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A Gold Star for coming out on a frigid night

Watch the video Jan. 23By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Editor’s note: With the intention of expanding our coverage in 2009, PlanPhilly will be attending small and mid-size community meetings…

Breakdown of Nutter's "Economic Stimulus Package" requests

As we all know, 44th President Barack Obama said throughout his campaign that infrastructure investment and urban revitalization are key to reviving the economy in this time of downturn.  In anticipation…

PCPC seeks input on design review draft

Dear PCPC Meeting Agenda Mailing List Subscriber:The Philadelphia City Planning Commission requests your review and comment on this draft document. Please put any thoughts you have in writing (email preferred)…

Pine Street stormwater project leaves Antique Row businesses up in arms

Weekly Press: Philadelphia Water Department puts Antique Row in jeopardy Antique Row business owners are concerned about their livelihood due to the pending Philadelphia Water Department’s proposed Pine Street Storm Relief…

Bike Share stations get a public viewing

"Bike Share stations get a public viewing" Click above to read an article in this week's University City Review on the temporary bike share stations in Center City and University City. …

Rendell wants President's House fast-tracked

Jan. 21 Check out the video By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The President's House Commemorative Site - which will showcase both the long-gone home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived,…

NEast Mag at the inauguration

By Shannon McDonald WASHINGTON, D.C. --Just one hour ago, Barack Obama became our 44th president. It's so cold in here that the Potomac is frozen solid, but I managed to get…

Breaking: Market East lineup chosen

Previous coverage Jan. 20By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Alan Greenberger yesterday released the names of four firms that will help city officials analyze…

    • Big agenda, tough issues for PCPC

Big agenda, tough issues for PCPC

Bart Blatstein's 2nd and Poplar project Jan. 20By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWith attention decidedly elsewhere in the hours leading up to its 1 p.m. commencement, the Philadelphia City…

Read the new issue of Grid Philly, February 2009

The first official issue of GRID magazine has been released and is being distributed throughout the city.  Contents include a monthly Q&A section with Philadelphia Sustainability Director Mark Alan Hughes,…

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Commentary: Get the Plaza right

Jan. 20COMMENTARY / By Kiki Bolender and John Gibbons The Center City District (CCD) is proposing a complete overhaul of the Dilworth Plaza, the public space to the west of…

Lawncrest man fatally shot by police

The Inquirer has a story about a Lawncrest man who was fatally shot by police. Police arrived at the man's home on Lawndale Avenue in response to a call about domestic…

Fox Chase Cancer Center to cut at least 70 jobs

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Burholme will cut about 3 percent of its staff - more than 70 jobs.

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City releases Foxwoods design review plan

Jan. 19 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly City officials haven’t seen Foxwoods' plan for creating a casino at The Gallery at Market East, but today they released their plan for…

Northeast Times online taken over by

By Shannon McDonald In some more disappointing NEast media news, the Northeast Times online recently merged with This comes just a month after two NEast newspaper called it quits. A…

NEast Mag goes to D.C.

We're in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration! Founder and Editor Shannon McDonald will be in D.C. until Wednesday covering Obama's presidential inauguration. Look for more NEast news on and expect…

Woman killed in car accident identified

For the latest information about the three-car accident at Rhawn and Dungan, read this story.

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Wildwood Boardwalk gets new boards

We've all tripped over the loose boards on Wildwood's Boardwalk at some point during our vacations. But the City of Wildwood has been working to replace the potentially dangerous boards over…

Holme Circle Civic Association Meeting

The next Holme Circle Civic Association meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome's on Stamford and Colfax. Topics of discussion will include the Roosevelt…

Another pharmacy robbery

[googlemaps,+phila&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&ll=40.039247,-75.076361&spn=0.004067,0.010986&t=h&z=14&output=embed&s=AARTsJqSP9s9p-2Bbz_7oDg56WjmFH5rIg&w=500&h=350] By Shannon McDonald Police responded to a robbery yesterday at the Oxford Circle Pharmacy around 2:30 p.m. Two gunmen went into the store demanding money and drugs, then opened…

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