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SugarHouse table games hearing set for May 19

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a hearing next month on whether to allow SugarHouse Casino to operate table games. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. at the…

Daily News: Despite expansion of Big Bellies, city's in good shape

By Catherine Lucey & Emily Schultheis Philadelphia Daily News, April 14, 2010 BIG BELLIES are about to get even bigger in Philadelphia. The high-tech trash cans, which require fewer collections because…

Inquirer: Democrats running for governor promise a greener Pa.

By Tom Infield The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2010 All said they'd seek to impose a severance tax on natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale. All said they'd push to…

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

David Biddle has been appointed to the position of Recycling Coordinator in the Streets Department. This position has been open for over a year, with an acting coordinator filling in. David…

Next Great City: Testify at City Council to Support Parks and Rec

From the Next Great City newsletter: On April 12, over 160 individuals representing over 70 organizations came to City Council Chambers to hear Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner Susan Slawson and Executive…

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Feeling the domino effects I-80 tolling no-go has on Act 44

When Gov. Rendell convenes the state legislature for a special session later this month designed to fix the state’s infrastructure funding problem, lawmakers will have their hands full.The collapse of…

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61 animals removed from Mayfair home

SPCA workers spent three hours yesterday removing several dozen animals from a Mayfair home. Officers found 6o cats and one dog living in unfit conditions in a home on the 4500-block…

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Historical Society of Frankford celebrates 'colorful' history

The Historical Society of Frankford housed a presentation of the history of the Globe Dye Company on Tuesday. The event, hosted by Torben Jenk, founder of Workshop of the World,…

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Recyle Bank gearing up for Northeast debut

On any given day, you'll find Officer Michelle McMillian patrolling the streets of the Northeast. She's not a police officer, or a parking authority employee, though she's been mistaken as both.…

Neighborhood Stabilization Program hosts Economic Opportunity Summit

Neighborhood Stabilization Program hosts Economic Opportunity SummitTUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at The Enterprise Center located at 4548 Market Street, Philadelphia, PAThe Redevelopment Authority…

SEPTA news on Parkside Loop

SEPTA is moving forward with plans to move the Parkside Loop.SEPTA’s operations committee reviewed an agreement at its monthly meeting on Thursday to purchase land from the Philadelphia Authority for…

Food For Thought: Gearo's

Looking for a casual evening out?  Why not try Gearo’s in Bustleton, located at 1913 Welsh Rd. Open seven days a week, this laid back eatery is great for relaxing either…

    • PNC suveillance footage, courtesy of Action News

Unmasked suspect robs PNC

Authorities are looking for the man who robbed the PNC branch at 6855 Frankford Ave. Tuesday. The man, who did not disguise his face during the robbery, threatened a teller…

Congress for New Urbanism conference in May

The 18th annual event from the Congress for the New Urbanism, to be held in Atlanta May 19-22, is organized with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program:…

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A detailed glimpse at the PIDC industrial land use study

April 15, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly NEW ORLEANS – A much-anticipated study due out next month from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. was previewed Monday morning at the…

    • CCD releases its annual State of Center City report

We weather recession better than most, but recovery is slow

April 15, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe last recession had less impact on Philadelphia than it did on the surrounding suburbs or on most major American cities, said…

    • Al Taubenberger, president of the Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce, says several business corridors in the region have not experienced decline during the economic fallout.

Business corridors still bustling despite economic crunch

For Samuel Nalbandian, owner of Rising Sun Pizza in Lawncrest, the business is a way of life and the recession is nothing to worry about. “For me, it’s been the same,”…

Real NEastate: Rhawnhurst home less than rental

Q: My friend is buying a house in Rhawnhurst next week. He is only putting $5,000 down, and is telling me that he is going to be paying less now he’s…

Weekly Press: Philly’s "Free" papers grill Nutter on Budget

Weekly Press: Philly’s "Free" papers grill Nutter on Budget In the spate of negative press, Mayor Michael Nutter, invited reporters from the city’s weekly newspapers like the City Paper, The…

UC Review: Pothole gardening, courtesy of Streets Department

UC Review: Pothole gardening, courtesy of Streets Department Block captains from every corner of the city led residents on this year’s spring clean up Saturday, April 10th. But in addition…

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