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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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Summerdale man charged with pulling gun on SEPTA driver

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced Wednesday charges against a Summerdale man accused of pulling a gun on a SEPTA bus driver. Walter Thompson, of the 800-block of Marcella Street,…

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Police officer charged for filing false accident report

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has announced charges against Philadelphia Police Officer April Shaynick for allegedly filing a false accident report and insurance claim in August. Shaynick was involved in a…

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Lower Northeast District draft plan available for comment until Oct. 1

There are two weeks left to comment on the draft plan for the Lower Northeast Planning District. Presented at an August open house, the plan lays out long- and…

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Fels, Northeast removed from 'persistently dangerous' schools list

Two Northeast high schools have been removed from the "persistently dangerous" list. School District of Philadelphia officials announced today that six schools remain on the list - down from 10 last…

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Lower Northeast District Plan to be presented to Planning Commission Tuesday

One of many things on the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's agenda Tuesday is a review of the Lower Northeast District Plan. Residents of Frankford, Northwood, Summerdale, Lawncrest…

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Highlights of Lower Northeast District plan include short- and long-term ideas

In the lobby of a building filled with innovators, residents of the Lower Northeast District planning area gathered Tuesday to see the highlights of four months' worth of ideas for Frankford…

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Final Lower Northeast District planning meaning set for Aug. 7

The third and final planning meeting for the Lower Northeast District is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Globe Dye Works [map] in Frankford. The first two meetings -…

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Lower Northeast plan to call for new development centered on SEPTA's Frankford Transportation Center

A draft of the PCPC's Lower Northeast District-level Comprehensive Plan will be presented to the public for comment next month.But input given at two public input sessions, surveys and other…

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City Planning Commission holds second Lower Northeast District meeting

A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles from the first Lower Northeast District planning meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its…

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Lower Northeast District meeting Tuesday; text tool available for those who can't attend

Image/Philadelphia City Planning Commission The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has scheduled its second meeting for the Lower Northeast District. Stakeholders from FrankfordNorthwoodSummerdaleLawncrestOxford Circle…

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City Planning Commission to hold second Lower Northeast District meeting

Image/Philadelphia City Planning Commission The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has scheduled its second meeting for the Lower Northeast District. Stakeholders from FrankfordNorthwoodSummerdaleLawncrestOxford Circle…

    • A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald

City Planning Commission holds first public meeting for Lower Northeast District

A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald Seven tables, 14 city planners and seven maps marked up in blue, red, black and…

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Weekend News Briefs: 1/20 - 1/22

Friday - Police continue their search for the masked suspects who killed a Tacony storeowner during an armed robbery Friday. Xiang Huang, 27, was shot inside Jin House, the Chinese store and…

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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…

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UPDATED: Victims in fatal Franklin Mills crash identified

900-block of Franklin Mills Circle Image/Google MapsUPDATE: The third victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Alcalde of  Summerdale and a Northeast High School tennis player. He and the driver were…

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Summerdale man cuts off own arm, taken for psychiatric evaluation

A 34-year-old Summerdale man cut off his own arm Wednesday night, say rescuers. First responders were called to the 800-block of Brill Street around 8:30 p.m. after reports of an…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Castor Gardens may be hard to find, but it's not in Lawncrest

It's rare a mainstream news outlet can find Castor Gardens. Summerdale, Oxford Circle and Lawncrest often get the Castor Gardens label. Or simply, 'Castor,' whatever that's supposed to mean. When a…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawncrest is a lesson not learned

Two Lawncrest RNWN features in one week. Clearly the folks in front of the TV cameras haven't been reading. Just like there wasn't a shooting last Thursday in Lawncrest, no one…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawncrest still confusing people

Maybe it's because Lawncrest is really two separate neighborhoods. Or maybe it's because our local TV news reporters have never actually been to Lawncrest (except when there were some dog fighting…

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