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    • Zoning Code Commission

Zoning Code progress report Wednesday night

Oct. 7 Citizens flocked to city council chambers and were briefed on the detailed recommendations for the city’s new code that the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission has drafted as it kicked…

    • Prototype for Silverliner V

SEPTA issues new timeline for Silverliner V cars

SEPTA has revised its timeline for bringing the new Silverliner V railcars into service, project manager David Casper told the Citizen Advisory Committee’s regional rail subcommittee on Tuesday.The 120 cars…

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What two architecture critics have to say about the design of the new Barnes Foundation

Oct. 7 How two architecture critics view the concept for the new Barnes Foundation, approved by the Arts Commission Wednesday. From The Philadelphia Inquirer's Inga Saffron: "What's astonishing is just how…

    • Alan Greenberger addresses CPR audience

A kickoff for riverfront setback movement

Oct. 7 Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA consortium of civic, community and advocacy groups that wants to line Philadelphia's two rivers with a ribbon of green space…

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Restoring Bucks service a hard sell

Oct. 7By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyPaul Iverson seems like an unlikely advocate for restored train service to Newtown.He has never lived in Newtown, and as a Chester County…

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Officer injured in Frankford

An office was injured in an early morning confrontation in Frankford. Police were called to the 4700-block of Tackawanna Street around 2 a.m. after receiving a call about a man with…

Watermain break on Willits Road

View Larger Map Multiple homes are without water pressure, and others have several feet of water inside them after a watermain broke on the 2800-block of Willits Road near Ashton Road…

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Philly Soccer Club goalposts stolen

In an effort to deter thieves, coaches and other employees with Philly Soccer Club are painting goalposts white - something that devalues aluminum. To date, eight goalposts have been stolen, in…

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Commentary: Where is Little Puerto Rico?

As I was wading through news stories not too long ago to find mentions of the Northeast, I came across an Inquirer story about people illegally riding all-terrain vehicles. In…

    • Washington's junior defensive back Martin Karton (23) puts a flying tackle on Northeast's #4.

Football Photos: Washington vs. Northeast

The Eagles took on the Vikings over the weekend, and both teams' chances at the playoffs look promising. Photos of the teams and the schools' bands are below. Note: a team…

DesignPhiladelphia Kicks off Tomorrow!

DesignPhiladelphia Kicks off Tomorrow! From October 7 to 13 2009, over 125+ diverse and dynamic exhibitions, lectures, building tours, book signings, open studios, runway shows, and workshops will take place in…

Publications and Newsletters, October 2009

GRID Philly, October 2009 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Green Jobs Philly News #16, October 2009…

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Knife fight between Flyers fans at bowling alley

A knife fight erupted yesterday when two groups of Flyers fans confronted one another in a parking lot behind the bowling alley on Roosevelt Boulevard between Rhawn Street and Holme Avenue…

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Homicide at Frankford bar

A Southwest Philadelphia man was killed early Sunday morning outside a bar in Frankford. George Williams, 24, was shot just before 2 a.m. while he was outside the Platinum Sports…

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NEast Philly has applied for a grant

Those of you interested in reading your neighborhood news - and maybe reporting on it - might be interested to hear that NEast Philly has applied for a grant with the…

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Sketch of police impersonator released

A sketch of a police officer impersonator has been released, following Thursday's attack on a woman along Algon Avenue. You can read the original story here on NEast Philly, and…

    •  Gentilhommiere, Stephen Girard’s country retreat, began as a farmhouse, which was modified in 1800 and 1825.

Look Up: Arts & Crafts survives in South Philly

Oct. 5 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay focuses on…

Dranoff challenges Drexel students to design eco-conscious living space in 777 South Broad Street

A press release from Dranoff Properties: Drexel Students to LEED the Way in Greening 777 South Broad Carl Dranoff challenges interior design students at Drexel to turn 777’s hospitality suite into…

Inquirer: Ex-owner now says tear down Sears site

Inquirer: Ex-owner now says tear down Sears site Matthew Spolar reports that former owner Mark Willis told the Camden Planning Board it was time to tear down the 82-year-old landmark…

PennDOT applies for high-speed rail money

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation submitted its request for high-speed rail money to the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday.President Obama included money for designated high-speed rail corridors throughout the country…

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