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    • The Piazza

Miracle on Seventh Street

Jan. 10 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly The latest green-roofed, energy efficient, multi-story housing development in Northern Liberties isn't quite the high-end, multi-use commercial condo project typical in that section of…

    • Peta Raabe

Peta Raabe: an appreciation

Peta Raabe Jan. 09 By Kiki BolenderFor PlanPhilly Peta Raabe, a prominent landscape architect and one of the brightest lights of the Philadelphia design world, died on Wednesday, January 7,…

Food For Thought: Moonstruck Restaurant

By Donna Ward Moonstruck, formally established as Ristorante DiLullo, is an upscale casual Italian restaurant located at 7955 Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase. From the moment you enter, the atmosphere  suggests…

    • January 2009 Philadelphia Magazine cover

Why Philly Mag doesn't get us

January 2009 Philadelphia Magazine cover By Shannon McDonald Michael Callahan's Philly Mag feature story on his Northeast childhood is superficial and meaningless. When I saw that the January issue of Philadelphia…

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SugarHouse asks Supremes for relief

Photo courtesy of Brad Maule, check out his complete portfolio at www.phillyskyline.com/lovecopter January 8 A little more than a week after a group of Philadelphia state legislators asked the state’s gaming…

PennFuture: Urge Congress to invest in a clean, healthy future

With the new Congress sworn in, and President-elect Obama already in Washington negotiating, relief for Pennsylvania’s citizens, economy and environment could be available within a few weeks. Intending to create jobs…

    • Venturi building on Drexel campus

Drexel will respect Venturi landmark

Jan. 07 By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhillyIt’s somewhat fitting: A center for creativity housed in a building designed by one of the city’s most influential architects in a style he…

Baltimore Avenue Pedestrian Lighting Underway

A note from the University City District: Work is about to get underway on the installation of new pedestrian lights on Baltimore Avenue.  The goal is to improve public safety…

Holmesburg Civic Association Meeting

By Shannon McDonald The next general meeting for the Holmesburg Civic Association will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Holmesburg Community Center at Rhawn and Ditman…

Narberth: ‘Ahead of the curve’ on planning, zoning

Tiny Narberth, an island borough surrounded by the tony sea of Lower Merion Township, has long held its head high as a bastion of a bygone era. It has a real…

Girard Estate building added to Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

As posted in this month's Preservation Alliance E-News Update: Historic Designation for Girard BuildingOn December 12, the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted to approve designation of the Stephen Girard Building…

What's in store

Some changes are coming to NEastphilly.com. We've got a few new interns we're excited to introduce you to in the coming weeks, and they'll bring with them more coverage and newer…

    • The Lazaretto

Preservation Row: Lazaretto

Jan. 2 New series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Nearly a century before the immigration…

City Paper: PlanPhilly ‘fearlessly and accurately’ covers the waterfront (and beyond)

Thanks, Bruce Schimmel, for the “Loose Canon” column in this week’s City Paper about the need for dedicated journalism in a time of seismic shifts within the industry. And thanks much…

SugarHouse delay stirs political pot

A bevy of Philadelphia state legislators have asked the state’s gaming regulatory body to revoke SugarHouse Casino’s gambling license, according to an Inquirer brief on Dec. 30. The reason they cite…

Fire claims life of Rhawnhurst woman

An early morning fire at the Bradford Arms apartment complex at Bustleton Avenue and Benson Street put nearly 100 people out of their homes. The four-alarm blaze took the life of …

Seeya, 2008!

Happy New Year from NEast! Whether you celebrated with fireworks and champagne or sweats and a DVD, we hope you enjoyed the last night of 2008. Now that it's officially 2009,…

Parkwood Civic Association Meeting

The next Parkwood Civic Association meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan.7 at 7 p.m. Congrats to Parkwood for winning the Town Watch of the Year Award!

Casino Free calls on PGCB

This letter and requisite attachments were sent to the PGCB on behalf of Casino-Free Philadelphia regarding SugarHouse's request for more time to open its facility.  Among other items, C-FP is urging a…

Travelers Aid Philadelphia needs a helping hand

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I'm sorry to clog your email boxes during this holiday season. This is important, though, and I appreciate you taking the time to read this email. This…

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