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Pew Study: Philadelphia's 311 system shows progress after one year

(PHILADELPHIA)—A new study from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative finds that Philadelphia’s 311 contact system succeeded during its first year of operation in giving residents improved and easier access…

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Capital program, budget gets PCPC approval

March 2, 2010 The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously adopted the city’s new six-year capital program and budget in a special session on Tuesday, after an outline of the plan by…

Pennsylvania Independent: PennDOT Lands Could Be Worth Millions

Pennsylvania Independent: PennDOT Lands Could Be Worth Millions When traveling along Interstate 80 in the western half of Pennsylvania, drivers could be riding directly above some of the state's most…

Inquirer: Disputed dredging begins on the Delaware

Inquirer: Disputed dredging begins on the Delaware The bitterly contested deepening of the Delaware River's shipping channel officially began at noon yesterday, in water near Delaware City, Del. No fanfare…

Philly Clout: Pew Report Says City 3-1-1 Still Needs Work

Philly Clout: Pew Report Says City 3-1-1 Still Needs Work During the first year of operations at the city’s 3-1-1 non-emergency call center, nearly one in four requests for service was…

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How going green can make easy money

March 2, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly When it comes to real estate, what is green, anyway? According to the speakers who presented at a recent ULI Young Leaders Group…

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Fourth of July Committee fights to continue Lawncrest's 95-year tradition

Jean Pleis volunteers with Lawncrest’s Fourth of July Celebration Committee because her father, Gene Mansdoerfer, or “Mr. Olney,” did the same in his community. “He got me involved right away and…

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Teen crashes car into house in Academy Gardens

A teenager was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Saturday night after crashing his car into an Academy Gardens home. The 16-year-old was driving his car around 7 p.m. when he lost control,…

Advocacy Alert: Save America's Treasures

A message from the Preservation Alliance: Advocacy Alert: Save America's Treasures Historic Preservation Advocacy Week is March 1-5, and the issue at the top of everyone's agenda is President Obama's FY2011…

Keystone National Bank Design Debated

Keystone Bank Restoration Update Current plans for the restoration of the former Keystone Bank building's Chestnut Street facade have proven contentious. Architect JKR Partners has proposed a two-story glass box to…

2010 Preservation Achievement Award Winners Announced

One of the city’s most recognized ballrooms, 450 acres of sprawling suburban farmland, a historic Quaker landmark, a legendary department store converted to offices and a former office building converted to…

Inquirer: Soup giant and hip-hop holdout battle over Camden's Sears site

Inquirer: Soup giant and hip-hop holdout battle over Camden's Sears site The entrepreneur charges through the dark, dank historic building at the entrance to Camden, speaking excitedly of its potential…

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What's up with empty Fishtown parcels near SugarHouse?

March 1, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillySomething is happening on the west side of Delaware Avenue, one structure away from the corner of Shackamaxon Street, across the road…

Volunteer at the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2010 PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOWJoin us for “Passport to the World” Feb. 28-March 7, 2010PHS is looking for young adults (18-40) to participate in its greening…

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Ali gets life sentence in Loomis murders

Mustafa Ali received a life sentence in prison Wednesday, as decided by the jury in the ongoing murder trial. Ali received two life sentences without parole for the October 2007 murders…

NEast Links: 7-Eleven robberies, PECO visits and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Northeast Detectives is asking for help in discovering the identity of a man who has been…

Inquirer: USS Olympia seeks a new caretaker

Inquirer: USS Olympia seeks a new caretaker During the Spanish-American War, Navy Commodore George Dewey stood on the bridge of the ship and uttered the words that became famous: "You…

    • Bill Rubin of Philadelphia's Board of Pensions and Retirement explains the costs of DROP to Bustleton residents.

Tensions run high at Bustleton Civic meeting

In what quickly devolved into arguments and accusations, the Greater Bustleton Civic League tackled several issues at last night's meeting, including recent crime spikes, DROP and zoning. Though more neighborhood-centric topics…

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A Woman's View: Heart disease and risks

What is the leading health threat for women in the U.S.?  It isn’t cancer and it isn’t men. You might be surprised to know that heart disease is the leading killer…

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