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Frank DiCicco

  Frank DiCiccoAge: 61Education: Graduated from St. John Neumann High School. Took a real estate course at Temple University and has a real estate license.Professional: Life-long government/politics…

Casino operators file brief over fee dispute

The developers of Foxwoods and SugarHouse casinos Monday filed briefs with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, outlining the arguments they will make at a Sept. 6 hearing about when they must…

Old Philadelphia Congregations video

Old Philadelphia Congregations roundtable

Arch Street Meeting Q&A

Arch Street MeetingRespondent: Brian J. Sullivan Questions: 1.  Quakerism occupies a special place in Philadelphia history both as the city's founding denomination and as the originators of William Penn's "Holy…

Old St. Joseph's Q&A

OLD ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHRespondent: Fr. Mark Horak, S.J. 1. Old St. Joseph's is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Philadelphia, a National Shrine and the only place in the…

Seamen's Church Institute

Seamen's Church Q&ARespondent: Fr. Jim von Dreele 1. What is your congregation's role in the history of the waterfront? At one time, you even occupied a floating church that…

Mother Bethel Q&A

    Mother Bethel AME Q&A Respondent: Rev. Jeffrey Leath1. Mother Bethel is one of the most significant landmarks to African-American history, the birthplace of the AME denomination.  What is your…

St. Peter's Q&A

ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL Q&ARespondent: Rev. Richard L. Ullmann 1. St. Peter’s was the home church of Bishop White, one of the founders of the American Episcopal Church following our independence from Great…

Old Pine Q&A

  Old Pine Q&A Respondent: Rev. Debbie McKinley 1. Old Pine Presbyterian, like neighboring St. Peter’s, has had many prominent 18th and 19th century American leaders on its congregational roster.  In the…

Old First Reformed Q&A

Old First Reformed United Church of Christ Q&ARespondent: Jeff Shanaberger 1. Your congregation was founded in 1727 by Palatine Germans, and therefore makes it culturally significant to Philadelphia's large German-American…

Christ Church Q&A

Christ Church Q&ARespondent: Rev. Timothy Safford1. Christ Church is one of the city's architectural and historic treasures, and has had many prominent people in the congregation, most notably George…

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Prayers for the waterfront

By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhilly"There is only one institution left in Old City, in its original condition at the same location, still serving the same purpose as it did in…

Video: Foxwoods approval by PCPC

Aug. 21PCPC approves Foxwoods' plan 

Darwin Beauvais

  DARWIN BEAUVAIS Age: 40Education: Bachelors degree in psychology and Africana studies from Rutgers; Juris Doctor from Seton Hall.Professional: Zoning and land use attorney at Klehr,…

Guy Pigliacelli

GUY PIGLIACELLI Age: 64 Professional: A Council Representative for the metropolitan regional council of carpenters, Local 1050 Carpenters & Joiners. Personal: Married with three grown children. Philadelphia resident…

Peter Kelsen

  PETER KELSENAge:50Education: B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania; juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.Professional: Zoning and land use…

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Planning Commission OKs Foxwoods' plan

Foxwoods' new traffic schematic By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia City Planning Commission gave its unanimous support to Foxwoods’ $560 million casino project on Tuesday, despite startling new numbers on…

    • Japanese educator takes waterfront tour

Japanese educator takes waterfront tour

Aug. 20 On Monday morning the Penn Praxis team introduced visiting Japanese professor Akito Murayama to the seven-mile stretch of the central Delaware River waterfront that is being revisioned through civic engagement and the…

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The Shambles is rambling anew

By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly     Headhouse Square, part of the Second Street Market where more than two centuries ago, such bold-face names as Martha and George Washington, Stephen…

Varsovia Fernandez

  VARSOVIA FERNANDEZAge: 44Education: BS in business management from Rosemont College.Professional: President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Previously vice president…

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