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SCRUB Awarded Grant for Internship Study of Digital Signage and Sustainability

The Samuel S. Fels Fund recently awarded 25 grants to Philadelphia nonprofit organizations to support internships for graduate students during the summer of 2010. These internships are full-time and take place…

    • PlanPhilly editorial posting: Web administrator

PlanPhilly editorial posting: Web administrator

PlanPhilly editorial posting: Web administratorJob Description:PlanPhilly.com is a news organization and information-provider focused on design, planning and development in Philadelphia. Hosted by PennPraxis, led by a former Inquirer editor…

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Fox29 reads NEast Philly, and apparently likes our story ideas

More than a month ago, we ran a story about Mayfair residents' thoughts on the flashing blue light and accompanying police camera at Cottman and Frankford. Fox 29 ran the same…

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One dead in Frankford car accident

An 18-year-old died early Sunday morning when the driver of an SUV carrying three people drove into the back of a flatbed truck. The accident, which happened around 5:30 a.m.…

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Home invaders steal TV from Ashton Road home

Three men invaded an Ashton Road home Friday night, making off with a TV. Reports say the men entered a home on the 9400-block of Ashton Road just after 11 p.m.…

Council passes legislation ending Central Delaware height limits, granting planners more time

A bill ending height restrictions on all properties within the Central Delaware Overlay that are not zoned residential or light commercial awaits Mayor Michael Nutter's signature.City Council unanimously passed the…

    • SEPTA regional rail review

SEPTA proposes service plan changes

March 8, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillySEPTA announced proposals for seven bus route changes and one new route at its annual service plan hearing last Friday.The authority is…

    • Ghost Structure

Making a built statement or just filling in

March 8, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyIn Philadelphia, the uneasy alliance between new and old buildings occasionally flares into combat. The resulting skirmish, says architect and historian Steven Semes…

Study finds that PhillyCarShare conserved 770,000 gallons of gas in 2009

PhillyCarShare Betters Environment: 770,000 Gallons of Gas at a Time FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2010 –Econsult, a nationally-recognized local consulting firm, has analyzed membership usage, survey results, and other data…

T4America: Tell Congress to support safe streets for bicyclists and pedestrians

A message from Transportation for America: In the last 15 years, 76,000 Americans have been killed while walking or simply crossing the street. But help could be on the way.…

EPA Environmental Justice Video Contest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring an environmental justice video contest to create videos that capture the faces of the environmental justice movement. The Faces of the Grassroots contest is…

Next Great City: Mayor's Proposed Budget impacts on sustainability

A message from Next Great City: Mayor Nutter presented his Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Address to members of City Council last week.  We’ve looked over the proposed budget to see…

Mechanical problems on El dogging SEPTA

If you’ve been thinking that the Market-Frankford El has been unusually crowded recently, you’re right. A series of mechanical problems on the El has been causing longer headways over the past…

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Suspects invade Lawncrest home

Police are looking for two men who invaded a home in Lawncrest last night. Reports say that around 11 p.m. Thursday, two men entered a home on the 300-block of…

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Mayor Nutter takes heat at Mayfair Diner over soda tax

Mayor Michael Nutter remained calm but tried to press on when confronted by a woman in Mayfair critical of one of his proposals to cut the city's $150 million budget deficit,…

    • District Attorney Seth Williams addresses the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday, March 4, 2010 inside Frankford Hospital. Image from Frankford Gazette

DA Seth Williams will assign assistants to geographic areas

District Attorney Seth Williams addresses the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday, March 4, 2010 inside Frankford Hospital. Image from Frankford Gazette District Attorney Seth Williams will assign his assistant district attorneys…

    • Mayfair CDC Executive Director Brian Patrick King mentions some of the politicians who've helped the organization.

UPDATED: Mayfair CDC seeks solutions after budget cuts

UPDATE [March 9] -- Flash portion added. For Kim Wilson and her 5-year-old daughter Marian, the STARS Program housed in Mayfair’s John M. Perzel Community Center provides a support system for…

NEWS BRIEF: Archbishop Ryan closed today

NEWS BRIEF -- Archbishop Ryan High School is closed today due to flooding from a burst pipe. The school is expected to reopen Monday.

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NEast Philly Quizzo @ the Grey Lodge proves a success

There was a ringer in our midst. More than 40 people packed the second floor bar of the Grey Lodge on Frankford Avenue between Wissinoming and Mayfair Wednesday night for Northeast…

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NEast Links: Northwood baby has national TV appearance, MaST Charter School exemption and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Twenty-three-month-old Mischa Weston, of Northwood, made the top 10 of Beautiful Baby Week, a contest…

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