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Crime Report: Frankford

Police responded to a robbery with force on the 1400 block of Pratt Street  at 11:26 p.m. More than $50 in valuables was taken from the victim.

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Christkindlmarket comes to Philadelphia

Dec. 18PlanPhilly correspondent Nick Gallagher reports from the German Christmas Village at City Hall. Official website

Preservation of the Carnegie Libraries: A Statement by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will release the following attached statement at a press conference at 2 p.m. today hosted by a coalition of concerned citizens including the Black Clergy…

Golden Nugget leaves Boardwalk

By Shannon McDonald We all remember the Golden Nugget ride on Wildwood Boardwalk's Hunt's Pier. The three-story coaster opened in the early '60s and took countless riders on a mining adventure…

Historical Commission issues final approval for Campus Inn

University City Review: Historical Commission issues final approval for Campus Inn The Philadelphia Historical Commission issued final approval for the Campus Inn extended stay hotel at its monthly meeting, Friday,…

Take the PlanPhilly Survey

Dear PlanPhilly member, The team at PlanPhilly is taking some time for a year-end assessment of the site and we’re hoping you can help us by providing valuable feedback.  Please take…

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Garrett-Dunn saga mystery man found?

PlanPhilly has been following the fate of the somewhat deconstructed but nonetheless historic Garrett-Dunn House for months. We were happy to report last week that the property, which was designed by Thomas…

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Poplar project hardly popular in NoLibs

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association was as unenthusiastic about plans for a 12-story hotel at 2nd and Poplar streets as it was a year ago when…

Chickie's, Montesini's take first place

By Shannon McDonald Your votes are in! In last week's poll, we asked where your favorite place to eat is in the NEast. Here are the results: Chickie's: 29% Montesini's: 29%…

Crime Report: Bustleton

Police responded to a report of a vehicle theft at 8:41 a.m. Dec. 15. A passenger vehicle on the 9800 block of Northeast Boulevard was reported stolen. .

Two NEast papers fold

By Shannon McDonald Two of the Northeast's weekly newspapers, the News Gleaner and the Northeast Breeze, folded on Thursday, along with the Olney Times. The papers, operated by Yardley's…

Crime Report: Somerton

Police responded to a call about a theft from vehicle on the 15100 block of Carter Road on Dec. 15 at 8:55 a.m. More than $50 in valuables was taken from…

Crime Report: Byberry

Police responded to an aggravated assualt at the intersection of Academy Road and Nanton Drive on 11:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

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Design Review Committee proposed

Dec. 16 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Alan Greenberger has proposed the creation of a Design Review Committee, a seven-member group appointed by the…

Re-conquering Philadelphia - One High-Quality Place at a Time

"Re-conquering Philadelphia - One High-Quality Place at a Time" Check out this "Friday Journal" recap of world-renowned urban planner Jan Gehl's visit to Philadelphia earlier in the month.  Written by Erik…

Help the City prepare for 311 launch

Philly311 -- Your Connection to City Hall The City of Philadelphia is looking for questions from residents about its operations to help the staff of the upcoming 311 system.  Click here…

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Damn the frozen credit – full speed ahead!

Dec. 16By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved plans for the $90 million development of a 28-story luxury boutique Monaco Hotel, a…

Planning Commission to review 3 hotel hopes; Dilworth Plaza re-do

Planning Commission to review 3 hotel hopes; Dilworth Plaza re-doBy Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyDamn the frozen credit markets – full speed ahead!The Philadelphia City Planning Commission meets…

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