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NEast Links: high school science lessons, St. Patty's Day and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Community Scientists from Dow Chemical were at Benjamin Rush High School Wednesday as part of an…

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I-95 / Girard Ave. construction update

March 19, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The I-95 Girard Avenue interchange that crews have been working on since last summer will open in July, representatives from PennDOT and…

Changing Skyline: An artful urban casino or more big-box blah?

Changing Skyline: An artful urban casino or more big-box blah? Pennsylvania's new casinos take the architectural term decorated shed very much to heart. Harrah's Chester, the first to open in…

Northern Liberties: Get a Free Street Tree at Your Home or Business

Get a Free Street Tree at Your Home or Business - Apply by April 2 Last year we planted 100 new street trees in NL - now you can apply for…

R7 station projects revised by SEPTA

SEPTA is looking at revising two station projects along the R7 Trenton line after encountering construction problems.The two changes, one at Croydon and the other at Levittown, were reviewed by…

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Reader Submission: Happy St. Patty's (yester)Day

We know, we know -- St. Patty's Day was yesterday. But we figured, why not spread the fun out over a couple days? NEast Philly reader and Mayfair resident Donny Smith…

Food For Thought: Nick's Roast Beef

One word to describe Nick’s Roast Beef: WOW!  Nick’s is open until 2 a.m. all week long and is always ready to serve up a hot, tasty and mouthwatering roast…

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Philebrity: no GPS required

The city gossip blog Philebrity, if you’re not familiar (and you really should be, to affect the site’s meme), is by turns nostalgic, cynical, sarcastic, optimistic and civic booster/watchdog. It…

Call for Artists: Art + Soul Food

Call for Artists: Art + Soul Food2nd Annual Art + Soul Food will be June 12, 2010 The 2nd Annual Art + Soul Food event will take place on June…

New Marketplace in Francisville

A message from Fairmount CDC: Voice your thoughts of a new outdoor Market Place in Francisville The Francis Village Market Place will be a full service vendor based open market that…

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DVRPC workshops focus on ‘Livable Communities’

March 18, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe most frustrating thing about preaching to the choir is knowing that your audience “gets it,” while so many outside the church…

Inquirer: DRPA approves contract for Phila. light-rail studies

Inquirer: DRPA approves contract for Phila. light-rail studies A waterfront rail line in Philadelphia moved closer to reality yesterday as the Delaware River Port Authority approved a $6.5 million contract…

    • 2nd District Officer Mark Mroz and Lt. Tomlin host a PSA meeting before the Lawncrest Community Association meeting begins.

News briefs from the Lawncrest Community Association

2nd District Officer Mark Mroz and Lt. Tomlin host a PSA meeting before the Lawncrest Community Association meeting begins.The Lawncrest Community Association tried something different last night, but hosting for…

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Contractor dies near Frankford workspace

A 52-year-old construction worker fell to his death yesterday morning near the Globe Dye Works complex in Frankford. The man, whose identity and hometown were not disclosed by police, was working…

Real NEastate: Selling to another seller

Q: I have a purchase offer on my home but the buyers need to sell their current home first. I want to take the offer, but what if they don’t sell…

Weekly Press: Ninety people attend Sierra Club Marcellus Shale Debate

Weekly Press: Ninety people attend Sierra Club Marcellus Shale Debate Ninety people squeezed into a Marcellus Shale forum co-sponsored by the Sierra Club on the fourth floor of the Philadelphia…

Drexel Names New President, Opens Athletic Center

John A. Fry Named Drexel University's 14th President Drexel University's Board of Trustees named John A. Fry as the University's 14th president after a unanimous vote, announced Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt.…

Schuylkill River: The History. The Clean-up. The Movie. Attend the premier

The Schuylkill River has been central to the lives of  Native Americans and colonists, Revolutionary War soldiers and industrialists, and modern day Pennsylvanians, who continue to walk along it, paddle down…

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Parks & Rec integration is a priority

March 18, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyHow auspicious can you get — a jovial semi-holiday, a gentle hint of Spring in the air, and a still-shining sun thanks to…

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Details emerge on first stage of city's intermodal transit study

March 17, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly The city took the first step in imagining a new bus terminal for Market East, releasing details of a study that looks into…

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