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Happy holidays from NEast Philly

Happy holidays, everyone! NEast Philly will return Monday with our usual reporting. Until then, have a safe, warm, joyus holiday. Start it off right with a snowy slideshow (the second of…

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Fire at Torresdale and Harbison

A fire broke out in a tire store early yesterday morning, quickly spreading to four homes. Firefighters were called to Trinidad Tire Center on the 5300-block of Torresdale Avenue around 3…

Food For Thought: Off for the holidays

Food For Thought will take a break this week for the holidays. If you're in need of a last-minute dessert recipe for the holiday, try this one for Lemon Meringue Pie…

    • Bones, a 3-year-old Cockapoo, took his mistress Michelle for an early evening walk in Lawndale Sunday. Bones' legs are barely five inches, but he managed to pick his way along cleared paths with a

Photos: snow day!

One of the biggest snowstorms in the history of the city blanketed the region over the weekend. Residents in the Northeast were left with the task of shoveling and salting, and…

Real NEastate: How not to get ripped off by a contractor

Q: My real estate agent has suggested some home improvements to help me sell my late father's home faster, since it is very outdated. I am afraid of getting conned and putting…

Forests Blanketed in Snow - A Good Sign for Groundwater Aquifers

UC Review: Forests Blanketed in Snow - A Good Sign for Groundwater Aquifers Winter snowstorms are starting to whiten Pennsylvania and many meteorologists are predicting above-normal snowfall for the state…

"Little Mexico," 9th Street’s new flavor

Weekly Press: "Little Mexico," 9th Street’s new flavor If not for the mounds of snow proving otherwise, people shopping on 9th Street south of Washington Avenue, and weaving in and…

Mark Alan Hughes: Why Copenhagen mattered

Dec. 22Mark Alan Hughes, Philadelphia’s former Director of Sustainability and a Daily News columnist, blogged daily on FLIP video for PlanPhilly from Copenhagen Dec. 13-18. He was part of an…

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Seven days in Copenhagen

Coverage from Dec. 18: Friday is our last day of an eventful week (check out each day's report below) in Copenhagen. Locked out of the Bella Center to make room…

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Christmas tree in stable condition after El journey

Dec. 23By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyCan you take a Christmas tree on SEPTA?I wasn’t sure, but growing up in a family that bought 8-foot monstrosities every year, which…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: confirmation that Action News doesn't read NEast Philly

Back in October, we featured a Right NEast/Wrong NEast calling out Action News for misreporting a neighborhood. The break, which happened on the 2800-block of Willits Road near Holme Circle,…

    • Wesley Enhanced Living at Evangelical Manor residents Alice Kanach (l) and Eleanor Schol (r), along with junior girl scouts from Troop #23463 and #24335 of Mt. Laurel, N.J., make homemade holiday cand

Girl Scouts and seniors team up to make holiday treats for the needy

It's common this time of year for people to give to the underprivileged. Clothes, turkeys and canned goods are among the usual donated items, but this year, Northeast seniors partnered with…

    • The early morning scene of a watermain break off Holme Avenue at Willits Road. Photo Courtesy of CBS3.

Watermain break off Holme Avenue

Maintenance crews were called yesterday after a watermain broke on Willits Road just above Holme Avenue near the Academy Gardens/Holme Circle border. The break happened around 6 a.m., and while crews…

Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process

From the APA - PA Southest Section Blog: Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) and Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) will carry out an “in­tegrated planning…

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SEPTA takes architectural and engineering firm to court

Dec. 22By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA has filed suit against AECOM, the architectural and engineering firm for the Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project, blaming it for design flaws that…

TWU continues fight against drug testing policies

Transport Workers Union Local 234 is continuing its legal battle against new SEPTA drug testing policies.The TWU filed a motion Dec. 21 for reconsideration after a federal judge ruled in…

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Local pols: Casino money should stay close to home

Dec. 22By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly If the state brings table games (in addition to slots) to some Philadelphia neighborhoods, a portion of the revenue generated should stay in…

    • Pier 53 and environs

RFP issued for Pier 53

Dec. 22, 2009By Thomas J. WalshFor Plan Philly The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has issued its official request-for-proposals for improvements to Pier 53, seeking “qualified design/build consultants to prepare…

Going all the way: The Zero Waste Movement

Going all the way: The Zero Waste Movement A recent move to a rental home has disrupted my personal waste management cycle.  After nearly 30 years of composting household food to…

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