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DVRPC Bicycle Survey: We need your input!

Please take this survey and help define bicycling priorities and goals in the Greater Philadelphia Region Shifting Gears is an outreach program by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)…

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West Philly issues crop up in Transit First trolley study

March 15, 2010By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyTaking stops out of a transit route doesn’t always save riders travel time, according to a new study by the Delaware Valley Regional…

Attention Artists! Free studio space for 1 year! 40th St AIR

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West…

    • Location for new Stephen Starr Bier Garten

Yo Fishtown: A Biergarten is in your future

March 15, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr plans to bring a little Frankfurt to Frankford.Starr hopes to open a 10,000-square foot, mostly outdoor beer…

Inquirer: Temple's real gem: Baptist Temple to reopen as cultural arts center

Inquirer: Temple's real gem: Baptist Temple to reopen as cultural arts center THERE ARE striking surprises inside the renovated Baptist Temple, on Broad Street at Temple University's North Philadelphia campus.…

Inquirer: A road trip to pitch the Convention Center

Inquirer: A road trip to pitch the Convention Center WASHINGTON - An early March sunset haloed the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument, but Jack Ferguson never…

    • Capt. Deborah Kelly and Rep. Brendan Boyle honor the 8th District's Officers of the Month. Photo submitted by Elsie Stevens.

Reader Submission: 8th PDAC welcomes new member, honors two officers

On Wednesday, March 3, the 8th Police District  Advisory Council met for its monthly meeting at Academy and Red Lion roads. The evening's guest speakers were State Rep. Brendan Boyle and James…

    • Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry was one of many panelists at yesterday's hit-and-run hearing at Nazareth Hospital.

State Transportation Committee holds public hit-and-run hearing at Nazareth Hospital.

Senators, advocates and victims packed the Marian Hall Conference Center inside Nazareth Hospital yesterday morning to unite for a common cause. The hearing, hosted by Sen. Mike Stack and Sen. John…

    • Burholme residents take a peek at SEPTA's plans for Ryers Train Station.

SEPTA gets Burholme's approval for Ryers improvements

If all goes according to plan, Ryers Train Station will have a whole new look come Spring 2012. Representatives from SEPTA attended last night's meeting of the Burholme Civic Association and…

NEast Links: train station suicide, tree plantings and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. An Amtrak Northeast Regional train heading toward 30th Street Station struck and killed a man at…

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SEPTA budget picture is grim

March 12, 2010By Anthony Campisi For PlanPhillySEPTA finally laid bare the devastating effects failing to toll Interstate 80 would have on the system.

At a press conference Friday, the…

Inquirer: Tasty Baking shows off new digs

Inquirer: Tasty Baking shows off new digs The new home of Butterscotch Krimpets at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia is a study in contrasts. A larger-than-life-size 1920s image of…

Public art proposals for Margaret-Orthodox Market-Frankford Line Station

Artists living in the Greater Philadelphia area are invited to apply for a public art commission. Artists are asked to envision permanent artwork that will be seen by tens of thousands…

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Jobs afoot at Planning, Sustainability

March 12, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWhile most city departments continue to cut staff, a few rare jobs, being funded by outside sources, are being advertised by the…

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

Selection committee still taking nominations for 2010 Hall of Fame

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…

    • Photo courtesy of SEPTA Watch.

Two brothers report separate teen attacks on El

There is a 10-year age difference between the Costa brothers. They live in two different neighborhoods of the Northeast -- William in Mayfair, Joseph in Parkwood. And they were victims of…

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A Woman's View: Making it on your own

It may be one of the hardest things to do; making it on your own can be scary and freighting. Taking that first big step of moving out of your parents'…

SugarHouse Casino has officially asked the state gaming control board for permission to operate table games

SugarHouse Casino Thursday petitioned the state gaming control board for permission to operate table games at its Delaware Avenue casino, which is slated to open in August.The petition seeks authorization…

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CDAG discussion heats up over potential meeting with Wynn

March 11, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe Central Delaware Advocacy Group had an at-times heated debate about whether and when members should meet with prospective Foxwoods Casino developer…

    • South Street Bridge 3-11-2010

South Street Bridge construction update

Over the past few months, work has been proceeding on the construction of the steel spans and installation of the conduit and concrete decking on the "new" South Street Bridge, whose…

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