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Reader Photo: something's amiss at Thornton and Comly

NEast Philly reader Jennifer Malazita posted this photo (dated March 26) to our Facebook page. We couldn't get confirmation as to what exactly is happening here at Thornton and Comly roads…

    • Photo courtesy of the League of Women Voters.

Northeast woman named executive director of children's charity

The Northeast's Kelly Green has been named executive director of Variety -- the Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia -- Monday. Green assumed her position with the nonprofit, known as the Variety…

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City's fish market needs a new lease and new home

March 30, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyWhat passes for Philadelphia's fish market these days is bracketed by the new $20 million headquarters for the most visible of the area…

    • The USS Forrestal with battle group in 1989.

An old familiar aircraft carrier to return to Navy Yard

This story has been revised to reflect a correction, which is posted below the article. March 30, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly An aircraft carrier familiar to hundreds of…

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Woman struck by train near Lawndale Station

A woman was struck by a train near Lawndale Station this morning, police said The woman, in her 20s,  was struck by a SEPTA train near the Newtown Road/Robbins Street intersection…

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Send us your yardsale listings

You've already been to Rita's, or stopped Mister Softee, at least once. You've displayed your embarrassingly pale legs in shorts. And you've taken a stroll through the nearest park. But are…

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UPDATED Weekend news briefs: lots of activity in Tacony

UPDATE -- The woman involved in the I-95 wreck has been identified as 35-year-old Loretta Neff of the 1500-block of Howell St. Neff survived, but DUI charges are pending. Friday: Authorities…

LOVE Your Park? Help spruce it up.

March 29, 2010 Is there a Philly park or rec center near and dear to your heart? May 8 is the day to show your fondness by volunteering to plant  flowers…

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Former deputy mayor Andrew Altman reflects on his tenure in Philadelphia

Despite his admittedly short stint as Philadelphia’s planning chief, Andrew Altman believes he helped lay the groundwork for his hometown to finally develop a cohesive plan for the Delaware River ––…

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London's Olympic organizers taking the long view

March 29, 2010 By Robert DiGiacomoFor PlanPhilly While it may seem like the Vancouver Olympics just ended yesterday, the clock is ticking for organizers of the upcoming summer games in…

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Postcard from London: No car? No problem!

March 29, 2010 By Jeffrey BargFor PlanPhillyAt the red light on Broad Street, half a dozen bicyclists were stopped, waiting for the green. Which is your first sign that…

    • City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Time is running out for Hall of Fame nominations

The Northeast gets called a lot of things: suburban, Republican, behind-the-times -- and those are just the subtle insults. But what people in other parts of the city -- and even…

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News Brief: Fels student brings knife to school

A Fels High School student was taken into custody yesterday morning for carrying a knife. Though no injuries were reported, both police and school officials are said to be investigating…

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Several injured in Boulevard accident

A multiple-vehicle car accident on Roosevelt Boulevard sent at least five people to the hospital Wednesday night. The accident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. in the inner southbound lanes near Harbison…

NEast Links: hit-and-run prison release, court rulings and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. William Hollaran was sentenced in 2004 to one to two year in prison, plus an addition…

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Woman shot in Deputy Fire Chief's home

A home invasion in Rhawnhurst became more than that yesterday morning when a woman broke into the home of the city's Deputy Fire Chief. Reports say an unidentified 38-year-old woman entered…

    • Jeff Allegretti, whose firm, Innova Services Co., is renovating foreclosed properties.

RDA putting $66 Million in Federal funds to work

March 26, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Redevelopment Authority, with the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development, on Monday will show off one of its many renewed…

West Philadelphia CDC Launches Green Roofing and Cool Roofing Program

March 26, 2010 The Partnership CDC Launches "Green Improvement" Programs; City to Match Funds The Partnership CDC is organizing a training initiative that will focus on Green Roofing and Cool Roofing…

Philly311 Launches Neighborhood Liaison Program

The role of a Neighborhood Liaison is one who records items discussed during community meetings such as streetlight repair, missed rubbish, vacant lots, abandoned vehicles, etc. and contects Philly 311 for…

Montgomery County Planning Commission Update

From the APA - PA Southeast Section Blog: The Montgomery County Planning Commission is busy with a variety of planning initiatives, including the new county economic development program and an update…

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