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Real NEastate: Boyfriend's got bad credit

Q: My boyfriend and I are looking for a house together. I have good credit, but his credit score is bad. We are thinking about going to credit counseling before applying…

DOT Announces $280 Million for New Livability Initiative

APA Advocate, The American Planning Association's Update on Legislative and Policy Issues   On December 1, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of funding through the new Interagency Partnership…

Business vacancy at South Street Headhouse

Weekly Press: South Street, South Street - that's where all the blank stores beat How to improve the South Street business corridor was the focus of the South Street Headhouse…

    • Breaking news: Thumbs down to Foxwoods extension request

Breaking news: Thumbs down to Foxwoods extension request

Dec. 16 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The enforcement arm of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says Foxwoods Casino's request for more time to produce detailed drawings of its proposed…

Can Investing in the Planet sustain business survival?

UC Review: Can Investing in the Planet sustain business survival? The Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences concluded its series of Town Square Forums called I…

Inquirer: El reconstruction over, biz owners eye rebound in West Philly

Inquirer: El reconstruction over, biz owners eye rebound in West Philly Decades of losing business to malls and the past 10 years of losing neighborhood customers to the frequent street…

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Cracks in the ice that's hemming in commercial real estate?

When developer Michael Samschick of Core Realty stood before the city Planning Commission on Dec. 8 with his architect in tow, something that’s been unusual over the past 18 months occurred:…

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UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, December 2009

Pennsylvania Planning Association "Vantage Point" A publication of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association. Biohabitats, Leaf Litter: Winter Solstice 2009 Temperatures and snowflakes are beginning to drop. What better…

Municipal wireless network will enhance public safety, government efficiency, and provide free internet in targeted public spaces

Philadelphia, December 16 – The City of Philadelphia announced today its intention to purchase the existing wireless network assets from the Network Acquisition Company (NAC), the first in a series of…

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Man shot in West Mayfair

Police are investigating the shooting of a man that happened Sunday night. The victim was shot once in the chest around midnight near Devereaux and Bustleton avenues. He then ran…

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Two injured in I-95 crash

An early morning car crash on I-95 left two people injured Monday. During an accident involving two vehicles in the northbound lanes near the Bridge Street exit, one car rolled over.…

Plenty of guesswork in SEPTA budget process

SEPTA opened its capital budget process on Dec. 15, and the word coming from officials was uncertainty.Uncertainty over the future of $110 million in funding from Act 44, the law…

    • Convention Center construction on North Broad

N. Broad expansion and new signage in Center City

A short stroll from 12th and Callowhill streets to University City brought lots of recent construction and street signage work into plain view Tuesday. First up was the massive, multi-block Convention…

    • From left: 8th District Police Capt. Deborah Kelly, FOP Marketing Director Steven Weller, Morrell Park ShopRite owner/operator Richard McMenamin, State Rep. Denny O'Brien and Police Commissioner C

Morrell Park ShopRite gives back

The Morrell Park ShopRite donated a check Friday in the amount of $10,000 to the Police Survivors Fund. The fund raises money for the family members of the city's fallen…

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Employee shot in Frankford pizza shop robbery

The delivery man for Sam's Pizza in Frankford was shot Saturday during a hold-up. The victim was sitting in a booth at the shop on the 5400-block of Rutland Street when…

    • Building the Second Avenue Subway line.  Illustration: Wired / Peter Grundy

SEPTA funding conundrum: just riding Act 44 isn’t enough

Dec. 14

By Anthony Campisi For PlanPhilly In 2007, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York began construction of the Second Avenue Subway, a dream of city planners more than 75…

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Win free stuff

People have been talking. They want to represent their neighborhoods, and the Northeast in general. Over on Facebook, folks are saying they want to be able to display their neighborhood…

    • District Attorney Lynne Abraham says a temporary farewell to Burholme's community groups.

Lynne Abraham bids "adieu" to Burholme community groups

There is nothing more important than a community "involved in its own life," District Attorney Lynne Abraham said to attendants at last night's monthly meeting of the Burholme Civic Association and…

NEast Links: crime updates, grave digging and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Philadelphia police officer Adrian Makuch, 49, has been charged with prostitution, solicitation, corruption of a minor…

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Suspect sought in Northwood attack

Police are searching for a man whom they say attempted to sexually assault a woman in a Northwood dentist office yesterday. A female employee was opening the office at Castor Avenue…

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