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Drexel Names New President, Opens Athletic Center

John A. Fry Named Drexel University's 14th President Drexel University's Board of Trustees named John A. Fry as the University's 14th president after a unanimous vote, announced Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt.…

Schuylkill River: The History. The Clean-up. The Movie. Attend the premier

The Schuylkill River has been central to the lives of  Native Americans and colonists, Revolutionary War soldiers and industrialists, and modern day Pennsylvanians, who continue to walk along it, paddle down…

    • Mayor Nutter addresses Parks and Rec Commission

Parks & Rec integration is a priority

March 18, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyHow auspicious can you get — a jovial semi-holiday, a gentle hint of Spring in the air, and a still-shining sun thanks to…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: KYW is all over the place

We're not sure where to begin with this one. A police officer from the 24th District was injured Friday while trying to take two suspects into custody. Fortunately, the officer will…

SPCA clears dozens of animals out of a home

The SPCA was on the 1100-block of Hellerman Street yesterday afternoon, where employees cleared 68 animals out of a home. Investigators obtained a search warrant after neighbors complained of seeing…

    • Homewood Hilton in UCity

PCPC: All about arboretums, hotels, streets and 2035

March 16, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted to approve a new historic district in Germantown, gave a nod to a new transit-oriented development…

Take Action: Tell Congress to restore preservation funding

In early February, President Obama released his FY 2011 budget request that would eliminate funding for Save America's Treasures and Preserve America, and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by 50%.…

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Diamonds stolen from Franklin Mills Mall

Two men robbed the Diamond Depot in Franklin Mills Mall Sunday morning, leaving with $80,000 to $100,000 worth of jewelry. The men entered the store just before noon, wearing masks. They…

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Man killed by train identified

The man killed by an Amtrak train Thursday at Holmesburg Junction has been identified as Steven Sumaliki. The 25-year-old Holmesburg resident had reportedly been spotted near the station by Amtrak…

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One dead in fiery crash

One person was found dead after a fiery, singe-car accident in Northwood Saturday morning. Investigators say the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car on the 4600-block of Adams…

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Serial robber hits Frankford 7-Eleven

Police believe the robber who targeted a Frankford 7-Eleven Friday morning is the same man responsible for robbing several other stores in December. The 7-Eleven on the 5200-block of Harbison…

Inquirer: A road trip to pitch the Convention Center

Inquirer: A road trip to pitch the Convention Center WASHINGTON - An early March sunset haloed the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument, but Jack Ferguson never…

DVRPC Bicycle Survey: We need your input!

Please take this survey and help define bicycling priorities and goals in the Greater Philadelphia Region www.dvrpc.org/shiftinggears Shifting Gears is an outreach program by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)…

    • Route 34 study

West Philly issues crop up in Transit First trolley study

March 15, 2010By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyTaking stops out of a transit route doesn’t always save riders travel time, according to a new study by the Delaware Valley Regional…

Attention Artists! Free studio space for 1 year! 40th St AIR

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West…

    • Location for new Stephen Starr Bier Garten

Yo Fishtown: A Biergarten is in your future

March 15, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr plans to bring a little Frankfurt to Frankford.Starr hopes to open a 10,000-square foot, mostly outdoor beer…

Inquirer: Temple's real gem: Baptist Temple to reopen as cultural arts center

Inquirer: Temple's real gem: Baptist Temple to reopen as cultural arts center THERE ARE striking surprises inside the renovated Baptist Temple, on Broad Street at Temple University's North Philadelphia campus.…

    • Capt. Deborah Kelly and Rep. Brendan Boyle honor the 8th District's Officers of the Month. Photo submitted by Elsie Stevens.

Reader Submission: 8th PDAC welcomes new member, honors two officers

On Wednesday, March 3, the 8th Police District  Advisory Council met for its monthly meeting at Academy and Red Lion roads. The evening's guest speakers were State Rep. Brendan Boyle and James…

    • Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry was one of many panelists at yesterday's hit-and-run hearing at Nazareth Hospital.

State Transportation Committee holds public hit-and-run hearing at Nazareth Hospital.

Senators, advocates and victims packed the Marian Hall Conference Center inside Nazareth Hospital yesterday morning to unite for a common cause. The hearing, hosted by Sen. Mike Stack and Sen. John…

    • Burholme residents take a peek at SEPTA's plans for Ryers Train Station.

SEPTA gets Burholme's approval for Ryers improvements

If all goes according to plan, Ryers Train Station will have a whole new look come Spring 2012. Representatives from SEPTA attended last night's meeting of the Burholme Civic Association and…

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