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    • Pride for Mayfair and the Philles was in abundance at last night's Mayfair Town Watch meeting.

Mayfair Town Watch continues moving forward

The still-developing Mayfair Town Watch will need members "from every age group" to be effective, the group's president said at last night's meeting. Other town watch organizations "are made up of…

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A Woman's View: A survivor's story

As many of you may already be aware, October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month. Almost everywhere you venture, the pink ribbon (and related items) can be seen being sold, proudly…

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Phillies going to World Series: a dispatch from Cottman and Frankford

Thousands of Phillies fans crowded the intersection of Cottman and Frankford avenues after the team clinched a spot in the 2009 World Series. The crowd began brewing moments after the…

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Sneaking a peak at the Delaware River Trail

Oct. 22, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyStarting behind the South Philadelphia Wal*Mart is a snippet of waterfront trail so new it hasn't even officially opened yet.The interim…

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Class-action law suit against absentee landlords threatened by Northwood Civic Association

A class-action law suit against property owners who rent their homes in Northwood could be looming in the coming months, warned neighborhood civic association President Barry Howell at last night's meeting.…

    • Democratic district attorney candidate Seth Williams discusses the city's geographic assignments at the Lawncrest Civic Association meeting.

Democratic District Attorney candidate Seth Williams visits Lawncrest Civic

The Lawncrest Civic Association hosted many guests at its meeting last night, with Democratic District Attorney candidate Seth Williams being the highlight. "No matter who you are or where you live,"…

Real NEastate: Tips for a good showing

Q: My home has been for sale in East Torresdale for 5 months and I’ve had more than 32 showings. It’s on a great street and it’s priced right, even lower…

PA Gaming Control Board renews Harrah's Chester Slots Casino license

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA    October 21, 2009 Pennsylvania Gaming Control BoardP.O. Box 69060Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060CONTACT Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey(717) 346-8321         HARRISBURG: The…

PEC to release report on funding green programs in Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL RELEASES NEW REPORT TO CITY LEADERS ON WAYS TO FUND GREENING PROGRAMS IN PHILADELPHIAWHO: Peter Sortino, President, Danforth Foundation (St. Louis, MO)Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner, City of…

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The Parent Trap: North Catholic parents want answers

Sometimes, all it comes down to is uniforms. Denise Maccari knows about uniforms. As the mother of sophomore at Northeast Catholic High School, she understands that uniforms have to be bought,…

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Greyhound adoption program gets new home near Normandy

The National Greyhound Adoption Program has a new home in the Northeast. The 100,000 square foot facility is on Dutton Road off Comly near Normandy and the airport. Calming music…

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PCPC OKs new transit zoning, Parkside Historic District

Oct. 20 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia City Planning Commission, during its monthly meeting Tuesday, signed off on a significant change to the way a city agency…

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DRWC master plan finalists selected

Oct. 20 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe list of  firms interested in creating the master plan for Philadelphia's Central Delaware waterfront has been whittled down to five finalists, with…

Two separate car accidents leave two injured

Two car accidents - one involving a SEPTA bus - happened today in different parts of the Northeast. Around 9 this morning, a car hit the 14 bus at Cottman Avenue…

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Holy Family hosts the first Northeast Philadelphia History Faire

At least 20 historical organizations and as many as 200 people mixed and mingled during the length of Sunday's Northeast Philadelphia History Faire -- the first yearly event of its kind.…

    • City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honors its first inductees

City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink. The Northeast welcomed the first inductees into its hall of…

    • More than 900 people attended the fifth-annual Taste of Northeast Philadelphia to sample food from local vendors. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Fifth annual Taste of Northeast Philly brings the Northeast together

More than 900 people attended the fifth-annual Taste of Northeast Philadelphia to sample food from local vendors. Photo by Christopher Wink. Northeast residents came together Saturday night for a 30-course meal,…

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Bustleton carjacking results in suicide

A Bustleton carjacking early yesterday evening resulted in a police chase and the carjacker's suicide. Just after 6 p.m. yesterday, a man tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in the…

E-Tickets for PHS Flower Show now on sale

Philadelphia (October 19, 2009) Electronic tickets to the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Passport to the World,” are now available for purchase and download at theflowershow.com. The 2010 Show, to…

Inquirer Currents: Waterfront three years in the making

By Harris M. Steinberg Executive director of Penn Praxis at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design Tomorrow is the three-year anniversary of Mayor John F. Street's signing of the executive…

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