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    • Remnant of Queen Village home circa 1768

How local historic preservation works

Jan. 5, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyOn Dec. 11, James L. Brown IV scored a major victory. After winning national historic designation more than two decades ago for a…

Love Letter Mural Tours now held every Saturday

See Philadelphia's Renowned Love LetterDue to popular demand, tours of the Love Letter Project, consisting of 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63rd streets along the Market Street corridor,…

Zoning Code workshops on tap

The PPCE is collaborating with Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (under its umbrella organization the Center for Architecture) to conduct a series of deliberative workshops to provide input…

Foxwoods not on Friday’s PGCB agenda

Foxwood Casino's fate won't be considered at this Friday's Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Meeting.When the casino was given a two-year extension to get slots up and running at its South…

PhilaPlace.org wants to hear your stories!

A message from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: We wanted to announce the launch of Philapace.org. As an organization interested in Philadelphia's public spaces and neighborhoods, and fostering conversations about…

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Driver arrested in New Years I-95 crash

Police have arrested the driver responsible for killing two people in a car crash on I-95 New Years Day. Jesse Maiden, 36, was arrested for driving under the influence. He told…

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Arrest made in Saturday's Wine and Spirits robbery

A suspect is in custody following a robbery at Wine and Spirits Saturday. Saturday morning, the suspect was able to steal $17,000 from the Wine and Spirits store at Academy and…

    • Silverliner V interior

Hi Yo Silverliner Vs, old models away!

Jan. 4By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly As shipments of Silverliner V regional rail car shells make it here from Korea next month, it will mark SEPTA’s first major rail procurement…

    • Stamper Square view from Penn's Landing

Riverfront developments seek Planning Commission OK

Jan. 18, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyAfter a lengthy, recession-induced drought for Philadelphia residential development, it appears two projects involving condominiums in Society Hill and apartments in Northern…

    • A recent CDAG meeting

A year of challenges and highlights for CDAG

Dec. 28By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Central Delaware Advocacy Group has just finished its first year as an independent entity. From fighting for a controversial zoning overlay…

    • Steve Brennan and his wife Shirley, both long-time Philadelphia Zoo members, brought their 5- year-old grandson, Reece Henry, to see Santa and enjoy the festivities--after he finishes his sandwich of

Northeast families visit animals, Santa at the zoo

Children and their families were able to find a warm place to spend a chilly December Saturday --at the Philadelphia Zoo inside the Tree House. There, they were entertained with solo…

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A Woman's View: New Year's edition

The New Year is upon us once more, leaving us wondering where 2009 went.  Here at NEast Philly we have had a great first year and would like to thank you,…

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Bank robbed in Pennypack

Police and FBI are searching for a man who robbed a Pennypack bank at gunpoint yesterday afternoon. A man entered the First Republic Bank at 8764 Frankford Ave. shortly after…

Real NEastate: Title insurance

Q: I am buying my first house and I was told I needed "title insurance." Do I have to get it? How much is it and what is it for? A: If you are…

‘New Urbanism:’ Still a matter of city vs. suburbs?

Regular NPR listeners and fans of American Public Radio’s “Marketplace” program might have heard its Dec. 30 morning broadcast, which contained a story on New Urbanism – particularly housing developments…

William Penn Foundation receives $747 million

PHILADELPHIA (December 30, 2009) – Feather Houstoun, president of the William Penn Foundation, announced today that John C. Haas, the senior member of the Haas family, has directed $747 million to…

    • Postcard recalls Gateway's connection to past glory
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Man shot in Frankford

UPDATE -- The victim died just before 1 a.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital. He was shot inside Mighty Sharp Barber Shop. A 34-year-old man was shot in Frankford last night, and…

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Driver hits house, injures two

Three people were injured Monday morning when a car crashed into a home after first hitting a parked car and a fence. Ikechukwu Nwaoba was charged with DUI and damaging property…

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Man dead in Wissinoming shooting

UPDATE -- The victim has been identified as Andrew Bagwell of West Philadelphia. The 22-year-old was shot from outside the van as he climbed into the driver's seat. A friend sleeping…

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