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    • Race Street Pier update

Race Street Pier update

Last week, PlanPhilly took a closer look at the latest tweaks for the Race Street Pier, the forlorn quay that will be transformed by James Corner Field Operations, the consultant hired…

Through June 25: Philadelphia City Tax Amnesty

May 3, 2010 Philadelphia City Tax Amnesty Has Begun From now until June 25, the City of Philadelphia is declaring a Tax Amnesty: anyone who owes back taxes of almost any…

    • Marsden House, Tacony | Alan Jaffe

Look Up! Henry Disston’s Company Town

May 3, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on…

Spring Garden Greenway improvement project begins May 22

May 3, 2010 A note from Northern Liberties Neighbors Association: The first step in our Spring Garden Greenway improvement project comesSaturday, May 22!We'll be planting 55 cedar trees along the…

KYW: Planned Franklin Institute Expansion Will Include Brain Exhibit

May 3, 2010 KYW: Planned Franklin Institute Expansion Will Include Brain Exhibit This may be a no-brainer: the Franklin Institute plans a major expansion starting next year -- a three-story…

Philly Parks Searching for Summer Interns

May 3, 2010 PHS and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation are preparing for another summer of the Youth Environmental Stewardship program (YES). Running from July 6 to August 13,…

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Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo set for May 12

From the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce: The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo will be held Wednesday, May 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at…

Food For Thought: Cafe MichelAngelo

Are you looking for a great spot to go and hang out with your friends?  Are you looking for that great spot to be in the NEast?  Well look no further,…

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Man faces DUI for Frankford crash

An early morning car accident in Frankford yesterday caused road closures due to down electrical lines. Now the driver responsible faces DUI charges. Around 5 a.m., 48-year-old Francis Kochmer…

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Girlfriend held in Tacony stabbing

Police are questioning the girlfriend of man who was stabbed to death in Tacony Wednesday night. According to reports, the 36-year-old woman stabbed her boyfriend, 25, outside an apartment on…

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Holme Circle Civic president resigns

Last night's Holme Circle Civic Association meeting began with an announcement that came as no surprise to most of those in attendance. President Sean McAleer announced his resignation from the group,…

    • Officer Harry Taylor (Officer of the Year), Councilman Brian O'Neill, State Rep. Brendan Boyle and Officer Daniel Rubin (Officer of the Year)

Reader Submission: 8th District honors officers, civilians

The 8th Police District Annual Awards Ceremony took place at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Cannstatter’s with the following recognitions: George Biles Memorial Award for Officer of the Year 2009:…

Self-exclusion violation leads to $10,000 fine for Pa. casino

April 30, 2010 HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today fined Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc., operator of the Parx Casino, $10,000 for providing a replacement players club card to…

    • Major Fishtown PWD work

Breaking news: PWD starts major project in Fishtown

April 29, 2010By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Water Department recently informed some residents near the SugarHouse Casino site that it would be starting heavy construction work at the intersection…

    • Foxwoods hearing underway

PGCB enforcement arm: Kill Foxwoods license

April 29, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyFoxwoods' casino license should be revoked, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's chief enforcement officer said during a break in a hearing in…

    • Imagining Philadelphia

A night of reflection and debate

April 22, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThursday evening at the Academy of Natural Sciences, a panel of local experts told five stories of urban planning in Philadelphia.They…

    • Philadelphia's industrial future forum

Panel asks, ‘How should we grow?’

April 23, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The loss of industrial jobs and a decline in manufacturing in Philadelphia is certainly nothing new, but most residents of the region…

    • Standing (l to r): Estela Cajina, Kim Neubauer, Linda Lvea,  Ashley Holzman-O’Brien, Arionna Hart, Tiffany Kapusta, Cassie Carrasco, Ashley Lanetti, Chelsie Gault. Kneeling (l to r): Brooke Schmanek,

Reader Submission: First-year soccer team full of laughs and learning

It has been one first after another for the students of the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush.  The school, described as a “small, special admittance, comprehensive high school that focuses…

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Alligators found in Holmesburg

Police this morning found two alligators at a business in Holmesburg. As part of an ongoing investigation into the industrial complex on the 8100-block of State Road, police raided…

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