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    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

License issued for Frankford Avenue methadone clinic in Holmesburg

The state has issued a license that will allow The Healing Way to open and operate a methadone clinic on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg, Councilman Bobby Henon's office said Friday afternoon. …

    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

Court upholds permit for methadone clinic in Holmesburg

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled against a group of Holmesburg residents who have been fighting to keep a methadone clinic from opening on Frankford Avenue. Three Commonwealth judges overruled…

Where in the Far Northeast can I buy a house for $100k? [Real NEstate]

I’m a first-time homebuyer from Frankford and am not familiar with home prices in the Far Northeast. How far in the Northeast can I go for a $100,000 home? I work…

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A little something for adults at Mayfair Memorial Playground

Volunteers hustled around all weekend at Mayfair Memorial Playground at Lincoln High School to install adult exercise equipment and put in a seven-foot fence, which is Phase II of the three-phase update for…

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Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

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Protesters: Tomayo McDuffy didn't attack his Holmesburg neighbor

  A young man accused of assaulting a blind woman in her Holmesburg home as her dog called police is facing serious charges, but his supporters say police have the wrong…

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172nd District residents eligible for service award

Volunteers of all ages across several Northeast Philly neighborhoods are eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award. The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, established in 2003, honors Americans…

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Stings in Holmesburg and Mayfair evidence of fire ants' presence

The last thing a Philadelphia resident might expect would be to get stung by fire ants. But two recent cases in Northeast Philly are evidence that the insects are roaming around…

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PHOTO: Cottman Beverage celebrates renovations, re-opening

Celebrations started early last week for Cottman Beverage, which held its ribbon-cutting before July 4th festivities began. The store at 7544 Frankford Ave. was closed for three years until new management…

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Search resumes for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

A 13-year-old boy is still missing after another child was rescued from climbed out of the rough waters of Pennypack Creek Monday afternoon. The search was set to resume Tuesday morning for…

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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 Avenue methadone clinic in Holmesburg gets approval from Court of Common Pleas

The Court of  Common Pleas has ruled in favor of The Healing Way Inc., reversing a decision by Philadelphia's Zoning Board of Adjustment and reinstating a permit that will allow The…

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Holmesburg, Somerton get citywide spotlight

NEast Philly reports on neighborhoods like Holmesburg and Somerton every day. But it's a much rarer occasion to see Northeast Philly neighborhoods get citywide attention. But both got the chance this…

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15th District police look for burglary, robbery suspects

Police in the 15th District are looking for the suspects who burglarized a home in Sandyford Park and robbed a 7-Eleven in Holmebsurg. The burglary happened overnight Monday into Tuesday…

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Tacony, Holmesburg tackle short dumping and graffiti [video]

This is the second in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods’ approach to growing stronger together. You can read the first part…

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Tacony and Holmesburg work together to create stronger neighborhoods [video]

This is the first in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods' approach to growing stronger together. With similar missions but different approaches,…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge historical marker damaged in car crash

Repairs are underway on Frankford Avenue for a wall along the Pennypack Creek Bridge that sustained damage during a weekend car crash. Not quite six months after the installation of a…

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Suspect sought in Lawncrest, Holmesburg bank robberies

Philadelphia Police and the FBI are on the hunt for a man suspected of robbing two Northeast banks March 20. At 10:08 a.m., a man entered the Bank of America…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge presents new challenges in Holmesburg [updated]

Update May 9, 2013 ConRail has agreed to allow the Holmesburg Civic Association paint the bridge, and will waive the fees, registration and insurance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge that connects…

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Methadone clinic hearing had 'misinformation,' treatment advocates say

Beverly Haberle, executive director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., opened the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday by addressing an issue that has residents of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods up…

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