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    • The 3400 block of Conrad Street in East Falls (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

EFCC meeting highlights need for city rezoning

At a recent East Falls Community Council meeting, it became clear why the government needs to rezone several parts of the city. On Wednesday, the EFCC More »

    • Exit interview: Andy Toy, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Exit interview: Andy Toy, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Andy Toy's resume made him a natural fit for the Zoning Code Commission. He has degrees in economics and public policy from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for the…

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Armed men wanted in home invasion

Police are searching for armed men responsible for a home invasion earlier this afternoon. The suspects forced their way into an apartment on the 3200-block of Woodhaven Road around 1 p.m.…

    • Lansing Knights

Spring sports registration open

Lansing KnightsLansing Knights will hold spring sports registration on the following dates: Wednesdays - Jan.   12, 19, 26   7:00 p.m.— 9:00 p.m. Saturdays - Jan.   15, 22, 29    10…

Revised Open Lands Protection Ordinance news

On November 17, 2010, the Commission released a revised version of the ordinance in response to public concerns and commentary.  (Click here to read revised draft.)  The Commission on Parks and…

    • Foxwoods team asks PGCB to reinstate its license

Foxwoods team asks PGCB to reinstate its license

The team behind the Foxwoods Casino project has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to give back its gaming license. Monday, Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners said it and Caesars - the…

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Urban preservation group issues SOS for favorite sites

One of the more eclectic – one might say quirky - lists of endangered sites in the Philadelphia area was compiled last year by the non-profit group Save Our Sites.…

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Terry Tobin, 67, Frankford community leader has died

Image courtesy of the Frankford Gazette We've received word that Terry Tobin, former executive director of the New Frankford Community Y, has passed away. The Frankford Gazette has an obituary…

Frankford 'speakeasy' shutdown, plans to license and reopen

A Frankford resident, who says she didn't know her after-hours social club was breaking various city ordinances, took on a barrage of questions and criticisms from the Frankford Civic Association board,…

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Community Care Center of the Northeast marks 25 years of service

From the Community Care Center of the Northeast: Community Care Center of the Northeast celebrated 25 years of service with award recipients at the annual Founder’s Luncheon held at Pen Ryn Mansion.…

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Lansing Knights needs girls lacrosse coach

Image from Lansing Knights Interested in coaching lacrosse?  Lansing Knights Youth Organization is looking for a coach for its girl’s fifth- and sixth- grade lacrosse team for this Spring.  Interested individuals can…

U.S. court dismisses Trump casino team's suit against PA gaming board

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit today dismissed all counts in a suit brought by Donald Trump's casino development team – Keystone Redevelopment Partners - against the Pennsylvania…

    • Mt. Airy Business Improvement District moves to beautify Germantown Ave

Mt. Airy Business Improvement District moves to beautify Germantown Ave

By mid-year, the Mt. Airy business district should look a bit spiffier. Two new projects funded by the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District (BID) — the "Clean and Green" program and…

    • City funds for proposed dialysis center still in limbo

City funds for proposed dialysis center still in limbo

At a City Council hearing last month on a proposed dialysis center in Chestnut Hill, Paul Deegan, the senior vice president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), testified that the…

    • Cramp machine shop

Crews to begin Cramp Machine Shop dismantling on Monday

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – begins Monday.The building will be torn down to make…

    • Shamir Robinson, courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer

Released prisoner back in jail

Shamir Robinson, courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer Last month, Shamir Robinson was released from Curran-Fromhold Correctional in Holmesburg. Accidentally. The 21-year-old should have returned to the facility Dec. 20 after a judge…

    • DRWC gets $5 million boost to better connect waterfront to neighborhoods

DRWC gets $5 million boost to better connect waterfront to neighborhoods

Thanks to a $5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, lighting, design and safety improvements that are expected to bring more people down Race Street to a refurbished waterfront pier…

Restaurant Week Is just around the corner – reserve now!

It’s the beginning of a brand New Year and the perfect time to enjoy the Center City District Restaurant Week Presented by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank!  Remember to make…

    • Varenhorst plan for SS United States

Deal for SS United States faces deadline

The SS United States Conservancy, beneficiaries of a $5.8 million pledge from philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, is in the home stretch of securing title to the 990-foot-long ocean liner.Last spring, the…

    • Lisa Levinson and Christina Kobland are fighting for higher land protections at the Schuylkill Center in Roxborough

Critics: Schuylkill Center needs higher level of protections

When the Schuylkill Center signed a conservation easement in December protecting 325 acres of land, it was a historical achievement: The biggest swath of private More »

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