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Penn State Philadelphia Master Gardeners present 2nd Saturday Summer Gardening Series 2010

WHERE: The Second Saturday Gardening Series will be held in the classroom at the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park, Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Registration and refreshments…

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PlanPhilly book review: “Beat Cop to Top Cop: A Tale of Three Cities”

An urban planner can learn a lot from a grizzled Irish cop. Especially when said Irish cop has spent a career in three large American cities, “from beat cop to top…

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Burglary alert from the 7th District

This alert came in from Capt. Zaffino of the 7th District: 7th District residents, be advised that there has been a number of burglaries in the areas of 2200 Fuller,…

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Watermain break results in Boulevard closures

A watermain burst early yesterday, shutting down portions of Roosevelt Boulevard near Southampton Road. The break, about eight inches, occurred around 6:45 a.m. in the outside  and inside northbound lanes.…

    • SEPTA advisory committee adjusts open meeting policy

SEPTA advisory committee adjusts open meeting policy

SEPTA’s Citizen Advisory Committee has decided to try out changes in its open meeting policy in response to SEPTA staff concerns.At its June plenary meeting on Tuesday, the advisory board…

    • Lenfest keeps Big U alive

Lenfest keeps Big U alive

On July 2, 1952, thousands of people lined the Hudson River to watch the brand-new SS United States pull away from her pier and glide majestically out to sea. Bands played…

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Reader survey: one more time, with feeling

This is your last chance to take our reader survey, compiled by University of Missouri's Reynold's Journalism Institute. So far, RJI has counted just under 50 NEast Philly readers who've…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Tacony now going by Frankford and Port Richmond is the home of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News -- the city's only two "city-wide" papers. Neither paper knows where Tacony is. Last we checked, Tacony is…

    • RecycleBank's Carla Castillo encourages Holme Circle residents to sign up for the citywide program and earn rewards for reducing waste.

Notes from the Holme Circle Civic Association meeting

The hour-long meeting last night of the Holme Circle Civic Association drew about 20 people. And while most came out for an update on the Stokes property, many took interest in…

    • SS United States

Breaking news: A reprieve for the SS United States

By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhillyAt Thursday night's National Flagship Celebration at the South Philadelphia IKEA, the SS United States Conservancy will formally announce that philanthropist H.F. (“Gerry”) Lenfest has…

    • PlanPhilly User Survey: A comparative analysis

PlanPhilly User Survey: A comparative analysis

We asked our readers to take an evaluative survey on SurveyMonkey in December of 2008 and December of 2009. A little over 300 readers took the survey each year. We have…

    • Lonnie Haile helps one of his pupil's footwork. Photo by Laura D'Alfonso.

Neighbors work to rebuild Lawncrest youth athletics

In part two of a two-part series, NEast Philly examines what goes into making an athletic association successful, and what two neighborhoods are doing to keep kids active. Read part one…

Financial Perspectives: What is going on with mortgage rates?

  There has been a lot of press in the past week or so about how dramatically the housing market slowed down last month. It is pretty clear that this is…

Real NEastate: Need cash in Castor Gardens

Q: How much would I get if I wanted to sell my home in Castor Gardens? I live in a twin with three bedrooms. I bought it in 2007 for $165,000,…

Quiet Ride program gains traction

With SEPTA ditching peak-hour trains tomorrow in favor of a simpler fare system, the authority has rethought its approach to Quiet Ride cars.Currently, the front car of peak-hour trains carry…

Potentially historic Center City barbershop becomes center of debate at zoning meeting

Renovations to a historic Center City barbershop became the hot button issue at the Center City Resident Association zoning meeting last Tuesday, the Weekly Press reports. As representatives of Norman…

Community media coverage of Green2015

NEastPhilly, an independent news site and partner of Metro writes that communites in the Northeast hoping to compliment Pennypack Park attended the fifth of six Green2015 meetings last week, events…

    • Players assume defense positions for the Fok-Rok offense. Photo by Laura D'Alfonso.

Fox-Rok's success measured in fun

In part one of a two-part series, NEast Philly examines what goes into making an athletic association successful, and what two neighborhoods are doing to keep kids active. As youngsters, we…

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Burholme toddler hospitalized for near-drowning

A toddler was taken to the hospital yesterday morning after a near-drowning accident. The 3-year-old was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale just before 11 a.m. for a code blue situation after…

    • New SEPTA map

Regional Rail soon no longer a numbers game

By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly With less than a month to go before regional rail numbers disappear forever, PlanPhilly sat down with SEPTA communications director Elizabeth Mintz, who’s in charge of…

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