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    • The LOVE statue. PCPC staff photo

Love Park re-do to begin next year

By Anthony Campisi and Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyLove Park will get a facelift next year.Some time in 2012, the surface of the 45-year-old popular open space will literally…

    • Lansing Knights

Lansing Knights extends spring sports registration

The registration period for spring sports with Lansing Knights has been extended. The following dates are available for sign-ups for girls and boys lacrosse teams (fourth through eighth grades) in-house tee…

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8th District meetings canceled Wednesday, Feb. 2

The 8th District has announced the cancelation of two meetings scheduled for tomorrow night. Capt. Deborah Kelly's Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. and the PDAC meeting at 7 p.m. are…

Financial Perspectives: Your first week in retirement

  You worked 20, 30 or more years in your chosen career. You decide it is time to retire. The planning process begins by calling Social Security to figure out what…

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Police report: Teenager reports abduction attempt in Holmesburg

The Special Victims Unit has some details from a report filed in the 15th District from a teenager who may have thwarted an abduction attempt. The report reads: "14-year-old female reports…

The innovative ways in which cities are finding new park space

What do a popular spot for watching toads migrate and a historic cemetery have in common? They'e two non-traditional area examples that can be viewed as part of our overall open…

    • Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno wants to build a literary arts center in Mt. Airy.

Knight Arts Challenge's shortlist includes plan for literary arts center in NW Philly

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's plan to open a literary arts center in Mt. Airy, though itself a rosy idea, sprouted from unspeakable tragedy. In 2003, Bonanno's daughter, Leidy, a 21-year-old, ...  …

    • A big step for the Big U

A big step for the Big U

This afternoon, at a reception at the South Philadelphia IKEA cafe, the ocean liner SS United States became the property of the SS United States Conservancy. According to the terms of…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: Biff! Pow! ZAM! The Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 1

Cutting through the Zoning Code: Biff! Pow! ZAM! The Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 1

Deciphering the draft of Philadelphia's new zoning code wasn't so bad. I'm not a land-use attorney, an architect, or a city planner—I'm merely a reporter—but generally, I could understand it and…

    • Snow looking stately in Tacony, by Lou Iatarola

Read photos: Snow

Snow looking stately in Tacony, by Lou Iatarola Enjoy more reader photos of the most recent snowfall in our slideshow, including shots by Tacony historian Lou Iatarola and Bucks County's Gail…

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Weekend News Briefs: 1/28 - 1/30

FRIDAY -- One person died in a Summerdale fire early Friday morning. Crews spent an hour extinguishing the blaze on the 4700-block of Roosevelt Boulevard, and discovered a man's…

    • Many comprehensive plans include health topics, but few tackle obsesity, nutrition

Philadelphia among trend leaders in city planning, public health partnership

In Philadelphia and a growing number of other cities across the nation, city planners and public health workers are working together to combat chronic illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and high…

    • Photos by Torben Jenk

Cramp Shipyard demo proceeds on

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

News from SCRUB

A Philadelphia business owner arrived to work one morning and found that a large billboard  had fallen onto her Fox Chase office building causing extensive damage.   Initially an inspector from the city's…

    • The MDC will start looking into ways to connect the Manayunk Canal and Towpath to Pretzel Park and historic Main Street.

Connecting community assets in Manayunk

In Garrett Elwood's estimation, Manayunk is a little disconnected. Not from the outside world, that is — but from itself. "Pretzel Park feels detached from Main More »

    • Ship's Ahoy at Penn's Landing

Ship's Ahoy at Penn's Landing

Greenpeace's field organizer in Philly, Myriam Fallon, has written a blog on the Arctic Sunrise's visit to the Philadelphia waterfront:The Arctic Sunrise is in Philadelphia for the second stop on…

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Blast from the past: Washington High yearbook photos from 1983

Courtesy of Flickr user xnedski. Here's a treat for a snowy Friday: Philebrity tracked down a slideshow of photos from the 1982-83 Washington High yearbook.

    • Delaware Powerplant

DRWC outlines public realm improvement plans

More details about the plans for public space along the Central Delaware Waterfront emerged at Friday morning's meet up of the  Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.The revocation of Foxwoods Casino's license…

    • Marsden Street near Devereaux Avenue, by Melissa Mersereau Sanchez

Reader Photos: Snow

Marsden Street near Devereaux Avenue, by Melissa Mersereau Sanchez Reader Melissa Mersereau Sanchez sent us these snow photos from her neighborhood. You can email yours to info AT or upload…

    • Courtesy of Mega Millions

Winning lottery ticket sold at Bi Rite

Courtesy of Mega Millions The owners of a winning lottery ticket bought it locally. Bi Rite Deli at Red Lion and Academy roads sold the $250,000 Mega Millions ticket.The winning…

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