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Inquirer: Tasty Baking to sell Nicetown properties

Inquirer: Tasty Baking to sell Nicetown properties Tasty Baking Co. announced Tuesday that it is selling two pieces of land in Nicetown - the sites of its bakery and its…

Philly Weekly: Mural Arts Developing Sense of Community on North Broad Street

Philly Weekly: Mural Arts Developing Sense of Community on North Broad Street Among the inner-city neighborhoods that are considered pleasant places to enjoy an early evening stroll, it’s probably safe…

    • Wynn's design goes to PGCB

Wynn gives casino design to state gaming board

April 7, 2010 By Kellie Patrick Gates For PlanPhilly Steve Wynn has submitted a rendering of a proposed design for the South Philadelphia casino project he hopes to lead to the…

Multi-use riverfront trail to open soon

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has resolved the right-of-way and safety issues that have prevented the organization from opening a new multi-purpose trail along the Delaware River. It will open by…

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Preservation Row: Bouvier Building may be reborn

April 9, 2010 By Alan Jaffe and Elise ViderFor PlanPhilly  A preservation victory was declared Friday morning with the unanimous approval of plans to restore the historic and long-derelict…

City of Philadelphia Proclaims April IdleFreePhilly Month

Weekly Press: City of Philadelphia Proclaims April IdleFreePhilly Month In an effort to reduce the harmful emissions from idling trucks and buses the City of Philadelphia proclaims April, 2010 to be…

I-95 lane closures for bridge construction Friday and Saturday

To accommodate bridge deck construction, PennDOT will close some southbound lanes of I-95 between the Broad Street exchange and the Girard Point Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, through 2 p.m.…

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Woman killed by train in Tacony

A 26-year-old woman died earlier this evening after being struck by a train in Tacony. According to reports, the woman was hit at 7:56 p.m. by the R7 line near…

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Frankford Friends students win documentary award

A group of eighth grade students at Frankford Friends School received an award from the New York Bridge Film Festival for their documentary called Every Little Drop Counts. Aldo Magazzeni, who…

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Reader Submission: Easter Bunny visits the 8th District

The Easter Bunny visited the 8th District Saturday, where more than 80 families shared lunch, posed for pictures and played games with Peter Cottontail on a beautiful spring day. The bunny…

    • Artist rendering of the future Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier nears groundbreaking

April 6, 2010 By Thomas J. Walsh For PlanPhilly About 60 people came out on a beautiful, warm spring evening Tuesday to Festival Pier to take a closer look at the…

Examiner: Real-time information coming to SEPTA bus shelters

Examiner: Real-time information coming to SEPTA bus shelters PHILADELPHIA - The City of Philadelphia is proposing to upgrade nearly 300 bus shelters across the city while installing an additional 250…

Volunteer for Philadelphia Green

Philadelphia Green is looking for some hardy volunteers to help maintain some popular downtown landscapes.  Not only is this an opportunity to contribute to Philadelphia’s green image, but you’re bound to…

    • Aerial view of bridge, Packer Avenue and Navy Yard

Southport Marine Terminal back in play

April 6, 2010 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Southport Marine Terminal just might be back on track. In the next two months, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) will…

Awbury Arboretum District Advances; Historic Gem Being Developed as Senior Housing

From the Preservation Alliance monthly newsletter: Awbury Arboretum District Advances Fresh on the heels of two new Historic District designations in late 2009 (Tudor East Falls and Parkside), the Philadelphia Historical…

Philly Weekly: 311 gets an iPod app

Philly's 311 Hotline: Yup, There's an App For That In the race to see who’s going to take over the world – between Apple or Google, obviously – Steve Jobs may…

    • Philly's Phinest (center) is an Ireland-based cheesesteak shop owned and operated by Mayfair native Beth McCullagh.

Q&A: Mayfair native serves up cheesesteaks in Ireland

Beth McCullagh (nee Cook) is living out many people's dream of living in Ireland -- the country a large portion of the Northeast's population calls home. But McCullagh is living out…

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Weekend news briefs

Friday -- One man was stabbed early Friday evening in Frankford. According to reports, two men got into an argument at the 7-Eleven at Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street around…

    • John Kromer's Book

Book Review: "Fixing Broken Cities"

April 5, 2010By Elise ViderFor PlanPhilly Like Zelig, the Woody Allen character who is omnipresent at important historical events, John Kromer has been a participant in – or at…

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