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Gardeners Needed in Kensington

Gardeners Needed Our Greening Committee is working to restore two community gardens in time for the 2010 growing season.  In particular, gardeners are needed for the Thompson and Mascher garden. Gardeners…

Help Restore Girard Veterans Memorial

Help Restore Girard Veterans Memorial Make a donation today to restore this wonderful community space and gateway to Fairmount and Brewerytown. Make a donation today help transform the Veterans Memorial at…

LISC: Apply for Green Funding for your Community

The Green Development Center would like to remind you that funds are still available for financing the green features of your community development projects, and applications are being accepted from all…

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Lacey Gallgher scholarship open to all Catholic high school students in the city

Lacey Gallagher was a pretty, well-rounded, vibrant Fishtown resident. She attended Holy Name of Jesus through eighth grade, and was a senior at Little Flower High School when she died suddenly.…

A Recipe to Stay in for: Potato soup

What’s better than hot chocolate on a snowy day after shoveling?  How about making some hot, creamy potato soup to warm you from the inside out. Made fresh and fast, this…

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Ali found guilty in Loomis killings

A jury yesterday found Mustafa Ali guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Joseph Alullo and William Widmaier. Ali faced murder charges in the 2007 deaths of the two Loomis…

    • Sen. Mike Stack celebrates with some of this year's contest winners. They are (from left to right) Nick Keddie, William Nelson, Kiersten Grabon, Claudia McManus, Edward Kahn, Angel Murray, Samanth

'Presidential Idol' winners honored at breakfast

The winners of this year's Presidential Idol Arts Contest were honored Monday at a breakfast ceremony at Franklin Towne Charter High School. The contest, held by Sen. Mike Stack, encouraged K-12…

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City dumping snow in Schuylkill

This information just in from a perceptive citizen.Despite Mayor Nutter's promise that the city would not rely on an old, environmentally unfriendly tactic - road crews are dumping dirty, trash…

On track: Phila. waterfront rail line

Inquirer: On track: Phila. waterfront rail line Plans for a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia took a step forward yesterday, as a Delaware River Port Authority committee approved a $6.5…

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Northwood Civic to launch two legal battles

Two frequent topics of consternation at recent Northwood Civic Association meetings are being taken to court. A pair of unanimous 18-0 resident votes urged President Barry Howell and his board to…

    • Police officers from the 2nd District talk to Lawncrest residents about crime, snow and bars.

Lawncrest talks crime and snow

The snow, it turns out, has its benefits. Lawncrest residents were pleased to find out that crime in the area is down 27 percent from last year, and 47 percent in…

Real NEastate: To-do list for moving

The home-buying process can be stressful enough without all the little odds and ends to tie up and, of course, the actual moving day. Here is a handy list of things…

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Father and son rescued from burning home

Paramedics were able to rescue an ill man and his son from their home yesterday after a fire broke out. Firefighters were battling a blaze at 3306 Fairdale Rd., and…

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Frankford woman killed by boyfriend

A 40-year-old woman was killed in Frankford Tuesday night by a jealous boyfriend who suspected her of cheating. Linda Ellison was shot in the chest by her boyfriend David Bowen in…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, February 2010

GRID Philly, March 2010 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Sustainable Communities Initiative - West Philadelphia, February…

Next American City launches new podcast, "Metro Matters"

Next American City magazine, in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, has just launched its new monthly podcast, Metro Matters.  Click here to listen and learn more. For the inaugural edition…

City introduces coolest block contest

Think you live on the coolest block in Philly?Win a contest launched by Mayor Michael Nutter and the thermometer might agree with you. Contestants on the winning block will each…

    • SEPTA says more check-off needed before Regional Rail designation change

SEPTA says more check-off needed before Regional Rail designation change

SEPTA appears to continue taking a more deliberate tack as it moves toward renaming regional rail lines.Almost immediately after Harry Garforth, SEPTA’s manager of rail planning, announced that plan to…

    • ZCC and Module 1

ZCC plowing through Module 1

February 17, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly A draft of the Zoning Code Commission’s first major chapter is now in the hands of commissioners, and “Module 1 -…

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