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Nutter breaks ground on Parkway, Temple projects

Ground was broken late Monday morning by a sizable chunk of Philadelphia’s leadership, gathered at 21st Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate three of the latest improvements to the…

    • Garry Fadula, Vice President of Operations at PTR Baler & Compactor Co., talks with a longtime co-worker.

Zoning czars, public to hear outcome of PIDC study

If the zoning code is where city planning’s rubber meets the road, a recent review of Philadelphia’s industrial sector is where the paper meets the process.  At its monthly meeting scheduled…

PennFuture's Clean Water Breakfasts: Enhancing the role local government officials play in protecting and restoring local water quality and the Chesapeake Bay

PennFuture is hosting a series of breakfast meetings for local government officials to learn more about Pennsylvania’s commitment to clean water here at home and downstream in the Chesapeake Bay.  The…

    • Mayor Nutter reviews bike enthusiasts

Keeping Philly's wheels turning

By Billy GallagherFor PlanPhillyIf you’ve picked up the Daily News lately, you may have noticed that columnist Stu Bykofsky has written a series of less than complimentary opinion pieces…

U.S. Green Building Council asks for your plans to redefine our green future

The U.S. Green Building Council is looking for video submissions about your plans to help redefine America's green future for its International conference and expo Greenbuild 2010. The organization asks:…

    • The plan for the park at Pier 53

The invisible becomes seen at site of future Pier 53 park

June 5, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyEast Torresdale resident Jack Butler, 67, stooped to add another long swoosh of bright blue paint to Washington Avenue, while South Philadelphia…

NEast Links: Pool openings, budget cuts and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Friends Hospital updated on its recovery-oriented inpatient psychiatric care unit last night. The unit at…

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Updates from the Mayfair Civic Association meeting

We were unable to attend the May meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association, but you can view notes from the meeting on the organization's website. An excerpt: Over 100 people attended…

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UPDATED: 10-year-old goes missing

UPDATED (June 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm) --Maggie Zimmerman was found at the home of a friend around 2 a.m. this morning. Conflicting reports say Maggie was found in Center…

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Funding key issue at transportation hearing

June 4, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee took its push for more infrastructure funding on the road, holding the fourth of seven planned hearings throughout…

Northern Liberties Home and Garden Tour

June 4, 2010 Ever walk through Northern Liberties and wish you could get a closer look at a home or garden? Here's your chance. Northern Liberties Neighbors Association is sponsoring a…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Philly mag sees trees, calls it Pennypack

It's rare that the Northeast makes it into the pages of Philadelphia magazine unless it's a subtle insult. And while the feature story in the June issue of the publication get…

    • View of Race Street Pier from Delaware Avenue

A glimpse of what Race Street Pier will become

June 2, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyIn most of Philadelphia, it was much hotter than a morning in early June had any right to be. But not at the end of a concrete…

    • In Port Richmond, the Betsy Ross Bridge appears like a big sister of a railroad bridge just South.

Helicopter aerial photography shows off Northeast's Delaware Riverfront

On Memorial Day, local photographer Fred Moore—who's also the President of the Holmesburg Civic Association and a local historian—had the opportunity to photograph large swaths of the Northeast's Delaware Riverfront from…

Daily News Editorial: This is the summer to help shape Philadelphia plans for 2035

The Daily News Editorial Board writes this morning that for the first time in close to 50 years, Philadelphia citizens have the chance to help shape the Planning Commission's comprehensive, city-wide…

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Reader Photos: Mike LeCompt plays Pennypack concert

With Pennypack Park's summer concert series in full swing, Northeast native Mike LeCompt played week three last Wednesday. Check out our calendar for the upcoming shows. Thanks to Mayfair resident Donny…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: There must be a special El stop for the Philly Weekly writers

We have no mercy for Philadelphia Weekly food critic Brian McManus, because this mistake is just downright stupid. McManus recently reviewed Frankford's Billy's Chili Pot, and although his assessment of the…

Real NEastate: Repair Despair

Q: My home in Castor Gardens is under agreement -- finally -- after five months. A home inspector has looked over the property with the buyers and now has a long…

    • Stakeholders' tough fight for infrastructure funding

Stakeholders' tough fight for infrastructure funding

June 2, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyAs the fallout settles on the state’s infrastructure following of the failure to toll Interstate 80, a loose coalition of transit advocates,…

Weekly Press: Like Detroit, paint the town orange

In Detroit, city advocacy groups paint forgotten and potentially dangerous abandoned houses a bright coat of orange to attract city officials' attention. Contributing Editor Thom Nickels considers the same for the…

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