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Review of last night's budget workshop in Upper Holmesburg

WHYY has a great review of last night's budget workshop held at St. Dom's. Except for one thing. Chris Satullo, former editorial page editor of the Inquirer, said St. Dom's, located…

Mayfair 'Idol' to Philly Mag: not looking for overnight success

The details remain sketchy, but Mayfair-native Joanna Pacitti was booted off American Idol after the 23-year-old made it to the semifinals on Tuesday. Dubbed "the Ringer" because of past, professional music-industry…

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Wildwood boat show cancelled

By Shannon McDonald The Wildwood Boat Show and Fishing Expo is the latest victim of the poor economy. The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that the April show would…

    • Joanna Pacitti of Mayfair has been disqualified from American Idol.

Mayfair 'Idol' disqualified

By Shannon McDonald Joanna Pacitti, a Mayfair resident and America Idol contestant, has been deemed ineligible to continue in the reality show following rumors linking Pacitti with executives at 19 Management,…

Inquirer: Germantown Avenue getting dug up again

Philadelphia Inquirer: Germantown Avenue getting dug up again Check out Christine Olley's article in today's Inquirer outlining the next steps in PennDOT's work to restore historic Germantown Avenue.  Phase II…

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Big turnout at city budget workshop, 3 more on tap. See "message to mayor" videos.

Breaking news report from Chris Satullo, WHYY News Director See 50 citizens give their message to mayor Nutter on video More than 400 Philadelphians, filling every available seat and standing two…

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City says SugarHouse is dragging its feet

Feb. 13Previous coverageRead Altman Affidavit By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyIn a meeting held late last week, Mayor Michael Nutter told HSP Gaming Chairman Neil Bluhm and other…

NEW: How federal transit money will be used in stimulus package

The Federal Transit Administration's Economic Recovery Presentation Word document PowerPoint presentation Check out either one of the links above for more information on what transit funding will look like under the…

Sustainable 19125, initiative to create the greenest neighborhood in Philadelphia

From the Next Great City's weekly newsletter: Sustainable 19125 The Partnership for a Green Community is a collaborative, creative exchange forum for greening the 19125 area of Philadelphia. Local businesses…

Check out the new Office of Sustainability website

THIS JUST IN: The Mayor's Office of Sustainability now has its own website Take a look and learn more about various projects like the Solar American City partnership and ways to…

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Wind blows roof off Smedley school in Frankford

By Shannon McDonald Kindergarten students at Smedley Elementary at Bridge and Charles got a surprise today when the roof the small school house they were in blew off in the wind.…

Update: bank robbery suspect dead

The FBI has confirmed that the man fatally shot by police on Borbeck Avenue on Monday afternoon was a suspect in a recent bank robbery. Daniel Trinsey, 48, was suspected of…

A Woman's View: Valentine's Day

By Donna Ward Every account in history is open to interpretation and offers different points of view depending upon perspective. Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated every Feb. 14 in America,…

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Grid magazine: An ode to Frankford

In this month's issue of Grid magazine, a cool publication dedicated to sustainability in Philadelphia, writer Nathaniel Popkin pens a cool essay on one man's sustainability in Frankford on Church…

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Industrial focus for Mayors’ Institute

Feb. 12 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly “When I saw this I almost fell out of my chair.” It was Alan Greenberger who said that – the executive director of…

Update: Super Bowl shooter out on bail

By Shannon McDonald Ronald Parncutt, the man accused of accidentally shooting his neighbor to death during a Super Bowl party, has been released on $50,000 bail. Parncutt, 50, will go straight…

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Radio show on bicycle culture heard in Northeast

Well, finally, the Northeast can get its bicycle news from the radio. Tonight is the debut of the John Strait Cycling Show on WIFI 1460 AM, featuring an appearance by…

Real NEastate: buying mother's house in Fox Chase

By Stacey McCarthy Q: My mother is moving to the new 55+ community in the Far Northeast and I want to buy her house in Fox Chase. What settlement charges do…

Taubenberger gives Nutter advice on budget shortfall

By Christopher Wink The unofficial mayor of the Northeast has something to say about Philadelphia's financial crisis that Michael Nutter announced in November. Al Taubenberger, the Burholme resident and former…

Northeast Philadelphia apparently involved in historic table tennis strike of the past

Turns out the Northeast had some hand in the history of U.S. table tennis, according to a recently released online by Tom Boggan for USA Table Tennis. Here is the…

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