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NEast Links: Priest struck by drunk driver, drownings in North Wildwood and more

By Shannon McDonald Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. A Mayfair priest was struck by a drunk driver outside his parish. Pastor…

    • SEPTA fares

SEPTA delay could be "smart" move

July 3 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly    Even though SEPTA announced that it was delaying the deadline for its new smart card fare collection system for the third time last…

The Parent Trap: my life in cardboard

It is a simple brown box, the kind that anyone can pick up at a store. I don’t know what was stored in it before it came into my life, but…

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A Woman's View: Fourth of July edition

Happy Birthday, America!  As the city of Independence and brotherly love, Philadelphia is preparing for another spectacular celebration.  Despite the financial crisis, Philadelphia won’t be skimping on its budget for welcoming…

Nutter's nine picks for the newly created Commission on Parks and Recreation

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA  planner, a land conservation specialist and the former Fairmount Park director are among Mayor Michael Nutter's nine picks for the newly created Commission on…

Weekly Press: South Street West pays tribute to past while looking ahead

Weekly Press: South Street West pays tribute to past while looking ahead In this article, Nicole Contosta tells the history of the ten-block stretch from 13th through 23rd on the…

    • Delaware waterfront uses

Inga Saffron: Deep six for I-95 by Penn's Landing?

June 28 Inquirer Architecture critic Inga Saffron on our own I-95 and Boston's Big Dig   Read article here

Jonathan Farnham's response to Frank Matero's commentary on the Hillman Medical Center

To: Matt Golas, PlanPhilly EditorFrom: Jon Farnham, Executive Director, Philadelphia Historical CommissionRe: “Hillman Center’s demise will signal larger problem with architectural legacy here” Date: 1 July 2009On June…

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Real NEastate: Moving to a 55+ community

Q: My 63-year old mother has lived in her Lawncrest home for almost 40 years. It's a big house she doesn't need, plus she's all alone there and is practically a shut-in since my father died in…

Two kids killed in separate Mayfair car accidents

By Shannon McDonald Two children were struck and killed in separate Mayfair car accidents this week: A 12-year-old boy died Monday after being fatally struck by a tractor trailer on Cottman…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Northeast car accident happend in four different spots

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

    • Alan Greenberger and Michael Nutter

Nutter names Greenberger Acting Deputy Mayor for planning, economic development

Previous PlanPhilly coverage of Alan Greenberger's tenure as Planning chief: Underground tour Love Park makeover A good fit for design crowds Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced Tuesday that Alan Greenberger will…

University City District welcomes Matt Bergheiser as Executive Director

Dear UCD Supporter:I am pleased to announce that after a national search that produced a field of very talented candidates the Board of Directors of the University City District (UCD)…

    • Alan Greenberger and Mayor Michael Nutter

Greenberger named Altman’s ‘interim’ sub

June 30, 2009By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia City Planning Director Alan Greenberger, who was a private, successful Center City architect from the early 1970s until 2008 with MGA…

    • SEPTA website

SEPTA embraces new technology

SEPTA's new website June 30 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly        On Tuesday, SEPTA officially joined the more than 400 transit agencies around the world that allow riders to plan their…

Fox Chase native and Frankford resident behind ezLandlord Forms

By Christopher Wink Assets are only the things that make you money. Kevin Kiene said that is a mantra he took from Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad…

Franklin Mills to get a bookstore?

By Shannon McDonald In a recent Northeast Times article, Franklin Mills Mall manager (and Washington High School alum) Joseph Binder, said he has been listening carefully to Northeast residents - particularly,…

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