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    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Perhaps one of the most notable characteristics of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia is its train station and its relationship with the businesses dotted throughout the thriving neighborhood. The…

    • PennDOT allocates money for a new train station for Coatesville

PennDOT allocates money for a new train station for Coatesville

In an unusual move, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has allocated a little more than $15 million for a new station before it is designed.The station, at Coatesville, lies along…

    • Photo: Colin M. Lenton

Making sense of our "Makeshift Metropolis"

Witold Rybczynski, author, pundit, and Penn professor of urbanism, makes no secret of where he's chosen to live since moving to Philadelphia: it's Chestnut Hill.I've always found it a rather…

    • Thelma Young at the September 2010 Frankford Civic Association meeting, of which she was a member for at least 15 years, according to the board's president. Click to enlarge.

Thelma Young, 76, longtime Frankford Civic Association board member, dies

Updated: Nov. 13 @ 11:14 a.m. with more family background. Updated: Nov. 15 @ 10:22 a.m. with more personal details, courtesy of Northeast Times reporter John Loftus, who shared to limit…

    • Jay Lipschutz delivers meals to seniors in need as part of an outreach program at JCC Klein.

Delivering meals with JCC Klein

The Meals on Wheels program at the Klein JCC in Bustleton delivers nearly 50,000 meals a year, but expects that number to grow over the next few years. “In a lot…

    • Obina Onyiah has been charged. Image courtesy of philly.com.

Lawncrest jeweler dead in store robbery

UPDATE (Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.) -- Obina Onyiah has been charged with the murder of Glatz. The 27-year-old Frankford resident escaped from the crime scene in a car…

    • Nov. 11 CDAG meeting

Some concern about Central Delaware plan on North and South ends

People who live on the north and south ends of the 6-mile stretch of riverfront the city is working to revitalize are not satisfied that the in-the-works guide to redevelopment does…

    • Denver parking and shopping infill

Should garages have retail and commercial appeal?

Under the proposed new zoning code, parking garages must be built to encourage retail, commercial or some other active use at street level.But the code would only require things like…

Frankford CDC Main Street Manager will resign

Theresa Hanas, main street manager of the Frankford CDC, will resign later this month. As the Frankford Gazette reports, the CDC will accept applications for her replacement in the role.…

    • Fox Chase Homeowners Association President Matt Braden

Pennypack Park could Go Ape

The focus of last night's Fox Chase Homeowners Association/Town Watch meeting was Go Ape!, and adventure course looking to take root in Pennypack Park. The UK-based Go Ape! first introduced itself…

    • Ground floor

A complex new mix on Market Street

Wednesday morning, the sidewalk was open, the scaffolding was down, and workers were burnishing the steel letters that spell out "National Museum of American Jewish History."So began a two-week "soft…

SEPTA in talks with contractor to settle Market-Frankford El lawsuit

A lawsuit over who is to blame for delays and cost overruns on the Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project may be inching toward settlement.Court documents show that SEPTA has begun…

    • A customer buys four dozen original glazed doughnuts at Krispy Kreme's grand opening, Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Krispy Kreme owners optimistic about franchise's future

ON THE MAIN STREET of a little neighborhood sitting on the edge of Philadelphia’s border bleeding into suburbia, a once popular pastry factory is resurrecting its namesake and the hot glazed…

    • This is an AK-47 owned by Holmesburg resident Vince. It's a Yugoslavian import model M70AB2.

Gun owners in the Northeast: Part 1 of 4

In following online forums and comments, we noticed crime stories around the Northeast often lead to discussions about gun ownership. In this four-part series, we'll hear from four Northeast residents on…

Real NEastate: Irrational sellers

Q: I recently made two offers on two separate houses, and both times the sellers ended up wanting more than what they were even asking. In the first case, the seller…

    • RDA vacant land report released

RDA vacant land report released

A new, 94-page report, "Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: The Costs of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform," was released today by the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia (RDA) and…

    • Zoning Commission Open Houses now closed

Zoning Commission Open Houses now closed

At Tuesday's final Zoning Code Commission open house, over 40 people dropped in offer their feedback about changes to the zoning code. The ZCC did not offer a formal presentation at…

    • ZCC reports successful civic engagement, but ADUs, Uses, Deadlines still at issue

ZCC reports successful civic engagement, but ADUs, Uses, Deadlines still at issue

The open period for written comment on Philadelphia's zoning code revisions closes on Friday, November 12. On Wednesday, the Zoning Code Commission presented ongoing work about floor areas of buildings and…

    • Zoning Commission Open Houses now closed

Zoning Commission Open Houses now closed

At Tuesday's final Zoning Code Commission open house, over 40 people dropped in offer their feedback about changes to the zoning code. The ZCC did not offer a formal presentation at…

    • The south and west sides of the United Way Building face the Ben Franklin Parkway.

At last, first local nomination for mid-century masters

Mitchell/Giurgola Associates has been acclaimed nationally and internationally as a leading force in modern architecture, a part of the “Philadelphia School” pantheon that included Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. The firm…

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