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Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process

From the APA - PA Southest Section Blog: Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) and Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) will carry out an “in­tegrated planning…

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SEPTA takes architectural and engineering firm to court

Dec. 22By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA has filed suit against AECOM, the architectural and engineering firm for the Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project, blaming it for design flaws that…

TWU continues fight against drug testing policies

Transport Workers Union Local 234 is continuing its legal battle against new SEPTA drug testing policies.The TWU filed a motion Dec. 21 for reconsideration after a federal judge ruled in…

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Local pols: Casino money should stay close to home

Dec. 22By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly If the state brings table games (in addition to slots) to some Philadelphia neighborhoods, a portion of the revenue generated should stay in…

    • Despite the nearly two feet of snow, mail carriers trudged on. AP photo taken in the Northeast.

City gets 23 inches of snow

Despite the nearly two feet of snow, mail carriers trudged on. AP photo taken in the Northeast. The snow stopped falling nearly two days ago, but it's not going anywhere anytime…

Pier 53 Design and Construction Plan RFP

Pier 53 Design and Construction Plan RFP The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the City of Philadelphia are seeking proposals from qualified design/build consultants to prepare a design and construction plan…

    • A developer recently restored this house at 42nd and Parkside.

Look Up: Our collection of German, Flemish Revival mansions

Dec. 21By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly “Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will…

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Public and parochial schools closed Monday

Snow day! The School District of Philadelphia and Archdiocese of Philadelphia have announced that all city schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 21 due to snow. After school activities are…

    • Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski announced he will step down in 2010 to allow for

Upper Holmesburg Civic begins looking ahead to 2010

Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski announced he will step down in 2010 to allow for "new blood." The final 2009 meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association was a…

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NEast Links: Dangerous bridge in Somerton, Swastikas and More

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Escaped convict Oscar Alvarado has been captured as of Monday. Kamilah Alvarado, 22, Dean Ortiz,…

SEPTA update: contract news

The SEPTA Board signed off on a five-year contract for suburban Victory Division bus and trolley operators on Dec. 17.The contract, modeled after the one signed with Transport Workers Union…

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I-95 chase ends in Wissinoming shooting

A car chase involving State Troopers and a 16-year-old driver ended with a shooting in Wissinoming yesterday. The teenager led police in a brief pursuit around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, then exited…

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School bus accident near Russo Park

A school bus was involved in a three-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon near Russo Park. The bus hit the back of an SUV as the two were traveling on Torresdale Avenue near…

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Nine CLIP employees arrested

Nine city employees with the Community Life Improvement Program were arrested yesterday in connection with a year-long grand jury investigation. The employees are charged with stealing from some homes they were…

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A Woman's View: The frantic holiday season

Everywhere you turn, the holidays have exploded as if on steroids.  Fake snow, mistletoe, trees, toys, sale prices and hordes of people – 'tis the season to be cranky? What happened…

Northwood Civic tackles deed restrictions, with coverage from FOX29

Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Northwood Civic Association was host to a hot issue  - as was last month's. The group discussed the recent purchase of a home by Volunteers…

Inky: Fox Chase loses appeal to use Burholme Park

Fox Chase loses appeal to use Burholme ParkBy Linda Loyd Fox Chase Cancer Center yesterday lost its appeal to use 19.4 acres of neighboring Burholme Park for a $1 billion…

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SugarHouse archaeology work is finished

Casino interest has unearthed thousands of artifacts; Sand Hill Indians want to examine the finds immediately but Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission says it has more work to do before that…

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School buses collide in Frankford

Two school buses collided yesterday afternoon in Frankford during the after-school hours. A small school bus and a larger one collided at the intersection of Pratt and Valley streets around 3:30…

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