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    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • About 40 people gave planners input at the final Central Northeast meeting

Suggestions, praise, criticism at final Central Northeast meeting

Highlights of a still-under-construction draft plan calling for strengthened commercial corridors in Fox Chase/Rockledge, Five Points and Rhawnhurst, better mass transit, and a safer Roosevelt Boulevard for all who use or…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Central Northeast District draft plan to be revealed in December

The draft recommendations for the Central Northeast District Plan include improving mass transit and making the major auto thoroughfare – Roosevelt Boulevard – safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Based on…

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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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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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Priest charged with sexual abuse of former Resurrection of Our Lord student

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is charging 75-year-old Rev. Robert Brennan with rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault. "Rev. Brennan is charged with sexually…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase

Pedestrian, traffic and commercial center improvements in emerging Central Northeast plan

The Central Northeast District-level Comprehensive Plan will focus on improving three key areas: Foxchase Town Center, Five Points, and the area around Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. Residents, community and business…

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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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Central Northeast neighborhoods discuss demographics, employment

Nearly 80,000 people live in what the Philadelphia City Planning Commission calls the Central Northeast District, and who they are and what they do was the focus of a recent…

    • Central Northeast plan

Central Northeast: Lots of immigrants, transportation needs

The neighborhoods of Central Northeast Philadelphia have a growing population and twice as many immigrants as the city average, planner Michael Thompson told the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday during a…

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Northeast teachers, school employees among of 'Faces of the Layoffs'

FacesofTheLayoffs.org  gives a voice to the thousands of Philadelphia School District employees who've been told they would not have jobs this coming fall. It was organized by largely by Larissa Pahomov,…

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Northeast Philly families get help from up-and-coming programs

Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. T wo programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through…

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Third-degree murder charge for Rhawnhurst couple who lost second child to faith-healing death

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has filed third-degree murder charges against Herbert and Catherine Schaible for the death of their 7-month-old son, Brandon. Brandon died in April from bacterial pneumonia, dehydration…

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Catholic school alumni invited to share their photos

Calling all Catholic school alumni: Philadelphia magazine is inviting former Catholic school students to share photos from their school days. The request follows an article from the May issue by Michael…

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Mayfair girl's lemonade stand raises money for cancer patients

Saturday was a beautiful day for a lemonade stand. Sandra Stewart thanked everyone who came out to her daughter Corin's Alex's Lemonade Stand outside of Marinucci's Deli on the corner of…

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Rhawnhurst couple sentenced in faith-healing death loses second child

For the second time in four years, a Rhawnhurst family whose religion shuns traditional medicine has allowed an infant son to pass away. Now, many are wondering if state or local…

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Suspects sought in Fox Chase, Rhawnhurst bank robberies [video]

Police in the 7th and 2nd districts are looking for the suspects in two separate robberies. The first took place March 13 at the Trumark Financial credit union located at 7306 Castor…

Can I sell my house without doing repairs? [Real NEastate]

Q: My house is in Rhawnhurst and I am ready to move. It is a nice house, but my friends have told me it is “dated.” I don’t really have a…

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BREAKING: SPCA officers on the scene of possible animal hoarding case in Rhawnhurst

Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Officers are executing a search warrant and removing dozens of animals from a house on the 1900-block of Emerson Street in Rhawnhurst, according to PSPCA…

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