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Learn about SugarHouse jobs and vendor opportunities

April 20, 2010 Those interested in working for SugarHouse Casino, or becoming a SugarHouse vendor,  can meet with casino representatives at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on April 27. The vendor fair…

    • PCPC April meeting

Central Delaware ‘POD’ rules vague, opponents say

The not uncommon three-way power struggle between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, various neighborhood associations and a coalition of commercial real estate developers played out again Tuesday afternoon, when the Planning…

PCPC bike plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Toole Design Group, is preparing a Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan for the City of Philadelphia. Improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and…

Check out your neighborhood's 2010 Census participation rate

From the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia newsletter: Take 10 Challenge Map - View census form response rates from the national to the neighborhood level with this interactive map. 

Inquirer: Development begins in Francisville

Inquirer: Development of rental unit site begins Ground was broken Monday at 15th and Poplar Streets in the Francisville section of the city for a development of 44 new rental units…

    • SEPTA budget hearings

SEPTA fare hearings are underway

April 20, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly Rider advocates continued their criticism of SEPTA’s proposed fare increases at a public hearing on Monday.The authority said it’s seeking a 6…

    • Sens. Tina Tartaglione and Mike Stack stand with second-grader Gabriel Ortiz as his photograph is taken.

Stack, Tartaglione team up with 2nd District for fingerprinting event

From the office of State Sen. Mike Stack: State Sens. Mike Stack and Tina Tartaglione  joined the 2nd Police District Friday to help students receive a free fingerprinting at Rhawnhurst School…

    • Mark Wallace was beaten April 8, and isn't expected to live. Photo courtesy of NBC10.

Family, police search for attack suspect

Mark Wallace's family has been on the hunt for his attacker since he was assaulted more than a week ago. Wallace was beaten April 8 as he walked near Knights and…

SugarHouse table games hearing set for May 19

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a hearing next month on whether to allow SugarHouse Casino to operate table games. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. at the…

Daily News: Despite expansion of Big Bellies, city's in good shape

By Catherine Lucey & Emily Schultheis Philadelphia Daily News, April 14, 2010 BIG BELLIES are about to get even bigger in Philadelphia. The high-tech trash cans, which require fewer collections because…

Inquirer: Democrats running for governor promise a greener Pa.

By Tom Infield The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2010 All said they'd seek to impose a severance tax on natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale. All said they'd push to…

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

David Biddle has been appointed to the position of Recycling Coordinator in the Streets Department. This position has been open for over a year, with an acting coordinator filling in. David…

Next Great City: Testify at City Council to Support Parks and Rec

From the Next Great City newsletter: On April 12, over 160 individuals representing over 70 organizations came to City Council Chambers to hear Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner Susan Slawson and Executive…

    • 9th Ward tour

New Orleans Journal: A ride on a riverboat queen

April 19, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly NEW ORLEANS – As river cruises go, one walks a fine line between the authentic and the touristy in terms of unique,…

    • The Hewitt homes on Spruce Street

Look Up! West Philadelphia’s finest row homes

April 20, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on…

    • Transportation funding options white paper

Feeling the domino effects I-80 tolling no-go has on Act 44

When Gov. Rendell convenes the state legislature for a special session later this month designed to fix the state’s infrastructure funding problem, lawmakers will have their hands full.The collapse of…

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61 animals removed from Mayfair home

SPCA workers spent three hours yesterday removing several dozen animals from a Mayfair home. Officers found 6o cats and one dog living in unfit conditions in a home on the 4500-block…

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Historical Society of Frankford celebrates 'colorful' history

The Historical Society of Frankford housed a presentation of the history of the Globe Dye Company on Tuesday. The event, hosted by Torben Jenk, founder of Workshop of the World,…

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Recyle Bank gearing up for Northeast debut

On any given day, you'll find Officer Michelle McMillian patrolling the streets of the Northeast. She's not a police officer, or a parking authority employee, though she's been mistaken as both.…

SEPTA news on Parkside Loop

SEPTA is moving forward with plans to move the Parkside Loop.SEPTA’s operations committee reviewed an agreement at its monthly meeting on Thursday to purchase land from the Philadelphia Authority for…

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