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New Jersey Court decision on deepening appealed by environmental plaintiffs

Contact: Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, 215-369-1188 x102 (office & cell) Dave Pringle, New Jersey Environmental Federation, 732-996-4288 Jim Murphy, National Wildlife Federation, 802-552-4325   Philadelphia, PA – Delaware…

ZCC to vote March 2 on new code and to hold two more public meetings

The Zoning Code Commission announced this week that the vote to send its "preliminary report" to Philadelphia City Council will be held Wednesday, March 2. The ZCC has also scheduled two…

Financial Perspectives: Trusts aren't just for the wealthy

  There is a common misconception that trusts are set up and used only by wealthy people. This could not be further from the truth. Trusts can be great planning vehicles…

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Two women dead in Frankford double shooting

Two women were found yesterday afternoon after police responded to a call about gunshots in Frankford. The call came in just before 4 p.m. on the 5400-block of Rutland Street.…

Message from Victor Dover and John Norquist: HUD Sustainability Program at risk

We want to alert you to an impending threat to some relatively small but important programs that are on the chopping block in DC. Yesterday morning NY Times columnist and economist…

    • Planners like the concept of flashier signs on Market Street East, but say the legislation needs work

Planners like the concept of flashier signs on Market Street East, but say the legislation needs work

The Philadelphia Planning Commission Tuesday voted to oppose a legislative proposal that would allow animated billboards and building wraps on a portion of East Market Street.The area has lagged behind…

    • Once controversial parking garage proposal passes PCPC with no fuss

Once controversial parking garage proposal passes PCPC with no fuss

What had been a controversial proposal to build a parking garage next door to historic Arch Street United Methodist Church got planning commission approval Tuesday - and the blessing of the…

    • First draft of first city-wide comprehensive plan since 1960 is released

First draft of first city-wide comprehensive plan since 1960 is released

City planners Tuesday released the draft of Philadelphia's first city-wide comprehensive plan since 1960.“This is a very exciting first step,” said Alan Greenberger, Philadelphia City Planning Commision executive director and…

PCPC releases draft plan for review and comment period

The DRAFT will be available at www.philaplanning.org on Tuesday, Feb 15.             Comments can be sent by email to phila2035@phila.gov ; all comments will be reviewed by staff. Details:            The…

    • The blue-line draft expands where market and community-supported farms can operate (Michelle Goodwin/For NewsWorks/File photo)

How the blue-line zoning code draft affects N.W. Philly

Last week, the Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) released its blue-line draft of the city's new zoning code, which details the most recent changes to the More »

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Breaking: Frankford fire brings out multiple rescue crews

A fire in Frankford has fire and rescue crews from all over coming to help extinguish the blaze. A call from West Frankford Town Watch confirms 5107 Griscom Street is on…

    • A customer buys four dozen original glazed doughnuts at Krispy Kreme's grand opening, Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Krispy Kreme giving 100 dozens doughnuts to local organizations

Krispy Kreme Philadelphia is hosting a contest to give away 300 dozen doughnuts to selected community groups in the tri-state area, which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware.…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/11 - 2/13

Friday -- The man police believe is responsible for several 7-Eleven robberies since Sept. 2009 made an appearance Friday at a Tacony 7-Eleven. But instead of robbing it again, h…

    • The Fox Gun Factory across the street from Stenton Mansion is being demolished by the city. (Matt Satullo/for Newsworks)

Historic warehouse near Stenton Mansion finally comes down

An eyesore across the street from one of the oldest historic homes in Philadelphia will soon be nothing but dust. Neighbors say the hulking warehouse at 18th and Courtland streets in…

    • The Transit Village as it would look from the corner of Chew Avenue and East Washington Lane. (Image by Piatt Associates)

Mayor to announce additional funding for Mt. Airy Transit Village

A proposed "transit village" alongside the Washington Lane Regional Rail station just got one step closer to fruition. The mixed-use, mixed-income development headed by Mt. Airy, USA has won a $100,000…

    • The Clarence Moore House, 1321 Locust St., is a blend of European styles.

Look Up! Imaginative Eyre on Locust Street

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • Burholme Town Watch President and Police Radio Advisory Board member Paul Andris explains 911 operations

Police, Advisory Board talk 911 operations and 311

Burholme Town Watch President and Police Radio Advisory Board member Paul Andris explains 911 operationsNote: Due to technical difficulties, two videos cannot be uploaded. There's a difference between 311 and…

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District 172: Pretrial motions still await decisions in Perzel case

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab. While former…

NEast Links: Siren test, council race and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility tested its siren yesterday. The three-second test was done for a maintenance…

    • Developer of proposed Old City hotel complex says to understand his plans is to love them

Developer of proposed Old City hotel complex says to understand his plans is to love them

It's up to Old City residents whether the commercial space on the ground floor of a proposed hotel contains a bowling alley, an assortment of restaurants and a live music venue,…

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