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    • Lincoln's QB Joe McCausland (who also punts, places kick and plays defense) breaks into the open on a run while keeping his eyes open for potential receivers. He's aided in his escape from the

Photos: Public League football coverage

Lincoln vs. Central More photos below: Washington vs. Overbrook For the scores, stats, photos, videos and team information on the Northeast's Big Seven's high school football teams, go to NEast Philly's…

Real NEastate: Home inspection kills deal

Q: I was trying to buy a home in Academy Gardens, but after I went through the home inspection I was so disappointed. There were so many things wrong. I really…

Built: a new column in the Daily News by Mark Alan Hughes

Sept. 30 An exerpt from Hughes' new column "Built" in the Daily News: "It's been 100 years since anyone walked down the streets of Philadelphia and thought, This is the future.…

    • Courtesy of Al Schmidt, Republican candidate for City Controller.

Al Schmidt: Republican candidate for City Controller

Meet Al Schmidt. He's running for a low-profile office during increasingly tough times. Schmidt is the Republican candidate for City Controller, running against incumbent Democrat Alan Butkovitz. The City Controller…

    • 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…

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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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…

    • Foxwoods site

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…

    • Courtesy of My Fox Philly

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…

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…

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…

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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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