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Police officer injured in afternoon crash

A Philadelphia Police officer was injured yesterday in a car accident while pursuing an armed robber. The officer was chasing the robbery suspect around 3:30 in the afternoon when she reportedly…

    • First District city council candidates answer Central Delaware Waterfront questions at forum

First District city council candidates answer Central Delaware Waterfront questions at forum

The four men vying for Philadelphia's first district city council seat fielded questions Thursday about how they would encourage development that is consistent with the long-range vision for the Central Delaware Waterfront. At…

    • The former bank and a rendition of the billiard parlor's rooftop bar

Billiards proposal for 12th and Chestnut passes city council

A former grand old bank at Chestnut and 12th streets is on its way to becoming a fancy pool hall.City Council Thursday approved zoning legislation that allows the billiards club,…

Nutter to sign public park land protection bill

From a press release issued by the Mayor's Office: "Mayor Nutter will sign an ordinance regulating the transfer of open, public park and recreation land under the jurisdiction of the…

    • The site of the proposed hotel, from the Ben Franklin Bridge

City Council approves zoning for Old City hotel honky tonk

City Council has made wayfor a hotel with a controversial restaurant and entertainment venue — reportedly a Toby Keith bar, grill and honky tonk — to be built in Old City.…

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Eight dogs seized from Lawncrest dogfighting ring

Two men have been arrested and eight dogs were seized early this evening during a raid on a dogfighting ring in Lawncrest. Police were tipped off to the home after…

    • Heavy Hitta's boxers brought back three awards from the Mid-Atlantic Boxing Tournament Jan. 15 to Feb. 5.

Updated: Heavy Hitta's boxers return from Golden Gloves Tournament

Updated: The Heavy Hitta's have returned from Pittsburgh with two awards. A slideshow from the tournament is below. We've returned to Philadephia with Runner-up medals in the 2011 golden Gloves State Boxing…

    • Ian Litwin of the City Planning Commission (far right) addresses the Holmesburg Civic Association at the April 2011 meeting.

6th District Council candidates answer questions

Ian Litwin of the City Planning Commission (far right) addresses the Holmesburg Civic Association at the April 2011 meeting. Two of the three candidates for the 6th District City Council seat…

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District 172: Civic member says, "there will never be another John Perzel in the Northeast"

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. After John…

Real NEastate: How much rent should I charge in Millbrook?

Q: I heard the rental market is good in Northeast Philly but I have been trying to rent out my empty house for more than five months. I am asking a…

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Pregnant woman struck, killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

Police are investigating the cause of an accident that left a pregnant woman and her unborn child dead. Giselle Moya, 28, was crossing Roosevelt Boulevard Monday night near Lexington Avenue…

    • The world's oldest floating steel warship has been an icon of the Delaware waterfront for more than 60 years.

Candidates step up to care for Olympia

A half-dozen organizations from around the U.S. – including one from Philadelphia -- have expressed interest in becoming the next steward of the Cruiser Olympia, the Delaware waterfront icon in need…

    • Designer Sarah Van Aken, owner of Sa Va Boutique

Banner Headline: One Center City retailer's idea of adaptive reuse

What's sunshine yellow, royal purple, marine blue — and read all over?A new series of limited edition raincoats made from recycled Center City District banners, that's what.Designer Sarah Van…

    • A view of Manayunk's railroad bridge from the Manayunk Towpath. (Megan Pinto)

Manayunk bridge awaits major rail to trail transformation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly The clock is ticking on plans to create a biking and walking trail across the iconic Manayunk railroad bridge, which would connect parks on both…

UPDATED Breaking: cops, medics in Upper Holmesburg

UPDATE: A source tells us a man was stabbed on the block and an arrest has been made. We'll bring you details as we get them. A resident of the…

    • Jason Dawkins and Maria Quinones-Sanchez comfort Chris Spence's family in front of the Frankford bar where he was fatally shot.

Hearing scheduled as Frankford pushes for shutdown of T&T bar

Jason Dawkins and Maria Quinones-Sanchez comfort Chris Spence's family in front of the Frankford bar where he was fatally shot.As was discussed at Thursday's Frankford Civic Association meeting, a…

    • Jeanette Hibbs took a pass in the flat and with a few helpful blocks ripped off a 20-yard run before being pushed out of bounds during an April 2nd game at Northeast High School against the  New York

Liberty Belles win season's second game against New England Nightmare

Jeanette Hibbs took a pass in the flat and with a few helpful blocks ripped off a 20-yard run before being pushed out of bounds during an April 2nd game at…

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District 172: Breaking down funding during the Perzel era

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. You can…

Financial Perspectives: Why you can't leave your finances to your husband

Women have been playing a significant, if not the leading role, in family financial decisions for many years. There are still a number of households where the husband takes care of the…

    • Sam Little of LSNA and Crosstown Coalition

Neighborhood groups want more input in 2035 comprehensive plan

As Planning Commission staffers get ready to present a 25-year vision of the city’s future to the Planning Commissioners for a vote next month, they’re sitting down with neighborhood groups to…

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