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    • Stephen Fediuk received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Philadelphia Protestant Home, presented by Eileen Bratton, the daughter of Mavis Morrissey, for whom the scholarship is named.

Dougherty grad wins Mavis Morrisey Scholarship

Stephen Fediuk a 2010 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, is the winner of The Philadelphia Protestant Home Mavis Morrissey Memorial Scholarship.  Fediuk, who is part of Dougherty's final graduating class,…

    • Fourth of July Committee Treasurer Gary Weaver announces the inclusion of fireworks in this year's celebration.

Lawncrest will host fireworks as part of July 4th celebration

The most exciting news for Lawncrest residents came at the middle of last night's Lawncrest Community Association meeting: the Fourth of July Committee announced the inclusion of fireworks in the 95th…

Real NEastate: Curb appeal

Q: My home is for sale in Wissinoming, and a comment a buyer recently made was that my property had no curb appeal. My front “yard” is only two feet long.…

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Northwood boy injured in SEPTA accident

A Northwood boy was taken to the hospital last night after riding his bike into the back of a SEPTA bus. The boy, 7, was riding along the 4600-block of…

    • Transit rider files civil rights action against SEPTA

Transit rider files civil rights action against SEPTA

June 16, 2010By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyA SEPTA rider has filed a federal civil rights suit against the authority, alleging SEPTA police improperly arrested him after an incident while…

Next Great City: Developer Onion Flats featured in EPA green success video

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water has produced an 11-minute video highlighting green builders in Philadelphia, including local developer Onion Flats.

    • A Somerton Spartans player pitches a fastball during an NEPL game. Photo by Laura D'Alfonso.

The reason behind NEPL week-long suspension

Kids who play baseball and softball in the Northeast Peanut League were forced to stop for one week--not just because some of them were acting out of line--but their parents and…

Financial Perspectives: Everyone needs estate planning

  Many folks have a preconceived notion that only wealthy people need to do estate planning.  This could not be further from the truth.  Everyone needs to do some level of…

    • APM's Jennifer Rodriguez discusses vacant lot stabilization

Other cities come here to see how PHS does it

Reginald Walton, who had traveled from Indianapolis, stood beneath a tree at a large, grassy property a couple of blocks from the Temple University train station, listening as leaders from the…

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Postcard from Paris: Here's looking at you Philadelphia

June 15, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Is there anyone who doesn't love Paris? No matter how many times I visit — and this time it amounted to one half-day…

Metropolis: Ten block stretch of South Street storefronts has 16 percent vacancy rate

According to public affairs news reporting site Metropolis, South Street has seen better times. The district, from Front Street to 11th Street and Lombard to Bainbridge, has 38 vacant…

Parkway Council seeks public opinion about Eakins Oval redesign

The Parkway Council is reaching out to the public with an online survey to study the potential reconfiguration of roads and sidewalks at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum…

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Zoning notices: Shopping center comes to Grant Avenue, Paddy Whacks seeks fourth location

Two zoning notices came in over the weekend, which could bring major changes to the respective neighborhoods in the form of a super market and a major bar" Ground will be…

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Armed gunman robs Frankford store

Police are looking to the man who robbed a Frankford store at gunpoint early this morning. Around 1:15 a.m., a masked man entered the Pantry Food Market on the Harbison and…

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Weekend News Briefs: 6/11 - 6/13

Friday --  A Frankford High School student tested positive last week for tuberculosis. A spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia said both the district and parents of all Frankford…

Gaming board enforcement arm: Foxwoods responsible for its own problems

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement agrees with Philadelphia Entertainment Development Partners - the group that hopes to build Foxwoods Casino in South Philadelphia - on one…

    • After attracting city agencies to the neighborhood, new homes are being constructed in the

Refusing to be forgotten

Blue hydrangeas bloom in pots outside three-story red brick homes, and wooden window boxes overflow with petunias and ivy along the tidy blocks of Queen Village. A handful of multi-million…

    • Message from Parks Alliance

Message from Parks Alliance

Our thanks go out to all who have participated in the campaign to fund Philadelphia's new Department of Parks and Recreation.  Whether you attended the Department hearing, testified on behalf of…

    • Free Library of Philadelphia's proposed new public space

Logan Square: developments and a history lesson

From the revamping of a former grain distribution center into apartments to the addition of a brain - and a bright new space - to go with the Franklin Institute's heart,…

    • Mayfair CDC Executive Director Brian Patrick King mentions some of the politicians who've helped the organization.

Mayfair CDC director stepping down, taking position at Father Judge

Brian Patrick King announced this afternoon he'll step down from his position as executive director of Mayfair CDC. King has accepted the position of Director of Institutional Advancement at Father Judge…

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