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Heller on Comcast: Universal Foxwoods?

Fans of Inquirer columnist Karen Heller might have already spotted Saturday’s entertaining piece on the proposed Comcast Corp.-NBC Universal Inc. merger, but regular PlanPhilly readers might get a special kick this…

Preservation Pennsylvania names endangered resources in 2009

The Sidney Hillman Medical Center and the Church of the Assumption were among the most endangered historic resources in the state in 2009, according to Preservation Pennsylvania.The non-profit historic preservation…

    • Frankford residents ask questions at the Dec. 3 Civic meeting about the proposal for the new Frankford Y.

New Frankford Community Y investors a no-show at Civic meeting

A starry-eyed plan for reinvigorating the century-old Frankford Y has now lost the support of the civic association to whom the proposal was first presented. Northwood Civic Association President Barry Howell…

NEast Links: Christmas celebrations, scholarships and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Northeast resident Alice Simmons, of Welsh Road, donated one of two Christmas trees for the city's…

    • Check out the Philebrity Awards poll

Check out the Philebrity Awards poll

The first annual Philebrity Awards / Collaboration of the Year category features some familiar projects.Here is the ballot:Which group of Philly entities joining forces to better the city did…

    • Good Food Market in Chestnut Hill / photo by Jen Dubin

Opinion / Tossing out communities with the zoning code

COMMENTARY The Nov. 20 Inquirer commentary, City to business, Drop dead, by Paul Davies tells the story of two Chestnut Hill moms unsuccessfully trying to expand their services at the…

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2-alarm fire on Adams Avenue

A Lawncrest warehouse caught fire yesterday, bringing firefighters out to battle the two-alarm blaze. The building, at Adams and Rising Sun avenues, caught fire just after 12:30 this afternoon. No…

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A Woman's View: technology

The streets and parks of the NEast use to be cluttered with happy children playing games and socializing.  No matter the climate they would endure the elements of Mother Nature and…

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Carbon Monoxide sends six to the hospital

Six Rhawnhurst residents were taken to the hospital early this morning, after being sickened by carbon monoxide fumes. Five adults and one child from a home on the 1800-block of…

Real NEastate: Holiday home shopping

Q: I am planning on buying a home next spring. I have been driving around looking at houses for sale and have stumbled upon a couple neighborhoods I really like, but…

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Suspects rob dead man in waiting room

Joaquin Rivera entered Aria Health's Frankford Hospital Saturday night complaining of pain in his left arm. An hour and 15 minutes later, he was dead, and three men had stolen his…

    • Foxwoods site from the water

Politicians call for Foxwoods license revocation

Dec. 2By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA group of state legislators is calling on Pennsylvania to revoke Foxwoods Casino's license and award it to another interest.The representatives and…

Anti-casino advocates file with state office of open records

Wednesday, attorneys for two advocacy groups that are seeking documents Foxwoods Casino filed with the state submitted more legal documents to the state's Office of Open Records.Paul Boni, who represents…

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Chinese green team coming to Philly

Dec. 2, 2009By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia City Planning Commissioner Natalia Olson-Urtecho, in partnership with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia and a new international organization of…

    • What Edmund Bacon saw and failed to see

What Edmund Bacon saw and failed to see

Dec. 2By Elise ViderFor PlanPhillyIn 1959, with the postwar economy booming and Philadelphia growing, Edmund N. Bacon composed “Philadelphia in the Year 2009.” Imbued with the optimism of…

Philadelphia to Produce Two Waterfront Fireworks Shows on New Year's Eve

Philadelphia to Produce Two Waterfront Fireworks Shows on New Year's EveFree Fireworks over the Delaware River kick off a Festive Four Day Weekend with many ways to celebrate! Mayor Michael…

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Presentation BVM soccer players "Kick for Cans"

Presentation BVM's CYO soccer teams charged an unusual admission fee to its end-of-season games: canned goods. The teams held a "Kick for Cans" food drive Friday, Nov. 20. For the first…

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Around this particular tree: 2nd annual tree lighting ceremony brings the community together

It's not a big tree. It's certainly not as big a tree as you might expect for its intended purpose--to be seen by anyone walking or driving around the intersection of…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Tacholmesfair?

It's one of the most recent high-profile news stories around the city: a 50-year-old blind woman beaten and raped inside her own home. The story is a sensitive and shocking one,…

University City Review profiles Centennial Café in Fairmount Park

University City Review profiles Centennial Café in Fairmount Park Maybe it’s the historical fact that the Centennial Café is housed in the only remaining State House from the 1876 Centennial that…

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