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UC Review: Baltimore Ave Redesign discussion continues

UC Review: Baltimore Ave Redesign discussion continues Marred by vacant lots, vacant storefronts and abandoned residential homes, Baltimore Ave between the 4900 and 5200 blocks is in serious need of…

UC Review: Touring the little republic known as Powelton

UC Review: Touring the little republic known as Powelton Whenever architect David S. Traub has work in Powelton, he calls in advance for permission to enter. He’s asked at which…

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Book Review: The Decaying American Dream

April 28, 2010 Reviewed by Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly“The American Dream manifests itself most acutely in the American suburb,” writes Bernadette Hanlon, author of a new work from Temple…

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Neighborhoods battle absentee landlords (part 1 of 2)

In this two--part series, we examine the effects absentee landlords have on neighborhoods, and what residents are doing to fight them. In the first part, we hear from Mayfair residents. During…

Gaming Board won't say whether Foxwoods met Monday's deadline.

April 27, 2010 Foxwoods Casino was required to turn in drawings, site plans and a time line for its proposed South Philadelphia project to the state gaming control board by Monday's…

Center City District Launches Plant!Philadelphia Fundraising Program

Center City District Launches Plant!Philadelphia Fundraising ProgramWhat: The Center City District (CCD) has created Plant!Philadelphia, a new fundraising program that will give both individuals and businesses the opportunity to participate…

Inquirer: Highest price, $12.5 million, paid for city residence

Inquirer: Highest price, $12.5 million, paid for city residence Philadelphia's most expensive private residence is now owned by money manager Theodore R. Aronson and Barbara Berger Aronson. Theodore, who heads…

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Philly will plant 300,000 new trees by 2015

April 26, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyOne thousand trees planted around town last Saturday. Another couple thousand promised by the end of June. At this rate, Philadelphia will surely…

Salons from across the city host a fashion show in Frankford

Hairstylists Tiffany Bryant, Lisa Woodley and Chanta Barrett put the finishing touches on their models’ makeup and hair behind a big curtain last Saturday night right before their models took the…

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Weekend News Briefs: 4/23-4/25

Friday -- Three people have been accused of vandalizing Mayfair's John Perzel Community Center. Timothy Jensen and Anthony Morrison, 26, and 23-year-old Brianna Gebelein have been charged with criminal trespassing,…

Inquirer: Panels for President's House memorial on display

Inquirer: Panels for President's House memorial on display Proposed exhibition panels for the President's House memorial have been placed on display for public comment at the Independence Visitor Center, Sixth…

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Pier 53 park to open in August

April 26, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyAn acre of ground at Pier 53 – a spot that is now mostly asphalt – will soon be a park with…

Philly Clout: Controller Says Census Participation Lagging in Philly

Here's the release: City’s Census Participation Trails Large Cities, Majority of State Controller’s economic report includes census participation rates & a review of March’s low sales tax collections PHILADELPHIA – City…

NEast Links: Census may be miscounting, a singer returns to our area and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. New Jersey State Police detectives arrested 39-year-old Joseph Baer after he was spotted at an Atlantic…

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Employment agencies feeling the effects of the changing economy

Employment Agencies in the Northeast have been going through a dry spell lately as the economy tries to rebound. In fact, the latest unemployment rate for the tri-state area is standing…

A message from Transportation for America

It's coming up fast: now we're hearing that the Senate climate change legislation will be unveiled this Monday. You only have a few days left to contact your senators and let…

Foxwoods faces gaming board deadline Monday, hearing Thursday

April 23, 2010 Foxwoods Casino is supposed to have drawings, site plans and a time line for its proposed South Philadelphia project to the state gaming control board by Monday.Foxwoods…

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One dead in house fire

Firefighters recovered the body this morning of a 21-year-old woman after extinguishing a blaze in her home. A fire broke out in the home on the 2800-block of Lardner Street around…

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Philadelphia Protestant Home gives a comedic thank-you to volunteers

From the Philadelphia Protestant Home: Boris (A.K.A. Mary Ellen Keller) with help from Kitty Iwanycky (left) and Thomasine Mapp (center) of the Crypt Kicker Five did “The Monster Mash” at The…

A Woman's View: Fender benders

No doubt you hear those words and you just cringe.  The sudden impact, metal crunching, glass breaking and the endless headaches involved in dealing with insurance and auto body shops. Odds…

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