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UPDATE: Christopher Russell wanted for more crimes

By Shannon McDonald As NEastPhilly.com previously reported, Christopher Russell was arrested in late March in connection with attacks on elderly women in Lawndale and Lawncrest. Now, police say Russell is…

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Real NEastate: Tacony rental

Q: I am moving so0n and I have been having a hard time selling my three-bedroom house in Tacony. Can I hold on to it as an investment property and rent it out?…

The Parent trap: better living through dentistry

My daughter’s dentist has three vehicles parked in his examining room. True, there is a wall of clear Plexiglas that separates the brightly colored ambulances from the rows of examining chairs,…

UPDATE: Fire at George Washington High School

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/sv?cbp=12,153.00578515614296,,0,5&cbll=40.106197,-75.02717&panoid=&v=1&hl=en&gl=us&w=425&h=240] By Shannon McDonald UPDATE: The school's auditorium sustained severe damages following Thursday's fire. Read the original post...The Fire Department was called to George Washington High School at…

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Preservation Row updates

April 21 Previous coverage By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Historical Commission’s designation committee has recommended that the Church of the Assumption, 11th and Spring Garden Streets, and four of…

Foxwoods zoning change OK’ed by newly empowered Planning Commission

April 21 There are still no PREIT plans for its casino, but the gate is now open for a plan of development. A second bill is said to give the Commission…

Stamper Square project gets another lease on life

April 21, 2009By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillySomewhat lost in the shuffle of Tuesday’s jam-packed monthly meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission was a renewal of the one-year…

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South Street Bridge update

Over the past few months, workers have been ripping down the old South Street Bridge, which has straddled the Schuylkill River since the 1920s. As of late April, demolition is about…

Phoodie: Exclusive look at proposed riverfront restaurant

Phoodie: Exclusive look at proposed riverfront restaurant As reported by local blog phoodie.info blog earlier this week, the old Rock Lobster restaurant space (221 North Columbus Boulevard) will soon be replaced…

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PCPC hears about vision, overlay and CED

April 21, 2009 (Updated April 22, 2009)By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyTwo very broad issues concerning the Central Delaware Riverfront dominated the first half of the April meeting…

Man stabbed in Frankford

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1700+foulkrod+street,+phila&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ll=40.026103,-75.075674&spn=0.004281,0.009656&t=h&z=14&output=embed&w=425&h=350] By Shannon McDonald A 22-year-old Frankford man is in Temple University Hospital, following a stabbing at 4 a.m. yesterday. Police found the man lying on the 1700-block of Foulkrod…

Meet the NEastPhilly.com contributors

What better way to end the beautiful weekend than with the smiling faces of our contributors. Check out NEastPhilly.com's new Contributors Page - the home of our writers, editors and designers.…

ZCC Report: Assessment of Philadelphia Zoning Code

Zoning Code Commission Report: Assessment of Philadelphia Zoning Code Please find attached at the bottom of the page the executive summary of the new assessment report produced for the Zoning Code…

President Obama's Vision for High-Speed Rail

Whitehouse.gov: A Vision for High-Speed Rail Last week, President Obama and Vice President Biden unveiled their strategic plan for high-speed rail in America.  This vision is contingent upon the $8 billion…

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A Love Park make-over?

April 20, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe happy couple visiting from Southern California smile hopefully at the stranger near Philadelphia's famous big, red letters.“Will you take our…

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Postcard from New York City!

April 20, 2009 By Brandon GollottiFor PlanPhilly On Friday, April 3, 2009, the Urban Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored its annual trip to New York City. This…

Parkwood Community Day tomorrow

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald Tomorrow is Parkwood Community Day at Parkwood Fields. From noon to 3 p.m. enjoy food, games and a visit from the Phillie Phanatic. It's also…

Fire at George Washington High School

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald The Fire Department was called to George Washington High School at Bustleton and Veree yesterday around noon. The faculty and students were evacuated, and no…

PGCB sets May 6 for SugarHouse license extension, design change hearing in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled a May 6 public hearing on SugarHouse Casino's petitions for a license extension and design change.The hearing will be held at 11 a.m.…

Message to President Obama: Don't Forget the Suburbs

Message to President Obama: Don't Forget the Suburbs Urban planning scholar Robert Lang urges our current President and his advisors to have a broader metroplitan focus and think about suburban solutions…

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