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    • Rendering of PhillyLive proposal

PCPC: Plenty of info, question of authority

July 21 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyTuesday’s monthly meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission was packed with seemingly significant development proposals, zoning implications and policy. But observers were…

    • PlanPhilly Postcard from Austin

Postcard from Texas

July 21  Previous postcards: China, San Francisco, Germany, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, New York City, Boston, San Antonio, Minneapolis  By John Davidson…

    • PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor

Figuring out how to make Philly work better

July 21 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyLocal and national experts in sustainable and regional planning will gather at The University of Pennsylvania this week to ponder the idea of…

Northeast woman killed in East Mount Airy

By Shannon McDonald A storeowner in East Mount Airy is dead following a fight with one of her customers. Jongyoum Kim, 61 of the Northeast, was shot by 27-year-old Nicole Dolby-Beckam…

Peeling Back Pavement to Expose Watery Havens

New York Times: Peeling Back Pavement to Expose Watery Havens New York Times staff writer Andrew Revkin reports on cities all over the world are unveiling waterways that were once…

    • American Bandstand at the current Enterprise Center building at 45th and Market

Original AB "kids" shake booty to save floor

July 21 By Jeffrey Barg For PlanPhillyThe feet lie.As they massage and knead the painted wood floor with flawless renditions of the Cha-Cha, the Twist, the Mashed Potato, the…

Give your input for the Spring Garden Greenway Project

Give your Spring Garden Input Online with a New Interactive MapPut your ideas right where you want them!Project partner Interface Studio has made it easy for you to give…

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NEast Links: Valley Swim Club, new laws, a wedding and more

By Shannon McDonald Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. A big story last week involved Huntingdon Valley's Valley Swim Club. The Montgomery County…

    • Forest Park

Models of sustainability

Forest Park Park / St. Louis July 17 By Henry SteinbergFor PlanPhillyOn Thursday (July 16), the Urban Sustainability Forum presented a well attended panel discussion called "Parkland Use and…

    • Queen Lane preservation

A PCPC pitch for East Falls historic district

1942 WPA Land Use PlanJuly 17

 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyA proposed historic district for a portion of East Falls that includes 210 homes on the 3400 blocks…

    • Mayor Nutter appoints Katherine Gajewski as Director of Sustainability

New Director of Sustainability selected

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY-FM By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyKatherine Gajewski, special assistant to Mayor Nutter’s chief of staff, Clay Armbrister, was tapped Friday as the successor to…

Northeast High student attacks officer

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald A summer school student at Northeast High School at Cottman and Algon avenues attacked a school police officer yesterday, sending the officer to the hospital.…

Rowhome fire at Devereaux and Castor

By Shannon McDonald Firefighters arrived on the 1400-block of Devereaux Avenue early yesterday morning to battle a blaze inside a house. The fire, which began on the second floor of the…

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A Woman's View: illness prevention

Swine flu is the latest pandemic scare in the world today. Before swine flu, there was small pox, tuberculosis, measles and many other harmful contagious diseases. Suffice to say that illnesses…

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…

    • Bryn Mawr Station

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…

The ‘highest green roof in the world’?

Chicago’s WBEZ, the Windy City’s National Public Radio affiliate, reported Thursday that the world’s third-tallest building, the Sears Tower (newly christened “The Big Willie,” by disgruntled Chicagoans), could be getting the…

Shakespeare in Clark Park: The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of ErrorsDirected by Alex TorraWednesday, July 29 -Sunday, August 2, 20097pmWhen two sets of separated-at-birth identical twin brothers end up in almost exactly the same…

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

Philadelphia Open Studio ToursCenter for Emerging Visual ArtistsOctober 3-October 11, 2009The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours is the largest annual self-guided tour of visual artist studios in the city.…

Weekly Press: Transition Communities discussed at Natural Sciences

Weekly Press: Transition Communities discussed at Natural Sciences Transition communities are communities that take active steps to prepare for peak oil and climate change. Although the issue of climate change…

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