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Frankford Civic: No enforcement because 'this is Frankford'

Resident frustration over what some called a lack of enforcement of a variety of issues became the central theme of last night's Frankford Civic Association meeting. "If this were Center City…

NEast Links: Soccer championships, prayer walls and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. George Washington High School alums John Dunlop and Chris Reid coached against each other Thursday during…

Call for entries: Retooling industrial sites

The Collaborative, in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, is seeking submissions for Retooling Industrial Sites. The exhibit has been designed as an opportunity for architecture, planning and engineering firms…

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Gunman injures 7-Eleven clerk

A 7-Eleven clerk was rushed to Nazareth Hospital early this morning after a robbery at the store. Police say a man with a gun entered the 7-Eleven at Bustleton Avenue…

    • From left: Elizabeth Kaspern, Tyrell Wilkins, Rose McMenamin, Steven Gregory, Carolyn Wright, Wayne Bishop, Dana Dobson, Kent Lufkin.

Photos: 3rd Federal Bank grounbreaking

On Friday, Oct. 30,  3rd Federal Bank, which already has a branch at Woodhaven, unveiled its plans for a new branch in the same center at Woodhaven and Knights roads. There…

    • Mayfair Town Watch board members, from left: Shawn Hagerty, John Vearling, Len Roberts, Pete Smith

Mayfair Town Watch members begin training

Inching ever closer to street patrols, members of Mayfair Town Watch completed the first of a two-part training series at last night's meeting. Chad Enos of Town Watch Integrated Services led…

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A Woman's View: Date rape

Just as scary as it sounds – date rape. The sad true fact is that everyone always assumes “it will never happen to me.” Being the most common form of rape,…

    • Seen holding their trophy and with their slightly damp first-year coach buried bottom center, the jubilant Washington High School 2009 Public League Soccer Champions pose for news and fan photos follo

Soccer Photos: Washington defeats Bartram

In what by game's end had become a chilly Monday night at Charles Martin Memorial Stadium, by a score of 2-0, Washington defeated Bartram to clinch the 2009 Class AAA Public…

Real NEastate: Possible first-time buyer credit extension

Q: I heard they are extending the First-time Buyer Tax Credit and making it $15,000 for everyone. True? A: There is new legislation in the Senate right now to extend and…

    • Eryca and Kaitlyn Bradfield were seriously injured in a Lawncrest hit-and-run yesterday. Photos courtesy of Action News.

UPDATE: Twin sisters hit by car in Lawncrest

UPDATE - Police are looking for 22-year-old Shawn Timbers of the 1200-block of Alcott Street in Oxford Circle. He is considered to be a person of interest in the case.…

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Murder in Castor Gardens

A man was found shot in the head early last evening on the 6700-block of Sylvester Street. The victim, 30, was found around 6:20 p.m. and was pronounced dead at…

Inquirer: Bill on Philly pedicabs gets legs

Inquirer: Bill on Philly pedicabs gets legs Looking for a new way to get around Philly? Pedicabs may be coming your way soon. Pedicabs - defined in the bill as…

Ask Governors Rendell to Support Completing PA/NJ Bike Trails!

A message from the Next Great City: It is time for Philadelphia to fill the gaps in the Schuylkill River Trail, for Pennsylvania to have a connected East Coast Greenway…

The Past is Our Future: Historic Preservation and Sustainability

Historic Preservation and Sustainability Conference Historic preservationists, architects, designers and developers from throughout greater Philadelphia are invited to convene on Tuesday, December 8 for The Past is Our Future: Historic Preservation…

Nominations Open for Endangered Buildings, Preservation Achievement Awards

A message from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia: Time is Almost Up to Nominate a BuildingEach year the  Alliance publishes its Endangered Properties List to draw attention to significant…

East Falls Historic District Approved

East Falls Historic District Approved The Historical Commission devoted two hours of its meeting to the nomination to allow adequate time for residents to express their views about the districts. Many…

Explore Philadelphia's African-American Historic Sites on Your Computer

Explore African American Historic Sites on Your Computer The Preservation Alliance has launched a new web resource to help build awareness of African American historic sites in the city. The searchable…

Organize your block for the University City Community Cleanup on December 5

Organize your block for the University City Community Cleanup on December 5! University City District will assist volunteers by providing trash bags, work gloves, and trash/litter removal. For more information or…

    • David Belt, photos courtesy of MarkGarvinPhoto.com

Infill Philadelphia: Boldness redefines ‘community center’

Photos courtesy of http://www.MarkGarvinPhoto.com Nov. 4By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyPlanners, designers and architects attending a day-long design charrette last Friday did not need to be told to be…

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SEPTA strikes: Mayor blasts union, Regional Rail still operating

The SEPTA strike that was called early this morning at 3 a.m. was "most disappointing," Mayor Michael Nutter told Fox 29. About 5,100 train and trolley operators, bus drivers and…

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