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    • Cramp Machine & Turret, Courtesy of Torben Jenk

"Shoppers" removing scrap metal from Cramp building site

There has been some unauthorized shopping at the Cramp Shipyard building. Since Monday, crews have been dismantling the building to make way for the new Girard Avenue Interchange. But after the…

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Community Design Collaborative director named to city planning commission

Community Design Collaborative Executive Director Elizabeth Kay Miller has been named to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. “I am very pleased to appoint someone with the qualifications, the imagination and the…

    • A display of arrowheads and an amulet found in I-95 archaeology

Drexel professor imagines enhancing Philadelphia with cell phone tour of history, culture

Drexel University digital media professor Glen Muschio and his students want to create a virtual tour of Philadelphia that would allow anyone walking through a Philadelphia neighborhood with a smart phone…

Somerton man does his part to remove snow

If someone did a little snow removal for you in Somerton yesterday, it as probably Pete. Profiled yesterday on Fox29, Pete got up before dawn Wednesday to help with snow removal…

Tonight's Burholme meeting canceled: Jan. 13

Tonight's meeting of the Burholme Civic Association/Business Association/Town Watch has been canceled due to the weather. They'll meet next on Feb. 10.

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Wissinoming man stabbed in Northern Liberties

A Wissinoming man was stabbed Monday in Northern Liberties. According to a police report, Edward Prescott was sitting on steps early that evening when a man approached and stabbed him.Prescott,…

    • The front of Pier 9, a prospective site for future waterfront activity

Waterfront Corp. pleased with "heat island" of development near Race Street Pier

With Race Street Pier scheduled to open as a new park this spring, a plan to create a live arts venue with a restaurant in a former pumping station across the…

The First Step: Starting a Small Business

The First Step provides you with the tools to evaluate the challenges and feasibility of your business idea through research and planning. This two-part course moves at a quick pace and…

Fox Chase meeting still on for tonight: Jan. 12

Despite the snow, the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Town Watch will still hold a meeting tonight. The group, which meets every other month, has important homeowners issues on the agenda.

    • The intersection where a man approached two young girls in Bustleton, courtesy of Google maps.

Police alert for Bustleton

The intersection where a man approached two young girls in Bustleton, courtesy of Google maps. The Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department has issued an alert for a possible…

Real NEastate: How much to charge for rent

Q: I am the landlord of a duplex in the Far Northeast. I have a tenant moving out who only paid $500 a month in rent for the last nine years.…

Civic meeting cancelations tonight: Jan. 11

Tonight's meeting of the Holmesburg Civic Association has been canceled due to impending snow. We're awaiting calls back from the Tacony and Somerton Civic Associations to determine if their meetings are…

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Kitchen, Stack, Tartaglione appointed to Democratic Chair positions

Courtesy of Erie Reader Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa yesterday appointed the Democratic chairs for the state's standing committee. Among them are three senators from the Northeast. “As we begin a…

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Your Personal CFO: 2011 financial resolutions

It is hard to believe 2011 has arrived so quickly.  What resolutions have you made for the new year?  You may have the usual resolutions such as losing some weight, completing…

    • The 3400 block of Conrad Street in East Falls (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

EFCC meeting highlights need for city rezoning

At a recent East Falls Community Council meeting, it became clear why the government needs to rezone several parts of the city. On Wednesday, the EFCC More »

    • Exit interview: Andy Toy, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Exit interview: Andy Toy, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Andy Toy's resume made him a natural fit for the Zoning Code Commission. He has degrees in economics and public policy from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for the…

Unions: Let Foxwoods have its license back, we need the jobs

Two local labor unions say the gaming board should reconsider its decision to revoke Foxwoods' license, because the project would bring needed jobs.Leaders from the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades…

Casino-Free Philadelphia hopes to talk to gaming officials at SugarHouse in regards to 60 Minutes segment

Casino-Free Philadelphia will visit SugarHouse casino Thursday to ask gaming control board representatives about issues on gambling addiction raised in a 60 Minutes report on casinos that aired Sunday.During the…

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City signs a scaled back bus shelter maintenance contract

Philadelphians might not be getting more than 260 new bus shelters, but the city has signed a contract that it says will provide for better maintenance of existing resources and bring…

Parts of Foxwoods' petition to reconsider the revocation of its casino license are released

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released a redacted copy of Foxwoods casino developers' request that their license be reinstated.Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners and their would-be new partner, Caesars Entertainment…

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