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Teenager killed in Frankford shooting

UPDATE (Sept. 7, 9:36 a.m.) -- Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Nasiyis Malik Ingram of the 4800-block of Tackawanna Street. An 18-year-old died early Sunday morning following a shooting…

    • An aerial view of Father Judge's bigtop circus tent. Photo provided by Father Judge High School.

Photos: Police and Fire circus at Father Judge

Father Judge, along with the Retired Police, Fire & Prison Guard Association, hosted a circus Tuesday. The event was run by Philadelphia's retired civic servants as a thank you to those…

Financial Perspectives: Retirement study

  This is a special edition of Your Personal CFO in which certified financial planner and NEast Philly columnist Jim Heisler is seeking your insight on retirement planning. If you're…

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Serial bank robber strikes again?

Suspected bank robber Joseph DiFalco is wanted yet again -- this time for a robbery in Mayfair. A man whom police believe to DiFalco entered the M&T Bank branch on the…

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Arrests in break-in at North Catholic

Police were called out twice this morning to the former Northeast Catholic High School building after reports of unauthorized people in the building. The first call came around 3 a.m.when…

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Holy Family art exhibit features Gulf oil spill renderings

Artist Wendy Osterweil is putting a creative spin on the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Osterweil is expressing her disgust with the spill -- and the nation's waste of natural…

    • Preservation rally for ill-fated PLICO Building

Sign up and join the conversation with PlanPhilly's new discussion tools

A few years back, when Penn Praxis was developing a long-range vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront, thousands of Philadelphians turned out for hundreds of meetings to let politicians, planners and…

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Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger tribute band, rocks Pennypack Park concert

As many as a 1,000 families, friends and neighbors put down lawn chairs, rolled out blankets and fanned out in front of the stage at Pennypack Park last night to hear…

    • Residents from WEL's four locations made more than 200 sock puppets to be given to underprivileged children in Egypt. Photo courtesy of Wesley Enhanced Living.

WEL residents get creative to bring smiles to Egypt

Earlier this month, Gwen Ro0ker, a Philadelphia-based CWB volunteer, stopped by WEL's Burholme residence to accept the donation. These particular puppets will be given to Sudanese refugee children living in Cairo,…

Azavea and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia Launch CommonSpace Web Application Making Social Fun Easier While Promoting Walking, Biking, and Public Transit

See related PlanPhilly coverage View this press release as a PDF  Philadelphia, PA, September 2, 2010 – Today, Azavea, an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, and the Sustainable…

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New blog brings an artist's eye to historic preservation

It’s part secret cinema, part New Yorker portraiture, part soft-boiled detective. “Field Notes (,” the month-old blog on the website of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, takes a…

Real NEastate: Moving out of Rhawnhurst

Q: My home has been for sale in Rhawnhurst too long. I wanted to move before the kids started school, so I put it up for sale at the beginning of…

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Fishtowners say no to Richmond Street music venue

Fishtown residents voted 57 to 38 against endorsing a live music venue proposed for 2055 Richmond Street. Developer David Grasso, president of Grasso holdings, told the crowd gathered at First Presbyterian…

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Parks & Rec getting down to land disposition work

As we leave the summer behind, the new Parks & Recreation Commission is ready to get down to work, with its first meeting since the official merger scheduled for Sept. 22.…

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Mummer's Hall for sale - where will they go?

As Brownstoner reported this morning, the Greater Kensington String Band is selling its long-standing Tacony residence [photo]. The hall, at Cottman Avenue and Edmund Street -- near recently rehabbed…

    • J. Doe was beaten in a shopping center parking lot early Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Fox 29.

Unidentified man beaten in shopping center

Authorities are trying to identify a man who was severely beaten Saturday. The man was reportedly beaten in the parking lot of Tower Plaza [map] around 7:45 a.m.…

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Watermain break in Mayfair

Residents of the 6300-block of Revere Street got an unpleasant wake-up call this morning: an eight-inch watermain break. The break happened around 5 a.m. between Robbins  and Levick streets --…

Fishtowners say no to Richmond Street music venue

Fishtown residents voted 57 to 38 against endorsing a live music venue proposed for 2055 Richmond Street. Developer David Grasso, president of Grasso holdings, told the crowd gathered at First Presbyterian…

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Off-duty officer's car ends up in river

Police in Tacony are looking for a car in the Delaware River. An off-duty police officer told authorities he drove the car into the river near Levick and Milnor streets under…

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Weekend News Briefs: 8/27 - 8/29

Friday -- It was reported over the weekend that Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz's office was threatened Wednesday. Northeast resident Jesse Keel, 44, called Schwartz's office Wednesday to report a problem. When he…

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