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Brookings: LaHood Gets Regional on Transportation Spending

The Avenue: LaHood Gets Regional on Transportation Spending U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood's comments on Monday represent a sea-change in rhetoric about national transportation policy. “[We] want to allow counties…

Take Action against anti-transit amendments

A message from Transportation for America: Alarming news: Senator John McCain has just proposed 20 amendments to a transportation funding bill that have one common theme: Breaking a federal promise…

    • Penn Park progress / September 16

Penn Park progress / September 16

On Feb. 26, 2009, Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh unveiled the model for Penn Park, the principal project on the former postal lands. While the plan includes a parking lot for…

    • Cira South update / Sept. 16

Cira South update / September 16

The new construction between Walnut and Chestnut Street -- the area formerly-known-as the Post Office Annex and soon-to-be-known as Cira Centre South is growing by about a floor every week. Financing…

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The Parent Trap: Birthdays past vs. birthdays present

The summer is ending, and my daughter has begun her yearly excitement at the prospect of her impending birthday. She watches each commercial and scours the magazines, looking for yet another…

    • Falcons seniors wide receiver/defensive back Mark Allen (#20) and running back/ defensive back David William (#34) take down Raider wide receiver/defensive back Dom Vinciguerra at the end of the first

Photos: North overtakes Ryan over the weekend

Below are more photos from the Falcons/Raiders games, and a photo of a spontaneous game of touch football between two young cousins on the sidelines. These photos are part NEast Philly's…

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Possible abduction, assault at Cottman and the Boulevard

Police are looking to a report by a woman who said she was abducted yesterday at Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. The woman, whose identity has not been released, told police…

    • Blight Plan: Point Breeze, Gray’s Ferry re-certified

Blight Plan: Point Breeze, Gray’s Ferry re-certified

Sept. 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Point Breeze and Gray’s Ferry sections of southwest Philadelphia, riddled with urban decay, declining populations and an increasing vacancy rate, were re-certified…

Inquirer: Chestnut Hill College outlines $500 million expansion

Inquirer: Chestnut Hill College outlines $500 million expansion Chestnut Hill College - once a small women-only institution wrestling with a deficit and a shrinking student body - has more than…

UPenn releases Climate Action Plan

UPenn releases Climate Action Plan In 2007, the University of Pennsylvania’s President Amy Gutmann signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).  This pledge committed Penn to developing plans…

Ed Bacon Student Design Competition deadline is October 30

Presenting the Fourth Annual Ed Bacon Student Design CompetitionPresented by the Ed Bacon Foundation and The Center for Architecture“Brown to Green” challenges students across North America to create a…

"In the Red" a new campaign by Casino-Free Philadelphia

For Immediate Release  Citizens Call on PNC Bank to Lead the Way-Don't Lend to Neil Bluhm’s CasinoAction is Kick Off for the New "In the Red" Campaign September 15th, 2009…

FixItPhilly.org: Tracking Philadelphia Zoning and Development Review News

FixItPhilly.org: Tracking Philadelphia Zoning and Development Review News www.FixItPhilly.org is the website of the When We Fix It Coalition, organized to reform Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code and cumbersome development approval process.…

Obama seeks LEED certification for White House

Obama seeks LEED certification for White House According to an article posted on Sierra Club's Green Home website, President Obama intends to get the White House LEED certified, a recognition awarded…

    • SugarHouse excavation earlier this year

SugarHouse is ramping up


Sept. 15By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly         Construction workers will begin driving the first support piles for SugarHouse Casino within a couple of weeks, and job interviews for professional…

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High School Football Previews: the complete guide

The school year is in full swing by now, which means only one thing: football. NEast Philly now has its very own High School Football Preview page - a comprehensive look…

    • Seymour (Michael Indeglio), the hapless hero of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, attempts to rescue his love Audrey (Jordi Wallen) from a man-eating plant in The Devon Theater's production of the cult clas

Devon Theater's "Little Shop of Horrors" delights

The fire alarm inadvertently rang out twice Friday night at the Devon Theater. But, aside from a grumble or two, the small cast performing the bright and wild musical comedy…

Body found near Franklin Mills

View Larger Map Shoppers at Franklin Mills Mall discovered a body yesterday in the bushes near Liberty Plaza parking lot. The lot, along Franklin Mills Boulevard and Woodhaven Road,  is across…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Action News didn't even try

As NEast Philly reported in a breaking news story Saturday, two people were found stabbed in their Pine Valley home on the 100-block of Greycourt Road. However, Action News reported…

SEPTA loses legal fight on lifts

SEPTA lost a six-year legal battle in federal court on Friday, with a federal judge ordering the authority to install elevators for disabled passengers at two Center City stations. U.S. District…

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