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Upper Holmesburg fire spreads to three homes

By Shannon McDonald A Saturday night fire that started in an apartment building in Upper Holmesburg quickly spread to three homes. It happened on the 4400-block of Kendrick Street, and…

The Parent Trap: Was alert a fuzzy-headed notion?

Maybe it’s the warmer weather, or perhaps the end of a long school year is within their sights. Whatever the reason, as the spring nights begin to get shorter, the evenings…

Hidden City Philadelphia Launches this Saturday!

Click here to view in web browser Dear Treasure Hunters, The time has come to put on your hard hat and venture into the unknown wonders of Philadelphia. Starting this Saturday,…

Take a survey on Ben Franklin Bridge traffic mitigation

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) studied the traffic coming off the west side of Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia on weekday mornings.  Alternatives were then developed that can reduce congestion.…

Sands Casino Bethlehem opens

PRESS RELEASE Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Set to Officially Open its Doors on May 22Final Approval from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Paves Way for Opening this Friday at 9:00…

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TOD: its day has come

Interface Studio / proposed running track at 46th Street Station. See current conditions in slide show at upper right.   May 26By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyRising gas prices, a…

Frankford pit bull mauls woman

By Shannon McDonald A Frankford woman was mauled by a relative's pit bull yesterday morning. The woman, who's name has not been released, was attacked by the animal around 4 a.m.…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS thinks Oxford Circle is east of the Boulevard

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

Northwood car crash injures nine

By Shannon McDonald Nine people were injured following a two-car crash in Northwood earlier today. It's unclear how the accident started, but the crash resulted in nine injuries, including a 4-month-old…

BREAKING: motorcycle accident near Crestmont Farms

By Shannon McDonald BREAKING: A man in his late 30s is dead after a motorcycle accident near Crestmont Farms. Around 8:10 p.m., the driver crashed his bike into another vehicle at…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: When did we annex Fishtown?

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

Penn students design new CDAG logo

Coming soon to a T-shirt near you: A blue swoosh to represent the Delaware River, a green swoosh for the shoreline, and few stylized skyscrapers and homes, tied in with a…

DRWC seeks Central Delaware Waterfront Master Plan consultant

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is seeking a consultant to develop a master plan for the Central Delaware waterfront – from Oregon to Allegheny avenues, from the river to I-95.In…

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Foxwoods: More time on South Philly option

UPDATED May 22, 2009By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyWith a casino operating license that's about to expire and no guarantee they can move forward at the Strawbridge site, Foxwoods…

Ocean City wins 'New Jersey's Best Beach' title

By Shannon McDonald Ocean City won this year's award for New Jersey's best beach, the second win a row for Cape May County, as Wildwood won last year. Regular visitors and…

A Woman's View: the single life

Today, women are far more independent and self sufficient than ever before. Careers and college goals flood the minds of single women all over the NEast.  Rather than get married right…

UPenn Philadelphia Futures studio plans

The Philadelphia Futures Studio plans - a three-part study by University of Pennsylvania School of Design students - can be found at the following links:Philadelphia 2040: A New Kind of…

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Castor Gardens' Butkovitz wins city controller primary

By Shannon McDonald Alan Butkovitz, incumbent Democratic candidate for city controller, won yesterday's primary race, in which he ran against Brett Mandel and John Braxton. Butkovitz faced…

Bank robbery in Torresdale

By Shannon McDonald The Citizens Bank on the 9200-block of Frankford Avenue was robbed yesterday afternoon. Around 1:15 p.m., a man entered the bank and presented a note demanding an undisclosed…

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