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    • Ambassador Julian Root holds up a sign on the Walnut Street Bridge urging cars to yield to bikes.

Grassroots group teaches bicycling rights and responsibilities

It's a common sight. College-aged solicitors in uniform stand on Philadelphia's street corners, greeting passersby, cajoling for charity with tugs on heart strings. But this summer, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater…

    • Denise and Marissa Gibson along with an 8th District officer try out a  motorcycle at the National Night Out event.

8th District celebrates National Night Out

The 8th District celebrated National Night Out Tuesday as part of the annual countrywide event that's designed to unite communities and promote safety. State Rep. Brendan Boyle and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz…

    • Point 'A' is 3601 Decatur St, where the Holmesburg and Mayfair civic associations have agreed to deny zoning for a nail salon.

Mayfair supports Holmesburg in nail salon zoning opposition

The Mayfair Civic Association announced this week its support for the Holmesburg Civic Association, which recently opposed a zoning variance for a new nail salon near Frankford Avenue. The civics agreed…

    • Captain Joseph Joseph F. Zaffino, Commanding Officer of the 7th District Police Department shakes hands with a representative of Target and accepts a check  on behalf of the Captain of the 2nd Distric

Photos: 2nd and 7th Districts celebrate National Night Out

Fox Chase Town Watch President Steve Phillips told NEast Philly Monday (you can catch the full story in Wednesday's Metro newspaper) that the 2nd and 7th Districts were expecting about…

    • The area where David Fleming was last seen.

Elderly man with dementia is missing

UPDATE -- Police found David Fleming with the public's help, and he was returned home. Thanks to NEast Philly reader Pete LaVerghetta for drawing this to our attention. Police are…

    • Fireworks seen from Penn's Landing

Friday Night Lights!

Visitors to Penn’s Landing this summer will have more opportunities to enjoy fireworks than ever before! The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be presenting FREE fireworks on five consecutive Fridays debuting…

Philadelphia's Historic North Central Waterfront: From Market to Spring Garden Streets, Or: What Hath I-95 Wrought?

Join Harry Kyriakodis for an illuminating look at what may very well be the most important and interesting part of Philadelphia: the city's original waterfront east of Second Street to the…

    • Proposed project

New PHA home clashes with neighborhood

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is planning a new home for its offices at 2012 Chestnut St., which had previously served as PHA headquarters. But the design of the new building has…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: 'North Juniata,' need we say more?

The media has been following closely the story of the 15th District Police Officer charged with stealing money from a safe at Pat's Cafe in Northwood. Since the city's three…

Real NEastate: Mortgage must-haves

Q: I am looking for a home and my agent told me to go to my bank and get pre-approved first. What should I bring with me? A: Your lender will check your…

Clark Park revitalization to begin next week

Clark Park will see its northern acres revitalized starting August 9, the University City Review reports. Lead by the Clark Park Partnership (which includes Friends of Clark Park, Commission on…

    • Rendell goes on tour to push transportation funding

Rendell goes on tour to push transportation funding

SWARTHMORE and TREVOSE — Gov. Rendell has taken his transportation funding push on the road again, visiting two Philadelphia suburbs Tuesday in the course of a four-day, 20-stop bus tour of…

    • Merchants Exchange Building at Dock, Walnut and Third

Book review: The Philly Stock Exchange, and the city it left unfinished

The familiar battle between city planners and real estate developers is hardly a modern era phenomenon. In macro ways, it is as old as the United States republic – the planner…

Need your car fixed? Drop it off at the Warminster SEPTA station

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that SEPTA is partnering with Pep Boys to provide on-the-go mechanics service to rail commuters. Drivers can complete a service request and drop their vehicle off…

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Grab your NEast Philly Metro edition tomorrow

Don't forget to pick up the latest edition of NEast Philly Metro, which will hit newsstands tomorrow morning. In it you'll find some popular articles from the last week of…

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Firefighter accused of murder gets released from jail

Former firefighter Gerard Shaffer was arrested in April and charged  -- along with his son -- with third degree murder in the beating death of Mark Wallace. Now, as Shaffer awaits…

    • Time to step it up, Mummers. (Copyright 2009, Scott London and Burning Man)

Burning Man 2010 to feature ‘untidy hubs of social interaction’

The 2010 Burning Man festival in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (Aug. 30 -- Sept. 6) will take an unlikely art theme: “Metropolis.” But then, is any theme “unlikely” if it…

Department of Streets now recycling "all plastic containers"

According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, as of August 1, residents can recycle more than just soda and water bottles, milk jugs and detergent and shampoo bottles. Now, rigid plastic containers,…

    • Boat removal

SugarHouse nearing completion

The big-box style casino plans to open with more than 1,500 slots and 42 table games on a 45,000 square-foot gaming floor. SugarHouse plans to hire about 800 people to gear up…

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