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Fishing competition highlights improvements to Pleasant Hill Park [photos]

See the slideshow below from the park, with photos taken by Bill Achuff and Michelle Alton. If you didn't know about Pleasant Hill Park, you probably wouldn't be able to find…

Real NEastate: Will the seller wait for my credit score to go back up?

Q: I was all ready to buy my first home this Friday in East Torresdale but, even after being pre-approved a few months ago and after giving the mortgage company everything they…

NEast Links: Abuse verdict, mural designs, firefighter celebration

  Monsignor William Lynn was found guilty Friday of one count of child endangerment after being named last year in a grand jury report for allegedly helping to reassign Philadelphia priests…

    • Pleasant Hill Park fishing pond c. 2008 | DRCC
Eyes on the Street

State-funded improvements coming to Pleasant Hill Park

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has committed $318,000 toward Pleasant Hill Park, a riverfront park in East Torresdale. NEast Philly reports that the funding will be used to…

    • An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps

Pleasant Hill Park funding will improve fish ponds, walkways, picnic areas

An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced earlier this month that $318,000 in funding…

    • Liddonfield public housing before demolition. | via google street view
Eyes on the Street

Holy Family's proposal for Liddonfield site has broad community support

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has 20 proposals for the former Liddonfield public housing site in Upper Holmesburg. Although the site's future remains uncertain, as previously reported here, many community members…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Pennsylvania capitol building. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Schwartz supports Archbishop Ryan graduate for Pennsylvania attorney general seat

Pennsylvania capitol building. Photo/Shannon McDonald Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy received an endorsement Thursday for his state attorney general campaign from someone with a local tie. Murphy, a Northeast native who…

Eyes on the Street

Future for Liddonfield Homes site still uncertain

Former Liddonfield Homes, c. 2007 | Google Street View View Larger Map After years of conversation and neighborhood debate, there is still no plan for the former Liddonfield Homes public housing…

Real NEastate: Best-read post about Northeast real estate

Real NEastate writer Stacey McCarthy is on vacation this week, so we're running her best-read column. (OK, second best. Her most-read is about snow-shoveling, which doesn't really apply this time…

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Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History at Holy Family University

Holy Family University announces the establishment of the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce Conner, an alumnus of Holy Family University (class of 1976)…

    • Maggie's Waterfront Cafe owner Kevin Goodchild addresses the East Torresdale Civic Association. Photo by Danny Donnelly.

Torresdale residents, restaurant owner look for middle ground in expansion

Maggie's Waterfront Cafe owner Kevin Goodchild addresses the East Torresdale Civic Association. Photo by Danny Donnelly. Since 1935, 9242 N. Delaware Ave. has housed several bars and restaurants. For the past…

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At-large interview: Joe McColgan

As primary elections approach, NEast Philly will interview council-at-large candidates so readers can get to know the names they’ll see on the ballot. Today we meet Joe McColgan. The St.…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

    • Vacant houses like the one across the street from 6th District Council candidate Sandy Stewart in Tacony prompt concerns about absentee landlords.

6th District Council candidates talk community involvement and big issues

Vacant houses like the one across the street from 6th District Council candidate Sandy Stewart in Tacony prompt concerns about absentee landlords.This is the third in a three-part series covering the…

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6th District Council candidates talk DROP, campaign platforms

This is the second in a three-part series covering the 6th District Council race. You can read Part 1 here. UPDATE: On April 18, Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing 6th District…

Real NEastate: Should we fix up a hoarder's house to sell it?

Q: My mother-in-law recently passed away and my husband has to sell her house in East Torresdale. She was a hoarder, and it will be costly to remove her things. Because…

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Stolen SUV pulled from river in East Torresdale

Police have confirmed the SUV pulled from the Delaware River yesterday morning is stolen. A jogger spotted the sunken Lincoln Navigator Monday morning near Delaware and Linden avenues in East Torresdale.…

    • (L to R) Jane  Golden, Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts   Program; Councilwoman Joan Krajewski; John Byrne, MARC President;   State Sen. Mike Stack; Mick Hartey, MARC Secretar

MARC brings mural to East Torresdale

The Major Artery Revitalization Committee along side State Rep. Michael McGeehan (D-173), State Sen. Mike Stack (D-5) and City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (D-6), dedicated its latest mural to beautify the neighborhood…

    • Northeast residents listen as the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's Michael Thompson explains the proposed zoning code rewrite. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

ZCC Director: 'Northeast has very well-formed civic associations'

At a 10th City Council District open house for the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission, Northeast Philadelphia residents thought certain aspects of the code rewrite would negatively affect their neighborhoods, while other…

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