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Parks and Recreation Issues RFI for Farming

The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify farmers and farm institutions that may be interested in operating and managing small plot, commercial, chemical-free…

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Book Review: "Fixing Broken Cities"

April 5, 2010By Elise ViderFor PlanPhilly Like Zelig, the Woody Allen character who is omnipresent at important historical events, John Kromer has been a participant in – or at…

    • A closer view of the upper floors of the Keystone Bank Building.

Preservation Row: A beloved building at the heart of debate

April 5, 2010 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Walking along Chestnut Street at Juniper, it’s easy to miss one of the city’s most intriguing buildings. You have to look up, past…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, April 2010

GRID Magazine: Party Post-Op, the Food Issue, Griddle updates, and more! GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture.…

PBJ: Parx Casino revenues up, Harrah’s Chester’s down in March

PBJ: Parx Casino revenues up, Harrah’s Chester’s down in March Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa., continued to set the pace for Pennsylvania casinos, posting a revenue gain of 11 percent…

Make a Call for America’s Treasures and Voice Your Support for Preservation Funding

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: All grassroots advocacy campaigns have critical moments – here’s ours. Your lawmakers are back home right now while Congress is closed for…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Kensington battle rages on

We get it, big media: you think Kensington is in the Northeast. It still isn't, but we applaud your persistent effort to make it so. The latest error was called to…

A new waterfront grows in Brooklyn

April 2, 2010New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote in today’s paper that the effects of the enormous new Brooklyn Bridge Park will be “immeasurable.” He says that landscape…

    • Close up of  stained glass at The Baptist Temple

Architectural View: A Temple rises again on North Broad

Architectural View April 6, 2010. Editors' note:  Since the posting of this story, PlanPhilly has learned that the Patti LuPone concert has been canceled. It has not yet been rescheduled.…

GAO to Army Corps: Re-examine benefits of Delaware dredging project

April 2, 2010 In a report on the Delaware River deepening project released late Friday afternoon, the U.S. General Accounting Office says the Army Corps of Engineers should take another look…

    • Ryan Director of Admissions Pam McPeak discusses the school's shadow program with students, junior Christopher Gatton (left) and freshman Julio Polanco (center). 

High schools prepare to take on North, Dougherty displaced students

Patrick Boylan and Tom McGowan, both juniors at Northeast Catholic High School, would have ruled the school as seniors next year – McGowan as a National Honor Society member ranked fifth…

A Recipe to Stay in for: Carrot cake

With the last of the snow melted away and the cold air giving way to a crisp cool breeze, you can feel Spring is here.  The trees have begun to show…

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Intruder punches 12-year-old girl

A 12-year-old awoke last night to find a man standing over her in her bedroom. The girl, who shares a room with her younger sister on the 1100-block of Kerper Street…

    • Inside the Excel Academy South in Northwood, Executive Director Milton Alexander stands with Stephanie Buca and a select group of the interviewed honor students.  Photo by Maria Konidaris.

Excel Academy offers students in the Northeast a second chance

Jamirca Delacruz dropped out of Frankford High School. Sarae White was struggling academically. Brandon Ausborne was simply not attending a high school at all. All three chose to attend the newest…

    • The logo for the Fallen Heroes Run, as designed by Mike Ennis. The 5K one among many topics at last night's Mayfair Civic Association meeting.

News briefs from the Mayfair Civic Association

The cold, rain and wind kept many from attending last night's Mayfair Civic Association, but President Joe DeFelice powered through the agenda nonetheless, keeping the meeting to a brief 40…

Real NEastate: Sold but sorry

Q: I recently sold my house. In this market you would think that would be a good thing, but now I can’t buy the house I wanted because I did not…

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Tacony neighbors interrupt attack on elderly man

An elderly man's neighbors came to his rescue yesterday afternoon when he was attacked in his home. The victim, a 95-year-old resident of Tacony's 7200- block of Walker Street, was…

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Holy Terrors coach arrested for alleged underage sex

Vincent Mickle, a former coach for Mayfair's Holy Terrors girls soccer team was arrested Monday night for allegedly soliciting and sometimes having sex with underage females. Police say Mickle, 42, posed…

Atlanta to terminate transit service at midnight tonight

Atlanta-area transit system 14 days from shutting down, 2 million rides disappearing Clayton County, one of metro Atlanta’s five core counties — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is partially in Clayton — will…

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