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Norris Square Community Parade with Spiral Q

PRESS RELEASEContact: Tracy Broyles, Executive DirectorT: 215-222.6979 (w) 215-779-1147(c)tbroyles@spiralq.org               Norris Square Residents Embrace Innovative Collaboration to Celebrate Community, Create ParadePhiladelphia, PA - On Friday,…

    • Future of Cities conference

It's our time, let's seize it

May 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly  “Philadelphia Works.” That was the suggested take-away – with a capital W – for the media from Mayor Michael Nutter Thursday evening. He…

Gunmen shoot up Frankford home

By Shannon McDonald Four gunmen opened fired on a house on the 5200-block of Hawthorne Street in Frankford around 2:45 this morning. They aimed for the front door and windows of…

Tonight at the Pennypack Concert Series: Mike LeCompt

By Shannon McDonald Father Judge grad Mike LeCompt will play Pennypack Park's Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don't forget your chairs, blankets, snacks and bugspray. This will be the…

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Real NEastate: What to do before selling

Q: This summer, after 32 years, we are selling our Bustleton home. What do we need to do to get ready? A: Start Packing! You'll be moving anyway, so why not get a head…

Bill requiring new buildings to include bicycle racks heads to Council

New Philadelphia buildings may soon be required to provide parking for bicycles. City Council's Rules Committee Wednesday passed legislation that would not only require bike racks, but would allow developers to…

Center for Architecture Announces "Architecture Summer Camp"

Center for Architecture Announces "Architecture Summer Camp" The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce a new one-week summer camp for children entering grades 2-5 on all things architecture! The camp,…

    • Strawbridge Building

Foxwoods CED woes continue

May 13 Previous coverageBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA real estate snag threatens to prevent Foxwoods Casino from getting the zoning it needs to open at the former Strawbridge…

Phila. Business Journal: Brandywine moving ahead at 30th St. Post Office, Cira South

By Natalie KostelniPhiladelphia Business Journal Brandywine Realty Trust has lined up forward financing for the redevelopment of the 30th Street Post Office and Cira South garage projects in the University…

    • VP Biden and Green Jobs confab

Noting the success of Philly's green scene

Delegation checks out Penn project earlier this year / AP photo By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia, which has emerged as a model for post-industrial cities in terms of water…

    • Stamper Square

Stamper Square bill moves to full council

May 13 Previous coverage By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyAdd another footnote, if not exactly a chapter, to the ongoing saga of Stamper Square.The Society Hill Civic Association claims…

    • Zoning Code Commission

ZCC hears about complexity of rezoning

May 13 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyShould Philadelphia employ incentive or “bonus” systems for developers within the Zoning Code that is now being re-written?That was on the minds…

Mayfair Elementary student assaulted by classmate

By Shannon McDonald Details are few, but it's been reported that a 14-year-old female student at Mayfair Elementary School was sexually assaulted in a stairwell by a 13-year-old male student. Though…

The Parent Trap: revelations on a “Lost Weekend”

We started calling it our “Lost Weekend.” But in reality, we found out more than we had bargained for about ourselves and our children. But mostly, we discovered that a bad…

Inquirer: PATCO expansion announced

New commuter rail service to link much of South Jersey to Philadelphia was the centerpiece of a $2 billion mass-transportation plan outlined Tuesday by Gov. Corzine and transit officials.Breathing new…

    • E. Logan preservation

City-wide heritage conference a first

Learn about proposal to rehab 6 vacant units on West Tioga Street for low-moderate home ownership May 12 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe history of Philadelphia is not limited to…

    • Church of the Assumption

Preservation Update: Assumption Church added to the register

Previous coverage  The Church of the Assumption, 1133 Spring Garden St., has been listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, halting plans for demolition by its owner, the non-profit social…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Algon is an avenue, not a street

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

Two Northeast teenagers charged in bus driver attack

By Shannon McDonald The two teens charged for the April 2 attack on a SEPTA bus driver are from the Northeast. Estebon Santiago, 47 was attacked when he stopped his 124…

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