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    • Council-at-large candidate Isaiah Thomas. Photo provided by Isaiah Thomas for City Council At-Large.

At-large interview: Isaiah Thomas

Council-at-large candidate Isaiah Thomas. Photo provided by Isaiah Thomas for City Council At-Large.As primary elections approach, NEast Philly will interview council-at-large candidates so readers can get to know the names…

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Weekend News Briefs: 4/29 - 5/1

Friday -- Two the causes of two Thursday fires are under investigation. Around 10:30 a.m., a woman was rescued from a fire on the 8900-block of Frankford Avenue. She reportedly…

PennDOT design workshop participants to talk about river connections, new uses for embankment land and viaduct space

At Tuesday's PennDOT workshop on the reconstruction of I-95 from Shackamaxon to Palmer streets, participants will discuss the future of the three underpasses and the walls and embankments, all part of…

    • The L&I order. Photo courtesy of Matt Karp

A stop work order has been posted at the Cash for Gold jewelry story across from SugarHouse

A new display has been added to the window of the jewelry store with the neon “cash for gold” signs across from SugarHouse Casino: A candy-striped stop work order from L&I.…

    • This is an artist rendering of the proposed site from Green Woods Charter School

SRC gives Green Woods the green light to expand

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe School Reform Commission has approved the Green Woods Charter School's application for an enrollment expansion, putting into place one key piece needed for the…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: A look into the ZCC's work plan committee minutes

Cutting through the Zoning Code: A look into the ZCC's work plan committee minutes

Who knows what revisions lurk in the heart of zoning reform? The Shadow! No, wait, it's the minutes from work plan committee meetings. Lucky for you, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission…

Weekend cleanups in Parkwood and Lexington Park

There are two cleanups this weekend in the Northeast, so if you live in Parkwood or Lexington Park, grab some equipment and help out your neighbors. Parkwood: Meet at Sen.…

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Cat of the Week: Mr. Sneezers

Look at this pleasantly plump boy! He is almost as round as a basketball! Mr. Sneezers (A12930193) is an 11-year-old neutered male cat. He was surrendered to our shelter because his owner said…

Real NEastate: Why is the Sheriff's office delaying my settlement?

  Q: I am buying an investment home in Frankford. We are unable to make settlement on the home right now because the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office is under investigation for fraud…

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Burholme man identified as West Philly murder victim

Police have identified the man who died Wednesday night in West Philadelphia as a 40-year-old Burholme resident. Joseph Pinkney of the 7400-block of Rockwell Avenue was shot in the chest around…

    • DVRPC Board members discuss transportation funding.

City transportation head slams Corbett funding panel

The city's top transportation official took a shot at Gov. Corbett's transportation funding commission on Thursday.Speaking at the monthly board meeting of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Rina Cutler,…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor talks planning with city leaders at the Mayor's Institute on City Design

Thursday and today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and about 50 other mayors, as well as design professionals, are in Chicago for the National Mayor's Summit on City Design, sponsored by…

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Dog of the Week: Dina

Dina (A12829867) was found as a stray and brought to the shelter, but her owners never came to claim her. She is a beautiful 3- to 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix. She…

    • Harold Windisch of PennDOT talks about the Holme Avenue Bridge.

PennDOT talks about construction on Holme Avenue Bridge

Harold Windisch of PennDOT talks about the Holme Avenue Bridge. John Buckley's construction company has had $60,000 worth of small tools stolen in the last six weeks from its site on…

    • Photograph taken April 17, 2011, courtesy of Elliott Jolley

Mormon church to build mixed-use development across the street from temple

It's not just a temple that the Mormon Church plans to build on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is aiming to put a mixed…

    • Campus Apartments building upscale, all-suite, extended stay hotel

Campus Apartments building upscale, all-suite, extended stay hotel

This just in from the BROWNSTEIN GROUP: "In December 2010, Campus Apartments broke ground on an upscale, all-suite, extended stay hotel at 4109 Walnut Street in University City. Part of the…

    • Proposed Hartwell Lane traffic reversal plan raises many questions for nearby residents

Proposed Hartwell Lane traffic reversal plan raises many questions for nearby residents

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn the week since Bowman Properties released the first detailed look at a redevelopment of 8200 Germantown Ave., neighbors have begun dissecting its various parts…

    • Down for the Count

Down for the Count

How many vacant lots are there in Philadelphia? The question seems so simple. The answer, however, is not. Take "40,000," the number most frequently cited in recent news articles. That count…

    • Greater Philadelphia Northeast Chamber of Commerce President Al Taubenberger tours a SEPTA hybrid bus. Photo courtesy of GNPCC.

Nutter will kick off Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Greater Philadelphia Northeast Chamber of Commerce President Al Taubenberger tours a SEPTA hybrid bus. Photo courtesy of GNPCC.The following is an advertisement for the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.…

    • If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If Philadelphia wants to extend the subway line to the Navy Yard, as called for in the city-wide portion of the Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan, residential development needs to be part of…

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