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    • Franklin Towne Charter students with a check from the Rohm and Haas Foundation in 2008. The school was one of two Northeast charter schools cited by the city controller's office this month.

Two Northeast charter schools cited for deals to 'profiteer'

Franklin Towne Charter students with a check from the Rohm and Haas Foundation in 2008. The school was one of two Northeast charter schools cited by the city controller's office this…

    • The former Blue Ox Bistro at 7980 Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase, where the Grey Lodge owner is expanding. Click to enlarge.

Grey Lodge owner to expand to Fox Chase

Mike "Scoats" Scotese, the reserved yet beloved publican behind Frankford Avenue staple Grey Lodge between Mayfair and Wissinoming, is expanding. Scoats and his business partner Pat McGinley yesterday purchased…

    • The Philly Flash girls 12 & under team brought home the championship title from the Midway Pony Qualifier Tournament.

Reader Submission: Philly Flash team wins championship title

The Philly Flash is a girls fastpitch softball organization located at the intersection of Thornton and Comly roads. The girls 12 & under team traveled to Wilmington, Del. for the…

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Silverliner Vs on display

April 13, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyAll aboard the new SEPTA regional railcars.The public got its first look at SEPTA’s Silverliner Vs on Tuesday, as three of them…

    • Parents and kids came together to help raise money with a car wash for the Lawncrest Youth Athletic Association baseball team.

Reader Submission: Lawncrest residents host car wash for baseball teams

While the City of Philadelphia fights flash mobs, parents and adults in Lawncrest came out to support a group of children who hosted a car wash Saturday, April 3. These parents…

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Lincoln grad to coach Manor College's men's soccer team

Manor College men’s soccer team has promoted longtime assistant coach John Dempster (Manor class of ‘96) to the lead role. Dempster, a 10-year veteran of the sidelines at 700 Fox Chase…

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Weekend News Briefs for April 9-11

Friday -- A 19-year-old is dead following a shooting in Lawncrest Friday night. The man was shot in the neck and groin just after 8 p.m. on the 5900-block of…

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The zoning reform efforts of three cities

April 12, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyNEW ORLEANS – In zoning reform, Philadelphia is not alone. And to Philly’s great advantage, there is a sort of sister city…

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A Woman's View: Waterworks in the work place

When I say waterworks I am not referring to the plumbing systems, but rather the water that tends to run out of some women’s eyes – better known as tears. One…

    • Common Pleas Judge Chris Wogan addressing the Burholme Civic Association meeting on April 8, 2010.

Common Pleas Judge Chris Wogan gets tough on criminal justice system at Burholme civic meeting

Judge Chris Wogan says he has such a reputation for being tough on crime,  that once a defendant had a will drawn up, naming Wogan as the primary beneficiary in the…

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District Attorney: "a lot of changes" to the criminal justice system

District Attorney Seth Williams, who was sworn in Jan. 1, told those at a town hall meeting last night that he's planned "a lot of changes, very soon." And the Democrat…

NEast Links: arrest in Wissinoming shooting, a movie filming and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The man who allegedly shot 22-year-old Rachel Marcelis has been arrested. Michael Elliot, 25, of…

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Planning conference kicks off Saturday in New Orleans

April 9, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Last year’s conference of the American Planning Association, held in late April 2009, was in Minneapolis, the headwaters of the Mississippi…

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Wheelchair users protest at the Frankford Thiftway

Fifteen years ago, the Thriftway at Bridge and Pratt streets in Frankford installed a fence at the front of the store. At the time, the poles were used as a way…

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Fire damages roof of building

Firefighters were on the scene yesterday afternoon when a building under construction went up in flames. The fire, at 5550 Whitaker Ave., happened around 12:30 p.m., and caused roof…

    • The plan recently submitted by Wynn

Wynn pulls out of Foxwoods deal

April 8, 2010 By Kellie Patrick Gatesand Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Just days after giving the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board drawings, a timeline and site plans for a…

APA-PA pushes to restore Pa. planning funding

April 8, 2010The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association is urging its members to contact their local state representatives to help push for a boost in the funding for…

CDAG launches website, creates attendance requirements

April 8, 2010 The Central Delaware Advocacy Group unveiled its new website at Thursday’s meeting. Communications committee chairwoman Rene Goodwin told the group that the new site (www.centraldelawareadvocacy.org), which was designed…

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Woman dead in Wissinoming shooting

The suspect who shot a woman outside Fat Pete's bar in Wissinoming last night is still on the loose. Reports say the woman, in her 20s, was shot when a man…

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Police still trying to identify mentally challenged man

Police are still seeking the identity of a man they found wander the Franklin Mills Walmart Friday afternoon. The man, who is believed to have Down Syndrome, is in his late…

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