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Phila Business Journal: Naval Square second phase begins

Philadelphia Business Journal: Demand drives Toll to build anew at Naval Square Despite the general lag in the housing market, Toll Brothers Inc. broke ground on a $100 million, second phase…

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Pier 11 concepts get initial airing

June 18 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyMore than 200 people came to Columbus Boulevard’s Festival Pier on Wednesday night to hear about the approaches that four design teams would…

City Hall faces fixing its own neighborhood

June 17City Hall faces fixing its own neighborhoodDilworth Plaza is a major urban-planning challengehttp://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/48233717.htmlBy David B. Brownlee and George L. Claflen Jr.

Elderly man dies in Rhawnhurst car accident

By Shannon McDonald A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a car Sunday night at Rhawn Street and Bustleton Avenue in Rhawnhurst. Vincent Parisano was hit as he stepped…

The Parent Trap: Countdown to summer

Monday began with games, to be followed by laser tag and bowling. There will be trips to Pennypack Park, trips to the movie theater and trips to just about anywhere else…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, June 2009

Next Great City Newsletter, 27 May 2009 The Next Great City coalition is made up of diverse groups all working towards a common goal: making Philadelphia the Next Great City. The…

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South Street Bridge update

Over the past few months, workers have finished demo of the old South Street Bridge, which had straddled the Schuylkill River since the 1920s.And a new bridge is rising to…

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Cira South progress update

On the northern side of Walnut Street is the future location of Cira Center South, a development set to include a 42-story office and hotel tower on Walnut Street, a…

What do you like best about living in The NEast?

By Shannon McDonald You obviously love Northeast Philadelphia already, or you wouldn't be on this site. But what do you love best about living in The NEast? A recent post on…

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Frankford man shot by officer

By Shannon McDonald A police officer shot a suspect on the 4300-block of Clould Street in Frankford early yesterday morning. When officers arrived at the scene in response to a domestic…

SugarHouse amended plan of development

Check out the latest SugarHouse Casino plan of development, posted on the Philadelphia City Planning Commission website and blogged about by Alan Tu at WHYY.  

Apply for SEPTA Youth Advisory Board

From the latest Next Great City newsletter: Apply for SEPTA Youth Advisory Board Applications are now being accepted for SEPTA’s Youth Advisory Council.  Composed of young riders from Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery,…

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Peeking at a powerful past

Richmond power station photos by Exelon spokesman Fred Maher  June 15 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyOf all the remnants of Philadelphia's industrial past along the Delaware waterfront, the Port…

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NEast Links: Wissinoming grave robbers, a new supermarket and more

By Shannon McDonald Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Two teens were arrested Wednesday for stealing corpses from a crypt in Wissinoming's…

Will your pool be open this summer?

By Shannon McDonald School is just about over, so it's about that time for public pools to open. But with the city's budget crisis, pools were one of the first thing…

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Food For Thought: Kashmir Garden

A mediocre Indian cuisine restaurant located at 9321 Krewstown Road within the Krewstown Shopping Center, Kashmir Garden is a spacious, dark restaurant that is open for lunch, dinner and takeout.  There…

Billy Joel tribute in Pennypack Park

By Shannon McDonald Danny V's 52nd Street Band, a Billy Joel tribute, played last night as part of Pennypack Park Summer Concert Series. The audience seemed smaller than previous years', but…

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Council passes Foxwoods CED

June 11 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly City Council unanimously approved zoning legislation that would allow Foxwoods Casino to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building.When the legislation…

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Thinking beyond stimulus

June 11 Beyond Stimulus:  Thinking strategically about infrastructure By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyInfrastructure investment is more complicated than simply shoring up old bridges and building high-speed rail lines between major…

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Central Philadelphia Development Corp. meeting

  Beyond Stimulus:  Thinking strategically about infrastructureInfrastructure investment is more complicated than simply shoring up old bridges and building high-speed rail lines between major cities; it must be approached strategically…

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