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Rethinking our Region: From Infrastructure to Social Structure

WHYY and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, along with the William Penn Foundation and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, invite you to Rethinking our Region: From Infrastructure to Social…

In light of NTSB warning, SEPTA to closely watch Automatic Train Control system

http://www.ntsb.gov/recs/letters/2009/R09_15_16.pdf SEPTA has released a set of new policies on the Market-Frankford El to prevent the same type of signaling error that may have contributed to the Washington Metro crash over…

    • Harris Sokoloff addresses the audience

Rethinking region's social infrastructure

Sept. 24 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhillyIt wasn't planned this way but it turned out to be a pretty powerful one-two punch. Just a few hours after a group of…

Licenses and Inspections to work with community to identify problem structures

Today L&I Commissioner Frances Burns launched the Department’s a collaborative system of programmed inspections, a more proactive and holistic approach to conducting inspections.  While still responding to the service requests received…

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Neighbors and Delaware Riverkeeper Reach settlement with DEP on SugarHouse sewage plan

Previous PlanPhilly coverage For Immediate ReleaseAdvocates for the Delaware River and the Northern Liberties neighborhood announced today that they have reached a settlement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental…

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Police shoot knife-carrying teen

A teenage boy is recovering after being shot by police last night on Grant Avenue near Academy Gardens. Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said 8th District officers ordered the teen to…

    • Harry and Lillian Kanner's apartment in Rhawnhurst, courtesy of CBS3

Rhawnhurst couple targeted by conman

A man was arrested in Rhawnhurst yesterday afternoon for disguising himself as a water department employee as part of a scam on the elderly. Harry Kanner, 84, and his wife…

SugarHouse construction pushed ahead

Sept. 23 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyOne week after receiving approval for its financing plan from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, SugarHouse Casino has closed on a $195-million loan.…

Urban Sustainability re-imagines vacant land in Philadelphia

Weekly Press: Urban Sustainability re-imagines vacant land in Philadelphia Terry Gillen, executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia, spoke at an Urban Sustainability Forum entitled "No Vacancy: Reimagining Vacant…

Delaware River Drinking Water Threatened

Weekly Press: Delaware River Drinking Water Threatened Philadelphians tend to take their abundant, cheap drinking water for granted. However, the quality, quantity, and price tag of clean water in the…

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Public gets look at Dilworth Plaza redo plan

Sept. 23 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyPlans for revamping Dilworth Plaza – that's the public space in front of City Hall – were publicly unveiled at the AIA Design…

Nutter opens bike lanes

Mayor Michael A. Nutter cut a green ribbon today officially opening two cross-town bike lanes in Center City, before using the Pine Street lane to bike to City Hall.“Whether you…

    • The crowd awaits the Northeast Phily Idol contestants. Photo courtesy of the Frankford Gazette.

Frankford Festival: were you there?

The 2009 Frankford Festival was this weekend - a nice treat after having been rained out the weekend before. Held at Overington Park at Leiper and Overington streets, the festival…

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Commentary: Will the Northeast see more mass transit safety measures?

After potential terrorist threats to some other mass transit systems across the country, Philadelphia police have been taking advice from the FBI and Homeland security and upping patrols at many popular…

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How Pittsburgh keeps colleges on track

Sept. 22 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly       As tens of thousands of college students descended on Pittsburgh over the past few weeks to start classes, they had a big leg…

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DRPA public hearings on waterfront rail scenarios

As the project moves forward, DRPA and PATCO will present the status of the analysis at two public open houses. The open houses are scheduled for: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Friends…

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One injured in drag racing accident

An overnight drag race sent one person to the hospital early this morning. One of the two cars involved in the race flipped over and hit a median in the eastbound…

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Oxford Circle shooting leaves three wounded

Three men were wounded in a shooting in Oxford Circle late Saturday night. A 26-year-old male was shot in both legs, a 20-year-old male was shot in the hip and a…

Idle Free Philly, helping you breathe easier

Philadelphia is a hard place to live if you have asthma.  That’s why Next Great City recommended that the city install modern pollution-control devices on older city vehicles.  We are pleased…

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