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    • Postcard from Atlanta

Postcard from Atlanta

Atlantans like to say that if you haven't been to Atlanta in the last ten years, you haven't been to Atlanta. I hadn't been since the mid-'80s, so I wondered what…

    • Time to step it up, Mummers. (Copyright 2009, Scott London and Burning Man)

Burning Man 2010 to feature ‘untidy hubs of social interaction’

The 2010 Burning Man festival in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (Aug. 30 -- Sept. 6) will take an unlikely art theme: “Metropolis.” But then, is any theme “unlikely” if it…

Department of Streets now recycling "all plastic containers"

According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, as of August 1, residents can recycle more than just soda and water bottles, milk jugs and detergent and shampoo bottles. Now, rigid plastic containers,…

    • Boat removal

SugarHouse nearing completion

The big-box style casino plans to open with more than 1,500 slots and 42 table games on a 45,000 square-foot gaming floor. SugarHouse plans to hire about 800 people to gear up…

    • A rendering looking east, showing a view of the upper promenade

Breaking news: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announces tree funding campaign for the new Race Street Pier

The Race Street Pier, located on Columbus Boulevard at the foot of Race Street, is one of the first public spaces to be designed and built by the Delaware River…

    • The 2009 photo contest winners included this shot of Augusta, Georgia's Historic Canal and Industrial District.

Focusing on the beauty of National Landmarks

Think of the gilded elegance of the Academy of Music, the Middle-Earth ambiance of the Moravian Tile Works, the menacing towers of Eastern State Penitentiary, or the sadly fading glory of…

    • A rendering for the proposed ARC Properties hotel at 401 Race. Rendering c/o Philly Brownstoner

Confident, proven private developers biding their time

Blatstein, Caplan, Goldman and Dranoff.  It’s not a law firm. They are the names of four of Philadelphia’s most consistent, well-financed and connected private developers, and very likely the ones to…

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Truck crashes into Bustleton nursing home

L&I officials were inspecting the structure of a nursing home last night after a truck crashed into the building. Around 6 p.m. yesterday, a driver lost control of his truck…

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UPDATED: Double murder in Frankford believed to be domestic

UPDATE -- (10:20p.m. Aug. 3) -- Ron Larkin, 38, surrendered to police Monday. Larkin is the boyfriend of 54-year-old Dorothy Flora, who shot Flor and her son after a domestic dispute.…

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Kidnapped Burholme man found in Upper Holmesburg

Police are investigating a kidnapping case that happened over the weekend involving a Burholme man. According to a report by CBS3, Edwin Guzman, who owns a grocery story in Kensington,…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor 8/1 - 8/7

Thanks to our weekly sponsor,! You can see their ad on our right-hand advertising sidebar for the month of August. Check out their site, which offers great deals and…

    • 2010 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo

2010 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo

ULI’s Fall Meeting is the premier real estate industry event–the place where top decision makers meet to share strategies and solutions for dealing with today’s issues, and hear about the trends…

Agreement reached for development of Mormon Temple

PhillyClout reports that the City has struck an agreement for the development of the new Mormon Temple at 1701 Vine Street, which it will announce at 3:30 p.m., Monday. Be sure…

Developer says he was unfairly dropped from Family Court project, owed fees

The Inquirer reports that lawyers for Donald Pulver, the developer involved with the construction of the Family Court building, say that Pulver has been unfairly dropped from the project and is…

Casino-Free Philadelphia's alternate waterfront development mural

Casino-Free Philadelphia is creating a community mural depicting the waterfront as the activists would have it developed. Help the group create the mural at Frankford Avenue First Friday, August 6,…

    • Look Up! The Art Deco Palace of Mt. Airy

Look Up! The Art Deco Palace of Mt. Airy

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • Officer Kenneth Crockett

15th District officer charged in Northwood theft

15th District Police Officer Kenneth Crockett has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property in connection with an incident Tuesday morning at Pat's Cafe in Northwood. Crockett, who lives…

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Woman dead in Northwood fire

A woman in her 60s died early yesterday morning following a fire in Northwood home. Firefighters arrived at the home on the 4600-block of Horrocks Street just before 4 a.m.…

    • Woods talks about the DRWC's economic opportunity plan

DRWC talks projects, launches effort to hire more women and minority-owned businesses

If you want to ensure that your organization supports women and minority-owned businesses, you sometimes have to be very creative, said Beverly Woods, deputy director of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs…

    • Phil Pappas, left, and Mike Mawson, of West Frankford Town Watch, outside the Thriftway at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 2 a.m. Sat. July 10.

Patrolling with West Frankford Town Watch

Mike Mawson smells something. It's past midnight on Comly Street near Bustleton in Mayfair. The sun went down hours ago, but forgot to take this sticky July heat with it. Mawson…

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