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    • With the creation of so many dog runs in recent years, there's no longer any excuse for owners to let their dogs off-leash.

Some simple solutions for our parks and rec centers

By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly As Philadelphia lazes itself into summer this week, its parks and recreation system enters its busiest season. Just in time for the extra wear and tear…

Historic aircraft carrier back at Navy Yard

Previous coverage:http://planphilly.com/two-aircraft-carriers-returning-navy-yardThe aircraft carrier USS Forrestal arrived in Philadelphia Friday morning to await its fate.The ship, which was decommissioned in 1993 in Philadelphia after 38 years in service,…

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Breaking: Amendment to Southport bill passes

As expected, the Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed House Bill 666, paving the way for the development of the Southport Marine Terminal, to be situated on more than 200 acres between the…

DRWC: Questions from June 7 Central Delaware master plan meeting answered

DRWC—the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, which is working with the Central Delaware Advocacy Group on a master plan for the Central Delaware waterfront—has posted answers to questions asked at its…

Foxwoods attorneys say they need more time to gather information for the fight to keep their license

June 22, 2010The state gaming board's hearing and appeals director has given Foxwoods Casino until July 30 to complete all discovery related to an as yet unscheduled hearing on whether…

    • SEPTA details new bus routes, including Route 72

SEPTA details new bus routes, including Route 72

By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyDespite budget constraints, SEPTA’s staff is moving ahead with plans to introduce a new bus route that will serve Cheltenham and Olney. The new Route 72…

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Photos: State Road watermain break

Thursday's water main break in Upper Holmesburg sent a geyser-like rush of water more than 100-feet into the air. While authorities got the situation under control, drivers on I-95 got a…

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Weekend News Briefs: 6/18-6/20

Twenty children were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon following a bus accident.  A sedan rear-ended the school bus the children were on on their way home from school at…

Daily News: Is AT&T Station's naming rights worth the money?

SEPTA's plan to change the name of Broad Street line's Pattison Avenue to AT&T Station is part of its plan to increase advertising but will the plan blur too much the…

    • Postcard from Kansas City

Postcard from Kansas City: a planner's paradise

By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Although I'd never really heard anything negative about the City of Fountains, I wasn't prepared for the great impression Kansas City, Missouri, made right from the…

    • Promenade in back of SugarHouse

SugarHouse neighborhood has become one huge work zone

The area around the SugarHouse Casino site, from Delaware Avenue to the Delaware River, is a beehive of new construction, sewer remediation and street closures as about 500 workers who have…

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Bringing love back to the skateboarding bunch

By Robert DiGiacomoFor PlanPhilly Nearly a decade after skateboarders were chased from Philadelphia’s Love Park and given an alternate site by the city on the banks of the Schuylkill River,…

Brownstoner: Imagining a Bicycle Transit Center

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council has released the results of its sustainable design competition to envision a bike transit center in Philadelphia, Brownstoner reports. The winner—Columbia University Graduate school of…

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Pine Valley man dead in Southwest Phila. shooting

Police have revealed that the 28-year-old man who was shot Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia has died, Michael Toll, who was shot just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at 54th and Florence…

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Liddonfield demolition to begin by August

Upper Holmesburg residents have been waiting for the demolition of Liddonfield for five years. The civic association has worked with police, politicians and the Public Housing Authority over the years when…

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Weekly Press: Schuylkill pedestrian bridge still has public support, Park Commission director says

Fairmount Park Commission Executive Director Mark Focht said this week that a pedestrian bridge slated to be constructed at 25th and Locust Street, connecting folks to West Philadelphia, still has a…

Green Jobs Philly: Brownfields 2011 seeks ideas for land clean-up conference sessions

Brownfields 2011, a conference about sustainable communities, clean-up and revilization, is coming to Philadelphia in April 2011. Conference organizers are taking submissions for sessions. Deadline is July 30.

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Fishtown residents get project updates

June 18, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyThe Fishtown Neighborhood Association got updates on Water Department and SEPTA projects in their neighborhood Thursday night.Water Department engineer Bill Dobbins described…

Hydra coming to Philly

  Press Advisory:The HYDRA is Coming to Philly!New Solar Water Purification Plant To Visit Philadelphia Elected Officials and Public Invited to Celebrate Summer Solstice With The HYDRA For Release:              …

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