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    • Introducing PlanPhilly's new homepage design

Introducing PlanPhilly's new homepage design

For PlanPhilly to continue to grow its audience, new forms of content and new mechanisms for delivery must be created in a flexible framework.So, in order to respond to the…

Breaking: shooting on 1600-block of Foulkrod

This email arrived at 4:04 this morning from West Frankford Town Watch: "Police are on the scene of a shooting in the Frankford area. 1600 Foulkrod Street is the scene of…

    • Mayfair's popular Grey Lodge Pub serves an even larger crowd during Beer Week.

(Northeast) Philly Beer Week

Out of more than 100 bars and pubs that celebrated Philadelphia Beer Week this year, only two beacons of craft beers and micro-brews – the Grey Lodge Pub and Three Monkeys…

NEast Links: Frankford safety ambassadors, Tacony's firehouse and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The Safety Ambassador Program has returned to the Frankford Business Corridor as of yesterday. The…

    • Arlene Ackerman, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, prepares for her keynote speech at the Camelot graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Ceislet Media & Issue Advocacy.

Ackerman keynote speaker at Camelot graduation ceremony

From Camelot Schools: “Don’t ever give up, “ was the message Philadelphia School District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman gave more than 200 students -- once deemed potential drop-outs -- as they received their…

Bella Vista townhouse developers present at neighborhood meeting in anticipation of ZBA

Developer Mark Shaw and architecture firm Amburn and Jarosinski presented plans Tuesday at the Bella Vista Town Watch Zoning Committee for 38 townhouse residences to be built where a large parking…

    • Wayne Station

Wayne Station has a bold, new look

Friday morning, the retooled, historic Wayne Station on the Thorndale Regional Rail line in Delaware County was dedicated before a large crowd following Phase II reconstruction, which consisted of substantial structural…

City Council pushes back against aggressive Redevelopment Authority

There's tension between City Council and Philadelphia's Redevelopment Authority, the Inquirer's Jennifer Lin reports. Under Mayor Nutter, RDA has moved on deals with renovators without alerting Council, which was given…

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Mayfair opposes Paddy Whacks zoning

After two meetings to discuss the matter, Mayfair residents Tuesday night expressed their opposition to the zoning proposal for a Paddy Whacks at Frankford Avenue and Glenview Street. Approximately 60…

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Northeast Metro: June 23 edition

In case you missed yesterday's edition of the NEast Philly Metro, we've got the links here for you to check out. Our next issue will be out Wednesday, July 7.…

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A Woman's View: the ideal job

With all the different types of jobs available for women, the current economy notwithstanding, I began to wonder how many women are happy with their jobs and how many despise the…

    • Pattison Station

Breaking: SEPTA sells Pattison Station naming rights

By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyThe SEPTA Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve a five-year agreement that would give AT&T the naming rights to the Pattison Avenue station on the Broad…

Design Advocacy Group weighs in on Family Court issue

"Despite Mayor Nutter's efforts to reform the city's planning processes, the bizarre deal-making that accompanied the site selection for the new Family Court building - in which the same lawyer seems…

Check out the new DRCC website

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s new website. The DRCC was formed in 2004 and works to revitalize a sustainable riverfront corridor in Northeast Philadelphia by reconnecting the people,…

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Northwood Civic to host zoning meeting for charter school

The Northwood Civic Association announced yesterday an upcoming zoning meeting for Northwood Academy Charter School. Northwood Academy, at 4621 Castor Avenue, is looking to construct a new building. The meeting will…

Real NEastate: Torresdale vs Fox Chase

Q: I want to buy a home in the Northeast near the train. I’ve narrowed it down to two neighborhoods before I start looking. Can you tell me which the better…

    • Rejuvenated Fairmount attracts young residents with places to eat, drink, and lures visitors to Eastern State Penitentiary.

New effort to strengthen Philadelphia’s neighborhood backbone

By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillySomewhere between high-flying communities like Society Hill or Chestnut Hill and the faltering sections of West or North Philly, there are stable but fragile neighborhoods that…

    • Ben Franklin bike and hike lane

Crossing bridge by bike shows trail network potential

June 23, 2010 As Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition Advocacy Director John Boyle and I rode down Spruce Street in the bike lane on June 3, with minimal car traffic and other bikers…

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Plane makes emergency landing at PNE

A plane made an emergency landing last night at Northeast Philadelphia Airport resulting from landing gear trouble. The single-engine plane coasted down the runway around 9 p.m., landing on its main…

    • A couple dressed as Ghostbusters made this little girl's day by posing with her for a spontaneous photo.

Photos: Comic Con

Celebrities, superheroes and comic lovers alike came together last weekend for Comic Con 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The traveling comic convention came to town June 11, 12 and 13,…

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