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Progress reports on the Central Delaware Master Plan

May 6, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Last night, about twenty residents of South Philadelphia got a chance to catch up with the progress of the $1 million Central Delaware…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

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Police Alert: man wanted for burglary

From the Philadelphia Police: If residents observe a 2003 Chevy, Silverado, 2500 series, pick up truck, maroon in color, Pennsylvania registration YMA7376, call police immediediately. Male is wanted for burglary. Vehicle…

    • Dale Heverline (left), Jesse Lofton (center) and Carmen Rivas (right) discuss and admire the gardens Heverline and Lofton built outside their apartment building in the Holmecrest Homes.

Future of Holmecrest remains unclear

In this two-part series, NEast Philly goes inside two housing projects to see what works, what doesn't and what's to come. In the second half, we talk to residents of Holmecrest.…

Real NEastate: Slim chance to buy in Somerton

Q: I am looking for a three- or four-bedroom home in Somerton with a large yard. My agent has shown me a couple houses that fit what I want, but they…

    • Wayne Junction Power Substation circuitry

Powering up a transit nightmare scenario

May 5, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyGov. Rendell and Mayor Nutter sketched out a regional transportation disaster Wednesday: What would happen if the Wayne Junction power substation fails?The…

The Central Delaware Master Plan Progress Report

The Central Delaware Master Plan Progress Report To CDAG Member Communities The master plan process is moving forward and the consultants are ready to present their phase I findings to the…

    • Striking a balance

Trying to strike a balance on the Delaware

May 5, 2010 JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Dredging and natural gas drilling, oil refineries and port activity — the Delaware River, all 330 miles of it from upstate New York to…

    • Save! La Ronda

Preservation Awards: restorations, programs and campaigns

May 5, 2010 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Examples of excellence in historic preservation come in many shapes. They can be public landmarks, private homes, or major institutions. They can also…

    • SEPTA on Twitter

Dialing in a big SEPTA problem

May 3, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA has worked hard over the past few years to re-brand itself as a customer-friendly transit agency.Riders can now get live service…

    • Riverboat coming to Penn's Landing

DRWC licenses Philadelphia Belle

April 30, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly A new riverboat cruise is coming to Philadelphia this fall.Called the Philadelphia Belle, the boat will hold more than 1,000 people…

    • Riverboat coming to Penn's Landing

New day, new way for Philly

April 30, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly A new riverboat cruise is coming to Philadelphia this fall.Called the Philadelphia Belle, the boat will hold more than 1,000 people…

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Child duct-taped during home invasion

Police are looking for two men who allegedly restrained a child during a home invasion. According to reports, the suspects forced themselves into a home on the 6600-block of Rutland…

    • Belongings and broken glass are all that remains of the families who once resided in the Liddonfield development.

Upper Holmesburg residents glad to see Liddonfield go

As part of a two-part series, NEast Philly goes inside two housing projects to examine what works, what doesn't and what's to come. In the first part, we take a look…

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The Parent Trap: Prom night for a “Solitary Son”

He looked like a gangster. To be fair, perhaps less of a gangster from The Sopranos and more of one of those parodied in Guys and Dolls. The boutonniere was…

Inspector General Kurland Announces Result of Forensic Audit

Philadelphia, May 4, 2010 – Inspector General Amy L. Kurland today announced the completion of a forensic audit and investigation into grants awarded to two non-profits controlled by or associated with…

CCD creates Plant!Philadelphia

The Center City District has created Plant!Philadelphia, a new fundraising program that gives both individuals and businesses the opportunity to participate directly in the effort to add healthy street trees…

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8th District honors its fallen officers for Arbor Day

Members of the 8th PDAC sponsored an Arbor Day event on Friday at the district.  The ceremony featured a tree dedication to remember and honor all deceased police officers who either…

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Weekend News Briefs: 4/30 - 5/2

Friday -- The FBI is looking for an armed robber who struck two CVS stores last week. The first occurred at 15500 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton, and the second at…

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