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Inquirer: Volunteers turn Kensington playground into skatepark

Inquirer: Volunteers turn Kensington playground into skatepark Driven by frustration over the open-air drug dealing at abandoned Pop's Playground in Kensington, Laura Semmelroth walked into the Philadelphia Skateshop two years…

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DRWC has one year under its belt

First meeting of the Master Plan working group Having recently closed out its first year in existence, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation used its first annual meeting as a chance to…

    • Jim Sanders, a representative for 311, explains the number's purpose to attendees at the January GBCL meeting.

Bustleton residents get a lesson in 311

"[The Northeast] is the envy of the city." That's what 311 employee Jim Sanders told attendees at last night's Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting as he began his presentation on the…

    • Joan Przyblowicz of the city's Office of Emergency Management discusses how to best prepare for an emergency as part of a presentation to members of the Holme Circle Civic Association.

Holme Circle Civic helps residents prepare for emergencies

Last night's meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association -- the first since October -- saw an uptick in attendance with nearly 20 people coming out to hear Joan Przyblowicz from…

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A Woman's View: To be less than

In the past year or so when writing this column, I've usually get my ideas from the women I meet and the issues that concern them.  I also have found issues…

    • Harris Sokoloff leads discussion

Developers face civic groups at final ‘Common Ground’ event

January 28, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIn the end, there was the low-hanging fruit, and there were the gut-wrenchers.After about 10 hours of brainstorming over the course…

    • The logo for the Fallen Heroes Run, as designed by Mike Ennis. The 5K one among many topics at last night's Mayfair Civic Association meeting.

Mayfair Civic Association talks fundraisers, zoning and more

Members of the Mayfair Civic Association came together last night to update residents on pressing topics, like plans to rebuild Mayfair Memorial Playground, the Fallen Heroes Run and four recent zoning…

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Toddler injured in house fire

A toddler was hospitalized after surviving a house fire early yesterday morning. The 2-year-old was removed from a home on the 1200-block of Gilham Street, where a fire broke out…

    • New SEPTA service proposals

New SEPTA service proposals

A new bus route is in the works for Olney next year.At least, that’s one of the proposals SEPTA is considering for its fiscal year 2011 annual service plan, which…

Zoning issues, Greenberger on Radio Times

The second hour of Wednesday morning’s “Radio Times” program, on WHYY-FM (90.9) and hosted by long-time call-in talk show host Marty Moss-Coane, will discuss citywide zoning and development issues.…

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‘Radio Times’: discussion about zoning, neighborhood issues

In advance of tonight’s third high-profile meeting of city developers and community groups, the second hour of Wednesday morning’s “Radio Times” call-in program on WHYY-FM in Philadelphia discussed citywide…

    • Pictured is Lt. Joseph Mullin of PSA 1, which is bordered by Rhawn Street, Willits/Welsh roads, Roosevelt Boulevard and the Delaware River. Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens.

8th District hosts PSA meetings

The 8th District Police successfully held its first Police Service Area meetings for all three zones Wednesday. Approximately 25 members who live in PSA zone 1 met with Lt. Mullin at…

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Dogs attacks owner in Mayfair

The SPCA took a dog away yesterday afternoon in Mayfair after it attacked the owner. The owner, a woman in her 4os, was bitten multiple times on the 3100-block of Brighton…

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Possible abduction attempt in Frankford

Police are still investigating a young girl's claims of an attempted abduction in Frankford yesterday. The 12-year-old girl told authorities a man approached her outside of Harding Middle School Monday. The…

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Checking out Joe Casey's balancing act

Jan. 25 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly Joe Casey takes a concrete approach to management.As the SEPTA general manager tasked with turning an often-ridiculed and chronically underfunded agency into a…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: The Wiss/Frankford border is fine, but definite

This one is a throwback, with the original article dating all the way back to Dec. 15, 2009. But the breaking news comes first, so we held this off for a…

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More details released in Rhawnhurst attempted murder-suicide

Police have released more details in what has now been determined an attempted murder-suicide in Rhawnhurst. Bexis Matos, 22, is in critical condition in Aria Health-Torresdale after being shot Friday morning…

Spring Garden Call for Artists to be Released at Thursday's General Meeting

Reminder: NLNA General Membership Meeting this Thursday Be among the first to get ahold of the Call for Artists and Artisans to work on the El Underpass project ... ...…

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Greenberger, Nutter announce new online ‘development process’

By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly With $250,000 of funding in 2008 from the William Penn Foundation, the city has embarked on a “project of improving the development permitting process,” Nutter…

    • Harris Sokoloff leads a discussion

Civic groups show neighborhood colors at zoning event

January 24, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly“Since zoning principles are already established in Philadelphia, the problem before the new zoning commission is to extend their use to meet…

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