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Regional Rail numbers will go away on July 25

March 3, 2010By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA riders will be seeing new regional rail designations after all.Despite some waffling by SEPTA officials over the past several weeks, communications…

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ATV accident leaves one dead

The driver of an ATV died Sunday night after being hit by an SUV. Police say the ATV was traveling northbound on Torresdale Avenue around 7:30 when the driver cut in…

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UPDATED: Double shooting at World Gym

UPDATED (March 3, 3:51 p.m.) -- Police have arrested 25-year-old Mujahid Muhammad in connection with the shooting, and are still seeking four others. Muhammad, of Bala Cynwyd, is charged with attempted…

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UPDATED: 10-year-old assaulted in Castor Gardens

UPDATED (March 2, 5:50 p.m.) -- Police have released a sketch of the man (at right) whom they believe assaulted the girl. Police are searching for the man responsible for sexually…

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…

AAU: Get on the bus! Tell Casino mogul that targeting Asians won't go unanswered!

Dear Colleagues:If there’s any question about how predatory and exploitive the gambling industry is toward Asian communities, take a look at some of Steve Wynn’s recent comments in an investor…

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…

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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,…

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…

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…

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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