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Charter School CEO commits suicide, NEastPhilly columnist writes commentary

By Shannon McDonald Brien Gardiner, CEO of Philadelphia Academy Charter School, was found dead Wednesday after an apparent suicide. Gardiner, who founded the school in 1999 and Northwood Academy…

UPDATE: Frankford man killed in front of family

By Shannon McDonald UPDATE: Philadelphia Police's Homicide Capt. James Clark told the Inquirer Richard Pearson, 40, may have overheard an argument between his killer and another person before he was…

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Green with envy?

May 18 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyAt a first-of-its-kind Congressional field hearing in Philadelphia, local experts in green infrastructure, water management and corporate green initiatives made their case for…

DAG position on Dilworth Plaza redo

May 18 TO:  Philadelphia City Planning Commission and the Philadelphia Art Commission   FROM: The Steering Committee of the Design Advocacy Group  RE:  Dilworth Plaza  DATE: 18 May 2009…

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Schmidts Piazza is a reality

May 17 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly Bart Blatstein's sprawling, mixed-use development at 2nd and Hancock streets opened Saturday with live music, art gallery open houses and dozens of vendors spread…

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Sense of Place conference hits home

Learn about proposal to rehab 6 vacant units on West Tioga Street for low-moderate home ownership May 16  By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly A 19th-century industrial village in the Northeast.…

Frankford man killed in front of family

By Shannon McDonald Richard Pearson, 40 and a father of four, was parking his car outside his home on the 1100-block of Overington Street in Frankford when he was killed. Pearson's…

Armed robbery at Welsh and the Boulevard

By Shannon McDonald A person became the victim of an armed robbery Wednesday morning at a Bank of America near Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. The robbery occurred around 11:30 a.m.…

Water main break at Academy and Red Lion

By Shannon McDonald Parts of Academy and Red Lion roads were closed yesterday following a 20-inch water main break near the busy intersection around 11 a.m. A water department employee was…

Help RecycleNOW's commercial recycling campaign

From this week's Next Great City newsletter: RecycleNOW Philadelphia is currently focusing on bringing commercial buildings and apartments into compliance and enforcing the commercial recycling regulations. The City of Philadelphia’s commercial…

Changing Skyline: A nonconformist's development coup

Changing Skyline: A nonconformist's development coup Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron comments on the Piazza at Schmidt's, the latest project of Northern Liberties developer Bart Blatstein.  The Piazza includes a…

Attacks spur parents to action

By Patrick P. McNally The Home and School Association of St. Martha’s Parish changed its agenda Wednesday night in response to recent assaults on students of both the grade school and…

Food for Thought: China Buddha Inn

By Donna Ward China Buddha Inn is located within Franklin Mills Mall at 1920 Franklin Mills Drive. I know what you’re thinking: “a mall restaurant.” But China Buddha was full of…

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It's our time, let's seize it

May 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly  “Philadelphia Works.” That was the suggested take-away – with a capital W – for the media from Mayor Michael Nutter Thursday evening. He…

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A sense of urgency at CDAG

May 14, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyMembers of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group will next week urge the City Planning Commission to approve a zoning plan for the…

Norris Square Community Parade with Spiral Q

PRESS RELEASEContact: Tracy Broyles, Executive DirectorT: 215-222.6979 (w) 215-779-1147(c)tbroyles@spiralq.org               Norris Square Residents Embrace Innovative Collaboration to Celebrate Community, Create ParadePhiladelphia, PA - On Friday,…

Gunmen shoot up Frankford home

By Shannon McDonald Four gunmen opened fired on a house on the 5200-block of Hawthorne Street in Frankford around 2:45 this morning. They aimed for the front door and windows of…

Tonight at the Pennypack Concert Series: Mike LeCompt

By Shannon McDonald Father Judge grad Mike LeCompt will play Pennypack Park's Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don't forget your chairs, blankets, snacks and bugspray. This will be the…

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Real NEastate: What to do before selling

Q: This summer, after 32 years, we are selling our Bustleton home. What do we need to do to get ready? A: Start Packing! You'll be moving anyway, so why not get a head…

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