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Transit advocates want a test of one-way fares

The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers wants SEPTA to test out a one-way fare proposal on two regional rail lines before adopting it system-wide.One-way fares, in which riders would…

    • The Manayunk Canal dredging project is scheduled to be complete by late 2012.

Dredging plans for Manayunk Canal move forward

If nature had its way, the Manayunk Canal would eventually turn into wetlands. To keep that from happening, the city's Department of Parks Recreation will begin dredging the waterway in 2012.…

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Dog of the Week: Kya

Kya (A12409192) is a super cute 2-year-old female boxer mix that came into the shelter after her owners decided they did not have enough time for her. To make matters worse,…

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Cat of the Week: Sandy

Sandy (A12399730) is a beautiful dilute calico girl, who's owners left her behind when they moved. This sweet 5-year-old girl is an "awesome cat" who is well-mannered and quiet. She's front…

    • John Buckley of Buckley Construction (L) talks with Holme Circle Civic President Joe Razler (R) about the work being done on the Holme Avenue bridge.

Holme Avenue bridge work expected to finish July 2012

John Buckley of Buckley Construction (L) talks with Holme Circle Civic President Joe Razler (R) about the work being done on the Holme Avenue bridge. About 25 people attended last night's…

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Attorney says city's large numbers of Asians, Slavs are big reason it could handle two casinos

Philadelphia's large Asian and Slavic populations help make it the right place for a second casino, an attorney for a company that had pondered bidding to run a gaming operation here…

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Fresh Grocer closing on Chelten; Save-A-Lot opening amid many concerns

Sometime in the next couple weeks, Fresh Grocer on Chelten Avenue and Pulaski Street will shut its doors. The store's spokesperson, Carlie Stross, declined to say what would become of the…

    • The towpath improvement project is scheduled to begin mid-year and will take up to four months to complete. (Megan Pinto)

Manayunk Towpath rehabilitation to begin this summer

Bikers, joggers and walkers, take note: Parts of the Manayunk Towpath will be closed periodically this summer. The city's Department of Parks & Recreation is More »

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s facebook page

We’re pleased to share an article written by Kellie Patrick Gates for Planphilly.com’s website about the proposed development, Lardner’s Point Park.  To read the original article, click on the following link: …

    • Gaming Oversight Committee considers future of former Foxwoods license

Gaming Oversight Committee considers future of former Foxwoods license

The House Gaming Oversight Committee met Thursday morning to take testimony on a bill that would open Foxwood's license up to state-wide bid.But the Foxwoods team hasn't given up on…

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Victim identified in Wissinoming fire

Authorities have identified the victim of Monday morning's fire in Wissinoming. Robert Irvine, longtime homeowner of the house on the 4100-block of Howell Street, was found on the home's first…

Real NEastate: Buying could be cheaper than renting

Q: My 29-year old daughter is renting a house around the corner from me in East Mayfair for $850 a month. She has a landlord who does nothing for her, and…

    • Spence's grandmother Shirley Phelps-Pollard holds up pictures from Spence's Frankford football days.

Teenager arrested in fatal shooting of Christopher Spence

Spence's grandmother Shirley Phelps-Pollard holds up pictures from Spence's Frankford football days. Police have arrested a teenager for Saturday's shooting death of Christopher Spence. Tyrese Ford, 19, has been charged…

    • Current condition of the Lardner's Point pier.

New park coming to Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier

Picnickers and hikers may soon join the fisherfolk at Lardner's Point in Tacony.Sometime this summer or early fall, construction will begin on a new, 4.5-acre park that will replace the…

    • Transit advocates prod CAC on smart cards

Transit advocates prod CAC on smart cards

The region's major transit advocacy group prodded SEPTA's Citizen Advisory Committee to get more involved in the authority's signature smart card project last night.Matt Mitchell of the Delaware Valley Association…

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District 172: Business owners discuss change on Frankford Avenue

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab. Change is…

House Gaming Oversight Committee to hold Philadelphia hearing on Foxwoods license Thursday

The Pennsylvania House's Gaming Oversight Committee will at 10 a.m. Thursday hold a public hearing on a bill that would open the gaming license that belonged to Foxwoods Casino up to…

From Penn Future: Everything you want to know about Marcellus Shale drilling

With so much discussion about deep natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale – much of the discussion carried out with loud voices and picket signs – it’s hard to tell…

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Legal, planning continue to work on Market East sign bill

City planners and lawyers are re-tooling proposed legislation that would allow animated and electronic billboards and building wraps along a section of East Market Street, from 7th Street to 13th Street.…

    • Shirley Phelps-Pollard holds pictures of grandson Christopher Spence during his days playing football for Frankford High School. Spence's mother, Javese Phelps-Washington, (r) says she forgives th

Vow to close bar where shooting claimed football star's life

Shirley Phelps-Pollard holds pictures of grandson Christopher Spence during his days playing football for Frankford High School. Spence's mother, Javese Phelps-Washington, (r) says she forgives the man who fatally shot her…

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