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NEast Links: bank robbery, murders and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The Rising Sun Avenue Bank Robber has struck again, this time at Citizens Bank Branch at…

    • Matthew Morley Rusk as the title character in the Devon Theater's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running Nov. 12 to Dec. 13, 2009. Photo credit Kim Reilly, Devon Theat

Devon Theater: Small cast puts on big and bright production of 'Joseph'

Matthew Morley Rusk as the title character in the Devon Theater's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running Nov. 12 to Dec. 13, 2009. Photo credit Kim Reilly, Devon…

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Mayfair Town Watch members complete training

Mayfair Town Watch has moved one step closer to its goal of street patrols by finishing up its member training session, with plans to hit the streets this weekend. “I think…

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Suspect enters guilty plea in Cassidy slaying

John "Jordan" Lewis, the 23-year-old North Philadelphia man accused of killing 54-year-old Police Officer Chuck Cassidy in 2007, has entered a guilty plea, much to the surprise of the lawyers…

Inquirer: Ground broken for new Barnes home

Inquirer: Ground broken for new Barnes home After years of litigation, court hearings, protests and fundraising, the renowned Barnes Foundation, long of Latchs Lane in Merion, finally broke ground this…

"Drexel Shaft" at 30th Street Station to be demolished Sunday

Necessary Ruins: Eulogy for a Shaft I consider the Drexel Shaft to be that good friend with a quiet solid presence.  Like a lot of utilitarian remnants of Philadephia’s industrial…

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Amtrak implosion set for Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

The City of Philadelphia, Testa Corporation (Main Contractor), and Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI - Implosion Subcontractor) of Phoenix, Maryland would like you to be aware that on Sunday, the 15th of…

Help Rebuild Veterans Park in Fairmount

A message from Fairmount CDC: Help Rebuild Veterans Memorial We need your help to restore the Veterans Park at 31st & Girard Fairmount CDC along with a team of community…

The latest on street furniture for Philly

This just posted on Urban Direction A Forum on the Future of Bus Shelters and Street FurnitureBy Ariel Ben-AmosOn Monday October 26th over 70 people attended A Forum on…

A brief update from the Parkwood Civic Association

View Larger Map The Parkwood Civic Association held its monthly meeting last night to address current and ongoing issues in the neighborhood. In the meeting, which lasted just about 30 minutes,…

The Parent Trap: With other options, why watch reality?

“Would you please turn that down?” I called out to my son, who was relaxing from his day at school. Normally when I say that phrase, it’s because of some music…

    • Gary Weyhmuller, senior VP and COO of Fox Chase Cancer Center discusses building a stronger Fox Chase.

Fox Chase community groups get update from Cancer Center

Much-anticipated updates from the Fox Chase Cancer Center were the focus of last night's joint meeting of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Fox Chase Town Watch groups. Gary Weyhmuller, senior…

A Recipe To Stay In For: Easy strawberry shortcake flag cake

Quick, easy and tasty! The three words a chef loves to hear. Try this week’s recipe to stay in for the next time you need a cake, a treat or a…

Coming to CFA in December: Constructing Play

Coming in December: Constructing Play An exhibtion of classic building toys, on view December 4, 2009 to January 31, 2010 Every child imagines building and creating. Their parents imagine them becoming…

Bruce Schimmel on our street furniture opportunity

Bruce Schimmel's latest City Paper column, "Decorating in the Dark" explores Philadelphia's evolving plans to redesign our on-street furniture – which includes bus shelters, kiosks, bike racks, etc.Here's where the…

PHS Awarded $1.65 Million Pennvest Grant

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 3) -- The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced today that it has received a $1.65 million grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) for the planting of more than…

A message from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Dear Friend of DVRPC: I am writing to you today to personally introduce the tenets of the Long-Range Plan, which was recently adopted by the Board of the Delaware Valley Regional…

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Improving development through preservation

Nov. 12By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIf it’s true that the death of every gilded age begets a new progressive era, one could argue that was evident in the…

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CDAG holds report card on waterfront progress

Nov. 12 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Central Delaware Advocacy Group is working on a report card that will gauge the city's progress in implementing the long-range plan for…

    • An American flag waves proudly from the porch of 4245 Romain St. in Frankford. Photo courtesy of HGTV.

Frankford home rehabbed in honor of Veterans Day

The long-awaited TV debut of the "Romain House" is tonight at 8. The Frankford home, located at 4245 Romain St., won a contest back in the spring, which brought in…

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