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Financial Perspectives: How much will you need for retirement?

  As the wave of baby boomers quickly approaches retirement, many questions come to mind.  One of the primary questions should be: Do I have sufficient savings to cover my expenses…

Click a mouse to plant a tree in Pennsylvania

Earth-friendly and responsible juicemaker Odwalla is hosting a contest to help fund more tree planting across the U.S. Now, vote for the chance to fund the planting of trees in Pennsylvania…

SugarHouse pays state $16.5 million table games fee

June 1, 2010 SugarHouse Casino Tuesday paid the state a $16.5 million fee to operate table games. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last month approved SugarHouse's request to offer table games.…

    • Manmade hills at Brooklyn's Pier 1 feature recycled rock from other city development projects.

A pier park grows in Brooklyn

June 1, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly As Philadelphia dips its toes into the notion of crafting parks centered on its derelict piers, I thought it'd be fun to see…

Breaking news from West Frankford Town Watch

West Frankford Town Watch has just sent the following information over: Multiple shots fired on the 5200-block of Penn Street in Frankford. Neighbors reported hearing up to 10 shots, and police…

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Parkwood residents talk tax amnesty

The final meeting of the season for the Parkwood Civic Association offered new beginnings to residents in the form of tax amnesty and recycling rewards. With little new business on the…

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GBCL meeting devolves into voting arguments

Voting was once again the main topic at Wednesday's Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting. Members were to vote on a new vice president, but the issue over voting and bylaws extended…

    • Mock-ups for the proposed duplexes at 2976-80 Welsh Rd.

Large Holme Circle property could be future site of duplexes

"I will carry that message back," is the answer most Holme Circle residents heard Wednesday night as they voiced concerns over the future of the Stokes house. The house --…

    • One workgroup maps ideas for Philadephia 2035

Citizens map their ideas for Philly of the future

May 27, 2010 By Kellie Patrick Gates For PlanPhilly With paper icons representing transit, parks, housing and other city building blocks and a seemingly endless stream of ideas, about 90 people…

    • Students from Swenson Arts & Technology High School were among the many honored at Tuesday's Prime Movers closing ceremony.

High school students honored at journalism ceremony

More than 15 high school journalism programs from across the city were honored Tuesday in a ceremony at the National Constitution Center. Among them were five Northeast schools. The event was…

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One dead in Fox Chase motorcycle accident

The driver of a motorcycle died yesterday as a result of a collision in Fox Chase. Reports said the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Rhawn Street near Ripley Street…

SEPTA Board approves the authority’s operating and capital budgets

A divided SEPTA Board approved the authority’s operating and capital budgets for fiscal year 2011, as well as a slate of fare and tariff increases that will go into effect July…

    • Mayor Richardson Dilworth built his home on Washington Square East in the 1950s to draw residents back to Society Hill.

Court upholds L&I decision to preserve all of Dilworth House

May 27, 2010 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyA Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge has upheld a decision to deny a permit to raze the rear portion of the Dilworth…

    • Ronn Ash of both Velo-Park Bike Cabs and the Philly Bike Cab Alliance speak at the May 27th press conference

Philly bikecabs to reach streets starting this weekend

May 27, 2010 By Billy GallagherFor PlanPhillyThink twice the next time you consider honking at that cyclist riding in front of you on Spruce Street. He might be your…

    • Mayor Nutter leads trail ribbon cutting

First section of waterfront trail is officially open

May 27, 2010Just over a mile of The Delaware Riverfront Trail, a joint project of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Center City District, was officially opened Thursday afternoon.…

Announcement about the June 19th Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Walk.

If you missed the first walk in February (attended by over 100 people), the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Coalition is holding a second walk from Bartram's Garden to Dupont Crescent…

Transportation for America: Progress in the fight for transit relief

A message from Transportation for America Your efforts have paid off with some good news for public transportation! In the midst of a nationwide transit funding crisis brought on by…

THURSDAY: Official Opening of Delaware River Trail

Please join us as we unveil the new Delaware River Trail  Thursday, May 27, 2010  12:45 PM South Trail Entrance at Pier 64 (Turn off Columbus Boulevard into the shopping center parking lot…

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Mayfair leaders hold preliminary Think Tank meeting

The idea isn't new: bring together all the Northeast civic, town watch and other community leaders to form a united front. But Mayfair leaders Monday night breathed new life into an…

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Readers' Photos: Cottman and Frankford Flyers celebration

We received several dozen photos of the chaos at Frankford and Cottman Monday night in honor of the Flyers entrance into the Stanley Cup playoff. As promised, we're not running any…

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