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NEast Links: train station suicide, tree plantings and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. An Amtrak Northeast Regional train heading toward 30th Street Station struck and killed a man at…

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SEPTA budget picture is grim

March 12, 2010By Anthony Campisi For PlanPhillySEPTA finally laid bare the devastating effects failing to toll Interstate 80 would have on the system.

At a press conference Friday, the…

Inquirer: Tasty Baking shows off new digs

Inquirer: Tasty Baking shows off new digs The new home of Butterscotch Krimpets at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia is a study in contrasts. A larger-than-life-size 1920s image of…

Public art proposals for Margaret-Orthodox Market-Frankford Line Station

Artists living in the Greater Philadelphia area are invited to apply for a public art commission. Artists are asked to envision permanent artwork that will be seen by tens of thousands…

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Jobs afoot at Planning, Sustainability

March 12, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWhile most city departments continue to cut staff, a few rare jobs, being funded by outside sources, are being advertised by the…

    • City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Selection committee still taking nominations for 2010 Hall of Fame

The Northeast gets called a lot of things: suburban, Republican, behind-the-times -- and those are just the subtle insults. But what people in other parts of the city -- and even…

    • Photo courtesy of SEPTA Watch.

Two brothers report separate teen attacks on El

There is a 10-year age difference between the Costa brothers. They live in two different neighborhoods of the Northeast -- William in Mayfair, Joseph in Parkwood. And they were victims of…

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A Woman's View: Making it on your own

It may be one of the hardest things to do; making it on your own can be scary and freighting. Taking that first big step of moving out of your parents'…

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CDAG discussion heats up over potential meeting with Wynn

March 11, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe Central Delaware Advocacy Group had an at-times heated debate about whether and when members should meet with prospective Foxwoods Casino developer…

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South Street Bridge construction update

Over the past few months, work has been proceeding on the construction of the steel spans and installation of the conduit and concrete decking on the "new" South Street Bridge, whose…

SugarHouse Casino has officially asked the state gaming control board for permission to operate table games

SugarHouse Casino Thursday petitioned the state gaming control board for permission to operate table games at its Delaware Avenue casino, which is slated to open in August.The petition seeks authorization…

    • 15th District Capt. Frank Bachmayer talks to an unusually small crowd at the March Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.

15th Captain: "not the old district of 10 years ago"

Captain Frank Bachmayer has 28 years with the Philadelphia Police Department, including his eight as captain. And his message to residents who attended last night's Holmesburg Civic Association is something he…

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Driver admits to using crack in fatal New Year's crash

The driver responsible for a fatal New Year's Day crash on I-95 admitted yesterday to using crack before causing the wreck that left two people dead and a third person injured.…

Real NEastate: Under $150,000 in the Far Northeast?

Q: Where can I find a nice three-bedroom home for sale for under $150,000 that doesn’t need any work in the Far Northeast? I have been looking and looking, but all…

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15th District officer struck by van

An officer in the 15th Police District suffered a broken arm and leg after being struck by a van in Mayfair last night. The officer was struck while on bike duty…

University City Review: West Philadelphia Sustainable Communities Updates

University City Review: SCI-West Updates The buzzword for 2010 seems to be "healthy". However the SCI-West target area is faced with some challenging health statistics. For example, more than one-quarter…

University City Review: Grassroots Coalition Takes on the Parking Authority

University City Review: Grassroots Coalition Takes on the Parking Authority While the cable show "Parking Wars," may generate amusement from its viewers- the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s (PPA’) practices lack a…

Weekly Press: Center City District Sued over Maintenance Exemption

Weekly Press: Center City District Sued over Maintenance Exemption The Center City District (CCD) was slammed with an class-action lawsuit earlier this month from former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Russell…

Weekly Press: Washington Square Residents Accuse Park Service of Removing Tree

Weekly Press: Washington Square Residents Accuse Park Service of Removing Tree Washington Square Park, with its proximity to Independence Square, symbolizes many things to many people. For some, it’s revered…

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Zoning code work in high speed mode

March 10, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Zoning Code Commission is in the process of wrapping up its first major module and on the verge of seeing Module…

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