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Lewis sentenced to death in Cassidy killing

A jury decided today John "Jordan" Lewis will receive the death penalty in the 2007 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Chuck Cassidy. Lewis, 23, was found guilty Thursday after admitting during…

Real NEastate: Moving near sex offenders

Q: I am looking for a home to buy in Northeast Philadelphia but I am worried about who my neighbors will end up being. Is there a place to research neighborhoods…

The Status of Biking in the City of Brotherly Love: An Interview

The Status of Biking in the City of Brotherly Love: An Interview One of the ways that Philadelphia can achieve the ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing reliance on…

Next American City Magazine profiles Philadelphia

From its swanky restaurant scene to its World Series-winning baseball team to its mission of becoming the greenest city in the country, Philadelphia is a model of a Rust Belt comeback…

University City Inspirational Gardens Announced

On Tuesday, November 17, University City District (UCD), in partnership with UCGreen, hosted the fifth annual University City Inspirational Gardens Awards reception.  The ceremony recognized 21 exceptional University City gardens -…

The world may be flat, but is it “about to get a whole lot smaller”?

Mike Armstrong’s column in the Inquirer on Tuesday (, about the silver lining to the polluted clouds represented by Valero Energy and Sunoco shutting down two area refineries, reminded…

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Q&A with Alexander Cooper

Nov. 25 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyEarlier this week, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation chose New York firm Cooper, Robertson & Partners to lead the team that will design…

    • Photo courtesy of USA Today.

Washington football player "has his choice of colleges"

Sharrif Floyd is a senior at Washington High School. He's 6-foot-3, 315 pounds, and can bench 400. And now, thanks to help from his teachers and a generous stranger, the offensive…

    • An early morning fire destroyed the Austin Manor apartments Sunday. Photo courtesy of a NEast Philly reader.

Reader Photos: fire at Austin Manor Apartments

A reader sent in photos from Sunday morning's fire at Austin Manor Apartments. As NEast Philly reported yesterday, the five-alarm blaze took two hours for firefighters to control, and…

Seminar on the regulation of digital signage

SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (PPA) Southeast Section is sponsoring a seminar on the Regulation of Digital Signage,…

    • The Foxwoods right-to-know fight

The Foxwoods right-to-know fight

Nov. 24 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyAttorneys for two Philadelphia advocacy groups hope to convince the state's Office of Open Records to order the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to…

    • Penn's Landing Trolley: BVTA Car No. 120, built in 1904 for the Delaware Electric Power Co. / photo by Gary Pfeiffer

When trolleys trundled along the waterfront

Photos courtesy of Philadelphia Area Traction Nov. 24 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyThe light rail line service the Delaware River Port Authority is proposing along the riverfront wouldn’t be the…

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Oxford Circle man killed in North Philadelphia

An Oxford Circle man died following a fight in North Philadelphia Friday night. Korbel Odd, 29, whose address has not been revealed, was a barber at Crazy Hands Barber Shop on…

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Updated: Five-alarm fire in Burholme

UPDATE -  The fire was caused by a candle, according to a report from the Inquirer. A five-alarm fire broke out early yesterday morning in a Burholme apartment complex, leaving…

    • Cooper, Robertson: Memphis Riverfront

Cooper, Robertson & Partners team to plan Central Delaware

Nov. 23 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA team led by Cooper, Robertson & Partners will craft the long-term plan that will guide redevelopment of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront.The…

Check out Mark Alan Hughes' latest "Built" columns in the Daily News

Mark Alan Hughes: Live from Climate Change Conference in CopenhagenPhiladelphia’s former Deputy Mayor for Sustainability will be blogging live daily on FLIP video for PlanPhilly from Copenhagen Dec. 13-18. He…

    • The western entrance to Rowan Street is greened and welcoming.

Look Up: An English Village in Nicetown

Nov. 23By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus…

Open House Nov. 30 for Cottman project

PennDOT to Host Open House Meeting to Update Citizens on Plan to Improve I-95/Cottman-Princeton Interchange in PhiladelphiaThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host an Open House public meeting on…

    • Paul Deery, a spokesman for Urban Eco Electric at left, and three Frankford residents listen to state Rep. Tony Payton's Chief of Staff Jorge Santana introduce their discussion on solar energy opp

Homeowner Solar program discussed in Frankford

Paul Deery, a spokesman for Urban Eco Electric at left, and three Frankford residents listen to state Rep. Tony Payton's Chief of Staff Jorge Santana introduce their discussion on solar energy…

    • Democratic District Attorney-elect Seth Williams addresses Shallcross Academy students about youth violence.

Shallcross hosts anti-violence program

Camelot Schools held its sixth-annual anti-violence program for the first time ever in the Northeast. Nearly 200 students at Shallcross Academy on Woodhaven Road gathered Tuesday to hear Democratic District Attorney-elect…

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