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Man shot in Holmesburg

A man is recovering from multiple gun shot wounds after being shot late Tuesday in Holmesburg. The 45-year-old was shot on Shelmire Avenue near Torresdale Avenue.He reportedly told police…

Real NEastate: 2010 Northeast residential statistics

Currently in the Northeast, there is a six-month supply of homes on the market. What does that mean? Well, according to the absorption rate, the Northeast may be ready to experience…

    • APM considered using a TRID to help finance this planned development near the Temple University rail station.

Why aren't TRIDs working?

They’re called Transit Revitalization Investment Districts, or TRIDs, and are the only statewide tool to promote transit-oriented development.Since the state legislature authorized them in 2004, more than a dozen…

    • Students participate in outdoor activities at Green Woods Charter School in Roxborough. (Photo courtesy of GWCS)

Green Woods Charter School will relocate by 2012

According to the Green Woods board of trustees, the school will leave its current site at the Schuylkill Center in Roxborough by September 2012.  More »

    • New Year brings new resolutions at P&R

New Year brings new resolutions at P&R

Parks & Recreation Commission Chairperson Nancy Goldenberg began last night's public meeting at the Central Branch of the Free Library, by wishing everyone a happy new year. She then went on…

    • Sam Katz. Photo by Hillary Shemin.

Katz previews documentary at Holy Family

Sam Katz. Photo by Hillary Shemin. As part of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network's event last night at Holy Family University, former mayoral candidate Sam Katz was on hand with…

“They snuck in,” Northwood civic president says of Volunteers of America

Disabled senior citizens were "snuck in on Christmas Eve" to a Northwood home bought in 2009 by Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, says that neighborhood's civic association president. "A year…

    • Weatherization specialist B.J. McDuffie explains how to seal your windows.

Tips for weatherizing your home

Weatherization specialist B.J. McDuffie explains how to seal your windows. B.J. McDuffie recommends weatherizing your home when Daylight Savings Time ends. But the weatherization specialist brought her list of tips, demonstration…

Pa. House to hold hearing on auctioning revoked Foxwoods license to highest bidder

State lawmakers will next week consider a bill that would award the recently revoked Foxwoods Casino license to the highest bidder through a statewide auction. The hearing on House Bill 65…

Outreach from PennFuture on gas drilling

Governor Tom Corbett wants to open up more of our state forest to gas drilling. Please tell him NO. A comprehensive study done by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources…

    • Photos taken by Scoats and used here with permission. Click to enlarge.

UPDATED with PHOTOS and VIDEO: Breaking: possible gas station explosion on Torresdale Avenue

UPDATE: 10 p.m. Jan. 19 -- PGW has released a statement, which you can read in full below. UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 -- The deceased PGW worker has been identified…

Tonight's meetings to be held as planned: Jan. 18

Meetings for tonight are expected to be held as plans. We've confirmed the following: Lawncrest Community Association meeting: meeting on time Northwood Civic Association meeting: meeting on time 7th District Town…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Holmesburg flags invisible to Action News

Those pesky Upper Holmesburg flags. One minute they're there, then a TV station comes along and they disappear. That must be what happened when NBC called Holmesburg Frankford in July.…

Financial Perspectives: Surviving the loss of a spouse

Losing your spouse can be a catastrophic event – maybe second only to losing a child. In many instances the surviving spouse is so distraught that they have a hard time…

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Man fatally shot in Frankford

A man died early yesterday afternoon after being shot in Frankford. A 12 p.m. call from West Frankfor Town Watch tipped us off to the shooting. At the time, police were…

University City District seeks community support for residents displaced by the five-alarm fire Monday night

More than 160 firefighters battled the five-alarm blaze that raged through the Windermere Court Apartments at 48th and Walnut streets. Clouds of black smoke could be seen as far as Center…

    • Proposed River Road overlay removal sparks concerns

Proposed River Road overlay removal sparks concerns

Tonight, a group of Roxborough residents is holding an emergency meeting on how the city's proposed zoning code rewrite could affect a quaint residential area More »

    • Meg Greenfield is the chairwoman of the EFCC's zoning and land use committee. (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

Redlined zoning code draft proposes more changes

The Zoning Code Commission is currently undergoing the Herculean task of rewriting the city's zoning code for the first time in nearly 50 years, and last month, it released its redlined…

    •  Shanghai's World Financial Center / Ryan Graves

Franck (Ha!) talk on the architect-client relationship

There's a great story about the design of Shanghai's World Financial Center, completed in 2008 and by some considerations the world's tallest building. Although architects from Kohn Pederssem Fox initially envisioned…

    • New proposed development at 19th and Arch

Here we go again: Residential, restaurant, office space proposed for Arch

Talk about moving on. A couple years ago, the Planning Commission was being wooed by developers who wanted to plop a monolith called the American Commerce Center, a mixed-use tower which…

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