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SEPTA is short railcars for commute

If your train’s been crowded recently, it’s not just your imagination.SEPTA general manager Joe Casey said at a SEPTA Board meeting this afternoon.Out of 349 railcars, 42 were out…

SEPTA approves borrowing to buy new railcars

The SEPTA Board approved the authority’s first borrowing plan in 12 years Thursday afternoon, agreeing to spend up to $250 million to purchase 120 new Silverliner V regional rail cars and…

    • SEPTA gets smart card assist from PIDC

SEPTA gets smart card assist from PIDC

The first death knell sounded for the era of the token this afternoon, as the SEPTA Board approved an innovative financing plan that would pay for a new smart card fare…

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UPDATED Police recover 250 guns from Holmesburg home

UPDATE: Sources from the city confirm the recovered guns were removed from the home of the deceased Joseph Kelly. All of the guns were registered to Kelly. Authorities believe some may…

    • 15th District Captain Bachmayer

15th District Captain: "You're not allowed to put anything out to block your spot"

15th District Captain Bachmayer With another snowfall on its way, Mayfair residents noted at last night's civic association meeting that some people are already saving their parking spots. "You're not allowed…

UPDATED Community meetings canceled tonight: Jan. 26

The Holme Circle Civic Association meeting has been canceled due to snow. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 23. UPDATED: The Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting has been rescheduled for…

Real NEastate: Should we fix up a hoarder's house to sell it?

Q: My mother-in-law recently passed away and my husband has to sell her house in East Torresdale. She was a hoarder, and it will be costly to remove her things. Because…

    • ZCC meeting: 45-page change memo and more timeline debate

ZCC meeting: 45-page change memo and more timeline debate

Zoning revision desires and exigencies collided at Wednesday's meeting of the Zoning Code Commission. Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger began the 42nd meeting of the ZCC by announcing that the commissioners would…

    • Gaming Board details its decision to revoke Foxwoods Casino license

Gaming Board details its decision to revoke Foxwoods Casino license

Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners lost its casino license because an “immeasurable void of unfulfilled promises and commitments” led to an end of the board's patience, Chairman Gregory Fajt wrote for…

    • Bill Green has a timing issue with ZCC

Bill Green has a timing issue with ZCC

Councilman Bill Green called the timeline to refer zoning code revisions to City Council "extraordinarily aggressive" at Wednesday's meeting of the Zoning Code Commission. The ZCC is tentatively scheduled to vote…

    • Wayne's polar express

On time! despite unexpected AM snowstorm

Regional Rail passengers in Wayne were pleasantly surpised when the 7:12 Silverliner II (local to Bryn Mawr express to Center City) arrived at the station at exactly 7:12. Here's hoping that…

Boulevard overpass closed for potential damage; reopen

The Strahle Street overpass on Roosevelt Boulevard was closed temporarily yesterday morning due to what appeared to be damage. A police officer closed the lanes under the overpass after seeing what…

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Vacant Franklin Mills restaurant up in flames

The old Chi-Chis restaurant in Franklin Mills caught fire early last night. Firefighters were called to Franklin Mills Circle around 6 p.m. after the vacant building caught fire.As of 6:30 p.m.,…

No amphibious boats on the Schuylkill

The city will not award a contract for amphibious vehicle tours of the Schuylkill River, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today.“The City has fully reviewed Ride the Ducks proposal for…

    • Cityscape from Bartram's Garden

Peter Harnik on "Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities" and their applications for Philadelphia.

Peter Harnik, the director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land, comes to Philadelphia next Monday to talk about Green 2015, the action plan…

Gas leak at Cottman Avenue between Leon and Frankford

Police, fire and PGW crews are on Cottman Avenue between Leon Street and Frankford Avenue where a gas leak has been reported. The Inquirer reports about two dozen people have been…

    • SPIN CEO and founder David Losinno (red rose) with his team at the 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo by Christopher Wink.

SPIN leader David Losinno stepping down

SPIN CEO and founder David Losinno (red rose) with his team at the 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo by Christopher Wink. Effective next Monday, SPIN, Inc. founder and CEO…

    • Elaine Goldberg

Memorial for Elaine Goldberg in Oxford Circle

Elaine Goldberg A memorial benefit for Kensington Strangler victim Elaine Goldberg was held Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Church in Oxford Circle. The 21-year-old Holme Circle resident was the first…

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Missing the Northeast: Snow days

I’ll admit. This month’s column is more about missing my childhood than it is necessarily about missing the Northeast. Fortunately, I happened to have spent my whole childhood in Philadelphia. So,…

    • Bernard Guet, executive director of the Roxborough Development Corporation

Ridge Avenue revitalization plans move forward

This summer, construction will kick off on a $2.2 million streetscape project for Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, bringing new signage, green space and sidewalks to More »

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