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So far the Reynolds Institute has counted fewer than 20 who've taken this survey. C'mon, people! We have 8,000+ Facebook fans, 130+ subscribers and 500+ Twitter followers --- help…

Real NEastate: FHA not OK for Mayfair seller

Q: My wife and I put a very good offer on a house in West Mayfair, but the seller turned it down because we are using an FHA loan. We don’t…

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SUV crashes into Somerton Burger King

The elderly driver of an SUV crashed into a Somerton Burger King yesterday morning. The driver, 80, struck the side of the Burger King at Bustleton Avenue and Hendrix Street at…

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ZCC is hip-deep in code re-write

June 9, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWith the World Cup a couple of days from commencing in South Africa, Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger thought a soccer reference might…

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Preservationists worried about other Family Court building

June 9, 2010 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly While a legal storm swirls around the deals made for a new Family Court at 15th and Arch Streets, clouds have also formed…

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Breaking: fire in Northwood

The Frankford Gazette is reporting a fire in Northwood that's claimed two homes on the 900-block of Foulkrod Street. Details to come.

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Overnight robbery at Frankford 7-Eleven

Two gunmen robbed a Frankford 7-Eleven early this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to reports, the two armed men walked into the 7-Eleven on the 5200-block…

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NGAP advocates for the greyhounds

When faced with the reality of animal abuse, David Wolf, an already successful real estate investments owner, could have walked away. Instead Wolf put his passionate foot forward and took on…

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St. Jude store robbed

The man who robbed a St. Jude store yesterday is still at large after making off with $200. According to reports, an armed gunman robbed the St. Jude store on the…

Thursday: "World's Toughest Fixes" includes SEPTA

For all the flack taken by SEPTA, transit authority officials must be thrilled that Philly's favorite public transportation system will be featured on National Geographic Channel's "World's Toughest Fixes"…

Report: Biking and walking on the Ben Franklin Bridge

Based on the findings of Crossing the Delaware for Transportation Independence issued in June 2010, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is calling upon the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) to…

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Tree Canopy Exhibit Wins National Museum Award

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Metcalfe Architecture and Design created an interpretive plan for all visitor experiences at the Arboretum, including the design and planning of…

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A brisk agenda for Planning Commission, sort of

Clocking in at a speedy one hour and forty minutes, Tuesday’s monthly public meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission was one of the briefest since the Nutter administration took over…

History of the Schuylkill, featuring local historians, airs tonight on WHYY

June 8, 2010 At 9 p.m. tonight, WHYY will broadcast a 47-minute documentary on the history of the Schuylkill River region. Featuring dramatizations and interviews with historians and other experts, The…

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Central Delaware Master Plan team reports out analysis phase

Having spent several months analyzing the current conditions along the Central Delaware riverfront, the team assembling the plan that will guide development there into the future reported back to the public…

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Car crashes into Frankford building

Police and L&I officials are investigating a car crash that compromised a Frankford building. A car crashed into a home on the 1700-block of Meadow Street last night, causing significant damage,…

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ABC's "Extreme Home Makeover" accepting applications

ABC's hit TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is currently accepting applications. Hat tip to the guys over at Frankford Gazette for noticing this. Whether it's Frankford or another Northeast neighborhood,…

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Weekend new briefs: 6/4-6/6

Saturday -- A multi-vehicle car accident shut down a portion of northbound I-95 just between Cottman Avenue and Academy Road. As many as six cars were involved, and three people were…

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Nutter breaks ground on Parkway, Temple projects

Ground was broken late Monday morning by a sizable chunk of Philadelphia’s leadership, gathered at 21st Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate three of the latest improvements to the…

    • Garry Fadula, Vice President of Operations at PTR Baler & Compactor Co., talks with a longtime co-worker.

Zoning czars, public to hear outcome of PIDC study

If the zoning code is where city planning’s rubber meets the road, a recent review of Philadelphia’s industrial sector is where the paper meets the process.  At its monthly meeting scheduled…

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