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    • Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski discusses zoning issues. Photo by Christopher Wink.

"The Northeast is under attack," says Upper Holmesburg Civic vice president

Presidents from two other Northeast civic associations addressed the Upper Holmesburg civic about what they say is becoming a big problem in the area: neglect from the city's Zoning Board of…

NEast Links: police news, Phillies security and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Worth the read Vandals broke into police property twice this week, causing $20,000 in damage.…

    • One of three suspects sough in a series of WaWa robberies. Courtesy of FOX 29.

Three unconnected suspects wanted for 11 WaWa robberies

Police are looking for three robbery suspects who are wanted for 11 WaWa robberies in the Northeast and nearby suburbs. It's been reported that the suspects, who are not connected, rob…

    • A temporary slots facility in Indiana

Foxwoods may need temporary facility

Oct. 16 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyFoxwoods Casino officials say they only may be able to get 1,500 slot  machines up and running by May 2011 if the Pennsylvania…

Philadelphia Public Art: The Full Spectrum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS CONTACT:Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural OfficerOffice of Arts, Culture and the Creative EconomyPhone                    PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC ART STUDY COMPLETED…

    • Somerton Civic Association board members present last month's minutes to the attendees.

Updates from the Somerton Civic Association meeting

The Somerton Civic Association was joined last night by  7th Police District Captain Joseph Zaffino discussed the monthly crime report, and gave residents tips on how to prevent themselves from being…

    • Mike Ferris (left foreground) catches up with Ted Silary (right foreground) at a North game. Photo by Bill Achuff.

Q&A with Mike Ferris - the North Catholic sports guy

When most people think of North Catholic, they don’t think of Mike Ferris. But among the many memories North students make, you’ll find sports teams – and that’s where Ferris comes…

    • Mayfair Town Watch president John Vearling (center) takes suggestions from members of the newly formed group.

Meet the members of Mayfair Town Watch

Though it already has an active civic, CDC and business association, Mayfair can add one more community group to its name: Mayfair Town Watch. The group held its first official meeting…

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Food For Thought: a shepherd's pie recipe worth staying home for

With the increasing financial hardship and economic strain, more NEasters are choosing to dine in and save some money, rather then eat out.  Given the fact that more and more people…

Car accident at Cottman and Bustleton leaves two injured

A car accident sent two victims to the hospital late yesterday morning when a driver hit two pedestrians at the Cottman and Bustleton avenues intersection. Both pedestrians were rushed to Aria…

    • Touch points between the public, the press and civic visions

Touch points between the public, the press and civic visions

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Harris Steinberg, adjunct assistant professor of city planning at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Executive Director of PennPraxis, presented nearly three dozen students in…

    • Suburban Station view to 30th Street Station

SEPTA moves ahead on capital projects

Oct. 15 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly SEPTA’s administration and operations committees approved several contracts for capital projects and the City Hall construction project at their Oct. 15 meeting.
The administration…

    • Joseph W. Huston, who designed capitol building in Harrisburg, was architect of this 1896 home on 6000 block of Overbrook Ave.

Look Up: “A suburb deluxe” in West Philly

Oct. 15 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus…

    • Walkshed Philadelphia model

New website creates a better sense of place

Oct. 15By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly Where in Philadelphia would you have to stand to be walking distance of a farmer's market, a coffee shop, a library and a…

Neighbors rally to guide Garrett Hill’s development

Neighbors rally to guide Garrett Hill’s development The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the recent Garrett Hill Master Plan and overlay district. Over the past two years residents of Garrett Hill, a…

    • Tiffany Davis, director of civic engagement for Young Heroes, explains how the organization serves Holmesburg.

City-wide youth organization visits Holmesburg Civic Association

The Holmesburg Civic Association welcomed many guests at last night's meeting - the most uncommon of which were representatives from Young Heroes, a division of Philadelphia's City  Year. Typical civic…

    • Daiheem Rhodes, 11, was injured in a hit and run on Keyston Street. Photo courtesy of CBS3.

UPDATED: Tacony boy injured in hit and run

An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Tacony last night. Daiheem Rhodes was crossing the 7000-block of Keystone Street on his bike when he was hit…

Real NEastate: How to lowball

Q: I know for a fact that the market sucks and I can get a bargain. But my agent says I can’t just offer 25 percent less for any house I…

    • Issue No. 1: Administrating the new code

ZCC starts tackling most critical zoning redo issues

Oct. 14 Previous coverage By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly Planning Commission Executive Director Alan Greenberger opened the monthly meeting of the Zoning Code Commission by updating everyone about the planning commission…

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Bottle bombs found at Forrest Elementary

The Bomb Squad was called to Edwin Forrest Elementary School this morning when a school staff member found bottle bombs on the property. The school's assistant principal, who was doing…

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