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Northeast Metro: July 7 edition

Three NEast Philly stories were featured in Metro yesterday, as part of our ongoing partnership with the daily newspaper. Below, find the full text of the exclusive Lawncrest Fourth of…

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Parks and Recreation commissioner says department operating with "fervor and desperation"

Since there will be no bimonthly meeting of the newly-formed Parks & Recreation Commission, PlanPhilly caught up with Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis in a brief phone chat. The next scheduled meeting is…

Committee of Seventy: Halt Family Court project

The Committee of Seventy urged Governor Ed Rendell in an editorial to halt the release of $200 million for the redevelopment of the Family Court building at 15th and Arch Streets…

Philadelphia should strive to make the ship part of a redesigned waterfront.

No need to cross an oceanPhiladelphia should strive to make the ship part of a redesigned waterfront.By Joanne Aitken and David B. Brownlee: We share the gratitude of maritime…

SS United States: Progress can build on the past

Progress can build on the past By Dan McSweeney The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one clear sign that we're due for a significant reassessment of national…

    • The buttons in question

Button ban lands SEPTA in federal court

A disagreement with its largest union over some buttons has landed SEPTA in federal court. Transport Workers Union Local 234 is suing SEPTA for banning its members from wearing paraphernalia that…

    • Transit projects move forward despite funding crisis

Transit projects move forward despite funding crisis

While Pennsylvania’s failure to toll Interstate 80 has punched a $120-million hole in SEPTA’s capital budget, two major regional transit projects are still inching forward without state aid.Backers of the…

    • NLNA: Free Street Trees

NLNA: Free Street Trees

We've planted about 200 new street trees in Northern Liberties - now you can apply for one in front of your home or business next Spring! Street trees clean our air,…

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SUV pulled from river in Tacony

Police yesterday pulled an SUV from the Delaware River that was spotted going into the water Monday night. When police arrived Monday at the Princeton Avenue boat ramp in Tacony,…

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Watermain break in Bustleton

An early morning watermain break in Bustleton -- the fifth in the Northeast since June 5 -- left streets covered in water and mud. The break happened around Lott and Birwood…

Real NEastate: Seven questions for your agent

Q: I am selling my home in Bell's Corner myself, and I had an open house. I did not sell the house, but a couple realtors came through and offered their…

    • PennDOT issues RFP for I-95 design makeover

PennDOT issues RFP for I-95 design makeover

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued a request for proposal a few weeks ago in order to find a design manager to help develop a long-term, broad-based plan for the reconstruction…

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Waterfront trees? Bigger is better for Race Street Pier

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyBigger trees are better trees for the Race Street Pier, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation board members decided today.The original plan was to buy 37…

Environmental Management Assistance Program

The Pennsylvania SBDCs' Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a no-cost, strictly confidential statewide service. By contacting your local SBDC you can take advantage of this service. To schedule a free…

Community Relations Grantmaking Program

Ameriprise Financial is committed to giving back to our communities by supporting organizations whose shared goal is to improve the lives of individuals from all walks of life. Ameriprise Financial is…

Hypno Design: Pro Bono Creative Marketing

Hypno Design is hosting its pro bono creative marketing event to provide free creative design work for selected nonprofits. On October 7-8, the Hypno Design team will work through the night…

Silverliner Vs rolling out of the plant

The first Silverliner V production car rolled out of its South Philadelphia manufacturing plant July 2, joining three pilot cars assembled in South Korea.The car is now bound for the…

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Breaking: Mayfair woman murdered after Internet date

Signs were posted around the city last week when Gina Schickling went missing. The 22-year-old Mayfair woman was last seen in Northern Liberties around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Police recovered her body…

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Get your Northeast Metro tomorrow

Don't forget to grab your NEast Philly edition of Metro tomorrow, which will include, among other stories, a recap of Lawncrest's 95th-annual Fourth of July celebration. You can find the Northeast…

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Weekend News Briefs: 7/2-7/4

Saturday: Northwood residents called police Saturday night when they spotted a suspicious van around Haworth and Rutland streets. Inside the van was a child, who'd been lured there by a…

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