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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: 9/13-9/19

Many thanks to our weekly sponsor, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame! Now that you've nominated your choices for the Hall of Fame and the new inductees have been announced,…

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Weekend News Briefs: 9/10-9/12

Sunday -- A driver has been charged with DUI after hitting an unmarked police car early Sunday morning. The driver of a Nissan slammed into the police vehicle around 1:30 a.m.…

PHS Announces 2010 City Gardens Contest Winners

A multitude of individuals and groups entered the 36th annual city Garden Contest under various categories. The categories included; school gardens, community parks, flowers and vegetable gardens, children's gardens, container gardens,…

    • Hollywood Hills? Key West? No, Haverford Road in Penn Wynne.

Look Up! Modernist lines along Haverford Road

Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its…

Frankford Friends expansion gets neighborhood civic association OK

The Frankford Civic Association voted on and approved the construction of a 32-foot building near Frankford Friends School at Penn and Orthodox Streets. If approved by the city planning commission, this…

Philadelphia County Safety Map

Philadelphia Speaks has posted on their forum a map of what some people may consider safe and unsafe neighborhoods throughout the city. Created by dorydorado, this map illustrates green, yellow, orange…

Pursuit of action against Army Corps for violation of deepening order applauded by environmental groups

Trenton, NJ. - New Jersey’s announcement that it will seek to hold the Army Corps accountable for violation of a court order with regards to their deepening project is being applauded by environmental…

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Tanya Wilson: Kraft factory shooting victim

By Gail Austin Just hours after she died Tanya Wilson received a Facebook message from a friend about the popular game, Farmville, which Wilson apparently played online. That friend apparently did…

    • Joe Hohenstein, the clerk of the Frankford Friends School board committee and a 1979 graduate, discussing expansion plans at the Sept. 9, 2010 Frankford Civic Association meeting.

Frankford Friends expansion gets neighborhood civic association OK

Updated: 9/10/10 @ 3:56 p.m. A $1.6 million expansion project that would remake the capacity of a fixture of Frankford was given approval Thursday night by the neighborhood's civic group. The…

    • The Church of the Assumption, on the 1100 block of Spring Garden, is a neighborhood landmark.

Historical Commission approves demolition of 19th-century Church of the Assumption

An almost evenly divided Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Friday to allow the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption, the 19th-century structure at 1123-33 Spring Garden Street. Five commission members…

The Citizens Planning Institute three-evening Pilot Course

The Citizens Planning Institute, administered through the Philadelphia Planning Commission and funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, will kick off this fall with a three-evening pilot course offered…

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Breaking: Shooting inside Kraft factory

UPDATED (Sept. 9, 11:10 p.m.) -- Suspect Yvonne Hiller turned herself into police shortly after 10 p.m. Two female employees at Kraft have died from gunshot wounds, and one male employee…

    • Matthew Morley Rusk as the title character in the Devon Theater's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running Nov. 12 to Dec. 13, 2009. Photo credit Kim Reilly, Devon Theat

Devon's 'JOSEPH' production snags five Barrymore nominations

UPDATE (10/5/10, 1:50 pm) -- The Devon Theater's production of Joseph did not win a Barrymore for any of its five nominations, but director Kim Reilly (who's currently at Act II…

    • Facebook user Chrissy Cahill Szwedowski posted this photo of Bob Scheetz donning a Santa hat in the 2006 Mayfair Thanksgiving Parade.

Friends, strangers and neighbors remember Bobby Scheetz

Many remember Bobby Scheetz for his bike rides around Wissinoming. Others might recall seeing his friendly face in Frankford's Bridget & Pratt Cafe, or walking through Northwood. No matter how you…

    • Central Delaware Advocacy Group

CDAG will weigh in on waterfront development compatibility with the Civic Vision, Master Plan

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group wants to weigh in on whether proposed developments do – or do not – fit in with the city's vision for the future of the waterfront.…

    • A deeper look at smart card process details

A deeper look at smart card process details

Documents PlanPhilly obtained from SEPTA through an open records request several weeks ago laid out a plan for implementing a new smart card fare collection system on regional rail that could…

    • Members of SPIN and Back on My Feet celebrate SPIN's successful water ice fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Back on My Feet.

SPIN donates to homeless advocacy group

Special People In the Northeast reached out last week to donate to Back on My Feet, a Center-City based nonprofit that helps homeless people prepare for a better life. Did…

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NEast Philly's comment policy

Since we've seen an increasing number of comments on NEast Philly and our Facebook page, we've decided to make our Comment Policy publicly accessible. In an effort to ensure our…

    • Don Elliott leads ZCC discussion

Zoning Code consultant to commission and public: Read this document!

The 36th monthly meeting of the Zoning Code Commission was marked by the achievement of producing a 438-page consolidated draft of the new zoning code, concern about how city council…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor 9/6-9/12

Many thanks to our weekly sponsor, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame! Now that you've nominated your choices for the Hall of Fame and the new inductees have been announced,…

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