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    • The East Passyunk Ave. intersection that could become a pop-up park

East Passyunk hoping for soda pop funding of pop-up park

May 23, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyRight now, it's a fairly standard Passyunk Avenue intersection. But a group of young urban designers are convinced that this spot, where…

CIty Paper: Meet the Delaware's Guardian Angel

Maya van Rossum was a second-grader at Ithan Elementary School in Villanova when she waged her first environmental battle. Birds kept crashing into the art room windows with a disquieting thud,…

    • Northwood Civic Association's board members at a previous meeting. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Northwood Civic will branch out to control gang activity

Lots of things kept us from Tuesday's Northwood Civic meeting -- bad weather, election night and the big-deal Flyers game. The same reasons the Frankford Gazette lists for the unusually low…

    • Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer

Promising Fels student dies in crash

A Fels High School student was killed Tuesday afternoon, just weeks before her graduation and college career. Madina Sem, 18, got off the bus at 2nd and Olney streets around…

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Girl assaulted in Bustleton Target

A 13-year-old girl was assaulted Saturday in the Target store in Bustleton. The girl was reportedly shopping with her mother when a man approached her and indecently assaulted the girl…

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Police car struck in alleged DUI crash

Authorities are investigating the details surrounding a multiple-car crash last night that involved a police car. According to reports, a driver struck a car around Tyson and Bustleton avenues around…

    • Nutter speaks at recent tree planting kickoff

Planning Commission, Parks and Rec take budget hits

May 21, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe latest budget proposal released by Mayor Michael Nutter Thursday jeopardizes plans to clean up parks and recreation facilities, add programs and…

    • Photo courtesy of Action News.

Medical chopper lands near Houseman Rec

The University of Pennsylvania's medivac chopper made an unexpected landing this morning near Houseman Rec Center. The helicopter, PennSTAR, was traveling over the area around 10:30 a.m. when an emergency light…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Mayfair is expanding

If you're looking for something to do any time, any place in Philadelphia, you can find it on uwishunu. But since the site is sponsored by the city's tourism board,…

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Tacony company owns bus that crashed

It's been revealed the bus that crashed on I-95 in Port Richmond Monday is owned by a company in Tacony. Del Val Services on Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street owns the…

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A Woman's View: Gossip

Even to hear the word -- gossip -- you can envision malice words being whispered.  When we were children, this word held a vicious meaning. Surprisingly enough, in our adult years,…

    • SEPTA

Breaking news: SEPTA softens stance on fares - a bit

May 20, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillySEPTA has shaved some of its proposed fare hikes for regional rail riders.Frank Gormley, SEPTA’s operating budget director, told a hearing of…

Weekly Press: Penn students offer development ideas for South St. Bridge area

Weekly Press: Penn students offer development ideas for South St. Bridge area A vital chapter in the protracted saga of the South St. Bridge restoration came to a close last…

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Reader Survey: Be honest, we can take it

A few weeks ago, NEast Philly participated in a survey taken of local editors to determine what works for our particular publications in our particular regions. The survey, sponsored by the…

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Real NEastate: Finding a duplex in the Far Northeast

Q: I would like to buy a good duplex in the Far Northeast. I plan on living on one floor, and renting out the other to cover half my mortgage. How…

    • Philadelphia2035 meetings are upcoming

Philadelphia2035 meetings are upcoming

Notes: Public meetings are being scheduled concerning the “Philadelphia 2035” comprehensive plan. The first meeting is May 27 at PAFA - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 6 p.m. to 8…

    • Parks and Rec Commission

Parks and Rec Commission faces diverse challenges

May 19, 2010By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly The Parks and Recreation Commission public get-together Wednesday night in the Skyline Room of the Free Library, the new body's third meeting, was…

    • SugarHouse hearing

SugarHouse pushing for table games

SugarHouse Casino has made its pitch to offer table games to the state's gaming control board.General Manager Wendy Hamilton said the poker, blackjack, craps and roulette SugarHouse plans to offer would…

    • U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, who represents Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County; U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon

How livable communities can be realized in Philadelphia

May 18, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Leading voices from the philanthropic, institutional, development and government sectors offered a chorus on creating sustainable communities Monday night at the Academy…

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