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    • Casino meeting

Foxwoods, SugarHouse talk to Gaming Board

April 8, 2008By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyHARRISBURG – Foxwoods Philadelphia told the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday morning that it intends to forgo plans for relocation to…

    • University City projects

The growth of Drexel University

Rendering in Drexel's 2007 plan. April 08, 2009By Brandon GollottiFor PlanPhillyDrexel University was near bankruptcy when the late Constantine Papadakis became president in 1995. But Papadakis thought the…

    • Flyfishing in Bimini

Become a PennFuture volunteer

A message from PennFuture President Jan Jarett: PennFuture has had a remarkable record of success but none of that success would have happened without your continued involvement and that our other…

Inquirer: $65 million crescendo for Curtis

Inquirer: $65 million crescendo for Curtis Check out Peter Dobrin's article on the Locust Street expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, including a 10-story new building. Demolition is expected…

Editorial: Slots plan still flawed

Editorial: Slots plan still flawed Check out this editorial from Wednesday's Philadelphia Inquirer on the proposed redesign of SugarHouse Casino endorsed by Mayor Nutter.

    • Zoning Code Commission

Work begins on new zoning code

Code discussion at the ZCC April 8, 2009By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly Hot on the heels of a formal (and dismal) assessment of the state of Philadelphia's Zoning Code last…

The Parent Trap: worrying never ends

We all worry. It doesn’t matter if our young child is picked up by a van to go spend the morning at daycare, or our teenagers grab the SEPTA bus to…

Exclusive interview with District Attorney candidate Dan McElhatton

By Shannon McDonald Dan McElhatton's public office resume is almost as extensive as his ties to the Northeast. The 59-year-old candidate for District Attorney is a City Council alum, graduate of…

    • SugarHouse concept

SugarHouse, Mayor unveil casino re-design

A new SugarHouse design unveiled by casino and city officials Monday calls for a smaller building footprint, first-floor retail space, and more public access to the river.  The Nutter Administration –…

    • Philly clean up day

Thousands clean up Philly

Watch the video! April 4, 2009 By John Davidson For PlanPhilly Strong winds did not deter the thousands of volunteers who came out for the second annual Philly Spring Cleanup. This…

NEast History: Wissinoming

Every Friday, will bring you NEast History, a historical photograph, story or account from the storied past of Northeast Philadelphia. See others here. This is a view of…

PGCB time change flap, more blame game

April 3, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The starting time of Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board meeting – at which SugarHouse and Foxwoods casino interests have been asked to…

    • Andy Altman

Should Philly tie taxes to "green" status?

Deputy Mayor Altman and Suzanne Biemiller of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability testify at Thursday's hearing.  April 3, 2009 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly Everyone seems to agree that building "green"…

Q&A with District Attorney candidate Dan McElhatton

By Shannon McDonald Next Monday, will have an exclusive interview with Dan McElhatton. The Juniata-born, Northwood-raised District Attorney has numerous ties to the NEast, dating back to his days at…

Food For Thought: Picanha Brazilian Grill

By Donna Ward Where can you go in Northeast Philadelphia for a great Brazilian steakhouse? Picanha! Located at 6501 Castor Avenue, Picanha is open seven days a week from 11:00…

    • Shipyard relics

Trust hopes to preserve waterfront history

An archaeological dig at the lot in 1987 uncovered this centuries-old slipway, which was used to haul ships out of the water for repairs.  April 2, 2009By John DavidsonFor…

Coming Soon: Starr Burger Stand in Franklin Square

Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr plans to open up a permanent burger stand in Franklin Square starting this summer. For more coverage, refer to Mark Abrams' story for KYW: Phila. Restaurant Legend…

PCPC releases RFP for Hunting Park West study

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission wants to hire a firm to prepare a master-plan like document to help guide future development in the Hunting Park West Industrial area. "As the area…

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Real NEastate: Pine Valley appraisal question.

Q: In December 2007, I refinanced my single home in Pine Valley, and it appraised for more than $400,000. I plan on selling this spring. Can I use that appraisal to set the price…

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