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Holmesburg fire injures three

Three people were transported to Aria Health-Torresdale last night after a fire engulfed their Holmesburg home. Firefighters were called to the 8700-block of Cottage Street around 8 p.m. to extinguish the…

Malvern, Germantown, Wister station work

Three stimulus projects each took a step forward as the SEPTA Board’s operations committee reviewed two contracts for work on the regional rail system.One of the contracts, for about $9.2…

NYT: Out-of-work architects turn to other skills

New York Times: Out-of-work architects turn to other skills At the Ballard Farmers’ Market in Seattle on a recent weekend, passers-by could be forgiven for thinking John Morefield was running…

    • Rob Carter's Metropolis

Metropolis: Animating one city's past and future

Jan. 15 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyRob Carter, a transported Brit now based in Brooklyn, uses video to tackle urban issues of rampant development and what he calls the "theatricality…

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Man injured in Burholme 'altercation'

A Burholme man was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center Monday night following what police are calling an "altercation." The 24-year-old man was transported to the hospital around 8…

Real NEastate: Refi regret

Q: I understand interest rates are low and I have heard it is a good time to refinance, but I'm having a hard time finding a bank to do a refi…

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Suspect wanted in TD Bank robbery

Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank at Knights and Woodhaven roads yesterday afternoon, after he first attempted to rob a bank in Fishtown. The suspect entered the…

Penn Treaty SSD Taking Applications for Casino Funds

The Penn Treaty Special Services District - a non-profit set up by two Fishtown-based groups to receive and distribute money from SugarHouse casino - is now accepting applications for grants. The…

Make sure you're counted in the U.S. Census

A message from PA Congresswoman Babette Josephs: In March, you will receive a short questionnaire from the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the 2010 Census. I urge you to complete…

    • The Reed St. site

What's next in Foxwoods saga?

Jan. 20, 2010By Kellie Patrick Gates and Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyJudgment Day approaches for Foxwoods. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board could make a decision about the proposed casino's…

    • First meeting of Parks and Recs Commission

New commission, new focus, new mandate

Jan. 21By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyThat fifty or so people even turned out for the first public meeting of the Commission of Parks & Recreation last night is noteworthy.…

2010 Preservation Achievement Award Nominations are Due Soon!

2010 Preservation Achievement Award Nominations are Due Soon! Deadline to nominate your project is January 29. Stand Up and Take a Bow! Each year the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia presents…

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Senator Stack to host Presidential Idol contest for students

The office of Sen. Mike Stack has announced the second annual President Idol Contest, open to all students in the 5th Senatorial District in kindergarten through eighth grades. More than 600…

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Wissinoming woman mistakenly told her husband died

Dolores Cantz received a phone call in her Wissinoming home Sunday saying her husband Leonard had passed away. But just five hours later -- after calling her family, making funeral arrangements…

    • Kiki Bolender and Harris Sokoloff

Developers weigh in on new Zoning Code

January 19, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWhen it comes to meeting with neighborhood groups, how do developers know who truly speaks for any given community?If a new…

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PCPC moves ahead on Stamper Square, Waterview Grande

Jan. 19, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyTwo projects involving condominiums in Society Hill and apartments in Northern Liberties are moving forward. Both developments received different stages of approval…

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Northeast man finds Haitian brother's body

Last weeks earthquake in Haiti isn't just affecting those who live in the Port-au-Prince capital and its surrounding regions. And for one Northeast man, the tragedy has hit close to home…

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Three injured in weekend crash

Three people were injured in a car crash Thursday night at the intersection of Cottman and Summerdale avenues. The one-car accident happened around 9:30 p.m. when the driver lost control and…

    • Cruiser Olympia

Historic resources at risk in 2010

Jan. 18, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly An aging warship, a tottering hotel, rusting subway railings, and vacant churches are among the eclectic group of historic resources named to…

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St. Martin of Tours to host all-grade reunion

St. Martin of Tours will host a reunion for all graduates and current and former parishioners, with a Tour of Philly theme. The April 23 event will be held in the…

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