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Reinstated firefighter takes his own life

Not too long ago, John "Jack" Slivinski Jr. made headlines for posing in front of a Center City fountain for a firefighters calendar. Saturday, the Philadelphia firefighter was found dead in his…

    • Neighbors say the buildings at 2012-30 West Girard Avenue are an important part of Francisville's historic corridor.

Francisville in battle to preserve West Girard buildings

Francisville, a North Philadelphia community that has undergone a remarkable redevelopment in recent years, is now trying to protect a part of its history from the tide of change. At a…

    • Confidential document lists dozens of possible closings, consolidations

Confidential document lists dozens of possible closings, consolidations

by thenotebook on Jun 25 2011 Posted in Latest news by Benjamin Herold and Dale Mezzacappa District officials have identified more than 20 schools as prime targets for closure next year,…

SEPTA faces lawsuit over stimulus project

A dispute over a federal stimulus project has landed SEPTA in federal District Court.AIS Construction Co., of Carpinteria, Calif., says that the authority didn't compensate it properly for work conducted…

Bus and trolley drivers file class action against SEPTA for overtime

A veteran labor lawyer filed suit against SEPTA this week in federal District Court, alleging it violated federal employment law by failing to pay bus and trolley drivers for maintenance checks…

    • Mayfair's Bob & Danielle Wynne with 18-month-old Logan and his likeness drawn by one of the artists at Comic Con 2011.

Slideshow: Comic Con 2011

  Mayfair's Bob & Danielle Wynne with 18-month-old Logan and his likeness drawn by one of the artists at Comic Con 2011. Comic Con 2011 rolled into town over the weekend,…

    • Lauren Killen, owner of Fox Chase Deli & Catering on Oxford Avenue

Fox Chase Deli & Catering keeps it fresh on Oxford Avenue

Lauren Killen, owner of Fox Chase Deli & Catering on Oxford Avenue Fox Chase Deli & Catering at 7950 Oxford Ave. offers old fashioned service and quality to its customers. Fresh…

Casey responds to transit planner's criticism

SEPTA general manager Joe Casey shot back at a prominent transportation planner critical of recent regional rail changes.In an open letter to Casey, Penn emeritus professor Vukan Vuchic blasted the…

SEPTA replenishes rainy day fund

The fund serves as a reserve for the authority and is meant to provide a cushion against unexpected costs or ridership declines. SEPTA drew $26 million from the fund last year…

Major Wissahickon bridge getting an upgrade

The Walnut Lane Bridge over the Wissahickon Creek is getting a facelift, thanks to a $7.1 million project approved by the Delaware Regional Planning Commission Board Thursday.Much of the money…

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Cat of the Week: Fido

Fido (A13359055) is a gorgeous cat! He has a long haired buff- and white-colored coat that is super fluffy.  He was found as a stray, but must have been someone’s cat…

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Dog of the Week: Bing

Bing (A12692643) is an adorable 1- to 2-year-old male pit bull terrier mix with the sweetest hazel eyes and an gorgeous light brown mask over his eyes. But don't let that…

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Northeast Philly Food Feed: Be a Northeast foodie

Hello, my name is Ben and I like food. For those of you who know me, this admission shouldn't come as much of a shock. I have been described as husky,…

    • A scenic view of the Pennypack Creek

Getting back to nature in Pennypack Park

A scenic view of the Pennypack CreekThe Pennypack Environmental Center sits on the palisades of the Pennypack Creek just off Verree Road on the northern edge of Fox Chase. The center…

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Teen discovers dead grandparents in their home

Authorities are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide inside a home on the 9500-block of Northeast Avenue. According to reports, a 16-year-old arrived at his grandparents' home yesterday…

    • A San Antonio bike share bicycle

Can Europe's famous bike share programs work in the U.S.?

Last year, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia conducted a feasibility study for the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities to decide what value a bike share program would have in our…

    • Jones withdraws support for East Falls victims unit

Jones withdraws support for East Falls victims unit

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA controversial plan to bring the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit to a new East Falls facility is officially off the table. After a meeting…

Please help Parks Alliance reach goals by contributing to annual appeals

The Parks Alliance’s ongoing programs help shape and advance sound policies and practices in support of thriving parks and recreation for all Philadelphians.  The Alliance is the link between citizens and…

    • Dennis McGlade, moderator Carol Franklin, Drew Becher

Botanical Garden execs discover Our Greene Countrie Towne

This week, a record 700 attendees have come to Philadelphia for the annual conference of the American Public Gardens Association. As the event kicked off its second day of meetings at…

    • Surprise Package

Surprise Package

Every system has its flaws. But when it comes to vacant and abandoned property in Philadelphia, there are sometimes more problems than answers. Despite a push by Mayor Michael Nutter's administration…

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