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With Dietz & Watson transaction, city looks to kickstart reindustrialization

Early last September, an 11-alarm fire destroyed a 300,000-square-foot meat-packing plant in Delanco, New Jersey, owned by Dietz & Watson, a 75-year-old company headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia. Firefighters fought the blaze…

    • Bull's Eye Darts and Computer Guy, May 2014
Eyes on the Street

Tacony celebrates 15 refreshed storefronts

Tacony Community Development Corporation has worked with commercial property owners renovate 15 storefronts in the last year – that’s more than any other corridor has accomplished in a single year period.…

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Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

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Torresdale Avenue storefront improvements take off this fall

Along Tacony’s stretch of Torresdale Avenue layers of vinyl siding and stucco are being peeled back in favor of restored woodwork and brick. Fresh coats of paint, new shop signs, better…

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How the Shore Road Tavern became a haven for underground musicians

Robbins Avenue  might be best known for carrying Northeast Philadelphians to the Shore across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, but it's also home to The Shore Road Tavern. The bar has Kathleen Fiedler's…

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Consolation, St. Leo create new community following parish merger [video]

Catholic school closures around Philly have been making headlines for years. But the parishes that stand behind those schools are struggling as well, and some of them are now being…

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Second suspect arrested for Torresdale pharmacy burglary

Police have located and arrested the second man wanted in connection with a May burglary at the Delair Pharmacy. Samuel Wiley of the 6900-block of Keystone Street in Tacony, is charged…

Gun buyback Saturday in Tacony

From the Frankford Gazette: There will be a gun buyback on September 7th from 10AM till noon at Holy Innocents Church at Tyson and Torresdale avenues.  It is sponsored by the…

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Kids health initiative will kick off with Fall Fest in Tacony

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control shows an increase in childhood obesity in Pennsylvania. With that in mind, residents of the 6th Council District [map] will have…

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Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

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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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Northeast Philly Love Note: R7 Line

My absolute favorite place in Philly is what I still call the R7. My route takes me from Cornwells Heights to Suburban Station. Along the way, I see the Philly that…

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Tacony sees upswing in active, completed construction projects

From 2009 to 2012, Tacony saw a 25 percent increase in completed construction permits. That's one of the numbers the Tacony CDC is celebrating after using the LicenseToInspect app to crunch…

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Suspects sought in 8th, 15th district bank robberies

Police in Northeast Philadelphia are looking for two different suspects wanted for bank robberies this month. The most recent robbery took place Saturday in the 8th District at the Bank of…

Where should I look for $100k homes in Northeast Philadelphia? [Real NEastate]

Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.”…

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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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Tacony man arrested for multiple counts of harassment and indecent exposure at Phila U.

A Tacony man is in police custody after a series of crimes at an East Falls school. George Tobin, 40, of the 7100 block of Keystone St., is being charged in…

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Disston Park clean-up set for Saturday

There's sun in the forecast and cleaning supplies await. The Tacony Civic Association is organizing Saturday's clean-up of Disston Park, and more volunteers are sought to help spruce up the area…

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Tacony's improvements continue with shopping, clean-up projects [video]

Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project…

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