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    • 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…

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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…

    • On October 13th hundreds gathered to celebrate the new marker commemorating the history Pennypack Creek Bridge in Holmesburg. | Jessica Lopez
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Holmesburg celebrates historic Pennypack Creek Bridge

Take Frankford Avenue over the Pennypack Creek in Holmesburg and you've just traveled on the nation's oldest stone-arch bridge - the very same bridge that carried American and French troops en route…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
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Pennypack Park cleanup inventory: 14 types of balls, 4 kinds of flip flops, a gas canister, part of a shopping cart and more

What do a shopping cart, a blue comb, four car tires without rims, two baby dolls, and a frisbee have in common? They're all on a bizarre list of "other" things…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
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Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

    • A drawing of the Pennypack Creek Bridge by William L. Breton, circa 1830.

Preservation Row: A new marker for a bridge on Revolutionary road

Ongoing series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. What local historians describe as America’s oldest stone arch bridge is not in…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Help Desk: Pennypack on the Delaware as a wedding venue?

Today Eyes on the Street's Help Desk takes on a new kind of planning question: wedding planning. Donna Ludwig is helping daughter Danielle and her fiancé Nick plan their wedding. The…

    • Have you stopped by the new Philadelphia History Museum yet?
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Telling Philadelphia's story, North Central NID argued and amended, Nicetown Court, no Healing Way in Holmesburg, Olney's Schwarzwald Inn, budget hearings begin

Good morning Streeters! After my walkabout today, I'll be at this evening's Library in the City event. Hope you find a way to enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today by…

    • The Stokes House at 2876-80 Welsh Rd. in Holme Circle. | Shannon McDonald, NEast Philly
Eyes on the Street

Stokes House changes hands, redevelopment or restoration possible

The Stokes House, a 19th century stone farmhouse in Holme Circle, offers a rare peek into the area's more rural past, standing alone among the neighborhood's mid-century houses. Over the years, the Stokes…

    • Into Fame | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • Liddonfield public housing before demolition. | via google street view
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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…

    • Student athletes at Father Judge High School join President Fr. Joe Campellone and Director of Institutional Advancement Brian Patrick King for the ground breaking. | Photo by Michelle Alton, NEast Ph
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Ground broken at Ramp Playground for new playing fields

Student athletes at Father Judge High School join President Fr. Joe Campellone and Director of Institutional Advancement Brian Patrick King for the ground breaking. | Photo by Michelle Alton, NEast Philly…

    • The Holme Avenue Bridge was reconstructed this year and reopened on October 25. | Stephen Schultz for NEastPhilly
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PennDOT opens rebuilt Holme Avenue Bridge

The Holme Avenue Bridge was reconstructed this year and reopened on October 25. | Stephen Schultz for NEastPhillyFrom the department of surprisingly efficient public projects: Back in September, EOTS mentioned…

    • Holme Avenue Bridge reconstruction, September 28 | NEast Philly
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PennDOT rebuilds Holme Avenue Bridge ahead of schedule

A bit of good news via our friends at NEast Philly this week: a bridge reconstruction project that has detoured traffic for months in Holme Circle is finishing well ahead of…

Upper Holmesburg neighborhood plan presented to PCPC

Upper Holmesberg residents have created a goals and strategies report detailing the future they want for their neighborhood. Highlights, which were presented to the planning commission Tuesday by neighborhood planner Ian…

    • 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…

    • This describes how zoning fits in with the City Planning Commission's overall vision.

In the Northeast, some residents oppose zoning reform that would allow more renters

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

Check out the new DRCC website

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s new website. The DRCC was formed in 2004 and works to revitalize a sustainable riverfront corridor in Northeast Philadelphia by reconnecting the people,…

    • In Port Richmond, the Betsy Ross Bridge appears like a big sister of a railroad bridge just South.

Helicopter aerial photography shows off Northeast's Delaware Riverfront

On Memorial Day, local photographer Fred Moore—who's also the President of the Holmesburg Civic Association and a local historian—had the opportunity to photograph large swaths of the Northeast's Delaware Riverfront from…

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