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A Woman's View: Gossip

Even to hear the word -- gossip -- you can envision malice words being whispered.  When we were children, this word held a vicious meaning. Surprisingly enough, in our adult years,…

Weekly Press: Penn students offer development ideas for South St. Bridge area

Weekly Press: Penn students offer development ideas for South St. Bridge area A vital chapter in the protracted saga of the South St. Bridge restoration came to a close last…

    • SEPTA

Breaking news: SEPTA softens stance on fares - a bit

May 20, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillySEPTA has shaved some of its proposed fare hikes for regional rail riders.Frank Gormley, SEPTA’s operating budget director, told a hearing of…

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Reader Survey: Be honest, we can take it

A few weeks ago, NEast Philly participated in a survey taken of local editors to determine what works for our particular publications in our particular regions. The survey, sponsored by the…

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Real NEastate: Finding a duplex in the Far Northeast

Q: I would like to buy a good duplex in the Far Northeast. I plan on living on one floor, and renting out the other to cover half my mortgage. How…

    • Philadelphia2035 meetings are upcoming

Philadelphia2035 meetings are upcoming

Notes: Public meetings are being scheduled concerning the “Philadelphia 2035” comprehensive plan. The first meeting is May 27 at PAFA - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 6 p.m. to 8…

    • Parks and Rec Commission

Parks and Rec Commission faces diverse challenges

May 19, 2010By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly The Parks and Recreation Commission public get-together Wednesday night in the Skyline Room of the Free Library, the new body's third meeting, was…

    • SugarHouse hearing

SugarHouse pushing for table games

SugarHouse Casino has made its pitch to offer table games to the state's gaming control board.General Manager Wendy Hamilton said the poker, blackjack, craps and roulette SugarHouse plans to offer would…

    • U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, who represents Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County; U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon

How livable communities can be realized in Philadelphia

May 18, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Leading voices from the philanthropic, institutional, development and government sectors offered a chorus on creating sustainable communities Monday night at the Academy…

    • Last beam

Last piece of SugarHouse's skeleton in place

May 14, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyAfter Mayor Michael Nutter, State Sen. Larry Farnese and City Councilman Darrell Clarke added their names to the other Sharpie signatures on…

    • Debbie and John Klak, courtesy of Historical Society of Frankford

National DAR presents Community Service Awards to Frankford residents

From the Historical Society of Frankford: Frankford's Flag House Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, installed its 2010-2013 officers and honored two local recipients of NSDAR Community Service Awards…

Financial Perspectives: Don't be a victim

  NEast Philly would like to introduce our new column and our new columnist; every other Tuesday, Jim Heisler -- a certified financial planner -- will give financial advice surrounding a…

    • Philadelphia City Planning Commission

PCPC accepts Eastern North Philadelphia plan

May 18, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyTo Rev. Valeria Harvell, pastor of Temple Presbyterian Church, the Planning Commission's acceptance of a community plan that includes the church's South…

    • Silverliner V interior

SEPTA gets OK on fare increase, budgets

May 18, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA’s operating and capital budgets have received the green light from two independent examiners. Retired Judge James Colins and Joseph O’Malley recommended that…

SugarHouse table games hearing tomorrow; Gaming Board has allowed fewer slots to make way for table games

May 18, 2010 Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on whether SugarHouse Casino should be allowed to operate table games. Last week, the board approved a…

Discussion of water department work, casino traffic at Thursday FNA meeting

May 18, 2010 A discussion of the Philadelphia Water Department's ongoing work around Delaware and Frankford avenues, as well as the future traffic flow into SugarHouse Casino, will be held at…

Foxwoods denied more time to respond to call for license revocation

May 18, 2010 Foxwoods' request for more time to respond to the call to revoke the casino's gaming license has been denied. On April 29, after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board…

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Mayfair raises $10k as part of daylong neighborhood celebration

The Mayfair Business Association's third annual Mayfair May Fair and the second annual Fallen Heroes 5K Run were held on Saturday. The event kicked off with the 5K run at…

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Weekend News Briefs: 5/14-5/16

Missing Teen Police are looking for clue surrounding the disappearance of Shauntice Purdie. The 14-year-old was last seen Wednesday around 6 a.m. in her home on the 8000-block of Craig…

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