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Tonight at the Pennypack Park Concert Series: Rolling Stones

By Shannon McDonald The Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones tribute band, will play Pennypack Park’s Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, snacks and bugspray. Next…

Off-duty officer thwarts vet robbery

By Shannon McDonald An off-duty police officer helped stopped an armed robbery yesterday on Bustleton Avenue. Lt. Andrew Napoli was at the Radbill Animal Hospital on Bustleton Avenue between Somerton Avenue…

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Real NEastate: condo or rowhome?

Q: My wife and I are planning on moving to the Far Northeast this year and are not sure whether to buy a condo or a house. We don't have kids so we…

APA Advocate: Funding breakdown for federal FY10 budget

APA Advocate: Funding breakdown for federal FY10 budget The White House has released to Congress a proposed $3.7 trillion budget for fiscal year 2010. The budget outlines a 9.7 percent spending…

NABR overlay suggestions; DiCicco response

Dear Deputy Mayor Altman and Councilman DiCicco,Neighbors Allied for the Best Riverfront (NABR) offers these suggestions (.pdf attached) for amendments to the Central Delaware overlay legislation.Thank you for your…

Inquirer: Altman leaving

Inquirer reports that Andrew Altman, Deputy Mayor for Commerce and Planning, will be leaving his post to supervise construction of London's Olympic Park.  Check out subsequent release from the Mayor's Office…

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Postcard from San Antonio

May 27 Previous postcards: San Francisco, Germany, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, New York City, Boston, China By Matt GolasFor PlanPhillyAs Philadelphia struggles to turn…

Trolley wire injures Frankford woman

By Shannon McDonald A trolley wire broke loose in Frankford Sunday night during the thunder storm, injuring the woman it fell on. The wire, which was not live with electricity, fell…

Woodhaven Road crash injures two

Two people - one a teenager - were injured in a car accident on Woodhaven Road yesterday morning. It happened aroun 6:30 a.m. near the Franklin Mills exit. An SUV,…

Upper Holmesburg fire spreads to three homes

By Shannon McDonald A Saturday night fire that started in an apartment building in Upper Holmesburg quickly spread to three homes. It happened on the 4400-block of Kendrick Street, and…

The Parent Trap: Was alert a fuzzy-headed notion?

Maybe it’s the warmer weather, or perhaps the end of a long school year is within their sights. Whatever the reason, as the spring nights begin to get shorter, the evenings…

Take a survey on Ben Franklin Bridge traffic mitigation

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) studied the traffic coming off the west side of Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia on weekday mornings.  Alternatives were then developed that can reduce congestion.…

Sands Casino Bethlehem opens

PRESS RELEASE Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Set to Officially Open its Doors on May 22Final Approval from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Paves Way for Opening this Friday at 9:00…

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TOD: its day has come

Interface Studio / proposed running track at 46th Street Station. See current conditions in slide show at upper right.   May 26By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyRising gas prices, a…

Hidden City Philadelphia Launches this Saturday!

Click here to view in web browser Dear Treasure Hunters, The time has come to put on your hard hat and venture into the unknown wonders of Philadelphia. Starting this Saturday,…

Frankford pit bull mauls woman

By Shannon McDonald A Frankford woman was mauled by a relative's pit bull yesterday morning. The woman, who's name has not been released, was attacked by the animal around 4 a.m.…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS thinks Oxford Circle is east of the Boulevard

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

Northwood car crash injures nine

By Shannon McDonald Nine people were injured following a two-car crash in Northwood earlier today. It's unclear how the accident started, but the crash resulted in nine injuries, including a 4-month-old…

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