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Minor injuries for firefighter battling Frankford blaze

A firefighter sustained minor injuries early Saturday morning in Frankford. West Frankford Town Watch reports the fire broke out in a single-family home on the 4700-block of Charles Terrace around 3:30…

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Missing the Northeast: Another look at the Archdiocese

This month’s a column is going to be a bit different than usual. Instead of discussing something I miss about the Northeast, I thought a long time and decided I wanted…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association says Siloam hasn't done enough to save historic church

Callowhill Neighborhood Association says Siloam hasn't done enough to save historic church

It was the Callowhill Neighborhood Association's turn before the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review Monday to try to stop the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption.In a…

Get an early view of Race Street Pier and help raise money for the arts

Want to be among the first to experience the new Race Street Pier? The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is hosting a preview event featuring local fare and a fireworks display the…

Daily News Op-Ed: An Assumption worth preserving

By MICHAEL GREENLE TOMORROW, the city Board of License and Inspection Review will continue to consider an appeal from the Callowhill Neighbors Assn. to reverse the decision allowing demolition of the…

    • Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

Transit First pilot program to hit streets next month

It's been more than a year in the making, but Transit First is about to hit the streets of Philadelphia. The city and SEPTA have chosen Route 47 to be the…

    • Another L&I round coming up for Church of the Assumption

Another L&I round coming up for Church of the Assumption

It's Round 2 tomorrow for the Callowhill Neighborhood Association as it argues before the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review to stop Siloam, a social service agency that owns the Church…

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New Bakers Square shopping center energizes a community

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf it sounded a bit like a revival meeting under the big tent set up in the parking lot of the old Tastykake Baking site…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawndale and Summerdale different despite similar suffix

You don't have to live in Summerdale or Lawndale to know that one is not the other. Lawndale is one-half of Lawncrest; Summerdale is another neighborhood entirely. It doesn't take much…

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Cat of the Week: Silk

Silk (A12413179), found on the streets, is a 5- to 10-year-old girl who is frightened in the noisy shelter. You can see the fear in her eyes in the pictures. She…

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Lexington Park state trooper facing drug charges

A state trooper from Lexington Park faces drug charges after allegedly stealing from an undercover Internal Affairs officer. Bret Gonzalez, 28, is charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. IAD…

Passyunk Ave. revitalization corp. restarts activities with three initiatives

When: Tuesday, March 29th at 11:00 AMThe Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation--PARC (formerly known as Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods) is pleased to announce the resumption of its neighborhood sidewalk cleaning…

    • This week's Germantown Chronicle on a stoop in Germantown. (Patrick Cobbs/for NewsWorks)

Germantown Newspapers has rent troubles in historic property

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTo Jim Foster, publisher of the Germantown Chronicle and Mt. Airy Independent newspapers, his young news enterprise’s shaky financial position is no different than that…

    • SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

Increased ridership continued to help SEPTA's budget picture in February, according to the SEPTA Board's monthly financial report.Ridership was up for the seventh consecutive month and 7 percent better than…

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Dog of the Week: Vinny

  My name is Vinny(A11842207)! I'm a 3- to 5-year-old pit mix. My owners brought me here to the shelter because I was too much responsibility. Well, yeah..hello..I'm a dog.. I…

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Police, mother look for driver in Frankford hit-and-run

Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene after striking a 4-year-old boy in Frankford. Carl Russ is now recovering from facial surgery. He was struck when he…

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Officer suspended for allegedly punching wife in bar

Police have suspended a fellow officer after he allegedly punched his estranged wife in a Mayfair bar last month. Officer James Graber, 36, was arrested Tuesday. He reportedly got into an…

    • The site of the proposed hotel, from the Ben Franklin Bridge

Councilman says a decision must soon be made on a controversial Old City hotel project

Legislation that would allow a hotel with a lower-level Toby Keith honkytonk to be built in Old City will be voted on by City Council within the next few weeks, said…

    • Rendering of planned garage showing ground-level retail

City Council passes zoning ordinance allowing parking garage to be built adjacent to historic Arch Street church

A parking garage with ground floor retail can be built adjacent to historic Arch Street United Methodist Church, thanks to zoning legislation passed by City Council Thursday.Months ago, developer Dennis…

    • Nuclear Power - possibility, probability and facts

Nuclear Power - possibility, probability and facts

By Ernest J. HarknessFor PlanPhillyThe nuclear plant situation at Fukushima-Daiichi has been a serious problem for the Japanese and it appears that the situation is improving. The Nuclear Industry…

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