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Abernathy joining Nutter team

Brian Abernathy, who has been policy chief and public relations manager for First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, is taking on a new roll with Mayor Michael Nutter's administration.Abernathy is joining…

TWU withdraws motion

SEPTA transit workers appear to have conceded defeat in a legal challenge to the authority’s new policy on drug testing.Transport Workers Union Local 234 had sued SEPTA to stop it…

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Public and parochial schools closed tomorrow

Snow day! The School District of Philadelphia and Archdiocese of Philadelphia have announced that all city schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, Feb, 8 due to snow. After school activities and…

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What's going on with Foxwoods?

Feb. 6, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA Foxwoods attorney told an impatient Gaming Control Board last month that by Feb. 5, he expected his client to have reached…

    • State Rep. Tony Payton at the February Frankford Civic meeting.

State Rep. Tony Payton: Recovery homes are a real estate problem

State Rep. Tony Payton at the February Frankford Civic meeting. It has become something of a tradition at Frankford Civic Association meetings in the past year. The first 15 or 20…

NEast Links: ER death hearing, wedding contest and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Council held a hearing to learn more information on the death…

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One dead in apartment stabbings

Police are investigating a stabbing that left one man dead and others injured yesterday afternoon. Authorities were called to Evergreen apartments on the 2300-block of Woodward Street around 2 p.m. Thursday,…

Dredge appeal filed

Wilmington, DE – Five environmental organizations today filed a notice of appeal for a January 27, 2010 ruling issued by U.S. District Court Judge Sue L. Robinson that enjoins the deepening…

Inquirer: A "green" city plan to reduce storm water runoff

Inquirer: A "green" city plan to reduce storm water runoff Storm water is nasty and dirty and can cause flooding. So the sooner it gets off a property, the better.…

PGCB schedules hearing to consider Table Games

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitted by Downs…

NY releases design guidelines to aid fitness

Associated Press: NY releases design guidelines to aid fitness The city has come up with design guidelines to help architects and urban planners design buildings, plazas, and other spaces in…

    • By Byrne. Top: MoMA, Olde Times Square, Villager. Middle: Coffee Cup, Wall Street, Ladies’ Mile. Bottom: Hipster,Chelsea, Jersey

It was a night when bikes had their day

Feb. 5, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyIt was hard not to keep humming "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike" at last night's Urban…

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Mayfair residents are split over the blue light

At the intersection of Cottman and Frankford avenues, high atop the street pole is a well-defined white police box that records daily activity. Originally put up for safety reasons during the…

A Recipe to Stay in for: Merry muffins

Some say the best part of waking up is coffee, but how about a muffin to fill the stomachs of those those on the run? If you are looking for a…

Chestnut Hill is a 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destination

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Pennsylvania’s own Chestnut Hill has been named one of the 2010 America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. …

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DRWC Master Plan work group meets

Master Plan schedule Master Plan working group Jan. 29, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe group of people who will advise the team devising the Central Delaware Master Plan…

    • From left to right: PGCB Chief enforcement Council Cyrus Pitre, Deputy Council Dale Miller, and Foxwoods attorney Fred Jacoby

Foxwoods denied deadline extension

Jan. 27 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday denied Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners' request for more time to file site plans and will on…

    • Kroc Center aerial: Credit: Andropogon Associates and MGA Partners

North Philly’s industrious community creation

February 5, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe McDonald’s fast food empire is not universally considered a paragon of a green-minded, environmentally friendly corporate culture. But the charitable organization…

SCRUB letter regarding billboard legislation

A message from SCRUB: Councilman Frank DiCicco Introduces Legislation that Strips Neighborhoods of their Right to Enforce Billboard Laws Billboard prohibition and removal has enhanced revitalization efforts in every corner of…

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Two NE residents make Parking Authority's 'top scofflaw' list

Two Northeast residents owe the Philadelphia Parking nearly $35,000 from a combined 300+ tickets. The Parking Authority released its list of Top 25 Ticket Scofflaws, and two NEasters fall in…

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