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Bruce Schimmel: Is Common Ground in dire trouble?

May 10, 2010 Read Bruce Schimmel's City Paper column on the plight of a great community garden in Philadelphia: Common Ground.

    • SEPTA fares

SEPTA is still thinking about "smarter" way to charge

Although SEPTA’s long-term financial health is in jeopardy because of cuts to Act 44 state transportation subsidies, the authority is still trying to move ahead with a new smart card fare…

Star: Turning old Tasty site into retail hub

Star: Turning old Tasty site into retail hub The sign, undoubtedly recognizable to Philadelphians, can still be seen looming high above the Hunting Park Avenue site. But the business that…

    • Germantown Town Hall is on the conservancy's list

Lower court regulation on Act 135 petition is struck down

May 9, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe Germantown Conservancy won some and lost some in a recent court ruling on its effort to obtain conservatorship over hundreds of deteriorating…

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Alleged Frankford recovery home property rumored to go on sale

In February 2009, neighbors noticed a change in 1522-24 Church Street in Frankford. Furniture was being moved and the noise began. Since then, at nearly every Frankford Civic Association…

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Two separate accidents injure four

Four people were injured this morning in two unrelated accidents. At 10 a.m., a man driving a stolen van through Tacony hit SEPTA's 56 bus at Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street…

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Three injured in DUI crash

Three people were injured early yesterday morning after their vehicle crashed into several parked cars. Just before 1:30 a.m., the vehicle crashed into parked cars along Castor Avenue near Benner…

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Bustleton man run over in driveway

Police are investigating what caused a fatal accident at a Bustleton home yesterday afternoon. A man, 78, and his wife, 82, were returning from the supermarket to their home on the…

North Philadelphia Mansion Tour Captured on Video

If you missed it, you can click here to see a video about the Alliance's recent walking tour of historic mansions of North Philadelphia given by Michael Stern, as part of…

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Announcing our partnership with Metro

Word is spreading quickly, but we wanted to share the news for those who may not have heard: NEast Philly has entered into a partnership with Metro, the city's free…

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A Woman's View: Time

Of all the things in life we waste and take for granted, time is probably the most precious of gifts we squander.  Time is priceless, ever moving, never ending and the…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

    • Central Delaware

Progress reports on the Central Delaware Master Plan

May 6, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Last night, about twenty residents of South Philadelphia got a chance to catch up with the progress of the $1 million Central Delaware…

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Police Alert: man wanted for burglary

From the Philadelphia Police: If residents observe a 2003 Chevy, Silverado, 2500 series, pick up truck, maroon in color, Pennsylvania registration YMA7376, call police immediediately. Male is wanted for burglary. Vehicle…

    • Dale Heverline (left), Jesse Lofton (center) and Carmen Rivas (right) discuss and admire the gardens Heverline and Lofton built outside their apartment building in the Holmecrest Homes.

Future of Holmecrest remains unclear

In this two-part series, NEast Philly goes inside two housing projects to see what works, what doesn't and what's to come. In the second half, we talk to residents of Holmecrest.…

Real NEastate: Slim chance to buy in Somerton

Q: I am looking for a three- or four-bedroom home in Somerton with a large yard. My agent has shown me a couple houses that fit what I want, but they…

    • Riverboat coming to Penn's Landing

New day, new way for Philly

April 30, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly A new riverboat cruise is coming to Philadelphia this fall.Called the Philadelphia Belle, the boat will hold more than 1,000 people…

    • Wayne Junction Power Substation circuitry

Powering up a transit nightmare scenario

May 5, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyGov. Rendell and Mayor Nutter sketched out a regional transportation disaster Wednesday: What would happen if the Wayne Junction power substation fails?The…

The Central Delaware Master Plan Progress Report

The Central Delaware Master Plan Progress Report To CDAG Member Communities The master plan process is moving forward and the consultants are ready to present their phase I findings to the…

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