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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Picking neighborhoods out of a hat

A lot of the mistakes featured in Right NEast/Wrong NEast stem from street name confusion (ie: calling a neighborhood Frankford just because it's near Frankford Avenue). We can honestly say we…

Real NEastate: How to price your home

Q: I want to move in 2011. What is the best thing for me to do to try to sell my Northeast condo quickly and for the highest price? A: The…

Illuminating the Issues, a new study on energy use of digital signs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     December 21, 2010 Contact: Mary Tracy 215-731-1796 As digital signage continues to proliferate around the country, a new report, Illuminating the Issues, examines the technical, environmental,…

    • Tire swings hang from trees at a small park on 5th street near York and Dauphin.

Special Report: How the city serves Eastern North Philadelphia

The handball court on the 2300 block of N. 5th Street is not much to look at. Weeds grow out of cracks in the pavement. The tiny playground beside the court…

    • Historic face-lift in Blue Bell Hill

Historic face-lift in Blue Bell Hill

As you’re waxing up the snowboard or dusting off your floppy flyer, you may have noticed construction going on at the top of Tommy’s Hill. More »

    • Zoning Feedback: Community Development Corporations weigh in

Zoning Feedback: Community Development Corporations weigh in

In Philadelphia's neighborhoods, community development corporations (CDCs) do much of the heavy lifting of redevelopment, and play a major role in stabilizing teetering neighborhoods while laying the groundwork for private growth.…

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Taser death ruled accidental

The Medical Examiner's office confirmed yesterday the October death of a teenager tasered by police was accidental. Patrick Johnson, 18, died two months ago after a police officer tased him following…

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Stolen SUV pulled from river in East Torresdale

Police have confirmed the SUV pulled from the Delaware River yesterday morning is stolen. A jogger spotted the sunken Lincoln Navigator Monday morning near Delaware and Linden avenues in East Torresdale.…

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First degree murder in Tacony shootings

Two Tacony men have been found guilty of first degree murder in the 2007 killings of a man and a teenager. A jury found Gerald Drummond, 26, and Robert McDowell, 28,…

    • Total lunar eclipse on Winter Solstice: almost 400 years in the making

Total lunar eclipse on Winter Solstice: almost 400 years in the making

PlanPhilly photos Memo from Robert Roy Britt Lunar eclipses are always special, but the early Tuesday represents a real rarity: It will be the first time a total lunar eclipse…

    • Destroy This Memory by Richard Misrach, a new book that documents and reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Photo essays for the Holidays

Three photography books released this year give wildly different treatments to a subject near and dear to every urbanite's heart  —abandoned cities. But alone, or together, they also make the perfect…

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Weekend News Briefs: 12/17-12/19

Friday -- Frankford residents gathered Friday in Overington Park to spread holiday cheer through the neighborhood with some Christmas carols. Saturday -- Two police officers were injured following a…

    • Historic Wissahickon building gets new tenant

Historic Wissahickon building gets new tenant

After searching for 10 years, the Fairmount Park Historic Foundation Trust has finally found a tenant for Glen Fern, an 18th-century stone house alongside Wissahickon Creek. The Trust signed a lease…

Center City lights add joy to the holidays

(December 20, 2010) – The frosty air will be bright with dazzling lights throughout Center City, as property owners join the Center City District by highlighting the city’s buildings and landmarks…

    • Mitchell/Giurgola Associates built an

A legacy of great architects and preservationists on the Penn campus

Some of the leading 20th century architects of the region and nation have taught or been trained at the University of Pennsylvania. The atmosphere that produced the “Philadelphia School” has, in…

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Northeast Regional Library uses funding for helpful programs

Frank Peterson interacts with patrons of the Free Library System on a daily basis. Peterson, the head of the newspapers and magazines department at the Northeast Regional Branch, has been working…

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Nine arrested at Frankford High School

Nine Frankford High School students were arrested Wednesday morning after a fight broke out in a hallway. School security was called to the area when a large group of female students…

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Zoning: Oak Lane Diner illegal

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission declined to take action on a bill legalizing Oak Lane Diner, which was built without a permit. It was the second bill of its…

Planned Chestnut Hill dialysis center gets zoning O.K.

City Council passed a bill today that would allow a controversial dialysis center to open in Chestnut Hill. The proposed center, to be located on 10 E. Moreland Ave., pitted City…

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Frances Clay, 57, Frankford Civic Association President, has died

This obituary will continue to be updated. Help us honor Frances by leaving comments of your memories of her, and contacting us here with further details. Not a month after calling…

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