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Bike the future East Coast Greenway

Bike the future East Coast Greenway route along the Delaware River from Trenton, NJ, to Philadelphia, PA. The guided tour will leave Philadelphia's 30th Street station and proceed by SEPTA train…

    • The Holmesburg Civic Association Board hosts the October meeting.

PECO talks rate increases at Holmesburg Civic

The winter months are coming, and with it will come rate increases from PECO. As an answer to the increase, PECO is promoting its energy saving tips and assistance programs to…

Real NEastate: Somerton house values

Q: I am trying to refinance my Somerton split-level home, and the bank appraised my home for much lower than I think it is worth. They are telling me it's only…

West Passyunk police dept. survey

A note from Andrew Pinkham, President of the West Passyunk Neighbors AssociationNext Tuesday evening 10/19 is1st Police Precinct community meeting. Located at 24th & Wolf Sts. at 6:30 PM.In…

    • Passersby check out the Rittenhouse Square lion. Brian Wenrich, PCPC

Rittenhouse Square named one of America's top public spaces

Rittenhouse Square has been named one of the top 10 Great Public Spaces in the country.The American Planning Association chose to honor Rittenhouse Square because it is a beautiful, inviting…

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Prisoner is missing: facility trying to determine if he escaped

A prisoner has gone missing from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg. Kevin Turner [photo], 22, was admitted in March for firearms and burglary charges. Turner, who'd been working…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Google Maps makes an error

So much for telling the city's big news outlets to use Google Maps. As Technically Philly reported last week, Delaware River is spelled wrong on Google Maps. The river is…

    • Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Neigborhoods

Recapping the Senior Expo

NEast Philly interns and Temple University students Shaun Gallagher and Nicole Dalrymple attended last week's Senior Expo, hosted by State Sen. Mike Stack. As part of NEast Philly's ongoing partnership…

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Central High closed today due to fire

UPDATE (Oct. 12 11:05 p.m.) -- The fire has been ruled an arson. While authorities search for a suspect and crews clean up the damage, the school will be open…

Designed for Visitability: Ways to create a truly inclusive city, one new house at a time.

The Community Design Collaborative, the City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development and the Philadelphia Visitability Committee are partnering to focus attention on ways to change Philadelphia into a…

    • DRWC holds a public forum on waterfront planning

DRWC holds a public forum on waterfront planning

Earlier this year, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation initiated a waterfront master planning process. This master plan is an essential next step for the implementation of the Civic Vision for the…

    • Weighing in on the code

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "General Provisions"

The draft revision of Philadelphia's Zoning Code is supposed to be simpler, shorter (half the length of the old code!) and more easily understood.At PlanPhilly, we recently asked ourselves, "So:…

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Mayfair organizations approve Wawa zoning application

Mayfair's neighborhood organizations have written a letter of approval for a proposed Wawa at Tyson Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. The Mayfair Civic Association, Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair Community Development Corporation have…

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Fox Chase Town Watch warns of abduction attempt

We received an e-mail this weekend from Fox Chase Town Watch detailing an incident last Saturday that may have been an abduction attempt. Three girls were playing in St. Cecilia's schoolyard…

Application Deadline Extended for Citizens Planning Institute

WHAT: Citizens Planning Institute, Philadelphia’s first educational program designed to engage citizens in the planning process, will be extending its application deadline from October 11th until October 15th. Those who are…

    • Hope for the Olympia? A rainbow springs from the stern of the ship following a recent storm.

Fundraising plan intended to save the Olympia from sinking

The plan to reef the historic Cruiser Olympia off the coast of Cape May calls for a party – a giant party! Thirty ships on review, 21-gun salutes, international dignitaries, fireworks…

    • Toronto bus driver tries out a new farebox, equipped with a Metro Pass reader. TORONTO STAR

SEPTA still relying on its "farebox of the future"

With SEPTA so focused on bringing its fare card system into the 21st century, most riders probably don't realize they already swipe their TransPasses and drop their tokens into a…

Application Deadline Extended for Citizens Planning Institute

Citizens Planning Institute, Philadelphia’s first educational program designed to engage citizens in the planning process, will be extending its application deadline from October 11th until October 15th. Those who are accepted…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsors 10/4 - 10/10

Thanks to our weekly sponsors, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame, and Father Judge High School! The second-annual Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Oct. 17 at Holy…

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Frankford Civic Association updates on Friends School expansion, recovery home

The October Frankford Civic Association meeting took 30 minutes -- and that seemed thin. No zoning and a no-show from state Sen. Christine Tartaglione, who was double-booked, meant conversation was…

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