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DVRPC Breaking Ground Conference Registration Now Open

DVRPC Breaking Ground Conference Registration Now Open Breaking Ground: Building Livable Communities in Greater Philadelphia Wednesday, March 17, 2010 -- Union League, Philadelphia PAA one-day workshop designed for local planning…

RFP for Work on the Spring Garden El Underpass Now Available

Artists & Craftspeople - RFP for Work on the Spring Garden El Underpass Now Available The NLNA and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program are inviting proposals for decorative and lighting improvements…

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How walking smart can enhance our sense of place

Feb. 1, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyAs Jennie Germann Molz strolled the Boston Public Garden, a voice encouraged her to literally stop and smell the roses. While she waited…

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The Parent Trap: Fighting their own battles – like it or not

Eventually you have to come to the realization that, no matter how hard you try, your kids have to sometimes fend for themselves. I learned this from Henry. Henry has a…

NEast Links: rec center retirement, donations and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. As previously reported on NEast Philly, William Gill, 33, robbed a TD Bank at 3930…

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Motorcyclist involved in police-related crash

Details are still unfolding in the Wednesday night crash involving a motorcyclist and two police cruisers. Reports say police officers came across a motorcycle that fit the description of a reported…

Inquirer: Volunteers turn Kensington playground into skatepark

Inquirer: Volunteers turn Kensington playground into skatepark Driven by frustration over the open-air drug dealing at abandoned Pop's Playground in Kensington, Laura Semmelroth walked into the Philadelphia Skateshop two years…

    • DRWC first annual meeting

DRWC has one year under its belt

First meeting of the Master Plan working group Having recently closed out its first year in existence, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation used its first annual meeting as a chance to…

Cleaner buses can create jobs, improve the environment

From Transportation for America: A new study by Duke University illuminates the fact that thousands of green jobs are waiting to be tapped in transit bus manufacturing — if the…

Take Economy League Survey and Enter to Win a Flip Cam!

Take our Survey and Enter to Win a Flip Cam! The Economy League is working on a new initiative called World Class Greater Philadelphia. We could use your thoughts about what…

SEPTA posts deficits

Though ridership has recovered since November’s transit strike, SEPTA closed out 2009 with a December deficit of $6.5 million and a fiscal year to date deficit of $16 million.December passenger…

Inquirer: How to use old Bethlehem rail line?

Inquirer: How to use old Bethlehem rail line? What's the best use of the old rail line that once carried passengers between Lansdale and Bethlehem? A revived SEPTA commuter line,…

    • Jim Sanders, a representative for 311, explains the number's purpose to attendees at the January GBCL meeting.

Bustleton residents get a lesson in 311

"[The Northeast] is the envy of the city." That's what 311 employee Jim Sanders told attendees at last night's Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting as he began his presentation on the…

    • Joan Przyblowicz of the city's Office of Emergency Management discusses how to best prepare for an emergency as part of a presentation to members of the Holme Circle Civic Association.

Holme Circle Civic helps residents prepare for emergencies

Last night's meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association -- the first since October -- saw an uptick in attendance with nearly 20 people coming out to hear Joan Przyblowicz from…

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A Woman's View: To be less than

In the past year or so when writing this column, I've usually get my ideas from the women I meet and the issues that concern them.  I also have found issues…

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Developers face civic groups at final ‘Common Ground’ event

January 28, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIn the end, there was the low-hanging fruit, and there were the gut-wrenchers.After about 10 hours of brainstorming over the course…

    • The logo for the Fallen Heroes Run, as designed by Mike Ennis. The 5K one among many topics at last night's Mayfair Civic Association meeting.

Mayfair Civic Association talks fundraisers, zoning and more

Members of the Mayfair Civic Association came together last night to update residents on pressing topics, like plans to rebuild Mayfair Memorial Playground, the Fallen Heroes Run and four recent zoning…

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Toddler injured in house fire

A toddler was hospitalized after surviving a house fire early yesterday morning. The 2-year-old was removed from a home on the 1200-block of Gilham Street, where a fire broke out…

    • ZCC community meeting

‘Radio Times’: discussion about zoning, neighborhood issues

In advance of tonight’s third high-profile meeting of city developers and community groups, the second hour of Wednesday morning’s “Radio Times” call-in program on WHYY-FM in Philadelphia discussed citywide…

    • New SEPTA service proposals

New SEPTA service proposals

A new bus route is in the works for Olney next year.At least, that’s one of the proposals SEPTA is considering for its fiscal year 2011 annual service plan, which…

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