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Cottman Avenue a focus of Central Northeast planning discussion

When you think of Cottman Avenue west of the Roosevelt Boulevard, what do you picture? Heavy car traffic, lots of parking lots, several retail stores — many of which are vacant.…

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Central Northeast Planning District meeting Sept. 24

The second of three planning meetings for neighborhoods in the Central Northeast Planning District will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Northeast Regional Branch of the Free Library, 2228 Cottman…

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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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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…

Is it normal for settlement to be postponed? [Real NEastate]

Q: I just sold my house in Lawncrest and settlement was pushed back four days! Apparently, the buyers’ mortgage company, a well-know company with commercials on TV, could not get it…

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Lawncrest cell phone robbery pattern

Police in the 2nd District have made four arrests so far in the 15 robberies that have occurred in the last 30 days in PSA 2. Lt. Francis Staab, new to…

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Details of 2013 Lawncrest July 4th celebration

Ever wanted to sink a librarian into a dunk tank? What about a cop or a pastor? All three and more have volunteered to risk a dip in the tank at…

Suspect in custody after Lawncrest dog fighting bust

A suspect was taken into custody Saturday after PSPCA humane law enforcement officers broke up a suspected dog fighting operation in Lawncrest. Officers recovered five dogs from 326 Van Kirk St.…

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Attack Mode boxers advance to state championship

Lawncrest-based Attack Mode Boxing  sent two fighters to compete Saturday at the Pennsylvania Golden Glove Regional Championships. The event was held at Derby Ink Gardens at 820 Spring Garden St.…

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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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Frankford Transportation Center could become community hub with help from Planning Commission

In 1961, Jane Jacobs wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she proposed supporting neighborhoods' use of community-based initiatives. Fast-forward 50 years, and urban planners are…

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Straw purchaser arrested in connection with Oxford Circle murder

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was in Oxford Circle today to announce the arrest of a straw purchaser who bought several guns for a teenager who used one of those firearms…

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Burglar poses as plumber in Lawncrest theft

Police in the 2nd District are warning residents of a burglary that was just reported involving a thief who posed as a plumber in Lawncrest. From Lt. Thomas Maccartney: "On 02/05/03…

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Lawncrest tattoo shop owner debuts second location in Mt. Airy

When Bob Elfant first approached Sheena Allen inside Urban Athlete in Mt. Airy, she was a bit confused. "[He] goes, 'so you're into tattoos?' I thought he was jerking my chain…

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PhillyRising helping Lawncrest make the most of what it has

This is the second half of a series about PhillyRising and its role in Northeast neighborhoods. The first half was about Frankford. PhillyRising is relatively new to Lawncrest. Northeast Coordinator Manny Citron…

Holiday food and toy drive round-up

The holidays are fast-approaching, but there's still time to give to those less fortunate. We'll be keeping a running list of all the food, toy and clothing drives in the area…

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Lawncrest teams up with PhillyRising for holiday food drive

A park cleanup and Veteran’s Day ceremony, a five-block cleanup, and a neighborhood watch walk- through were just some of the successes highlighted during a PhillyRising meeting at the Lawncrest Library…

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Lawncrest honors veterans with annual clean-up and ceremony [photos]

The “Star Spangled Banner” rang out as Joe O’Rourke, a Vietnam War veteran, raised the American flag at the Lawncrest Recreation Center during a Veteran's Day ceremony Sunday. Lawncrest residents gave…

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Graveyard lantern tour helps keep Lawncrest church's spirit alive

Parishioners of Trinity Church Oxford in Lawncrest will keep the spirit of their church alive during a historical lantern graveyard tour this Saturday. Kate Sampson, director and producer of the lantern graveyard tour,…

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