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Frankford man shot by officer

By Shannon McDonald A police officer shot a suspect on the 4300-block of Clould Street in Frankford early yesterday morning. When officers arrived at the scene in response to a domestic…

SugarHouse amended plan of development

Check out the latest SugarHouse Casino plan of development, posted on the Philadelphia City Planning Commission website and blogged about by Alan Tu at WHYY.  

Apply for SEPTA Youth Advisory Board

From the latest Next Great City newsletter: Apply for SEPTA Youth Advisory Board Applications are now being accepted for SEPTA’s Youth Advisory Council.  Composed of young riders from Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery,…

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Peeking at a powerful past

Richmond power station photos by Exelon spokesman Fred Maher  June 15 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyOf all the remnants of Philadelphia's industrial past along the Delaware waterfront, the Port…

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NEast Links: Wissinoming grave robbers, a new supermarket and more

By Shannon McDonald Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Two teens were arrested Wednesday for stealing corpses from a crypt in Wissinoming's…

Will your pool be open this summer?

By Shannon McDonald School is just about over, so it's about that time for public pools to open. But with the city's budget crisis, pools were one of the first thing…

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Food For Thought: Kashmir Garden

A mediocre Indian cuisine restaurant located at 9321 Krewstown Road within the Krewstown Shopping Center, Kashmir Garden is a spacious, dark restaurant that is open for lunch, dinner and takeout.  There…

Billy Joel tribute in Pennypack Park

By Shannon McDonald Danny V's 52nd Street Band, a Billy Joel tribute, played last night as part of Pennypack Park Summer Concert Series. The audience seemed smaller than previous years', but…

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Council passes Foxwoods CED

June 11 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly City Council unanimously approved zoning legislation that would allow Foxwoods Casino to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building.When the legislation…

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Thinking beyond stimulus

June 11 Beyond Stimulus:  Thinking strategically about infrastructure By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyInfrastructure investment is more complicated than simply shoring up old bridges and building high-speed rail lines between major…

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Central Philadelphia Development Corp. meeting

  Beyond Stimulus:  Thinking strategically about infrastructureInfrastructure investment is more complicated than simply shoring up old bridges and building high-speed rail lines between major cities; it must be approached strategically…

UPDATE: Tonight at the Pennypack Park Concert Series: Billy Joel

By Shannon McDonald Danny V’s 52nd Street Band, a tribute to Billy Joel, will play Pennypack Park’s Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, snacks and…

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Real NEastate: Lead-based paint in Mayfair

Q: I had to sign a "Lead-Based Paint" disclosure admitting there is lead-based paint in my home when I signed the agreement of sale. I am selling my 55-year-old home in West Mayfair, but…

Deadline Extended: 2009 Stormwater BMP Recognition Program

The deadline for the call for projects for the 2009 Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Recognition Program has been extended to July 31, 2009.Please submit applications for innovative stormwater management…

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Zoning Code must maintain industrial chops

June 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Think you know the percentage of Philadelphians working in the industrial sector?Probably not many, right? The phrase “Workshop of the World,” when…

Campus Inn might relocate to 41st and Walnut Streets

University City Review: Campus Inn Might Move to Commercial District Nicole Contosta reports that news has emerged that Campus Inn extended-stay hotel might relocate to a currently demolished site at…

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Bringing netherworld to life

Planning Commission Director Alan Greenberger leads PlanPhilly on an eye-opening walking tour of the transit concourses beneath Center City. As if there's not enough work to do at ground level, City…

Council to vote on Foxwoods' CED, riverfront overlay on Thursday

Councilman Frank DiCicco will Thursday ask City Council to approve the zoning legislation Foxwoods Casino needs to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building. When the legislation passed out of…

UPDATED: The Parent Trap: My real interest is beyond a child's obsession

Like most parents, it would make me happy if my children liked what I like. I had dreams of going to the park and having a catch with my son, or…

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