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Final Pennypack Park concert rescheduled

Tonight's Pennypack Park concert - the final performance of the summer - is canceled due to rain, but is rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Soul Cruisers - always a crowd…

    • Bill Dolbow leads Tuesday night's Lawncrest Civic Association meeting

Lawncrest Civic Association hosts two major Republican candidates

The agenda for last night's Lawncrest Civic Association read like a who's who of local figureheads - much to the attendees' delight. Aside from the usual address from board members Bill…

Real NEastate: Mortgage requirements

Q: What documentation do I need to have to apply for a mortgage? A: Mortgage lenders need lots of proof to be sure they are making a safe bet on you…

    • Cira South update / Sept. 16

Cira South update / September 16

The new construction between Walnut and Chestnut Street -- the area formerly-known-as the Post Office Annex and soon-to-be-known as Cira Centre South is growing by about a floor every week. Financing…

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SugarHouse gets PGCB OK on loan

Sept. 16 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday approved SugarHouse Casino's plan to borrow $220 million from a cadre of 20 lenders.The ruling includes…

Nominations for University City Inspirational Gardens Awards due September 25

University City District (UCD), in partnership with UC Green's network of greening enthusiasts, is pleased to announce the fifth annual University City Gardening and Beautification Awards, and is currently seeking nominations.…

BIA Philadelphia Conference highlights

The Building Industry Association of Philadelphia's annual forum on housing, designed to educate BIA members and members of Philadelphia City government about the benefits of sustainable building techniques and practices, was…

Brookings: LaHood Gets Regional on Transportation Spending

The Avenue: LaHood Gets Regional on Transportation Spending U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood's comments on Monday represent a sea-change in rhetoric about national transportation policy. “[We] want to allow counties…

Take Action against anti-transit amendments

A message from Transportation for America: Alarming news: Senator John McCain has just proposed 20 amendments to a transportation funding bill that have one common theme: Breaking a federal promise…

    • Penn Park progress / September 16

Penn Park progress / September 16

On Feb. 26, 2009, Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh unveiled the model for Penn Park, the principal project on the former postal lands. While the plan includes a parking lot for…

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The Parent Trap: Birthdays past vs. birthdays present

The summer is ending, and my daughter has begun her yearly excitement at the prospect of her impending birthday. She watches each commercial and scours the magazines, looking for yet another…

    • Falcons seniors wide receiver/defensive back Mark Allen (#20) and running back/ defensive back David William (#34) take down Raider wide receiver/defensive back Dom Vinciguerra at the end of the first

Photos: North overtakes Ryan over the weekend

Below are more photos from the Falcons/Raiders games, and a photo of a spontaneous game of touch football between two young cousins on the sidelines. These photos are part NEast Philly's…

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Possible abduction, assault at Cottman and the Boulevard

Police are looking to a report by a woman who said she was abducted yesterday at Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. The woman, whose identity has not been released, told police…

    • SugarHouse excavation earlier this year

SugarHouse is ramping up


Sept. 15By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly         Construction workers will begin driving the first support piles for SugarHouse Casino within a couple of weeks, and job interviews for professional…

    • Blight Plan: Point Breeze, Gray’s Ferry re-certified

Blight Plan: Point Breeze, Gray’s Ferry re-certified

Sept. 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Point Breeze and Gray’s Ferry sections of southwest Philadelphia, riddled with urban decay, declining populations and an increasing vacancy rate, were re-certified…

Inquirer: Chestnut Hill College outlines $500 million expansion

Inquirer: Chestnut Hill College outlines $500 million expansion Chestnut Hill College - once a small women-only institution wrestling with a deficit and a shrinking student body - has more than…

UPenn releases Climate Action Plan

UPenn releases Climate Action Plan In 2007, the University of Pennsylvania’s President Amy Gutmann signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).  This pledge committed Penn to developing plans…

Ed Bacon Student Design Competition deadline is October 30

Presenting the Fourth Annual Ed Bacon Student Design CompetitionPresented by the Ed Bacon Foundation and The Center for Architecture“Brown to Green” challenges students across North America to create a…

"In the Red" a new campaign by Casino-Free Philadelphia

For Immediate Release  Citizens Call on PNC Bank to Lead the Way-Don't Lend to Neil Bluhm’s CasinoAction is Kick Off for the New "In the Red" Campaign September 15th, 2009…

FixItPhilly.org: Tracking Philadelphia Zoning and Development Review News

FixItPhilly.org: Tracking Philadelphia Zoning and Development Review News www.FixItPhilly.org is the website of the When We Fix It Coalition, organized to reform Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code and cumbersome development approval process.…

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