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Rep. Oberstar planning markup on surface transportation bill after recess

Rep. Oberstar planning markup on surface transportation bill after recess From the Transportation for America newsletter: Appearing at an economic recovery news conference Wednesday in Minnesota, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee…

Can bikes and cars share the road?

Can bikes and cars share the road? By Eoin O’Carroll For the Christian Science Monitor An increase in the number of people commuting by bicycle instead of car would be an…

Chinatown leaders favor destruction of the Reading Viaduct

Weekly Press: Chinatown leaders favor destruction of the "Chinese Wall" Written by Mark Brakeman: In its quest for new, affordable housing, the neighborhood’s leaders are looking beyond Chinatown’s traditional boundary…

Real NEastate: Dash for the $8000 tax credit

Q: I’m a first-time buyer. First, how do I get the $8000 tax credit? Second, can I use it for the down payment? A: The Dec. 1, 2009 deadline to purchase…

The Day of New London: 'Dire times' push tribe near default

Mashantuckets hope to restructure $2.3 billion in debt; plan sees 'no impact' on Foxwoods http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=63c13c19-2c33-4272-b1ab-bb8433c1e9e1 

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Postcard from Tempelhof

Photo: Berliner Morgenpost Aug. 26 By Arrus FarmerFor PlanPhilly The future of the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin has been one of the most hotly contested urban development issues facing that…

Schuylkill River Heritage Area receives more than $169,000 in grants from Exelon Nuclear

POTTSTOWN — The Schuylkill River Heritage Area has received $169,149 from Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station to bolster the Schuylkill River Watershed Restoration Fund—a fund used to improve water quality in…

Updates on Sustainable Communities Initiative in West Philadelphia

Sustainable Communities Initiative in West Philadelphia The Sustainable Communities Initiative in West Philadelphia (SCI-West), a new integrated and collaborative model for community development started by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC),…

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Family wants closure in son's death

The Talley family of Mayfair is seeking answers surrounding the cause of their 12-year-old son's death in June. On June 29, Albert Talley was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer at…

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The Parent Trap: That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it

I confess that I never liked the tree. Well, it’s not exactly a tree – just as big as a tree. It is only a part of my continuing dislike of…

    • Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger speaks at an event on infrastructure

One-on-one with Alan Greenberger

Photo: Next American City Magazine With the dog days of summer upon us and no August monthly meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, PlanPhilly sat down last Friday, August 21,…

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Missing man could be in our area

Action News has reported a missing 56-year-old man in the Northeast. Although Elpidio Martinez actually resides outside the Northeast, he lives close by and may need your help. Martinez was last…

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Introducing the NEast Philly Community Events Calendar

There have been lots of changes and additions in the past few weeks thanks to our new site, but we think you'll especially like the latest: the events calendar. The NEastPhilly.com…

Take action to support Mill Creek Farm

A message from the Next Great City newsletter: For over 30 years, the Brown Street Community Garden has provided gardening space for neighbors in the Mill Creek neighborhood. And since 2005,…

Use Philadelphia's online Carbon Emissions Calculator

From the Next Great City newsletter:  As part of the City of Philadelphia’s effort to become the greenest city in America and meet the Greenworks goal of planting 300,000 new trees…

    • A scene from a community event on a vacant lot at 40th and Mount Vernon Streets in Mantua

Open to new ideas in Mantua

Aug. 24By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyNot all empty lots need to be ugly.

At least, that was the message a group of architects and community activists were sending at…

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Limited options for Garrett-Dunn site

Aug. 24 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe Garrett-Dunn House, a West Mt. Airy site with a distinguished history, has few options left for its future. The mid-19th-century Greek Revival estate…

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NEast Links: Tacony shooting, arts center and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. An unnamed 17-year-old female was shot inTacony at about 10:15 Wednesday evening. The shooting took place…

Smart Card proposal date delayed again by SEPTA

    SEPTA has again pushed back the final date for potential vendors to submit proposals for a new smart-card fare collection system.    The new deadline is Sept. 30, replacing a…

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Food For Thought: Ashburner Inn

With its charming wooden floors and old church pew-style seats Ashburner Inn, located at 8400 Torresdale Ave. in Holmesburg, offers a quiet elegance to casual dining. A full bar…

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