 12/10-12/12

Friday -- The Philadelphia Police Officer who was shot late Thursday night was released from Temple University Hospital early Friday morning. Officer Kevin Gorman of Mayfair was shot in the…

Community Meeting on Amphibious Vehicle Tours on the Schuylkill

Community Meeting on Amphibious Vehicle Tours on the SchuylkillWhen:  December  15, 2010 at 7 PMWhere:  The Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street…

    • SCRUB: Race Street project on tap in council

SCRUB: Race Street project on tap in council

Thursday Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 City Hall Room 400 Council to hear public comments and vote on a six story video billboard facing motorists on Ben Franklin Bridge and local…

Brandywine Realty Trust presents grant

The Brandywine Realty Trust recently pledged $25,000 towards the World class Greater Philadelphia initiative for the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative brings together business, nonprofit,…

Center for Architecture's Toy Exhibition

The Center for Architecture is having a toy exhibition from November 26th - February 4, 2011. It's an event that is fun for the whole family, with opportunities to explore new additions…

    • The view of the northeast corner of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, dominated by the bell tower and apse.

Look Up! John Notman's brownstone temples

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • Illustration courtesy of SCRUB

Final vote on controversial Race Street hotel comes this week

City Council is set to vote Thursday on a zoning bill that would allow a hotel proposed for Old City to include a controversial electronic sign and live entertainment.The bill…

Hate group coming to the Northeast

Westboro Baptist Church has announced it'll bring its touring schedule the the Northeast. The nationally recognized hate group has targeted Archbishop Ryan High School, Father Judge High School and JCC Klein…

Harrah's spokeswoman says Harrah's and Foxwoods filed documents with gaming board

A Harrah's spokeswoman said Harrah's and Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners - aka Foxwoods Casino - filed documents with the state gaming board today. Today was the deadline set by the Pennsylvania…

    • Making Ridge Ave. more pedestrian-friendly

Making Ridge Ave. more pedestrian-friendly

 A bill limiting car use in parts of Roxborough has won a key victory in City Council. Introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., the zoning bill seeks to revitalize Ridge Avenue…

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Three dead in separate accidents

Three people died of their injuries sustained in separate accidents across the region yesterday. The accidents happened in Summerdale, Wissinoming and Burholme.Around 12:40 yesterday morning, Tyrell Graves of the 900-block…

    • Image courtesy of Soul Enlightenment.

NEast Philly Holiday Photo Contest

Image courtesy of Soul Enlightenment. Does your neighbor have an obnoxious holiday display? Do YOU have an obnoxious holiday display? Or maybe your dog just looks really cute with a Santa…

    • Plans for the Wawa at Grant Avenue and Krewstown road include knocking down most of the existing shopping center and adding parking.

Wawa set for Krewstown/Grant intersection

Plans for the Wawa at Grant Avenue and Krewstown road include knocking down most of the existing shopping center and adding parking. Demolition for the BP gas station at Grant Avenue…

Nutter participates in Campus Apartments groundbreaking

Philadelphia, December 9, 2010- Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Campus Apartments CEO David Adelman attended a groundbreaking ceremony at a new all-suite, extended stay hotel at 4109 Walnut Street in University…

    • Follow-up to Bradford Alley construction fight

Follow-up to Bradford Alley construction fight

Sue Ann Prince has proclaimed herself "anonymous no more," and to prove it, she stood before the Zoning Board of Adjustment yesterday to appeal a recent permit issued by the Department…

    • Rezoning plan that would allow Fresenius Medical Care to stay open longer. (Holly Otterbein/for NewsWorks)

Dialysis center zoning bill advances

Depending on how you look at it, today's City Council hearing about a proposed dialysis center in Chestnut Hill is either an example of petty, job-killing NIMBYism or a conspiracy by…

    • Betty Turner, far right, pictured with a group of CPI graduates (Photo by Bridget Kulik)

NW Philadelphian graduates from Citizens Planning Institute

 Betty Turner, a 73-year-old Northwest Philadelphian, has years of experience struggling through the thickets of the city's bureaucracy in order to better her hometown. She's presided over two community development corporations,…

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Trial set for Kraft killer

A trial has been ordered for Yvonne Hiller, who's charged with the shooting rampage that took place in the Kraft Factory in September. Hiller will be arraigned later this month…

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