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A Top 10 Great Space almost south of the border

During the same week that Rittenhouse Square was named one of the top 10 Great Public Spaces in the country by the American Planning Association, PlanPhilly visited San Antonio, Texas and checked out…

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News Brief: Fire at Walmart, damage unknown

An overnight fire at the Walmart at Roosevelt Boulveard and Lott Street was quickly brought under control. There's no word yet on how much damage the fire, which broke out just…

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Three students arrested for injury of Frankford High officer

Three students at Frankford High School have been taken into custody in connection with injuries to an officer at the school. It started Tuesday morning when the officer attempted to arrest…

    • Members of the Lawncrest Community Association voice quality of life concerns to 2nd District Officer Mark Mroz.

Quality of life issues take precedence at Lawncrest meeting

A little more than 50 people turned out for last night's meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association -- about half the usual number. But the still-sizable group was as vocal as…

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez: fight absentee landlords with tax overhaul

Updated 10/20/10 @ 2:30 p.m. The shooting that left a 19-year-old in critical condition outside a former adult theater in Frankford brings to light the ever-present battle with irresponsible absentee landlords,…

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Robbery suspect shot at McNally's in Mayfair

A robbery suspect was shot last night in Mayfair at Rowland Avenue and Brighton Street. According to reports, a man ordered a drink at McNally's Tavern around 11 p.m.,…

Real NEastate: Neighbors walked away from house

Q: I live in the Northeast, but hope to move in the spring. I have neighbors who said their mortgage is higher than their home is worth. This week they decided…

    • Manatawna Farm

Council committee passes along bill that would prevent urban farming at Manatawna Farm

City council's rules committee today voted in favor of a zoning bill designed to prohibit commercial farming and the expansion of community gardens at Manatawna Farm in Roxborough, going against the…

SEPTA loses out on stimulus money for smart card

SEPTA finished out of the money in its latest effort to get federal stimulus funds to help cover the cost of implementing a new smart card system.The authority had applied…

    • Pedestrian and Bike Plan phases

Philadelphia gets its first pedestrian plan, which also updates city goals for bicycling.

From now on, Philadelphia streets will not be resurfaced without considering pedestrians and bicyclists.It's all part of Philadelphia's Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan – the first ever for pedestrians and an…

Demolitions would fray the city's fabric

Demolitions would fray the city's fabric By Michael Greenle In his novel The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen noted the "industrial decay of Philadelphia, the rotting enchantments of the Workshop of the World,…

Carmella Playground gets spruced up

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Carmella Playground this past weekend to help revitalize the park. CityYear, a nationwide nonprofit, headed the event. Volunteers worked together, repainting rusted fences, covering graffiti with…

Financial Perspectives: Be careful of divorce pitfalls

Divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining experience.  If you have exhausted all alternatives for resolving your differences and divorce is your only option, it is best to go into…

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Details on the Central Delaware Master Plan emerge

A successfully revitalized Central Delaware riverfront would have a lot in common with the neighborhoods now cut off from the water by I-95, the planners drafting the renewal plan told the…

    • Silverliner V at Suburban Station

New SEPTA railcars still rolling into problems

SEPTA hopes to finally have the first of its new Silverliner V railcars serving riders by the end of the month.But as it gets ready for that big day, the…

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NE Hall of Fame honors second class of inductees

For the second year in a row, Northeast residents came together to reflect on history, celebrate progress and embrace the future. The second annual Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honored five…

Video: Programs at JCC Klein help Russian-speaking population

The video below highlights programs offered by JCC Klein in Bustleton that help the Northeast's Russian-speaking population adjust to living in Philadelphia. Shaun Gallagher and Nicole Dalrymple are students in Temple…

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Weekend News Briefs: 10/15-10/17

Friday -- According to a report from West Frankford Town Watch, a woman was shot on the 4200-block of Kensington Avenue near Frankford Avenue just before midnight.  Three male suspects were…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code:

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Administration and Procedures"

You hear the phrase "administration and procedures," and your eyes might glaze over as your mind drifts to the National League Championship Series. But unless you read the code, how are…

    • The steeple of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church has watched over the Southwark neighborhood since the mid-1800s.e

Preservation Row: New life for landmark church in South Philadelphia

While the struggle continues over the future of the Church of the Assumption in Callowhill, another distinctive religious building appears to have a much brighter horizon. The Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church…

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