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Woman found with slash wounds in Frankford

Police are investigating a crime that left a woman in critical condition late Tuesday in Frankford. A passerby discovered the woman on the 5300-block of Frankford Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night.…

    • NW Philly parents speculate on District's potential targets

NW Philly parents speculate on District's potential targets

By Amy  Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly As the Philadelphia School District moves closer to its plan to close, re-purpose or sell off as many as 50 buildings citywide, parents of students…

    • Chestnut Hill College Master Plan gets planning commission approval

Chestnut Hill College Master Plan gets planning commission approval

Update, 4/22/11, 2:49 p.m.: Video duplicate has been updated and is now correct. Chestnut Hill College's master plan outlining the development it hopes to complete on its main campus and at…

Changes made to city-wide comprehensive plan, including its name

The city-wide portion of the city's new comprehensive plan is getting renamed, among other changes. Instead of Philadelphia2035, it will now be called The Comprehensive Plan/Citywide Vision, planner Alan Urek, director…

Yorktown Master Plan calls for community preservation, revitalized green space and spruced-up gateways

A master plan to maintain and improve Yorktown – a small neighborhood near Temple University - has been approved by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.Yorktown is “One of the most…

    • A rendering of the Parkside mixed-use development

In North and West Philadelphia, two urban renewal plans move forward

Update, 4/22/11, 2:49 p.m.: Duplicate videos have been removed and updated and are now correct. Community organizations in North and West Philadelphia came a step closer this week to turning blocks…

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Police search for Upper Holmesburg robbery suspect

Police are searching for the man who robbed Upper Holmesburg's Deluxe Pharmacy last month. On March 23, the suspect showed a pharmacy employee a handgun and demanded drugs with a note.…

    • L to R: City Councilman Brian O’Neill, State Rep. Brendan Boyle, Sen. Stack, Cranaleith Director Sister Mary Trainer, RSM (in the driver’s seat), Sister Christine McCann, RSM (President of the Sisters

Grant will expand Somerton's Cranaleith Education and Conference Center

L to R: City Councilman Brian O’Neill, State Rep. Brendan Boyle, Sen. Stack, Cranaleith Director Sister Mary Trainer, RSM (in the driver’s seat), Sister Christine McCann, RSM (President of the Sisters…

    • Officers James Boccalupo, James Snyder, Dimitrios Loizos, John Schmidt and John Seymour were honored at 8th District Officers of the Month for April. Photo courtesy of the 8th PDAC.

Five officers names 8th District Officer of the Month

Officers James Boccalupo, James Snyder, Dimitrios Loizos, John Schmidt and John Seymour were honored at 8th District Officers of the Month for April. Photo courtesy of the 8th PDAC. The 8th Police…

Real NEastate: What should I do for an open house?

Q: I am selling my home in Fox Chase without the help of a real estate agent. I am planning an open house so I have placed an ad in the…

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Holme Circle man charged with Temple University crash

Charges have been filed against a Holme Circle man for the crash that critically injured a Temple University student. Ivan Pauline of the 2900-block of Welsh Road is charged with aggravated assault,…

    • Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

The American Commerce Center's developer still has the zoning relief needed to build the city's tallest skyscraper, Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Gary Jastrzab told commissioners Tuesday.Passed by City…

    • “Access to healthy and affordable foods is a really big issue for Philadelphians,” said Dr. Giridhar Mallya

Francisville: The Importance of Fresh Food

By Mary Mazzoni For PlanPhilly This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. Katie Searl hoped to cut back on the use of…

    • Bowman plan: Demolish Magarity building and reverse traffic flow on Hartwell Lane

Bowman plan: Demolish Magarity building and reverse traffic flow on Hartwell Lane

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly Chestnut Hill residents got their first real look Tuesday night at a redevelopment proposal that would dramatically remake the former Magarity Ford site on Germantown…

Planning Commission gives nod to medical office tower atop garage at 8th and Walnut

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission this week gave its approval to two zoning bills that would allow a medical office tower to rise from a parking garage at 8th and Walnut…

A closer look at Philadelphia's 2010 Census data

City planner Jametta Johnson this week gave the planning commission an overview of Philadelphia census data related to population, race and ethnicity, putting the information in regional, state and national context.…

    • Grasso's proposal, as of last fall

Proposal for 3,000-patron live music venue in Fishtown heads to City Council

Zoning legislation that would allow developer David Grasso to transform a 7,600 square foot warehouse into a live music venue/performance space at Richmond and Beach streets in Fishtown is headed for…

Center City District: People are moving here and feel safe but job diversity is needed

According to the annual State of Center City report released Tuesday by the Center City District, the population is growing, and so are educational and medical institutions - not to mention…

    • Sparks fly at SEPTA operating budget hearing

Sparks fly at SEPTA operating budget hearing

SEPTA has a relatively boring operating budget proposal for next year. The $1.23 billion plan contains no fare hikes or service reductions.But that didn't stop a confrontation from erupting at…

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School buses burned, vandalized at Woodhaven Road depot

Authorities are investigating the vandalism of more than a dozen buses at the depot on the 3800-block of Woodhaven Road. The buses were discovered yesterday with smashed windows as crews…

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