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    • The land the Mayfair Civic Association is selling to neighbors. See more detailed plans below.

Mayfair Civic Association to dissolve, start anew

Mayfair residents got wind of some big changes coming to their neighborhood at last night's Mayfair Civic Association meeting. The first order of business came from Acting President Joe DeFelice, who…

    • Susan Jaffe, ZBA Chair

ZBA weighs changes

Sept. 29 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyChanges in the way the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment operates could be on the way, but it’s unclear if they would take…

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Foxwoods says it will meet PGCB deadline

Sept. 29By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyFoxwoods Casino officials say they will make their first Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board deadline later this week.By Thursday, Oct. 1, Foxwoods must…

Suit filed against SEPTA over drug testing

      Local 234 of the Transport Workers Union and five SEPTA employees have filed suit against the authority in federal court, alleging that changes SEPTA made to its drug-testing policies violate…

    • Casino-Free protesters line up at SugarHouse entrance

SugarHouse protest brings arrests

Sept. 29 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly About  50 protesters organized by Casino-Free Philadelphia blocked the front gate of the SugarHouse Casino construction site early Tuesday morning. It was still…

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One dead in Boulevard crash near Bridge Street

A pedestrian is dead following a car accident on Roosevelt Boulevard last night, near Frankford and Oxford Circle. A 40-year-old man was crossing the Boulevard near Bridge Street, from east…

    • Lincoln High's Railsplitters Cheerleaders

Photo: Lincoln High School Cheerleaders

Front row (l to r): Tionna G., Nicole A., Raven, Captain Sabrina A., Co-captain Alex, Tionna Back row: Angenette J., Nora,Melinda, Jasmine The photo above is of Lincoln High School's cheerleaders.…

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Buy a suit, support the Philadelphia Police

In honor of Police Appreciation Month, many area businesses are donating partial proceeds from their sales to the Philadelphia Police Foundation. The foundation pays for police items not covered by the…

Girard Avenue ramp to I-95 North closes for 10 months

Girard Avenue ramp to I-95 North closes for 10 months The Girard Avenue ramp to northbound Interstate 95 and northbound Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia will close Monday (Sept. 28) for the…

Counties collaborate on $36 million grant to fund multi-use trail

Philadelphia, PA - For the first time ever, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are poised to create a regional network of bicycle and pedestrian trails. In an unprecedented collaboration, six different counties…

    • Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, looking north from the John Hancock Building.
    • PWD plan

A new course: From tunnels to trees

Oct. 1 Previous PlanPhilly coverage: Stormwater infrastructure; How we manage our stormwater By Arrus FarmerFor PlanPhilly Howard Neukrug, the Philadelphia Water Department’s Director of the Office of Watersheds, gave…

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Get involved

Three community groups are looking for volunteers - some on specific dates, and others with more flexible time commitments. Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly cleanup  tomorrow, weather permitting,…

    • Photo courtesy of Sean Supplee.

A peek at the Northeast's bicycle culture

For the next few months, NEast Philly will welcome two new contributors to the site - Christeen Vilbrun and Sean Supplee. Christeen and Sean are students in Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple…

NEast Links: court rulings, an anniversary and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Bail has been set for the three adults charged with the murder of 57-year-old Lyudmila Burshteyn…

    • Spring Garden Greenway plan feedback

Greening of 2nd & Spring Garden on track

Sept. 25 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIt was only an update, but like most meetings of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, the room at 3rd and Fairmount was full,…

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A Woman's View: little women

Growing up in today’s society, with its pressures, temptations and strains, has made raising young children difficult - especially when it comes to raising young women.  Girls are being forced to…

    • Lynn Abraham discusses her decision not to seek re-election after 19 years as district attorney.

Lynn Abraham discusses crime, drugs with Greater Bustleton Civic League

District Attorney Lynn Abraham addressed many issues at last night's Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting, including her decision not to run for re-election this term. "It was not that I really…

In light of NTSB warning, SEPTA to closely watch Automatic Train Control system

http://www.ntsb.gov/recs/letters/2009/R09_15_16.pdf SEPTA has released a set of new policies on the Market-Frankford El to prevent the same type of signaling error that may have contributed to the Washington Metro crash over…

    • Harris Sokoloff addresses the audience

Rethinking region's social infrastructure

Sept. 24 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhillyIt wasn't planned this way but it turned out to be a pretty powerful one-two punch. Just a few hours after a group of…

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