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U.S. Marhsal injured in Holme Circle pursuit

By Shannon McDonald A United States Marshal was hit by a car yesterday during a foot pursuit in Holme Circle. The incident happened at Ashton and Willits roads when the officer…

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A Woman's View: ecological awareness

Go Green!  You may see the signs, you may hear the concepts and you may even be doing your part to help.  But just how big is the real issue and…

    • Penn Treaty Park on the Central Delaware Riverfront

Penn Treaty Park plan closer to reality

July 30 Previous coverage Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyPenn Treaty Park would have a promenade ending in a pier cantilevered over the water, a canopy festooned with solar panels, wetlands,…

    • Diagram on transit-oriented development from Trent Letcho, AICP, of Arup

Philadelphia doesn't need crystal ball

July 30 Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Cities and regions that will be globally competitive in the future must change the way they develop now, said a group…

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Real NEastate: On vacation!

Our Real NEastate columnist, Stacey McCarthy, is on vacation with her famliy this week. Check back next week for an all new Q&A with Stacey to get the latest on house…

Two pedestrians killed in separate accidents

By Shannon McDonald Two pedestrians were killed in as many days while crossing streets in separate parts of the Northeast. A woman was struck by a vehicle Sunday night while crossing…

SEPTA Awarded Nearly $4.5 Million To Bolster Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Federal Recovery Funds To Pay For 12 New Police Officers, EquipmentPHILADELPHIA (July 29, 2009) – SEPTA will add 12 police officers to its force and purchase new anti-terrorism equipment with…

    • Photo of the SugarHouse Casino site (courtesy of Philly Skyline's Brad Maule)

HSP petition for financing criticized

Photo courtesy of Brad Maule, check out his complete portfolio at www.phillyskyline.com/lovecopter July 29 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Earlier this month, HSP Gaming – the developers of SugarHouse Casino…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: ABC makes Conwell Avenue smaller

By Shannon McDonald In its report about an early morning car accident on Roosevelt Boulevard Sunday, Action News said the crash took place in the northbound lanes near Conwell Street. Conwell…

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The Parent Trap: Happy Camp/Sad Camp

The yellow bus arrives at 8:30 a.m. I am not ashamed to admit that I am glad to welcome its arrival. My children greet the bus with very different reactions. My…

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Boulevard accident leaves three injured

By Shannon McDonald Police think alcohol may have played a role in an early morning car accident on Roosevelt Boulevard. Three people were taken to Aria's Torresdale Campus around 2:30…

Arrest made in El assault

By Shannon McDonald Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with last week's assault on the Market-Frankford line. David A. Kaplan, 39, has been charged with sexually assaulting…

Two dead, five injured in Frankford fire

By Shannon McDonald An early morning fire in Frankford on Saturday left two people dead, one a 7-year-old boy. The flames broke out around 6 a.m. when a resident of the…

Bicycle: People + Ideas in Motion

Bicycle: People + Ideas in Motion    * The Galleries at Moore      * Category: Exhibition    * Date: Ongoing    * Time: June 19 - October 13, 2009   …

    • A movie scene in Rittenhouse Square

It’s always melancholy (yet optimistic) in Philadelphia

Photo / Chuck Zlotnick/Fox Searchlight Pictures There’s a dubious municipal compliment (or two) by A.O. Scott in his New York Times July 17 review of  “(500) Days of Summer,” the new…

Broad & Erie Transportation and Community Development Plan

You are invited! The Broad & Erie planning process is nearing an end and we will have an "Open House" where citizens can learn about the final recommendations, talk to the…

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This blogger has transit in his sights

July 27 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly      While watching the trolleys go by from a porch outside a West Philadelphia café, Michael Froehlich wonders aloud why he started writing about…

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NEast Links: police investigation, parks commission and more

By Shannon McDonald Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. A police officer is being investigated after being seen assaulting a woman on…

Young mother sexually assaulted on the El

By Shannon McDonald A mother holding her baby was sexually assaulted on the El Thursday afternoon. The 22-year-old boarded the train at Bridge and Pratt while holding her young baby. Then…

This just in from SEPTA

By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyThe SEPTA board heard from a group of Jenkintown residents concerned about the authority’s plan to build a parking garage in their community at its July…

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