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Capital program, budget gets PCPC approval

March 2, 2010 The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously adopted the city’s new six-year capital program and budget in a special session on Tuesday, after an outline of the plan by…

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Fourth of July Committee fights to continue Lawncrest's 95-year tradition

Jean Pleis volunteers with Lawncrest’s Fourth of July Celebration Committee because her father, Gene Mansdoerfer, or “Mr. Olney,” did the same in his community. “He got me involved right away and…

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Teen crashes car into house in Academy Gardens

A teenager was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Saturday night after crashing his car into an Academy Gardens home. The 16-year-old was driving his car around 7 p.m. when he lost control,…

2010 Preservation Achievement Award Winners Announced

One of the city’s most recognized ballrooms, 450 acres of sprawling suburban farmland, a historic Quaker landmark, a legendary department store converted to offices and a former office building converted to…

Inquirer: Soup giant and hip-hop holdout battle over Camden's Sears site

Inquirer: Soup giant and hip-hop holdout battle over Camden's Sears site The entrepreneur charges through the dark, dank historic building at the entrance to Camden, speaking excitedly of its potential…

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What's up with empty Fishtown parcels near SugarHouse?

March 1, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillySomething is happening on the west side of Delaware Avenue, one structure away from the corner of Shackamaxon Street, across the road…

Advocacy Alert: Save America's Treasures

A message from the Preservation Alliance: Advocacy Alert: Save America's Treasures Historic Preservation Advocacy Week is March 1-5, and the issue at the top of everyone's agenda is President Obama's FY2011…

Keystone National Bank Design Debated

Keystone Bank Restoration Update Current plans for the restoration of the former Keystone Bank building's Chestnut Street facade have proven contentious. Architect JKR Partners has proposed a two-story glass box to…

Volunteer at the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2010 PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOWJoin us for “Passport to the World” Feb. 28-March 7, 2010PHS is looking for young adults (18-40) to participate in its greening…

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Ali gets life sentence in Loomis murders

Mustafa Ali received a life sentence in prison Wednesday, as decided by the jury in the ongoing murder trial. Ali received two life sentences without parole for the October 2007 murders…

NEast Links: 7-Eleven robberies, PECO visits and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Northeast Detectives is asking for help in discovering the identity of a man who has been…

Inquirer: USS Olympia seeks a new caretaker

Inquirer: USS Olympia seeks a new caretaker During the Spanish-American War, Navy Commodore George Dewey stood on the bridge of the ship and uttered the words that became famous: "You…

    • Bill Rubin of Philadelphia's Board of Pensions and Retirement explains the costs of DROP to Bustleton residents.

Tensions run high at Bustleton Civic meeting

In what quickly devolved into arguments and accusations, the Greater Bustleton Civic League tackled several issues at last night's meeting, including recent crime spikes, DROP and zoning. Though more neighborhood-centric topics…

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A Woman's View: Heart disease and risks

What is the leading health threat for women in the U.S.?  It isn’t cancer and it isn’t men. You might be surprised to know that heart disease is the leading killer…

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Philadelphia schools closed tomorrow, School District adds four days to school year

All Philadelphia schools will be closed today due to the impending snow storm. Snowfall began falling, and is expected to continue through Friday morning. Regional and administrative offices for the School…

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SEPTA listens to riders on service change regs

By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA altered its position on a controversial service planning change, meant to consolidate and streamline existing rules, in the face of concern from rider advocates.The…

A message to Fairmount residents from Fairmount CDC

A message from Fairmount CDC: Dear Fairmount Neighbor, Like you, we are committed to creating the best possible environment for our community. As part of our evaluation of community projects…

Bike Sharing Feasibility Study Now Available Online

See Inquirer story here A message from Bike Share Philadelphia: Finally, the bike share feasibility study, "Philadelphia Bike share Concept Study," is finished and available for all to see. What…

UC Review: 40th St AIR Unites Artists with Community

UC Review: 40th St AIR Unites Artists with Community Like most artists, Cecilia Paredes always dreamed of having a studio of her own. For years, she worked from her small…

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