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Class-action law suit against absentee landlords threatened by Northwood Civic Association

A class-action law suit against property owners who rent their homes in Northwood could be looming in the coming months, warned neighborhood civic association President Barry Howell at last night's meeting.…

    • Democratic district attorney candidate Seth Williams discusses the city's geographic assignments at the Lawncrest Civic Association meeting.

Democratic District Attorney candidate Seth Williams visits Lawncrest Civic

The Lawncrest Civic Association hosted many guests at its meeting last night, with Democratic District Attorney candidate Seth Williams being the highlight. "No matter who you are or where you live,"…

Real NEastate: Tips for a good showing

Q: My home has been for sale in East Torresdale for 5 months and I’ve had more than 32 showings. It’s on a great street and it’s priced right, even lower…

PA Gaming Control Board renews Harrah's Chester Slots Casino license

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA    October 21, 2009 Pennsylvania Gaming Control BoardP.O. Box 69060Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060CONTACT Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey(717) 346-8321         HARRISBURG: The…

PEC to release report on funding green programs in Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL RELEASES NEW REPORT TO CITY LEADERS ON WAYS TO FUND GREENING PROGRAMS IN PHILADELPHIAWHO: Peter Sortino, President, Danforth Foundation (St. Louis, MO)Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner, City of…

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The Parent Trap: North Catholic parents want answers

Sometimes, all it comes down to is uniforms. Denise Maccari knows about uniforms. As the mother of sophomore at Northeast Catholic High School, she understands that uniforms have to be bought,…

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Greyhound adoption program gets new home near Normandy

The National Greyhound Adoption Program has a new home in the Northeast. The 100,000 square foot facility is on Dutton Road off Comly near Normandy and the airport. Calming music…

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DRWC master plan finalists selected

Oct. 20 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe list of  firms interested in creating the master plan for Philadelphia's Central Delaware waterfront has been whittled down to five finalists, with…

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PCPC OKs new transit zoning, Parkside Historic District

Oct. 20 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia City Planning Commission, during its monthly meeting Tuesday, signed off on a significant change to the way a city agency…

Two separate car accidents leave two injured

Two car accidents - one involving a SEPTA bus - happened today in different parts of the Northeast. Around 9 this morning, a car hit the 14 bus at Cottman Avenue…

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Holy Family hosts the first Northeast Philadelphia History Faire

At least 20 historical organizations and as many as 200 people mixed and mingled during the length of Sunday's Northeast Philadelphia History Faire -- the first yearly event of its kind.…

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

Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honors its first inductees

City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink. The Northeast welcomed the first inductees into its hall of…

    • More than 900 people attended the fifth-annual Taste of Northeast Philadelphia to sample food from local vendors. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Fifth annual Taste of Northeast Philly brings the Northeast together

More than 900 people attended the fifth-annual Taste of Northeast Philadelphia to sample food from local vendors. Photo by Christopher Wink. Northeast residents came together Saturday night for a 30-course meal,…

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Bustleton carjacking results in suicide

A Bustleton carjacking early yesterday evening resulted in a police chase and the carjacker's suicide. Just after 6 p.m. yesterday, a man tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in the…

Inquirer Currents: Waterfront three years in the making

By Harris M. Steinberg Executive director of Penn Praxis at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design Tomorrow is the three-year anniversary of Mayor John F. Street's signing of the executive…

E-Tickets for PHS Flower Show now on sale

Philadelphia (October 19, 2009) Electronic tickets to the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Passport to the World,” are now available for purchase and download at theflowershow.com. The 2010 Show, to…

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Market Street balustrade work

Work crews from Buckley and Company were hard at work with jack-hammers Friday afternoon, chipping out damaged balustrades on the structure that was built in 1932. According to workers, relacement balustrades…

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Ambitious agenda for Planning Commission meeting

Oct. 18By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyHave a light lunch and coffee up for Tuesday’s scheduled 1 p.m. monthly meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission – it’s going…

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Photos: Cross country at the Belmont Plateau

Runners from several area high schools - including Frankford and Fels - competed in Tuesday's meet at Belmont Plateau. No team rosters were available, so if you or someone you know…

    • Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski discusses zoning issues. Photo by Christopher Wink.

"The Northeast is under attack," says Upper Holmesburg Civic vice president

Presidents from two other Northeast civic associations addressed the Upper Holmesburg civic about what they say is becoming a big problem in the area: neglect from the city's Zoning Board of…

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