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New day for Franklin Square Station

    The Delaware River Port Authority took the next step toward reopening its Franklin Square PATCO Station Wednesday.    The board of directors, at its monthly meeting, approved spending up to…

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SEPTA's new budget challenges

Thanks to recession and toll problems, agency can't count on subsidies to sustain its capital improvement and repair plan. Pension fund has also taken big hit. July 17, 2009By Anthony…

Tonight at the Pennypack Park Concert Series: The Fantastic Party Dolls

By Shannon McDonald The Fantastic Party Dolls - a '60s and '70s tribute band -  will play Pennypack Park’s Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets,…

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The Parent Trap: Lawncrest sees end to celebration

It was July 4th and the street was quiet – too quiet. It’s been four years since we left our little home in Lawncrest, and we are still not used to…

Oxford Circle man fatally shot

By Shannon McDonald A 34-year-old man was shot dead Tuesday morning on Oxford Avenue. James Haywood of Oxford Circle, was shot several times in the stomach around 11 a.m. yesterday on…

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Real NEastate: Commission omission

Q: I had a real estate agent come give me a presentation about selling my home in Somerton. He told me his commission is 6 percent and I didn't argue with him, but I heard that commissions…

ULI video: revitalizing Camden

PlanPhilly video from Urban Land Institute "Investing for Impact" seminar

Northern Liberties Residents: Get a Free Tree!

Get a Tree in Front of Your Property - for Free!Help Make Northern Liberties Greener:  Apply by July 20By the end of this year we'll have planted 100 new…

Philadelphians have set a recycling record.

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning that household recycling increased 46 percent over the last year. During fiscal year 2009 – July 2008 to June 2009 – the average household with…

Vision for Chinatown North: A Community Forum

Asian Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation are co-hosting Vision for Chinatown North: A Community Forum Chinatown Organizations Invite Friends and Residents to Envision theFutureVision for Chinatown North:…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, July 2009

Citizens Business, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to research and analysis of the region's resources and challenges with…

July 25: Skate Space in East Kensington Opening Event!

Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund, the Friends of Pop's Playground, and New Kensington CDC present the grand opening of Skate Space, a multi-use, skateboard friendly public space in East Kensington. In the…

DesignPhiladelphia 2009: Call for Programming

DesignPhiladelphia 2009: Call for Programming October 7-13, 2009. Click here for more information.DesignPhiladelphia, a program of Philadelphia University, has evolved into the largest national celebration of its kind in the…

Michael DiBerardinis Summer Tour

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation The Commissioner of Philadelphia's new Department of Parks and Recreation, Michael Di Berardinis, has released a draft statement of the vision, mission and goals of…

Holy Family part of Inquirer's Student Union 34

Christopher Wink The Inquirer launched Student Union 34, an offshoot of Philly.com targeted at and produced by college students, on July 1. The site comprises 34 colleges in and around Philadelphia,…

Northeast man poses as priest to comfort injured cop

By Christopher Wink The man who posed as a priest to comfort the family of a Philadelphia police officer seriously injured in a car crash last month is from the Northeast.…

USGBC: USGBC Young Leader Awards

USGBC: USGBC Young Leader Awards Monday, August 31, deadline to submit application. For more information or to download an application, click here. The USGBC seeks to honor 5 individuals between…

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Belt Line sues SugarHouse

July 14 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyAn obscure Philadelphia railroad company wants to keep SugarHouse Casino from building “on or near” a right-of-way the city gave to the railroad…

SCRUB: Victory for City's Billboard Laws

Victory in the Court! Common Pleas Judge Idee Fox Upholds the Constitutionality of Philadelphia's Outdoor Advertising Sign Controls FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 14, 2009                                                                       215-731-1775 In a crushing defeat for Callowhill…

Burger King employees robbed at gunpoint

By Shannon McDonald An armed robber help up a Burger King near Northeast High yesterday morning around 5 a.m. The man entered the fastfood restaurant - on Cottman and Summerdale avenues…

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