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City Council Hearing on Proposed Waste Legislation

On May 1, Councilmen Frank DiCicco and James Kenney will hold a hearing on legislation they have introduced to reduce waste in Philadelphia by banning plastic bags at all retailers or…

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Art Museum Expansion

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } By Brandon GollottiFor PlanPhilly Construction project update:Exterior projects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are wrapping up this spring. Conceptual view of the new parking facility and…

SugarHouse Picks Up Foundation Permit

On Friday morning, SugarHouse Casino took the city up on the standing offer to come get its foundation permit.Casino Spokeswoman Leigh Whitaker said work on the foundation would not begin…

Inquirer: Cronkite lends name to effort to save SS United States

Inquirer: Cronkite lends name to effort to save SS United States Staff writer Sam Wood reports that lengendary boradcaster Walter Cronkite is supporting the effort to preserve the SS United…

Attacks on elderly women in Lawncrest and Lawndale

By Shannon McDonald UPDATE: Christopher Russell was arrested yesterday in connection with the attacks. His possible accomplice has not been named or arrested. Police say 33-year-old Christopher Russell is responsible for…

A Woman's View: pro-life vs. pro-choice

By Donna Ward Please note: The women who gave comments and stated personal opinions in this article in no way had the intention of attacking or influencing any individuals' decisions. (Some…

RFP issued to turn Pier 11 into a park

The search for a designer to turn the bedraggled Pier 11 into a public riverfront destination has begun. Late Thursday afternoon, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the city posted an…

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Navy Yard: Fields, fields, fields of dreams

March 26, 2009 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly(Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series on planning and development at the Navy Yard.)While spending the last…

Still no ZBA resolution on Campus Inn project

University City Review: Still no resolution on Campus Inn Nicole Contosta reports that the Zoning Board of Adjustments delayed making a decision on Campus Inn this past Tuesday, March 24th.…

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Real NEastate: Morrell Park home disclosures

Q:  I am planning on selling my home in Morrell Park. I have done numerous repairs on the home in the 12 years I've lived here. My agent wants me to fill…

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DiCicco overlay gets more mixed reviews

Mar. 25, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA waterfront advisory group remains concerned that a proposed zoning overlay doesn’t do enough to protect public access to the riverfront and…

ULI/Urban Marketplace: Investing for Impact seminar

Urban MarketplaceInvesting for ImpactJune 25th, 2009The Union League 7:30 AM Registration / Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Areas Opens 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks 8:45 AM Keynote #19:15 AM…

Hidden City Philadelphia

Weekly Press: The opulent Met and Hidden City Inquirer: a focus on Phila's hidden sites Hidden City Philadelphia is a unique arts festival that brings Philadelphia’s best unknown historical…

Take a tour of the Devon Theater, to reopen Friday in Mayfair

By Christopher Wink The Devon hasn't gotten this much attention in generations. Perhaps neither has Mayfair. But now that the Frankford Avenue institution has made the long transition back to prominence,…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Inqy confuses avenue and street

By Shannon McDonald 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…

Metro: Nutter talks transit, urban affairs

Metro: Nutter talks transit, urban affairs While the Obama administration was talking “toxic assets” and Wall Street was rallying, Mayor Michael Nutter was in the capital meeting with U.S. Department…

PennFuture: Help protect vital conservation funding

Your urgent action is needed now!  Almost $174 million of conservation funding is at risk, and we need your help to make sure it is used for protecting our environment.…

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RDA seeks ULI help for Logan Triangle

Mar. 24, 2009 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has engaged the Urban Land Institute to assist in the initial stages of assessing redevelopment plans for a…

Heard on the radio: WYSP looking for attracive NEast ladies

By Shannon McDonald In an ongoing contest that radio station 94.1 WYSP is hosting, Northeast Philly ladies are being encouraged to send photos of themelves to the station. The top…

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