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FOOD
April 4, 2013
Cedar Park Cafe was a pillar to those around 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, with hearty, budget-priced breakfasts and lunches and cheery service. But a Christmas Eve fire forced it out of Cedar Park. Last month, it resurfaced with the same food and the same name in lovely, more spacious quarters near the Overbrook train station. Pay particular attention to the fluffy, veggie egg-white omelets ($6.95). - Michael Klein Cedar Park Cafe, 2035 N. 63d St., 267-292-2715.
NEWS
April 3, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 100 years of watching trains pass without stopping, Philadelphia Zoo officials are trying to restore passenger rail service to the zoo. A new study proposes a SEPTA station at 34th Street and Mantua Avenue, a short walk from the zoo's south entrance. Although the zoo was built on its West Philadelphia site in 1874 partly because of handy rail access, the original Zoological Garden station at 34th Street and Girard Avenue closed in 1902, a victim of Pennsylvania Railroad expansion.
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | By MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Chicago Tribune
OF ALL the movies culminating in a rite of exorcism, Romanian writer-director Cristian Mungiu's remarkable "Beyond the Hills" stands alone. It is a different sort of horror movie, focused on character and on the precarious emotional state of lovers whose affair has come to an abrupt close. Mungiu, whose works include "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (once seen, never forgotten), allows his story to breathe and to evoke a community and a country where, as they say, everyone has his reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013
AS I WAS watching the Academy Awards last week - the red carpet, the paparazzi, the cleavage - I was struck by the thought that Philadelphia missed a big opportunity a few months back to glitz up an award of its own. There were no breathless speeches or fawning reporters on hand for that one, though. Just a gaggle of tattooed passengers yelling obscenities in a stinky train station. OK, maybe it wasn't exactly like that, but that's the way I would've announced that SEPTA had won the 2012 transit Oscar - the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | By Mamdouh Thabet, Associated Press
ASSIUT, Egypt - Thousands of brick workers blocked railroad tracks from a southern city to Cairo for a second day Sunday to protest rising industrial oil prices, causing the cancellation of some services, security officials said. The government lifted industrial fuel oil subsidies last week as part of a reform program, prompting labor protests by quarry and brick factory workers. Egypt has been gripped by unrest in recent days, partially because of public discontent with new government measures designed to deal with a crippling budget deficit.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A new Paoli train and bus station, with a 600-space parking garage, will be built near the existing 60-year-old train station, if someone comes up with $80 million. SEPTA and local government officials on Wednesday announced the selection of the preferred site for the new station, but SEPTA only has funding for design work. That $7.5 million design plan will take about three years, said Robert Lund, SEPTA assistant general manager of engineering, maintenance and construction.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
TWO MEN were killed by SEPTA trains Friday, one on the Broad Street subway, the other on a regional-rail line, about four hours apart. At 9:26 a.m., authorities said, a 38-year-old man was walking along the Broad Street Line tracks at Allegheny Station when he was struck by a northbound train. He later died at Temple University Hospital. Shuttle buses ran in both directions between Allegheny and Girard until about 11 a.m. In Bucks County about 1 p.m., an outbound train on the West Trenton line struck and killed a man near the Neshaminy Falls train station.
NEWS
December 16, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
It doesn't have the thrilling punch of a soap opera, but the drama over rejuvenating Ardmore around the train station certainly has the drawn-out pace of one. In the hope of speeding up at least part of the nearly decadelong project, the Lower Merion Township Economic Revitalization Committee on Wednesday renewed an agreement with Dranoff Properties to build - eventually - housing, stores, and parking space on what is now the municipal parking lot...
NEWS
December 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It doesn't have the thrilling punch of a soap opera, but the drama over rejuvenating Ardmore around the train station certainly has the drawn-out pace of one. In the hope of speeding up at least part of the nearly decadelong project, the Lower Merion Township Economic Revitalization Committee on Wednesday renewed an agreement with Dranoff Properties to build - eventually - housing, stores, and parking space on what is now the municipal parking lot...
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