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World Class Greater Philadelphia

World Class Greater Philadelphia Overview Click here to download the prospectus.World Class Philadelphia is a global positioning strategy for ensuring a sustainable, prosperous, and authentic future for the region. Greater…

A Message from Transportation for America

For nearly 75% of transit systems, inadequate support means service cuts, raised fares, delayed maintenance and more cars on the road.Tell us how transit cuts have affected YOUR daily routine.…

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Final South Street Bridge design selected

Aug. 18By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIn a mildly surprising split-decision, Mayor Michael Nutter’s preferred design for the South Street Bridge – four lantern-like pillars that will visually anchor…

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Letter to the Editor: Committee for a Better Bustleton opposes "family" establishment

About 30 Bustleton residents went down to the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday, August 12, to make it clear that they do not want Cowgirls, Inc., to open a prototype…

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Suspect sought in Rite Aid robberies

Police are looking for a man whom they believe has robbed three Rite Aids this summer - two in the Northeast. The most recent was Thursday, when the man was seen…

Publications and Newsletters, August 2009

Citizens Business, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to research and analysis of the region's resources and challenges with…

    • Tom Corcoran, executive director of Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Corcoran crosses the Delaware

Aug. 17 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Tom Corcoran, president and CEO of Cooper's Ferry Development Association in Camden, was named president of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation - the…

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Breaking: 2 pedestrians injured in Fox Chase accident

Two pedestrians were injured in a late morning car accident in Fox Chase. It happened when a driver drove a vehicle through a produce stand out front of a store…

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Can't see the site? [Updated: We should be fixed]

NEast Philly is best viewed in Mozilla FirefoxUPDATE: NEast Philly should now be visible in your Internet Explorer browser. If you're having trouble reading the site, we have a solution.…

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NEast Links: a parrot goes missing, nine homes vandalized and more

John Hightower, 24, of Frankford, was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Saturday night. The Griscom Street resident was shot in the face after being robbed of his phone, money…

West Girard Avenue Streetscape Update

West Girard Avenue Streetscape  $1.2 million project will improve quality of life along West Girard AveThe West Girard Avenue Streetscape Improvement Program is a 1.2 million dollar investment that involves…

    • (L-R foreground) Rachel Schumacher, Judy Lambert, Bob Lambert, Becka Schumacher& Evan Lambert. (L-R background) Bob Lambert, Frank Schumacher & Barbara Buford of Jeanes Hospital

Hundreds attend Katie Elise Lambert butterfly release at Jeanes Hospital

The early afternoon sky was filled with fast moving color Saturday afternoon as 100 Monarch butterflies were released by individuals who attended the Katie Elise Lambert Foundation’s Memorial Butterfly Release at…

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A Woman's View: Broken hearts

Inarguably the hardest thing to mend is a broken heart. It is something that can happen to even the hardest of hearts and can bring tears upon the first tear. Anyone…

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Germantown Conservancy to take on blight

Photo: Germantown Town Hall Aug. 13 By PlanPhilly Staff According to Germantown Conservancy co-chairman Peter J. Wirs, the newly formed non-profit, which is representing a coalition of local community groups,…

University City District Receives $113,000 for Corridor Revitalization Projects

University City District Receives $113,000 for Corridor Revitalization ProjectsCity of Philadelphia’s ReStore Philadelphia Corridors Fund awards UCD $75,000 for greening on Baltimore Avenue and $38,000 for a computerized information system…

Central Delaware Advocacy Group news

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group plans to hold a retreat next month to develop a list of projects members want to pursue.The priority-setting session will give CDAG a specific list…

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Wildwood's Shore Plaza will be rebuilt

By Shannon McDonald It was December 2005 when Wildwood's Shore Plaza Motel at 26th Avenue and the Boardwalk was destroyed in a fire. Sam's Pizza, a boardwallk landmark that operated on…

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Real NEastate: Getting divorced and short selling

Q: My soon-to-be ex-husband and I bought our home in Lawncrest in 2007. Now we are getting divorced and are in foreclosure, too. I think we owe more than it's worth…

Garrett-Dunn fire sparked by lightning

By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe fire that destroyed the historic Garrett-Dunn House in West Mt. Airy on Sunday, Aug. 2, was caused by a lightning strike, the Fire Marshal’s Office…

    • Rendering of Girard Avenue station on the Broad Street Line

SEPTA starts Broad Street redo

Aug. 12By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillySEPTA got its largest stimulus project under way Wednesday with a ceremonial groundbreaking, kicking off the reconstruction of the Spring Garden Street and Girard…

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