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THURSDAY: Official Opening of Delaware River Trail

Please join us as we unveil the new Delaware River Trail  Thursday, May 27, 2010  12:45 PM South Trail Entrance at Pier 64 (Turn off Columbus Boulevard into the shopping center parking lot…

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Mayfair leaders hold preliminary Think Tank meeting

The idea isn't new: bring together all the Northeast civic, town watch and other community leaders to form a united front. But Mayfair leaders Monday night breathed new life into an…

    • Photo by Donny Smith

Readers' Photos: Cottman and Frankford Flyers celebration

We received several dozen photos of the chaos at Frankford and Cottman Monday night in honor of the Flyers entrance into the Stanley Cup playoff. As promised, we're not running any…

Real NEastate: See you next week

Real NEastate columnist Stacey McCarthy is on vacation this week. She'll return next week with more practical real estate advice for Northeast residents. Stacey McCarthy is a real estate agent with…

    • Abandoned pier and pilings

Going green, one acre at a time

May 26, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyStanding in the blazing sun, about thirty curious souls joined Amanda  Benner of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a sneak preview of what…

University City: Community grant awardees breathe new life into Clark Park

A message from the University City District: University City District (UCD) and the Clark Park Partnership, a consortium that oversees park maintenance, events, policies and capital projects, is proud to…

Bicyclist, transit rider and car driver to compete in commuter race

In celebration of Bike Month, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will be hosting the Sixth Annual Commuter Race between a bicyclist, a car driver and a transit rider. On Wednesday,…

    • Nutter with Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability

Greenworks Progress Report

Mayor Michael Nutter released the first annual Greenworks Philadelphia Progress Report as well as plans for 2011 Wednesday at a small neighborhood park in North Philadelphia.The festivities included food from…

    • Joe Casey (far left) at Silverliner V unveiling

Casey criticizes SEPTA unions at CAC session

May 26, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillySEPTA general manager Joe Casey dropped by a meeting of the Citizen Advisory Committee Tuesday night to talk about state and regional transportation…

    • The winner was Pat Cunnane (far right))

Biker wins 6th annual bike-car-transit commuter race

May 26, 2010 By Billy GallagherFor PlanPhilly As he reached City Hall, sweat dripping down his face and shirt, and a small group of dedicated cyclists cheering him on from…

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Gym teacher returns from Afghanistan

Sean Hodges got a warm welcome yesterday upon his return to Anne Frank Elementary School. The physical education teacher left his position at the school in January to serve a…

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Northeast man possibly responsible for Flyers-related vandalism

Police are seeking a Northeast resident for questioning surrounding the events that left a Canadian journalist's car damaged. Pat Hickey was covering Game 1 of the Flyers-Canadiens Eastern Conference for the…

Gaming control board approves SugarHouse table games request

May 25, 2010 The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this afternoon approved SugarHouse Casino's request to operate table games. Casino officials plan to open the casino with table games later this summer.…

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Market East sign district bill likely on hold until fall

May 25, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe hot debate over whether to allow larger, flashier signage on East Market Street has been put on summer simmer.First District…

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Somerton fire shuts down Bustleton Avenue

An early morning fire in Somerton shut down a portion of Bustleton Avenue. The fire broke out in a car detailing garage on Bustleton Avenue near Philmont Avenue around 6 a.m.,…

    • Hundreds of people packed Frankford Avenue May 15 for the May Fair. Photo by Donny Smith.

UPDATED Reader Submission: Mayfair slideshow

UPDATE (May 24, 1:40 p.m.) -- New photos added to slideshow. NEast Philly reader and proud Mayfair resident Donny Smith took some great photos at last weekend's Fallen Heroes Run/May…

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Weekend News Briefs: 5/21-5/23

Friday -- Police questioned an Academy Gardens man Friday night in connection with an early evening hit and run. A 13-year-old boy was struck at Frankford Avenue and Academy Road…

Mayor Nutter will release the Greenworks Philadelphia 2010 progress report

WHO:        Mayor Michael A Nutter  Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability  Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)  Community Organizations          WHAT:        Mayor Nutter will…

    • The oldest buildings of Workman Place

Look Up! 18th century housing in trendy Southwark

May 23, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on…

    • The East Passyunk Ave. intersection that could become a pop-up park

East Passyunk hoping for soda pop funding of pop-up park

May 23, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyRight now, it's a fairly standard Passyunk Avenue intersection. But a group of young urban designers are convinced that this spot, where…

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