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Weekend New Briefs: 7/1 - 7/4

Thursday -- Two teenagers were shot late Thursday night in a Castor Gardens incident at Unruh Avenue and Kindred Street. The shooting left 18-year-old Tyree Branch of the 6500-block of Horrocks…

More U.S. cities launching bike sharing programs

Posted by: Nate Berg 3 July 2011 - 1:00pm More American cities are following successful European cities' leads and launching their own bike sharing systems. From Miami to Des Moines to…

Center City District to Unveil 
KidsInCenterCity.org poster contest winners

On Thursday, July 7 at 1 p.m., at 19th and Walnut Streets, the Center City District will unveil the winners of the KidsInCenterCity.org Poster Contest. Meet the talented kids who created…

    • City Council cracks down on nuisance rental houses

City Council cracks down on nuisance rental houses

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA new city law increases penalties for landlords who pack too many students into rental houses in Northwest neighborhoods. City Council approved creating specific penalties…

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Fox Chase Farm: the Northeast's well-kept secret

The pastures roll down the side of Mount Stanley, where on most days, you will see cows grazing along the fence line. Trees line the long driveway to the barn and…

    • Bruce Conner, front, with (L to R) Frank Hollingsworth, Lou Iatarola, Sam Katz, Jack McCarthy, Nancy Morozin and Rev. Paul Andel at the screening of Katz's documentary on Jan. 18. Photo by Hillary

Holy Family announces the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History

Holy Family University announces the establishment of the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce Conner, an alumnus of Holy Family University (class of 1976)…

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Secretary Salazar designates 14 new National Historic Landmarks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks in 11 states and the District of Columbia that have played an integral role…

    • City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document

City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document

The already dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and the School District of Philadelphia was further complicated this week when the Public School Notebook published a leaked draft version of the district's…

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Cats of the week: pair of kittens needs a home

This pair of kittens (A13453361) could use some extra love and TLC! They are around six weeks old. They were found as strays and it seems that they have lived most of…

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Dog of the Week: Chase

Chase (A13353506 ) is an incredibly sweet and playful 1- to 2-year-old terrier mix. Poor Chase is extremely frightened in the shelter. Being surrounded by barking dogs is making him very nervous. As…

    • What's left of the Holme Avenue Bridge as PennDOT works to repair it.

PennDOT: Holme Avenue Bridge "had to close"

What's left of the Holme Avenue Bridge as PennDOT works to repair it. "The bridge failed." That's the way PennDOT engineer Javier Salgveiro explained the recent closure of the Holme Avenue…

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UPDATED: Underage driver kills 1 in Academy Road crash

UPDATE -- Police have identified the underage driver as Winston Charleston of the 7100-block of State Road in Tacony. He is charge with murder,aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, accident…

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15th District officers look for suspects of two different robberies

Police in the 15th District are looking for suspects and more information surrounding two recent incidents. The first happened June 14 in Wissinoming when a man armed with a knife robbed…

    • Updated photos: What's going on at Front and Girard?

Updated photos: What's going on at Front and Girard?

PlanPhilly noticed finishing touches on a Deal$ chain store that has gone up on the old bones the Jumbo Theater in Fishtown. The last we heard, developer Avram Hornik pulled out from…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Frankford and Cottman relocates to Holmesburg

If Frankford and Cottman up and changed neighborhoods, we didn't get the memo. Though Cottman Avenue is often considered the unofficial border of Mayfair and Holmesburg, "Frankford and Cottman" is pretty…

Real NEastate: Why can't I make a lot of money on my home?

  Q: If I decide to sell my three-bedroom rowhome in Millbrook, how much can I expect to make if I owe $124,000 to my mortgage company? I would like to…

    • Center for Neighborhood Technology: How Are Gas Prices Affecting Philadelphia Area Transportation Costs?

Center for Neighborhood Technology: How Are Gas Prices Affecting Philadelphia Area Transportation Costs?

Abogo, a website created by the Center for Neighborhood Technology to cover transportation's effect on affordability and sustainability on individual communities throughout the United States, released a story yesterday that detailed…

    • First annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards

Philadelphia Vendy Awards to announce finalists tomorrow

The First Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards will be announcing finalists on June 30 at 11:00 a.m. Be on the lookout as we announce who will be competing for the honor of…

    • The Venice Island Recreation Center in Manayunk is slated for a $45 million expansion.

Venice Island work to begin 'any day now'

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWork could be about to start on the long-awaited overhaul of the Venice Island Recreation Center in Manayunk. The Philadelphia Water Department recently awarded a…

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Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History at Holy Family University

Holy Family University announces the establishment of the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce Conner, an alumnus of Holy Family University (class of 1976)…

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