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Two NEasters running for City Controller

By Christopher Wink No one knows from which neighborhood, but it does seem next year Philadelphia's city controller will almost certainly be from the Northeast. Since 2005, Alan Butkovitz has been…

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Green Task Force takes on Washington

Sen. Bob Casey listens to Katrina Schwartz. Looking on is Leanne Krueger-Braneky. Pat Eiding is to Casey’s left. Feb. 10, 2009 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly About twenty minutes after…

S.S. United States is up for sale

Feb. 11Onboard the S.S. United StatesBy Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhillyThe rusting but still magnificent ocean liner moored near the South Philadelphia IKEA might be on the move…

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Preservation Row: The Bouvier Building

Feb. 10 Series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillySurrounded by the born-again Bookbinder’s, Ritz East…

Fatal police-involved shooting on Borbeck

By Shannon McDonald One person is dead following a shooting on the 900-block of Borbeck Ave. near Veree Road. Philadelphia Police and the FBI were on the scene when a…

Coming up this week

Don't miss this week's installments of Real NEastate, which will appear on Wednesday, and Thursday's A Woman's View. And don't forget to check in every day for our regular…

ZCC to hash out public concerns over new variance guidelines

February 8, 2009 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission will be discussing in detail the “as-of-right” concept of building design and development at this week’s monthly…

Why does funding for Parks & Recreation matter?

How can you make your voice heard at the City’s Community Budget Forums?See details below about how to participate on February 12, 18, 19 & 23, from 7 to 9:30…

Preservation Alliance releases Sixth Annual Endangered Properties List

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to present its Sixth Annual Endangered Properties List. This list draws attention to significant historic resources in the region that are threatened…

Councilman Darrell Clarke's District Update

Councilman Darrell Clarke, 5th District Update, February 2009 Note from Curtis Wilkerson, Office of Councilman Darrell Clarke: This is Councilman Clarke's "5th District Update" which was created to keep you posted…

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Deadline extended for Design Committee

Feb. 9By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyToday’s deadline (Monday, Feb. 9) for comments and suggestions about the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s proposed Design Review Committee has been extended.Planning…

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Toronto’s Big Move

Feb. 08 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWith an investment of more than $11 billion in transit infrastructure over the next two decades, two of the hallmarks of the current…

ZCC to hash out public concerns over new variance guidelines

By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission will be discussing in detail the “as-of-right” concept of building design and development at this week’s monthly meeting, according to…

TGIF

By Shannon McDonald Congratulations, you made it to Friday! And in even better news, temps will be in the 50s this weekend. NEastPhilly will be back Monday, but we'll leave you…

Community grants awarded in West Philadelphia

SCI-West Community Grant Awardees have been selected and that $60,000 in grant funding will be awarded to 20 West Philadelphia neighborhood resident groups, and organizations.   SCI-West is committed to the economic…

    • A veteran's home in the 4200-block of Romain St. in Frankford vying for an HGTV makeover.

Frankford veteran's home hoping for makeover

By Christopher Wink A Frankford home dedicated to transitioning veterans has a chance at a makeover from cable home and garden network HGTV, if you and everyone you ever knew would…

Food For Thought: Fish & Grill

By Donna Ward This Turkish restaurant is located on 9825 Bustleton Ave. and specializes in bringing Mediterranean tastes to the NEast. Fish & Grill first opened its doors to the public…

Kenney, DiCicco want to reduce plastic use in city

Legislation that would reduce the use of plastic shopping bags and polystyrene food packaging in Philadelphia has been proposed by two city councilmen.Frank DiCicco and Jim Kenney say their bills…

Sunday: Nutter to announce commercial corridor program

PEC is pleased to announce that Mayor Nutter is coming to Lancaster Avenue this Sunday, February 8, at 2pm to announce a $30 million citywide commercial corridor revitalization program.  PEC is…

DAGSpace: Revisioning the South Street Bridge

DAGSpace is a monthly opinion piece initiated by the Design Advocacy Group to advance its goal of promoting good design by encouraging thoughtful public discussion of design matters.  DAG SPACE articles…

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