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    • PCPC April meeting

Central Delaware ‘POD’ rules vague, opponents say

The not uncommon three-way power struggle between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, various neighborhood associations and a coalition of commercial real estate developers played out again Tuesday afternoon, when the Planning…

    • Sens. Tina Tartaglione and Mike Stack stand with second-grader Gabriel Ortiz as his photograph is taken.

Stack, Tartaglione team up with 2nd District for fingerprinting event

From the office of State Sen. Mike Stack: State Sens. Mike Stack and Tina Tartaglione  joined the 2nd Police District Friday to help students receive a free fingerprinting at Rhawnhurst School…

    • Mark Wallace was beaten April 8, and isn't expected to live. Photo courtesy of NBC10.

Family, police search for attack suspect

Mark Wallace's family has been on the hunt for his attacker since he was assaulted more than a week ago. Wallace was beaten April 8 as he walked near Knights and…

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New Orleans Journal: A ride on a riverboat queen

April 19, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly NEW ORLEANS – As river cruises go, one walks a fine line between the authentic and the touristy in terms of unique,…

    • The Hewitt homes on Spruce Street

Look Up! West Philadelphia’s finest row homes

April 20, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on…

SugarHouse table games hearing set for May 19

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a hearing next month on whether to allow SugarHouse Casino to operate table games. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. at the…

Daily News: Despite expansion of Big Bellies, city's in good shape

By Catherine Lucey & Emily Schultheis Philadelphia Daily News, April 14, 2010 BIG BELLIES are about to get even bigger in Philadelphia. The high-tech trash cans, which require fewer collections because…

Inquirer: Democrats running for governor promise a greener Pa.

By Tom Infield The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2010 All said they'd seek to impose a severance tax on natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale. All said they'd push to…

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

David Biddle has been appointed to the position of Recycling Coordinator in the Streets Department. This position has been open for over a year, with an acting coordinator filling in. David…

Next Great City: Testify at City Council to Support Parks and Rec

From the Next Great City newsletter: On April 12, over 160 individuals representing over 70 organizations came to City Council Chambers to hear Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner Susan Slawson and Executive…

    • Transportation funding options white paper

Feeling the domino effects I-80 tolling no-go has on Act 44

When Gov. Rendell convenes the state legislature for a special session later this month designed to fix the state’s infrastructure funding problem, lawmakers will have their hands full.The collapse of…

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61 animals removed from Mayfair home

SPCA workers spent three hours yesterday removing several dozen animals from a Mayfair home. Officers found 6o cats and one dog living in unfit conditions in a home on the 4500-block…

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Historical Society of Frankford celebrates 'colorful' history

The Historical Society of Frankford housed a presentation of the history of the Globe Dye Company on Tuesday. The event, hosted by Torben Jenk, founder of Workshop of the World,…

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Recyle Bank gearing up for Northeast debut

On any given day, you'll find Officer Michelle McMillian patrolling the streets of the Northeast. She's not a police officer, or a parking authority employee, though she's been mistaken as both.…

Neighborhood Stabilization Program hosts Economic Opportunity Summit

Neighborhood Stabilization Program hosts Economic Opportunity SummitTUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at The Enterprise Center located at 4548 Market Street, Philadelphia, PAThe Redevelopment Authority…

SEPTA news on Parkside Loop

SEPTA is moving forward with plans to move the Parkside Loop.SEPTA’s operations committee reviewed an agreement at its monthly meeting on Thursday to purchase land from the Philadelphia Authority for…

Food For Thought: Gearo's

Looking for a casual evening out?  Why not try Gearo’s in Bustleton, located at 1913 Welsh Rd. Open seven days a week, this laid back eatery is great for relaxing either…

    • PNC suveillance footage, courtesy of Action News

Unmasked suspect robs PNC

Authorities are looking for the man who robbed the PNC branch at 6855 Frankford Ave. Tuesday. The man, who did not disguise his face during the robbery, threatened a teller…

Congress for New Urbanism conference in May

The 18th annual event from the Congress for the New Urbanism, to be held in Atlanta May 19-22, is organized with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program:…

    • Cities measured by industrial clusters

A detailed glimpse at the PIDC industrial land use study

April 15, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly NEW ORLEANS – A much-anticipated study due out next month from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. was previewed Monday morning at the…

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