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Stop the presses Phoenix! Philly gains population.

Dec. 8, 2009By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyFor the first time in 59 years, the city of Philadelphia actually increased its population in 2008, according to an official annual…

    • An all-too-rare conversation

An all-too-rare conversation

Dec. 8 The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia kick-started a rare conversation between some of the region’s preservationists and green designers at a one-day conference Tuesday entitled, “The Past Is Our…

PGCB and Foxwoods respond to open records request

The PBCG and Foxwoods have filed responses to the open records request by attorneys for two advocacy groups that are seeking documents Foxwoods Casino filed with the state.Paul Boni, who…

    • Q&A with Ed Bacon competition winners

Q&A with Ed Bacon competition winners

Dec. 8PlanPhilly asked the members of the winning team to tell us a bit about themselves and their design. Here's what they said:Zac Boggs Age: 32Hometown: Boulder, CO…

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Cornell team wins Ed Bacon competition

Dec. 8 Meet the Cornell team By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillySix Cornell University students won the 4th annual Ed Bacon Student Design Competition with a proposal to turn the…

    • Penn's Harris Sokoloff

Developers, community groups to meet with ZCC in January

Dec. 4 Opinion / Tossing out communities with the zoning codeBy Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyFormal workshops between civic associations, CDCs, developers, city planners and members of the Zoning…

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Toddler home alone in Lawncrest fire

A Lawncrest mother has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after leaving her 2-year-old son home sleeping, only to have a fire break out…

Man killed crossing State Road

A man died Friday night while crossing State Road near Linden Avenue just blocks from his home. The 54-year-old victim was crossing west to east on the 9200-block of State Road…

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3 hospitalized in weekend car crash

Three people were hospitalized after a car crash on Roosevelt Boulevard over the weekend. Just after 11:30 Saturday night, two cars collided in the southbound lanes below Tyson Avenue. Following…

Inquirer: DRPA light-rail plan costlier than one city rejected

Inquirer: DRPA light-rail plan costlier than one city rejected Did Philadelphia miss a chance for a cheaper, faster way to get a streetcar line along the Delaware River waterfront? In…

Heller on Comcast: Universal Foxwoods?

Fans of Inquirer columnist Karen Heller might have already spotted Saturday’s entertaining piece on the proposed Comcast Corp.-NBC Universal Inc. merger, but regular PlanPhilly readers might get a special kick this…

Preservation Pennsylvania names endangered resources in 2009

The Sidney Hillman Medical Center and the Church of the Assumption were among the most endangered historic resources in the state in 2009, according to Preservation Pennsylvania.The non-profit historic preservation…

    • Frankford residents ask questions at the Dec. 3 Civic meeting about the proposal for the new Frankford Y.

New Frankford Community Y investors a no-show at Civic meeting

A starry-eyed plan for reinvigorating the century-old Frankford Y has now lost the support of the civic association to whom the proposal was first presented. Northwood Civic Association President Barry Howell…

NEast Links: Christmas celebrations, scholarships and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Northeast resident Alice Simmons, of Welsh Road, donated one of two Christmas trees for the city's…

    • Check out the Philebrity Awards poll

Check out the Philebrity Awards poll

The first annual Philebrity Awards / Collaboration of the Year category features some familiar projects.Here is the ballot:Which group of Philly entities joining forces to better the city did…

    • Good Food Market in Chestnut Hill / photo by Jen Dubin

Opinion / Tossing out communities with the zoning code

COMMENTARY The Nov. 20 Inquirer commentary, City to business, Drop dead, by Paul Davies tells the story of two Chestnut Hill moms unsuccessfully trying to expand their services at the…

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2-alarm fire on Adams Avenue

A Lawncrest warehouse caught fire yesterday, bringing firefighters out to battle the two-alarm blaze. The building, at Adams and Rising Sun avenues, caught fire just after 12:30 this afternoon. No…

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A Woman's View: technology

The streets and parks of the NEast use to be cluttered with happy children playing games and socializing.  No matter the climate they would endure the elements of Mother Nature and…

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Carbon Monoxide sends six to the hospital

Six Rhawnhurst residents were taken to the hospital early this morning, after being sickened by carbon monoxide fumes. Five adults and one child from a home on the 1800-block of…

Real NEastate: Holiday home shopping

Q: I am planning on buying a home next spring. I have been driving around looking at houses for sale and have stumbled upon a couple neighborhoods I really like, but…

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