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Man shot in jaw in Northwood

A man was transported to Aria Health Frankford early Tuesday evening after being shot in the jaw. According to a police report, the 30-year-old man was shot in the jaw…

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Cars vandalized in Upper Holmesburg

In what neighbors believe is connected to ongoing drug problems in the area, 11 cars were broken into overnight Wednesday on the 8400-block of Walker Street. Residents of the Upper…

    • Gazing through transportation's crystal ball to 2011

Gazing through transportation's crystal ball to 2011

2010 has been a big year for regional transportation, with stimulus money driving major upgrades to aging infrastructure and the first of a new fleet of railcars coming online to replace…

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Philadelphia senators refuse pay raise

Photo courtesy of Pa. State Senate. Yesterday, Pennsylvania's senators representing Philadelphia declined a 1. 7 percent pay increase. The decision, led by Sen. Shirley Kitchen, was based upon the struggles of…

Real NEastate: Neighbor not shoveling snow

Q: My neighbor’s house has been for sale for the last nine months. He told me it is a short sale and has moved out. He didn’t come back to cut…

    • The view of the Kerlin Farm from Ashbourne Road.

Preservation Row: Circle of support may save historic Cheltenham estate

If love alone could preserve a historic site, the Kerlin Farm would have nothing to fear. The property at 1050 Ashbourne Rd., across from the former Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham,…

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Tacony woman found dead in Kensington

Police have identified the woman whose body was found in a Kensington home on Christmas Eve. Crystal Dawejko, 25, of Tacony, was discovered dead around 3 p.m. Friday, but has been…

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Site maintenance

Hey folks, we're doing some site maintenance between now and the New Year. Coverage might be spotty, and some things might look out of whack, but rest assured, we're still here…

    • Crossing over the tracks requires using stairs. (Rachel Rawlings/For NewsWorks)

Construction company sues SEPTA over regional rail renovations

A construction company is suing SEPTA over delays in the Allen Lane station reconstruction project.Crossing Construction Company Inc., of Washington Crossing, is accusing SEPTA of breaching its $6.9 million contract…

    • Girls' group home won't return

Girls' group home won't return

A group home for girls, which was once located on 6612 N. 12th Street, won't be coming back to Oak Lane. Last week, the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), a nonprofit that…

    • The Cruiser Olympia will be the topic of a summit meeting early next year to find a new steward for the ship.

Last call for the region's most endangered sites?

The final days of the year are when we take an accounting, including preservation organizations that compile their lists of those structures that may be facing their final days. The Preservation…

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Man found dead in basement

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found dead in his basement Christmas Eve. After returning home from a Christmas party, which he left early, the victim's…

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Missing the Northeast: Holiday decorations

I usually use the space of this column to talk about the things I miss about Northeast that either I cannot get or does not exist in New Jersey, where I…

Slideshow: Snowfall

The first real snowfall of the season has hit us with a bang, and we can expect about a foot of it when it eventually stops. For now, enjoy our snow…

    • How the new zoning code will impact Northwest Philadelphia

How the new zoning code will impact Northwest Philadelphia

On the day before Christmas Eve, when most city workers are notoriously impossible to reach, Eva Gladstein, the executive director of the Zoning Code Commission (ZCC), is sitting in her office…

PGCB files order stating reasons Foxwoods license was pulled

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued a written order, following up on its  Dec. 16 vote to rescind the Class 2 slots license it granted Philadelphia Entertainment and Development…

    • PlanPhilly's Year in Review: Real to Reel

PlanPhilly's Year in Review: Real to Reel

When we decided to try to present the video and photo highlights of 2010 in a short slideshow it became clear how much had happened around the built environment in Philadelphia.…

    • Sale of Germantown's YWCA building delayed

Sale of Germantown's YWCA building delayed

Germantown residents will have to wait a while longer for improvements to the unkempt local YWCA, because it will remain vacant for another two months, at least. The YWCA, once owned…

    • The city is in for more snow, in addition to the 20+ inches seen here in the December 2009 storm. Photo by Bill Achuff.

School Closings: 12/27

Here is the official word on school closings for Monday, Dec. 27, as stated by the School District of Philadelphia: *Note: This post may be updated as new information comes in.…

Slideshow: Reader holiday photos

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to our holiday contest. Once we get in touch with our winner, we'll announce the award on our site. Have a safe and happy holiday!…

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