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    • Fireworks seen from Penn's Landing

Friday Night Lights!

Visitors to Penn’s Landing this summer will have more opportunities to enjoy fireworks than ever before! The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be presenting FREE fireworks on five consecutive Fridays debuting…

Philadelphia's Historic North Central Waterfront: From Market to Spring Garden Streets, Or: What Hath I-95 Wrought?

Join Harry Kyriakodis for an illuminating look at what may very well be the most important and interesting part of Philadelphia: the city's original waterfront east of Second Street to the…

    • Proposed project

New PHA home clashes with neighborhood

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is planning a new home for its offices at 2012 Chestnut St., which had previously served as PHA headquarters. But the design of the new building has…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: 'North Juniata,' need we say more?

The media has been following closely the story of the 15th District Police Officer charged with stealing money from a safe at Pat's Cafe in Northwood. Since the city's three…

Real NEastate: Mortgage must-haves

Q: I am looking for a home and my agent told me to go to my bank and get pre-approved first. What should I bring with me? A: Your lender will check your…

Need your car fixed? Drop it off at the Warminster SEPTA station

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that SEPTA is partnering with Pep Boys to provide on-the-go mechanics service to rail commuters. Drivers can complete a service request and drop their vehicle off…

Clark Park revitalization to begin next week

Clark Park will see its northern acres revitalized starting August 9, the University City Review reports. Lead by the Clark Park Partnership (which includes Friends of Clark Park, Commission on…

    • Rendell goes on tour to push transportation funding

Rendell goes on tour to push transportation funding

SWARTHMORE and TREVOSE — Gov. Rendell has taken his transportation funding push on the road again, visiting two Philadelphia suburbs Tuesday in the course of a four-day, 20-stop bus tour of…

    • Merchants Exchange Building at Dock, Walnut and Third

Book review: The Philly Stock Exchange, and the city it left unfinished

The familiar battle between city planners and real estate developers is hardly a modern era phenomenon. In macro ways, it is as old as the United States republic – the planner…

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Grab your NEast Philly Metro edition tomorrow

Don't forget to pick up the latest edition of NEast Philly Metro, which will hit newsstands tomorrow morning. In it you'll find some popular articles from the last week of…

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Firefighter accused of murder gets released from jail

Former firefighter Gerard Shaffer was arrested in April and charged  -- along with his son -- with third degree murder in the beating death of Mark Wallace. Now, as Shaffer awaits…

    • Time to step it up, Mummers. (Copyright 2009, Scott London and Burning Man)

Burning Man 2010 to feature ‘untidy hubs of social interaction’

The 2010 Burning Man festival in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (Aug. 30 -- Sept. 6) will take an unlikely art theme: “Metropolis.” But then, is any theme “unlikely” if it…

Department of Streets now recycling "all plastic containers"

According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, as of August 1, residents can recycle more than just soda and water bottles, milk jugs and detergent and shampoo bottles. Now, rigid plastic containers,…

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SugarHouse nearing completion

The big-box style casino plans to open with more than 1,500 slots and 42 table games on a 45,000 square-foot gaming floor. SugarHouse plans to hire about 800 people to gear up…

    • A rendering looking east, showing a view of the upper promenade

Breaking news: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announces tree funding campaign for the new Race Street Pier

The Race Street Pier, located on Columbus Boulevard at the foot of Race Street, is one of the first public spaces to be designed and built by the Delaware River…

    • The 2009 photo contest winners included this shot of Augusta, Georgia's Historic Canal and Industrial District.

Focusing on the beauty of National Landmarks

Think of the gilded elegance of the Academy of Music, the Middle-Earth ambiance of the Moravian Tile Works, the menacing towers of Eastern State Penitentiary, or the sadly fading glory of…

    • A rendering for the proposed ARC Properties hotel at 401 Race. Rendering c/o Philly Brownstoner

Confident, proven private developers biding their time

Blatstein, Caplan, Goldman and Dranoff.  It’s not a law firm. They are the names of four of Philadelphia’s most consistent, well-financed and connected private developers, and very likely the ones to…

    • Postcard from Atlanta

Postcard from Atlanta

Atlantans like to say that if you haven't been to Atlanta in the last ten years, you haven't been to Atlanta. I hadn't been since the mid-'80s, so I wondered what…

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Truck crashes into Bustleton nursing home

L&I officials were inspecting the structure of a nursing home last night after a truck crashed into the building. Around 6 p.m. yesterday, a driver lost control of his truck…

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