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    • Alan Greenberger addresses ZCC

ZCC begins arduous task of fine-tuning draft

Nov. 18 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Commerce, and Eva Gladstein, Zoning Code Commission Director, started Wednesday's ZCC meeting off with words that were…

Trees cut down at 40th and Market: They will be replanted

UC Review: Trees cut down at 40th and Market: They will be replanted For those UCity residents who noticed that the 75 trees UC Green volunteers planted in 2007 at…

Daily News: Port Richmond blames its splitting headache on slumlord tactics

Inquirer: Port Richmond blames its splitting headache on slumlord tactics The Port Richmond of the early 1990s had working-class charm. Neighbors traded Crock-Pot recipes. They knew every kid by name.…

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A little slice of modernity in Holme Circle

You've probably driven by it countless times in your commute along Holme Avenue. Or perhaps you've parked in front of it while attending a game at Crispin field. Or even idled…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Action News mistakes Holmesburg for Mayfair

As NEast Philly has reported, a 22-year-old male was fatally shot Sunday in Holmesburg. But Action News reporters must have lost their maps when compiling their report, because they listed…

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Officers injured in afternoon crash

Two police officers were treated for non-life threatening injuries following a car accident yesterday. The 2nd District officers - one male and one female -were responding to an assist call when…

How Philly's Sewers are Leaping Out of the Gutter

Friday Journal: How Philly's Sewers are Leaping Out of the Gutter Robert Manduca of the Economy League writes about how Philadelphia's much-documented need for a new long-term wastewater plan is…

How Many Miles to Bike Sharing, Philadelphia

Friday Journal: How Many Miles to Bike Sharing, Philadelphia Ana Liss of the Economy League provides an update on the efforts to bring bike sharing to Philadelphia.

    • Documentation of blight: 492 vacant lots and structures (2009) 609 L&I housing code violations (2005)

PCPC: blight; institutional expansion, "wow" development

Nov. 17 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly The monthly meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's agenda covered significant portions of the city geography and the agenda was interesting enough to…

    • Denise Scott Brown

An evening with Denise Scott Brown

Nov. 17 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyAn architect who designs a building or space according to its functional purpose can also be a creative soul, Denise Scott Brown told…

    • Kevin McCloskey

Personal Narrative: an old friend gets honored

Mayfair resident Kevin McCloskey was honored Wednesday at an annual luncheon hosted by the V.F.W. and held at Rosewood Caterers, where he received the Distinguished Military Service Award. I was invited…

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Lawncrest honors vets at a community service

The Lawncrest community came together Wednesday at "The Grove" next to Lawncrest Rec Center to celebrate Veterans Day. The event, which achieved a crowd of more than 100 people, was planned…

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[UPDATED 2] BREAKING: Devon Theater cancels season's remaining shows

Updated 11/16/09 @ 10:10 a.m. with a response from Devon staff; Updated 11/16/09 @ 1:42 p.m. with a response from the Mayfair CDC The Devon Theater announced Friday it will cancel…

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[ UPDATED] Teenager shot dead in Holmesburg

UPDATE -- Investigators have determined the victim is a 22-year-old Hispanic male. His name will not be released until the family is notified. Police have limited information about the suspects. Police…

Update on Federal Planning Legislation and Policy

Here are sections from the latest APA Advocate, the American Planning Association's update on legislative and policy issues: Senate Panel Passes Climate Bill Senate Vote Ends Vitter-Bennett Amendment Debate Livable…

Philly's Fall Leaf Drive: Save the City money and landfill space

From now until to December 18, you can help the City save money, free up landfill space and give Philly’s composting program a huge boost by collecting fallen leaves on your…

PHS awarded $300,000 grant to expand its innovative urban food growing program

Philadelphia (November, 2009) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded PHS a $300,000 grant to expand its innovative urban food growing program, City Harvest,…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, November 2009

Pennsylvania Planning Association "Vantage Point" A publication of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association. Citizens Business, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an…

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Somerton man tortured, killed wife

As NEast Philly reported earlier, a Somerton woman was found dead in her home yesterday morning. Police arrived at the scene after neighbors reported hearing screams coming from the house on…

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