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Obama and McCain campaigns discuss urban policy issues

Remember rejoicing when you read Inga Saffron's column during the Democratic Primary that called out how the candidates were ignoring urban issues?  Well, the remaining campaigns will make their best attempt…

Penn Public Safety launches South Street Bridge Website

In an email circulated to all faculty and staff, Penn's Division of Public Safety announced that the South Street Bridge will close for reconstruction before the end of 2008. Since the…

Philly announces new bike and ped coordinator

Though not announced with much fanfare, Mayor Nutter’s Office of Transportation and Utilities hired Charles Carmalt for the position of Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator.  Here is a description of his background…

    • Development questions

What the credit crash means for Philly deals

Oct. 3By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Will Philadelphia development be affected by the national fiscal crisis? In a word, yes. We’re talking real estate, after all, the asset class…

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Nutter won't waver on SugarHouse

Oct. 3By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter still wants SugarHouse to move off of the Delaware River - despite the willingness of casino officials to redesign…

Gaming Control Board cited for combating problem gambling

    The Pennsylvania Council on Compulsive Gambling has given an award for combating problem gambling to the state agency that monitors casinos.     The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received the Council's…

    • Girard Warehouses

Breaking news: preservation update

Girard Warehouses' present condition. Garrett-Dunn House shown in slideshow at right. Oct. 2By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The historic Garrett-Dunn House in West Mount Airy is unsafe and its owner…

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PREIT's piece of Foxwood's plan

Oct. 2 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly       More than a year before Foxwoods Casino officials began examining a possible move to The Gallery at Market East, The Pennsylvania…

Chinatown Foxwoods survey results

    Members of Asian American United and the Fujian Association of Greater Philadelphia - community groups located in Chinatown - are going door-to-door to ask business owners what they think of…

    • The Gallery

City sees Foxwoods designs

Sept. 30 Previous coverageAsian Americans United websiteBy Kellie Patrick Gates For PlanPhilly Foxwoods Casino yesterday gave city representatives a rough idea of what a casino at The Gallery at…

    • Postcard from New Orleans

Postcard from New Orleans

Sept. 30  Postcard from San FranciscoPostcard from PittsburghPostcard from GermanyPostcard from China  By Ned Rauch-ManninoFor PlanPhilly New Orleans keeps you busy. Staple attractions, such as historic…

Community forum on possible re-siting for Foxwoods

Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Community forum on possible re-siting of Foxwoods Casino Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilman Frank DiCicco and State Rep. Michael O'Brien invite you to voice your concerns. Holy Redeemer…

    • CCD unveils new café on Parkway

CCD unveils new café on Parkway

Michael DiBerardinis, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, joined Paul R. Levy, President & CEO, Center City District, for the dedication of Three Parkway Plaza and the grand opening…

    • East Coast Greenway proponents

DRCC trail extension

Officials of the Delaware River City Corporation held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 to mark the opening of a section of the fence in Pennypack Park on the Delaware,…

    • The Gallery

City set to see Foxwoods design

Sept. 25By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly       City officials expect to soon receive plans detailing what Foxwoods Casino would look like if it moves to The Gallery at Market…

DiCicco takes aim at high-decibel motorcycles

DiCicco's motorcyle bill     Philadelphia City Councilman Frank DiCicco wants to outlaw extra-loud motorcycles.    DiCicco plans to introduce legislation at Thursday's council meeting that would make it illegal to operate…

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PNA unveils slots related billboard

Photo courtesy KYW-1060     On Thursday, the Philadelphia  Neighborhood Alliance unveiled a billboard designed to garner more support for moving Philadelphia's two planned casinos off of the Delaware Riverfront.   The…

    • View from South Street Bridge

South Street Bridge redo moving forward

Sept. 23By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhillyDuring the past year, the South Street Bridge Coalition has been negotiating with the Philadelphia Streets Department and PennDOT to revise the replacement…

Rendell and Nutter still want to talk to SugarHouse about moving

   More than two months after Gov. Ed Rendell announced that he would ask the city's two proposed casinos to move off the waterfront, no meeting with SugarHouse has taken place.…

Newly expanded roadway closure alert system

Commuters will now be able to receive real-time notifications of major roadway closures in the Philadelphia region by subscribing to a new emergency text messaging service called ReadyNotifyPA. See press release…

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