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    • Philadelphia Census promotion

How the 2010 Census can reshape Philadelphia

March 24, 2010By Elise ViderFor PlanPhillyFor Philadelphia, the 2010 Census shares similarities with both a political campaign and a sports rivalry, with a little something extra thrown in…

    • Salvatore Sicilian

Police arrest local suspect for Bustleton burglaries

Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with three burglaries in Bustleton in late January and early February. Salvatore Sicilian, 25, has been arrested for robbing two homes on the…

Technical Difficulties

Due to some internal errors, NEast Philly was down yesterday afternoon and this morning -- as you may have noticed. We'll be back with all the news tomorrow morning, at the…

New report on the nonprofit sector in southeastern Pennsylvania

The Economy League is pleased to announce the release of a new report, "It Matters: The Nonprofit Sector in Southeastern Pennsylvania," commissioned by The Philadelphia Foundation. As a Public…

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Two car accidents leave 2 dead, 1 injured

Two people were killed and one injured in two separate car accidents over night. The first happened around 8:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard between Haldeman Avenue and…

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Weekend news catch-up

Here's what happened around the Northeast this weekend, while most of us were out enjoying the beautiful weather: Police are looking for a man who went missing from his home Friday.…

PECO Purchases 6 MV of Solar Credits

From the Next Great City newsletter: PECO has signed 10-year agreements to purchase 6 megawatts, or 80,000 solar energy credits, in support of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS). That’s enough…

Inquirer: Philly bike routes now on Google Maps.

By Sandy Bauers This morning, Google announced that it has added bicycle maps for 149 cities in the U.S. -- including Philadelphia -- to its mapping function.  Cycling advocates had been…

Adopt a Bike Rack

From the Next Great City newsletter: Since Mayor Nutter took office, the Streets Department has installed over 1,400 bike racks as part of an Adopt-a-Rack program. The program provides a city…

    • Available space

Retail push is diverse mix of traditional and emerging talent

March 22, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyValerie Safran offers a wide grin, while a more demurely smiling Marcie Turney glances sidelong at the camera. "Over the last six years,…

    • Great Wall

Greetings from Beijing

March 22, 2010 EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated from an earlier version posted Monday morning. By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyOn the second leg of a trade mission…

An exhibition that would be a good fit for Philly

March 22, 2010 I was handed the newspaper and told, “This would work better in Philadelphia.”It was Sunday morning but we were just getting around to the Weekend Arts section…

Breaking News: fatal car accident at Boulevard and Haldeman

View Larger Map We just received this e-mail alert from the Philadelphia Police: NORTHBOUND ROOSEVELT BLVD AT HALDEMAN, OUTTER LANES CLOSED DUE TO A FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT - FROM POLICE…

    • City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Two weeks left for Northeast Hall of Fame nominations

The Northeast gets called a lot of things: suburban, Republican, behind-the-times -- and those are just the subtle insults. But what people in other parts of the city -- and even…

    • Upper Holmesburg Civic Association Zoning Officer Paul DeFinis leads the zoning discussion at the March meeting.

Auto-related businesses at the forefront of Upper Holmesburg's concerns

Auto-related businesses were the focus of last night's Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting, with zoning issues being the highlight of the 90-minute gathering. Zoning Officer Paul DeFinis began the zoning portion…

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News Brief: shooting on Summerdale Avenue

Police are investigating an overnight shooting on the 900-block of Marcella Street, just off Summerdale Avenue. Reports say a 19-year-old man is in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after…

NEast Links: high school science lessons, St. Patty's Day and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Community Scientists from Dow Chemical were at Benjamin Rush High School Wednesday as part of an…

Northern Liberties: Get a Free Street Tree at Your Home or Business

Get a Free Street Tree at Your Home or Business - Apply by April 2 Last year we planted 100 new street trees in NL - now you can apply for…

R7 station projects revised by SEPTA

SEPTA is looking at revising two station projects along the R7 Trenton line after encountering construction problems.The two changes, one at Croydon and the other at Levittown, were reviewed by…

    • Richmond Street

I-95 / Girard Ave. construction update

March 19, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The I-95 Girard Avenue interchange that crews have been working on since last summer will open in July, representatives from PennDOT and…

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