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A new waterfront grows in Brooklyn

April 2, 2010New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote in today’s paper that the effects of the enormous new Brooklyn Bridge Park will be “immeasurable.” He says that landscape…

    • Close up of  stained glass at The Baptist Temple

Architectural View: A Temple rises again on North Broad

Architectural View April 6, 2010. Editors' note:  Since the posting of this story, PlanPhilly has learned that the Patti LuPone concert has been canceled. It has not yet been rescheduled.…

    • Ryan Director of Admissions Pam McPeak discusses the school's shadow program with students, junior Christopher Gatton (left) and freshman Julio Polanco (center). 

High schools prepare to take on North, Dougherty displaced students

Patrick Boylan and Tom McGowan, both juniors at Northeast Catholic High School, would have ruled the school as seniors next year – McGowan as a National Honor Society member ranked fifth…

A Recipe to Stay in for: Carrot cake

With the last of the snow melted away and the cold air giving way to a crisp cool breeze, you can feel Spring is here.  The trees have begun to show…

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Intruder punches 12-year-old girl

A 12-year-old awoke last night to find a man standing over her in her bedroom. The girl, who shares a room with her younger sister on the 1100-block of Kerper Street…

    • Inside the Excel Academy South in Northwood, Executive Director Milton Alexander stands with Stephanie Buca and a select group of the interviewed honor students.  Photo by Maria Konidaris.

Excel Academy offers students in the Northeast a second chance

Jamirca Delacruz dropped out of Frankford High School. Sarae White was struggling academically. Brandon Ausborne was simply not attending a high school at all. All three chose to attend the newest…

    • The logo for the Fallen Heroes Run, as designed by Mike Ennis. The 5K one among many topics at last night's Mayfair Civic Association meeting.

News briefs from the Mayfair Civic Association

The cold, rain and wind kept many from attending last night's Mayfair Civic Association, but President Joe DeFelice powered through the agenda nonetheless, keeping the meeting to a brief 40…

Real NEastate: Sold but sorry

Q: I recently sold my house. In this market you would think that would be a good thing, but now I can’t buy the house I wanted because I did not…

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Tacony neighbors interrupt attack on elderly man

An elderly man's neighbors came to his rescue yesterday afternoon when he was attacked in his home. The victim, a 95-year-old resident of Tacony's 7200- block of Walker Street, was…

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Holy Terrors coach arrested for alleged underage sex

Vincent Mickle, a former coach for Mayfair's Holy Terrors girls soccer team was arrested Monday night for allegedly soliciting and sometimes having sex with underage females. Police say Mickle, 42, posed…

Inquirer: Redevelopment Authority tackles blight a house at a time

Inquirer: Redevelopment Authority tackles blight a house at a time Quietly but deliberately, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has been acquiring vacant or foreclosed houses, rehabbing them, then selling them to…

Inquirer: Going modular to cut city construction costs

Inquirer: Going modular to cut city construction costs Construction began on more homes in Philadelphia in 2004 than in any other year in the last three decades. But even in…

    • Foxwoods early concept drawing

Foxwoods meets finance deadline; Wynn shows design

March 31, 2010 By Kellie Patrick Gates For PlanPhilly Foxwoods Casino filed its financing plan with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's enforcement arm on Wednesday, meeting a crucial deadline. Neither Foxwoods…

Atlanta to terminate transit service at midnight tonight

Atlanta-area transit system 14 days from shutting down, 2 million rides disappearing Clayton County, one of metro Atlanta’s five core counties — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is partially in Clayton — will…

UC Review: Neighborhood Bike Works Empowers Community

UC Review: Neighborhood Bike Works Empowers Community In our modern era of overwhelmingly rapid technological advancement, children are spending more time interacting virtually and less time participating in physical activity…

    • SEPTA hopes to raise prices

SEPTA's proposed increases would hit some riders harder

March 31, 2010 By Anthony Campisi For PlanPhilly Though SEPTA riders are expecting a 6 percent fare hike this summer, large numbers of them would be paying significantly more than that,…

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

Hall of Fame nominations are due Thursday

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…

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Reader Photo: something's amiss at Thornton and Comly

NEast Philly reader Jennifer Malazita posted this photo (dated March 26) to our Facebook page. We couldn't get confirmation as to what exactly is happening here at Thornton and Comly roads…

    • Photo courtesy of the League of Women Voters.

Northeast woman named executive director of children's charity

The Northeast's Kelly Green has been named executive director of Variety -- the Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia -- Monday. Green assumed her position with the nonprofit, known as the Variety…

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