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    • Penns Landing Park by day,  © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

DVRPC authorizes study for capping I-95, gets funding for bike trails from William Penn

A number of transportation projects, including the dream of capping part of I-95 to improve access to Penn’s Landing and the expansion of the Frankford Creek Greenway Section, took another step…

    • Frankford Arsenal rezoning

Frankford Arsenal receives amended zoning for 86-acre tract

A City Council bill introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon on Nov. 14, 2014, that would change the zoning designation of a section of the former Frankford Arsenal property that is currently…

    • Brownfields planning in Bridesburg

Bridesburg residents weigh in on brownfields planning

Bridesburg residents gathered at a catering hall Tuesday night to weigh in on the Lower Frankford Creek Watershed Brownfields Area-Wide Plan. The city was awarded a grant from the Environmental…

    • The City wants to see the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine redeveloped.

Zoning changes proposed for Center City, Brewerytown, Frankford, and Roxborough

City Council members have introduced a handful of bills in the last several weeks making changes to the city’s zoning maps. Some of the bills were introduced as part of the…

    • Rendering of the Destination Frankford Gallery, opening April 19, and the park next door, to be completed next year.

Using art, creativity - and free food and music - to make Frankford a destination

A vacant Frankford storefront will this weekend become a pop-up gallery. Its first exhibit - art created from trash and other discarded items - is metaphoric for the ongoing adaptive reuse…

    • Northwood Frankford Community Y, February 2014
Eyes on the Street

Frankford Y forging an unlikely path back from the brink

The stately brownstone mansion at Leiper and Arrott streets is cold and dark, the front yard-turned-parking-lot is snowy, and the intersection is quiet though it is nearly rush hour at the…

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Discussing industrial land usage in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will hold a meeting later this week to discuss the future of industrial areas in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond. Scheduled for Nov. 14 at Edgemont…

    • Frankford Creek Greenway, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Eyes on the Street

City seeks input on Frankford Creek Greenway

When the city released the Philadelphia Trail Master Plan this summer, it identified Frankford Creek Greenway, section A, as the second highest priority trail for development. Wasting no time, the Planning…

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Lawncrest man admits to buying guns for teenage drug dealer

A Lawncrest man pleaded guilty today to illegally purchasing guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer who used one of those firearms to shoot someone. Luke Dercole, 32, pleaded guilty to four…

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Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart. On Aug. 24, a man told…

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Suspect wanted for Frankford bank robbery

The man who robbed a 3rd Federal Bank in Frankford Tuesday morning is still on the loose. Around 9 a.m., the suspect entered the bank at 4625 Frankford Ave., and…

Movie night in Overington Park

It's movie night in Frankford. Friends of Overington Park and Rep. James Clay, D-179th, are inviting community members to bring their chairs, blankets and popcorn to the park at 4600…

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Suspects wanted for multiple ATM burglaries

Police across the city are looking for the suspects wanted in connection with multiple ATM burglaries, four of which took place in the Northeast. Dennis Woods, 38, has been identified as…

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Do Philadelphians judge each other based on their neighborhoods?

What does it mean to you when someone tells you he or she lives in Frankford? Or is from Chalfont? Or grew up in Mt. Airy but now lives in Pennsport?…

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Holmesburg in middle of two methadone clinic appeals

The Holmesburg Civic Association is currently appealing the recent approval of NorthEast Treatment Center’s methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd. The city's Zoning Board issued the approval in early May,…

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Frankford Catholics worried about parish merger's impact on community [video]

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as…

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Letter: St. Joachim too much of a Frankford resource to close

The following is a letter to the editor. It’s content is independent of NEast Philly’s editorial team. Most of you who know me are aware of my interest in history.  So…

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Frankford news gets prominent display with 'The Digital Ave' [video]

In a world where news is becoming increasingly digitized, how do individuals who don’t have regular access to the internet stay in the loop? Bob and Jim Smiley of The Frankford…

    • Northeast Corridor
Eyes on the Street

Rough but far from ruined: Seeing Philly's past anew along the Northeast Corridor

As PHS seeks to spur new investments in the areas lining North Philadelphia's stretch of the Northeast Corridor, Community Contributor Brett Sturm invites us to look closer at this landscape's fascinating…

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Progress on charter school at old North Catholic building

The new home of Marianna Bracetti Academy Charter School continues to take shape in anticipation of it’s opening in Fall of 2013.  The building is the former Northeast Catholic High School…

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