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    • A new housing class in the zoning code meets with controversy

A new housing class in the zoning code meets with controversy

What could aging possibly have to do with zoning? According to Kate Clark, a planner with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), the needs of older city residents were never addressed…

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Northeast's 'Suburban Paradise' topic of doctoral dissertation

Matthew Smalaraz has an impressive educational background: degrees from La Salle University, an adjunct faculty position at Holy Family and a doctoral dissertation in the works at the University of Rochester…

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Home invasion in Parkwood

UPDATE (Oct. 7, 7:08 p.m.) -- A sketch of the suspect has been released. A Parkwood woman was found Tuesday after having been raped and robbed of three laptop computers $8,000…

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For Google Maps, it's the "Daleware" River

It might be a subtle shout-out to the local vernacular, but Google’s misspelling of the Delaware River as “Daleware,” is maybe more comical than insulting. To top it off, the…

    • Planning's man for all seasons

Planning's man for all seasons

When Gary Jastrzab was growing up in a Buffalo suburb, Philadelphia was the place where he and his cousin, Kurt, went for adventure. The Jastrzabs would visit their relatives in Cherry…

Real NEastate: West Mayfair neighbor's a nuisance

Q: I am trying to sell my home in West Mayfair and my neighbor’s house is a problem. He keeps an old, beat-up junker permanently parked in the back driveway and…

    • The new SEPTA map.

SEPTA takes a connection away. Only it doesn't.

New maps SEPTA is busy installing on subway stations and trains have a number of updates. The old regional rail numbers and colors are gone. The product includes the Route 15…

    • ZCC meets

ZCC keeps on drafting, wants more feedback

Well, perhaps less drafting, but more editing. As discussion of the draft revision of Philadelphia's Zoning Code steams ahead, changes are afoot, and the Zoning Code Commission has extended the deadline…

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Officers from the Northeast arrested in drug sting

Two police officers were arrested yesterday after robbing a drug dealer who turned out to be an undercover DEA agent. The officers, both from the Northeast, have been charged with conspiracy,…

    • Temple University's Women's volleyball team demonstrates gospel line dancing to Castor Gardens residents looking to get fit.

Castor Gardens residents learn to get fit together

CEFN takes its health and fitness message to the Northeast PHILADELPHIA,PA-Northeast Philadelphians got one step closer to healthier living this weekend by attending the Community Enrichment Fitness Network’s (CEFN) first annual…

Financial Perspectives: Think twice about taking from your 401k

  The past two years have been trying times for many people in the Northeast. Due to layoffs or reductions in hours worked per week, some folks have been forced to…

Switch Philly, tech demo-presentation event

Technically Philly, the news site that covers the community of people who use technology in the Philadelphia region, has announced Switch Philly, a new business presentation event where five…

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SEPTA appeals lower court ruling on its elevator responsibility

SEPTA continued a long-running and contentious battle against a disabilities advocacy group on Monday, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to overturn a…

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Daycare gets a new playground thanks to volunteers

The term “assembly required” took on a whole new meaning at 9 a.m. on Saturday when 200 volunteers unwrapped St. Stephen’s preschool’s very large present -piece by piece, box after box…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Philly Weekly shares special El stop with Action News

Yes, Orthodox Street and Oxford Avenue sound kind of similar. Both have Os and Xs. But, uh, they're different. Following in the footsteps of Philadelphia Weekly, Action News over the…

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Minutes from the September Mayfair Civic meeting

The Mayfair Civic Association posted its minutes from the most recent monthly meeting, which was held Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Lincoln High School. With more than 50 people in attendance, the…

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Weekend News Briefs: 10/1 - 10/3

Friday -- The Frankford Gazette has photos and video from Friday's Unlitter Us rally at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street. Sunday -- A 28-year-old man was stabbed around midnight Sunday on…

Commission on Parks and Rec releases draft of Open Lands Protection Ordinance

At the September 22, 2010 Commission on Parks and Recreation meeting, a draft lands protection ordinance was presented, as required by the Charter Change Referendum passed in November 2008.  The draft…

An architect's perspective on the SugarHouse Casino

Harris Steinberg, executive director of Penn Praxis, was involved in the visioning process for the Delaware Waterfront in 2007-08. During a Q&A with Sandra Shea, Daily News' editorial section editor, he…

Family business contributes to Philadelphia architecture

Developer Charles Kahn, Jr., 86, is among a long line of area builders. Four generations of his family have been responsible for developing the diverse infrastructure throughout the city, including movie…

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