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Oxford Circle double shooting

Police are investigating a double shooting that took place in Oxford Circle over the weekend. Two men were shot around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on the 6000-block of Castor Avenue. A…

    • Waveforms

Looking hard at our public space during the next half century

Nov. 2 By Todd BressiFor PlanPhilly You’ve seen them from time to time as you walk about the city — the giant clothespin at Centre Square, the “ghost house” at…

University of Pennsylvania Moves Forward With 24-Acre Penn Park; Groundbreaking Scheduled for Nov. 6

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will officially break ground at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, for its 24-acre Penn Park, a $46 million project at the eastern edge of campus…

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Postcard from Italy

By Thomas J. Walsh For PlanPhilly Previous postcards: Detroit Part 1, Austin, China, San Francisco, Germany, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, New York City, Boston…

Inquirer Editorial: No desire for streetcars

A plan to restore trolley service along East Market Street to link Center City with the Delaware River waterfront seems problematic on several fronts. Beyond the danger of snarling downtown traffic,…

Shipping channel update

Dover, DE; Trenton, NJ; Bristol, PA. Environmentalists hailed the action by Delaware and the intention by New Jersey to file a legal challenge to the Army Corps’ decision to move forward…

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Non-Profit declares war on blight

Oct. 31, 2009By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThey’re calling it the “first shot fired in the Second Battle of Germantown.”A new non-profit, the Germantown Conservancy, filed a petition Oct.…

    • A nicely decorated home in Burholme

Halloween Contest Photos

Earlier this week, we asked you to send us your Halloween photos - old, new, scary, silly - and we got way more photos than expected. We have more than three…

    • Mayfair Town Watch president John Vearling (center) takes suggestions from members of the newly formed group.

Progress at Mayfair Town Watch

The members of Mayfair Town Watch covered a lot of ground Wednesday night at their meeting - the third in a weekly series. Keeping it short so as not to interfere…

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NEast Links: Reality shows, sports news and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Northeast native and 2005 grad of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts Peter…

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Officer wounds suspect

Authorities are investigating the circumstances around a shooting on the 900-block of Granite Street early yesterday morning. According to reports, the suspect, who was involved in a domestic dispute, threw…

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Reminder: Send photos, win stuff

Just a reminder that submission for the Halloween Photo Contest are due tonight at 10 p.m. The first 10 people to send in their photos will receive NEPHL car stickers, and…

    • Capt. Deborah Kelly awards the Best Costume to a very happy witch. Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens.

8th Police District Fall Festival

Hundreds of neighbors in the 8th Police District attended its 2nd Annual Fall Festival hosted by Captain Deborah Kelly and the officers in the district on Sunday. Photo slideshow below. On…

    • Democratic District Attorney candidate Seth Williams was one of three candidate to address GBCL members last night.

Three political candidates stop by Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting

"It's going to be a brief meeting for tonight's important game," Greater Bustleton Civic League President Bernice Hill told antsy residents at last night's monthly meeting. Though the room was full,…

    • Eva Gladstein, director of the Zoning Code  Committee, reviews the themes of the propsed code revisions.

Recap of last night's Zoning Code Reform Project meeting

Roughly 10 people gathered in Lincoln High School's cafeteria last night to participate in a city-sponsored meeting for the Zoning Code Reform Project. Among the attendees were community leaders from Mayfair,…

Food For Thought: A Halloween recipe to stay home for

Trick or treat!  If you picked treat, good choice, because this week we have a scrumptious and easy recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This year, Halloween is…

    • State Rep. Michael O'Brien schedules three community meetings

State Rep. Michael O'Brien schedules three community meetings

Please join me for a community meeting  I invite you to join me Thursday evening for the first of three community meetings  I am holding this fall for residents of…

Center City Buildings, Landmarks Rooting For Phillies With Special Themed Lighting

For Immediate Release                                   Contact: RJ White, 215.440.5550                                                                       rwhite@centercityphila.orgCenter City Buildings, Landmarks Rooting For Phillies With Special Themed Lighting (October 28, 2009) –   To show support for the championship…

A message from Bike Share Philadelphia

Take this survey. Please answer question #16 by recommending Bike Sharing! At the October 26, 2009 Forum on the Future of Bus Shelters and Street Furniture, (public amenities on the…

Pennsylvania Casino Association under scrutiny

By Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteHARRISBURG -- During the final days of state budget negotiations, a flurry of press releases was sent to media, letters were sent to lawmakers and radio…

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