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An interview with Rhawnhurst graphic novelist Duane Swierczynski

By Christopher Wink He is a rising star in graphic novels and comics, but like too many people, Duane Swierczynski saw a neighborhood he loved make a change for the worse.…

Foxwoods supports Authur Ashe Youth effort

Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia is donating its booth at Sunday'sPhiladelphia Bike Race to Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education.Foxwoods donated $100,000 when the race was threatened with cancellation, and in return,…

Philly street paving coming soon

Wondering when your street's going to be paved?Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, his top transportation and streets staff and the city's Congressional delegates will Monday afternoon announce details of the city's…

Rhawnhurst dentist arrested for child porn

By Shannon McDonald Michael Kushner, a 51-year-old dentist with a practice in Rhawnhurst, was arrested yesterday for viewing child pornography.  He was charged with eight counts of the dissemination of child…

A Woman's View: the Homemaker

A job that is thankless, never ending, offers bad pay (usually none) that is completely under credited and taken for granted: the Homemaker. This type of profession, women who sacrifice just…

CCD wins lighting award

The Center City District's Avenue of the Arts building lighting project has won a 2009 Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.The permanent lighting displays were…

Foxwoods still on hold

Foxwoods Casino's hopes of opening at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building continue to be stymied by a real estate snag. And so the zoning they need to operate a slots…

    • Pier 11

Progress report for Pier 11, bike path

June 4, 2009 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe public green space and park intended for a revitalized Pier 11, at the southern foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge –…

    • New Media Makers

PlanPhilly featured in New Media Toolkit

J-FLASHJ-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalismwww.J-Lab.org      June 2, 2009New J-Lab Report: New Media Makers Get Grants for NewsAt least 180 community, family and other foundations have…

    • South Philadelphia

Waterfront overlay gains traction

Full Council will vote today on bill that calls for a conditional 100-foot setback and public access. A parcel north of the Delaware Power Station and south of the Conrail Lands…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Inquirer puts Kensington juvenile rape case in Northeast

By Christopher Wink 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…

Fire at Dollar Expo in Bell's Corner

By Shannon McDonald A fire broke out at Bell's Corner's Dollar 99¢ Expo store on Bustleton Avenue around noon yesterday. It began with an explosion in the basement, which quickly spread…

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Real NEastate: NE homes are selling

Q: I noticed that there are five homes for sale within a two-block radius of my home in Parkwood. I want to sell mine now, but I am worried there are too…

UC Review: Grooms, not go-go girls, at 40th and Filbert

University City Review: Grooms, not go-go girls, at 40th and Filbert Nicole Contosta reports that at a public meeting convened by Councilwoman Blackwell, the applicant for a zoning variance for…

    • Historic 1619-23 Walnut loses large piece of facade

Historic 1619-23 Walnut loses large piece of facade

(Photo credits: J. Randall Cotton for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia)   Sometimes, news just jumps out in front of you.I was on my way to visit the Preservation…

Shooting in Castor Gardens

By Shannon McDonald Police are investigating a shooting that took place in Castor Gardens yesterday afternoon. A 24-year-old male was shot several times in the back on the 6400-block of Large…

The Parent Trap: What's in a name? A lot, actually

As I’ve said to my son on far too many occasions, I am not that far removed from my high school years to have forgotten what it was like to be…

    • SugarHouse site waterfront

SugarHouse may withdraw application

Brad Maule photo Previous coverage June 2 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillySugarHouse Casino officials may withdraw an application for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers –…

    • Civic Vision, recreation

Group presses city on overlay bill

June 2 The Development Workshop letter to the city's legal dept. By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIn advance of Wednesday’s City Council hearing on the Central Delaware Riverfront Overlay District,…

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