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New sugar-based plastics can be tossed in home compost bin

By Sandy Bauers, February 18, 2010 London researchers have  come up with a new sugar-based polymer that they say could make food packaging and other disposable plastic items suitable for…

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Bringing Philadelphia’s places to life

February 23, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Agnes Hatcher has some, er, pungent memories of growing up in 1930s Northern Liberties. Ortlieb's Brewery was right down the block from her…

    • A preemptive signal receiver

Red light, green light ... or a case of switched signals?

February 22, 2010By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyWhen SEPTA and the city installed traffic signal preemption devices on three trolley and bus routes, they were trying to speed up travel…

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3 ‘Infill’ spaces, 3 distinct challenges

February 22, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyInfill Philadelphia, an ongoing initiative of the nonprofit Community Design Collaborative, kicked off its “Industrial Sites Design Challenge” last week at the…

    • SugarHouse waterfront

SugarHouse hopes to open with table games

Feb. 20, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillySugarHouse Casino hopes to offer table games when its doors open this summer.“We have a plan to open with table games,…

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Easter Bunny to visit the 8th District

Here's something to look forward to while the snow melts! The 8th PDAC will host a Luncheon with the Easter Bunny for children in the district on Saturday, April 3. The…

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Boxers in Lawncrest hit for Haiti

The Heavy Hitta’s Boxing Club, located at 6000 Rising Sun Ave. in Lawncrest, had a boxing exhibition and gospel performance Tuesday night. The newly formed boxing club was hoping to showcase…

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Teenager shot outside Washington High School

Police are still investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night outside Washington High School that left a 19-year in the hospital [map]. The 19-year-old victim was standing outside the…

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Multi-car accident closes Boulevard during rush hour

The inner northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard were closed near Pratt Street yesterday following a three-car accident. At least two people were transported to Temple Hospital and one of the…

Help Restore Girard Veterans Memorial

Help Restore Girard Veterans Memorial Make a donation today to restore this wonderful community space and gateway to Fairmount and Brewerytown. Make a donation today help transform the Veterans Memorial at…

LISC: Apply for Green Funding for your Community

The Green Development Center would like to remind you that funds are still available for financing the green features of your community development projects, and applications are being accepted from all…

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Trail champions: $23M from Feds a good start

Feb.19, 2010By Thomas Walsh, Kellie Patrick Gates and Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly After receiving the joyous news that $23 million in federal stimulus money was headed toward the Delaware…

Gardeners Needed in Kensington

Gardeners Needed Our Greening Committee is working to restore two community gardens in time for the 2010 growing season.  In particular, gardeners are needed for the Thompson and Mascher garden. Gardeners…

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Lacey Gallgher scholarship open to all Catholic high school students in the city

Lacey Gallagher was a pretty, well-rounded, vibrant Fishtown resident. She attended Holy Name of Jesus through eighth grade, and was a senior at Little Flower High School when she died suddenly.…

A Recipe to Stay in for: Potato soup

What’s better than hot chocolate on a snowy day after shoveling?  How about making some hot, creamy potato soup to warm you from the inside out. Made fresh and fast, this…

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Ali found guilty in Loomis killings

A jury yesterday found Mustafa Ali guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Joseph Alullo and William Widmaier. Ali faced murder charges in the 2007 deaths of the two Loomis…

    • Sen. Mike Stack celebrates with some of this year's contest winners. They are (from left to right) Nick Keddie, William Nelson, Kiersten Grabon, Claudia McManus, Edward Kahn, Angel Murray, Samanth

'Presidential Idol' winners honored at breakfast

The winners of this year's Presidential Idol Arts Contest were honored Monday at a breakfast ceremony at Franklin Towne Charter High School. The contest, held by Sen. Mike Stack, encouraged K-12…

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City dumping snow in Schuylkill

This information just in from a perceptive citizen.Despite Mayor Nutter's promise that the city would not rely on an old, environmentally unfriendly tactic - road crews are dumping dirty, trash…

On track: Phila. waterfront rail line

Inquirer: On track: Phila. waterfront rail line Plans for a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia took a step forward yesterday, as a Delaware River Port Authority committee approved a $6.5…

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