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    • Police officers from the 2nd District talk to Lawncrest residents about crime, snow and bars.

Lawncrest talks crime and snow

The snow, it turns out, has its benefits. Lawncrest residents were pleased to find out that crime in the area is down 27 percent from last year, and 47 percent in…

Real NEastate: To-do list for moving

The home-buying process can be stressful enough without all the little odds and ends to tie up and, of course, the actual moving day. Here is a handy list of things…

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Father and son rescued from burning home

Paramedics were able to rescue an ill man and his son from their home yesterday after a fire broke out. Firefighters were battling a blaze at 3306 Fairdale Rd., and…

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Frankford woman killed by boyfriend

A 40-year-old woman was killed in Frankford Tuesday night by a jealous boyfriend who suspected her of cheating. Linda Ellison was shot in the chest by her boyfriend David Bowen in…

Next American City launches new podcast, "Metro Matters"

Next American City magazine, in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, has just launched its new monthly podcast, Metro Matters.  Click here to listen and learn more. For the inaugural edition…

City introduces coolest block contest

Think you live on the coolest block in Philly?Win a contest launched by Mayor Michael Nutter and the thermometer might agree with you. Contestants on the winning block will each…

    • SEPTA says more check-off needed before Regional Rail designation change

SEPTA says more check-off needed before Regional Rail designation change

SEPTA appears to continue taking a more deliberate tack as it moves toward renaming regional rail lines.Almost immediately after Harry Garforth, SEPTA’s manager of rail planning, announced that plan to…

    • ZCC and Module 1

ZCC plowing through Module 1

February 17, 2010By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly A draft of the Zoning Code Commission’s first major chapter is now in the hands of commissioners, and “Module 1 -…

Schuylkill River Trail, East Coast Greenway to get millions in stimulus $

Note: Click here to read the Philadelphia Inquirer story. A consortium called GREAT-PA/NJ, “Generating Recovery by Enhancing Active Transportation in Pennsylvania & New Jersey,” has been awarded $23 million in federal…

Economy League launches study on open space

Study on open space launched Last month, the Economy League began a first-of-its-kind assessment of the value of protected open space in the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania. The study will…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, February 2010

GRID Philly, March 2010 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Sustainable Communities Initiative - West Philadelphia, February…

    • Mayfair Memorial Playground -- on Lincoln High School's property -- remains unused for now.

Mayfair keeps up hope for a new playground

Mayfair Memorial Playground – chained shut, empty and littered – doesn’t appear to be anything more than the reputation it has in Mayfair – a place for teenagers to get into…

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Loomis trial nears ending

Trial proceedings will continue today in the deaths of Loomis employees Joseph Alullo and William Widmaier. Closing arguments are expected today in the case against 38-year-old Mustafa Ali, who is charged…

    • PCPC OKs overlay height controls

PCPC OKs overlay height controls

Feb. 16 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Tuesday’s February meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission was dominated by discussion of neighborhood plans throughout the city. They included multi-year efforts…

Apply to appear in new Airport mural

How Philly Moves! How Philly Moves is an extraordinary new work of community-based public art that celebrates the joy of dance—coming to the Philadelphia International Airport in June 2011. Do you…

Hidden City Philadelphia Report Now Available

A message from Hidden City Philadelphia: Earlier this winter, we held an event at an amazing private estate in Chestnut Hill.  We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces -…

    • SEPTA map

Why SEPTA tracked away from European model

Feb. 16 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly The news from SEPTA that it’s preparing to ditch the current regional rail numbering system is the final acknowledgement that a vision for the…

    • Casino-Free protester Rev. Jesse Brown

Casino-Free protesters found not guilty

Feb. 16, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThirteen of the Philadelphians arrested last September after locking arms in front of the SugarHouse Casino entrance were found not guilty on…

Visit the 2010 AIA Philadelphia Home Showcase at the Center for Architecture

Visit the 2010 AIA Philadelphia Home Showcase at the Center for Architecture Feb. 27 to March 7 Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday…

    • World Trade Center model

Amendment on height would benefit WTC

Feb. 14, 2010 Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Planning Commission will Tuesday consider an amendment to the Central Delaware Overlay that would eliminate height restrictions on…

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