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Tonight's meetings to be held as planned: Jan. 18

Meetings for tonight are expected to be held as plans. We've confirmed the following: Lawncrest Community Association meeting: meeting on time Northwood Civic Association meeting: meeting on time 7th District Town…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Holmesburg flags invisible to Action News

Those pesky Upper Holmesburg flags. One minute they're there, then a TV station comes along and they disappear. That must be what happened when NBC called Holmesburg Frankford in July.…

Financial Perspectives: Surviving the loss of a spouse

Losing your spouse can be a catastrophic event – maybe second only to losing a child. In many instances the surviving spouse is so distraught that they have a hard time…

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Man fatally shot in Frankford

A man died early yesterday afternoon after being shot in Frankford. A 12 p.m. call from West Frankfor Town Watch tipped us off to the shooting. At the time, police were…

    • Meg Greenfield is the chairwoman of the EFCC's zoning and land use committee. (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

Redlined zoning code draft proposes more changes

The Zoning Code Commission is currently undergoing the Herculean task of rewriting the city's zoning code for the first time in nearly 50 years, and last month, it released its redlined…

    •  Shanghai's World Financial Center / Ryan Graves

Franck (Ha!) talk on the architect-client relationship

There's a great story about the design of Shanghai's World Financial Center, completed in 2008 and by some considerations the world's tallest building. Although architects from Kohn Pederssem Fox initially envisioned…

    • New proposed development at 19th and Arch

Here we go again: Residential, restaurant, office space proposed for Arch

Talk about moving on. A couple years ago, the Planning Commission was being wooed by developers who wanted to plop a monolith called the American Commerce Center, a mixed-use tower which…

Report: Calif. group wants USS Olympia

Associated Press VALLEJO, Calif. - A Vallejo group wants to give the USS Olympia, the historic 19th-century warship now moored in Philadelphia, a new home in the San Francisco Bay area.…

Future City Philadelphia Looking for Volunteers

Happy New Year from Future City! Teams from 42 schools are heading towards the finish line, completing their models and practicing their presentations. All we need now are more volunteers to…

University City District seeks community support for residents displaced by the five-alarm fire Monday night

More than 160 firefighters battled the five-alarm blaze that raged through the Windermere Court Apartments at 48th and Walnut streets. Clouds of black smoke could be seen as far as Center…

    • Proposed River Road overlay removal sparks concerns

Proposed River Road overlay removal sparks concerns

Tonight, a group of Roxborough residents is holding an emergency meeting on how the city's proposed zoning code rewrite could affect a quaint residential area More »

Photos: Snow and ice

Even if you hate the snow and ice, are tired of shoveling and more than ready for spring, the photos below are nothing but beautiful. Check out the slideshow from the…

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Man fatally struck by two cars in Upper Holmesburg

A man died early this morning after being struck by two cars in Upper Holmesburg. Reports indicate the man was struck once on the 8500-block of Frankford Avenue, and struck again…

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Weekend shooting started with road rage

New details have been released in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man early Friday night. Police say the 42-year-old suspect and the victim were involved in a minor car…

    • Richard DeMarco is running for judge.

Exit Interview: Richard DeMarco, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Richard DeMarco felt that his background very well matched the Zoning Code Commission when Council President Anna Verna appointed him to the body in 2007. A zoning, land use and real…

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Man fatally shot overnight

A man was fatally shot last night on the 6200-block of Frankford Avenue. West Frankford Town Watch reported the following:"A 20-year-old man was fatally shot last night, police said.…

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Al Taubenberger will run for City Council in Jack Kelly at-large seat

Al Taubenberger, the  President of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce who ran unsuccessfully in 2007 as the Republican mayoral candidate, will run for an at-large City Council this year.…

    • Courtesy of GoPhila.

Design your own billboard and see it on I-95

Courtesy of GoPhila. The fun, popular "With love, Philadelphia" billboards you see around the city are taking it to a personal level. Visit Philly is holding a contest allowing residents to…

    • Courtesy of How Stuff Works.

IT disposal facility coming to Decatur Road

Courtesy of How Stuff Works. Come the end of March, an IT disposal facility will open on Decatur Road. Run by Materials Processing Corp., the facility will take on corporate…

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Burglary alert in Bustleton

Bustleton residents are advised to be on alert after two recent burglaries. The following came in from the Philadelphia Police:"Residents who reside in the area of 2100 Berwyn, be…

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