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    • New Frankford Development President Felicia Richardson addresses the Northwood Civic Association at its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2010.

Frankford Y plan changes, still scheduled to reopen in September

It seems the Northwood Civic Association has made nice with the for-profit company poised take operational control over the storied Frankford Y. "This has the prospects of being a well…

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Video: Tasco presents a citation 18 years in the making

At last night's meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association, Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco presented a citation to Joseph Swing in honor of his 18th birthday. In the video below, Tasco…

    • Father and son Gerard and Gerard Shaffer face murder charges. Photo courtesy of KYW.

Firefighter, son face murder charges in beating

Mark Wallace, who was severely beaten at Knights and Fairdale roads April 8, has died of his injuries. And now a Philadelphia Firefighter and his son face murder charges. Wallace, 54,…

    • Richard Sumpter discusses Census 2010 with Lawncrest residents.

Lawncrest residents get Census lessons

The nearly 100 people at last night's Lawncrest Community Association came out to see Richard Sumpter, a representative for Census 2010. And Sumpter had some startling news for them. "Over the…

Real NEastate: Buying my uncle's house

Q: My uncle wants to sell me his house in Mayfair for $80,000. I think it is too much for his house because it needs so much updating. You know… shag…

SEPTA shelves 22 projects because of budget

April 21, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyTransit advocates have banded with SEPTA  to decry an impending cut in state funding.The authority held a public hearing on its capital…

$719,000 grant to fund Schuylkill River Trail

  POTTSTOWN—The Schuylkill River Heritage Area (SRHA) has received a two-year, $719,000 grant from the Philadelphia-based William Penn Foundation to improve the Schuylkill River Trail and strengthen the trail’s economic development…

    • Recommended: A networked journalism collaborative for Philadelphia

Recommended: A networked journalism collaborative for Philadelphia

After a deep analysis of the city's media landscape, J-Lab determined that the City of Brotherly Love is ripe for a Networked Journalism collaborative, partnering new media makers with original reporting…

    • The original Frankford High School building -- an annex of Central High School. Photo by Jennifer Reardon for Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

Frankford High School: 100 years later

Dr. Thomas Mills, the current Frankford Alumni Association president, graduated from Frankford High School in 1948 with 477 other high school seniors. All but two of the 478 individuals were Caucasian…

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Burholme woman earns honors, scholarship

When Fraidel Phelps isn't busy being a wife and mother of six, she's making headlines as scholar in the state. Phelps, 34, became a member of the 2010 All Pennsylvania Academic…

Learn about SugarHouse jobs and vendor opportunities

April 20, 2010 Those interested in working for SugarHouse Casino, or becoming a SugarHouse vendor,  can meet with casino representatives at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on April 27. The vendor fair…

    • PCPC April meeting

Central Delaware ‘POD’ rules vague, opponents say

The not uncommon three-way power struggle between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, various neighborhood associations and a coalition of commercial real estate developers played out again Tuesday afternoon, when the Planning…

PCPC bike plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Toole Design Group, is preparing a Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan for the City of Philadelphia. Improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and…

Check out your neighborhood's 2010 Census participation rate

From the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia newsletter: Take 10 Challenge Map - View census form response rates from the national to the neighborhood level with this interactive map. 

Inquirer: Development begins in Francisville

Inquirer: Development of rental unit site begins Ground was broken Monday at 15th and Poplar Streets in the Francisville section of the city for a development of 44 new rental units…

    • SEPTA budget hearings

SEPTA fare hearings are underway

April 20, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly Rider advocates continued their criticism of SEPTA’s proposed fare increases at a public hearing on Monday.The authority said it’s seeking a 6…

    • RiverTalk cell phone tour poster

Audio tour tells waterway's tale by cell, MP3, computer

April 16, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Want to get to know the Delaware River better? Thanks to a new, free audio tour, all you need is your cell…

New names for SEPTA

SEPTA is contemplating renaming some stations along the Norristown High Speed Line and the suburban trolley routes 101 and 102.The changes should happen before July 1, Kim Scott Heinle, assistant…

    • Sens. Tina Tartaglione and Mike Stack stand with second-grader Gabriel Ortiz as his photograph is taken.

Stack, Tartaglione team up with 2nd District for fingerprinting event

From the office of State Sen. Mike Stack: State Sens. Mike Stack and Tina Tartaglione  joined the 2nd Police District Friday to help students receive a free fingerprinting at Rhawnhurst School…

    • Mark Wallace was beaten April 8, and isn't expected to live. Photo courtesy of NBC10.

Family, police search for attack suspect

Mark Wallace's family has been on the hunt for his attacker since he was assaulted more than a week ago. Wallace was beaten April 8 as he walked near Knights and…

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