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Financial Perspectives: Homemakers need to plan, too

  In many families both parents work full-time jobs, but in the Northeast a lot of families are able to make ends meet with only one spouse working full-time (or the…

City Planning sends proposed capital budget to mayor's office

Philadelphia Planning Commissioners today approved a proposed six-year capital budget plan for Philadelphia, which allocates $9 billion from local, state, federal and private sources for projects in physical and technological infrastructure,…

Local author tells tales of historic Fishtown and Kensington cemeteries

Dead people generally keep pretty quiet. But in his latest book, local historian Kenneth Milano tells tales of long-gone fishermen, shipbuilders, soldiers, ancestors of a great baseball family, community leaders and…

    • ZCC headed for a Wednesday vote; stakeholders headed for ongoing advocacy

ZCC headed for a Wednesday vote; stakeholders headed for ongoing advocacy

The Zoning Code Commission will vote on March 2 whether to send its draft of Philadelphia's revised zoning code to City Council. Over the past month, interviews with stakeholders and discussions…

    • Mmmm, sausage-making: Extra ZCC hearings air out ongoing zoning concerns

Mmmm, sausage-making: Extra ZCC hearings air out ongoing zoning concerns

On the heels of the contentious February 9 meeting of the Zoning Code Commission, the ZCC announced two public meetings to review stakeholder comments - on February 18 and 28. The…

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Subway lines proposed along the Boulevard

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is proposing a new subway station near the corner of Bustleton Avenue and Robbins Street, along Roosevelt Boulevard. The station would be a subway and elevated…

    • Photo courtesy of the Office of Mike Stack

Photo: Stack at Father Judge for scholarship announcement

Photo courtesy of the Office of Mike Stack Sen. Mike Stack joined students from Father Judge High School for Thursday's announcement of Earned Income Tax Credit scholarships to 23 local parochial, charter and early…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/25 - 2/27

Friday -- Two women in their early 20s died Friday morning in a single-car crash in Somerton. Melissa Lees, 22, of the 800-block of Barlow Street; and Caitlin Hennessey,…

    • Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

If SEPTA ends up adopting a one-way fare collection system for regional rail, it will be blazing fairly new ground.Almost no other major tgransportation system has tried something similar.But…

2011 Preservation Alliance Award winners

2011 AWARD WINNERS JUST ANNOUNCED!Detailed listing including all project participants to follow. List currently includes project, honoree, architect.THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARDfor lifetime achievement in historic preservationNick Gianopulos,…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Redlines are red, bluelines are blue, a final(ish) cut through the code and a change memo too! My poet friends are so proud of me. The revision of Philadelphia's zoning code…

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High turnout for first 8th District Burglary Seminar

Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens The first in a series of monthly Burglary Seminar/Luncheons hosted by the 8th PDAC was a huge success on Monday at Cannstatter's Volksfest-Verein, with a combination of 65…

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I-95 billboard contest winner announced

Image courtesy of Visit Philly "Dear Philadelphia, You had me at yo!" It's short, sweet and so appropriate. Visit Philly has announced the winner of its billboard contest, which let…

    • Matt Morgan 12, plays at Reale's on Frankford Avenue once a month.

Video: Local bands get publicity through Out on the Town magazine

Matt Morgan 12, plays at Reale's on Frankford Avenue once a month. Check out the video below of some talented Northeast musicians who spend their weekends playing in local bars and…

NEast Links: New park for Tacony, neighborhoods under stress and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Tacony is getting a new park. Work will start in the summer or fall on Lardner's…

Transit advocates want a test of one-way fares

The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers wants SEPTA to test out a one-way fare proposal on two regional rail lines before adopting it system-wide.One-way fares, in which riders would…

    • The Manayunk Canal dredging project is scheduled to be complete by late 2012.

Dredging plans for Manayunk Canal move forward

If nature had its way, the Manayunk Canal would eventually turn into wetlands. To keep that from happening, the city's Department of Parks Recreation will begin dredging the waterway in 2012.…

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Dog of the Week: Kya

Kya (A12409192) is a super cute 2-year-old female boxer mix that came into the shelter after her owners decided they did not have enough time for her. To make matters worse,…

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Cat of the Week: Sandy

Sandy (A12399730) is a beautiful dilute calico girl, who's owners left her behind when they moved. This sweet 5-year-old girl is an "awesome cat" who is well-mannered and quiet. She's front…

    • John Buckley of Buckley Construction (L) talks with Holme Circle Civic President Joe Razler (R) about the work being done on the Holme Avenue bridge.

Holme Avenue bridge work expected to finish July 2012

John Buckley of Buckley Construction (L) talks with Holme Circle Civic President Joe Razler (R) about the work being done on the Holme Avenue bridge. About 25 people attended last night's…

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