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    • Illustration of 'Diligence' by Ben Volta, in remodeled main room of the Tacony Library

'Diligence' coming to Tacony Library as part of 21st Century Libraries Initiative

Five Philadelphia libraries are being overhauled thanks to a $25 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, and one bit of icing on the 21st Century Libraries Initiative cake is a…

    • Lardner's Point Park | Claire Schmidt / PlanPhilly

Living shoreline at Lardner's Point a model project

The shoreline at Lardner’s Point Park is tidy—kind of. The rows of willows on the slope leading away from the water are neatly maintained, and a manicured dirt path leads from…

    • Tacony Music Hall

Tacony's new historic district nomination adds momentum to neighborhood revival

All the right signs seem to be there: The first bakery in the neighborhood in 15 years recently opened. The old Carnegie Library is being preserved and expanded with a modern…

    • MaST II Community Charter School perspective rendering | Ewing Cole

Mixed reviews from design committee for charter school, residential projects

Blackstone Development’s proposal for a 76-unit apartment complex on a formerly industrial vacant lot in South Kensington hit a roadblock yesterday, when the Civic Design Review (CDR) Committee asked the developers…

    • Rendering of Park with stage, Betsy Ross Bridge in background

Delaware Avenue extension drives a path for proposed new park in Bridesburg

Wednesday evening officials unveiled plans for a 10-acre, riverfront park to replace a school bus parking lot in Bridesburg. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) collaborated…

    • K&T Trail segment in Lardner's Point Park, Tacony

Council authorizes acquisitions for Delaware River trails

At its last session of the year on Thursday, City Council adopted two bills authorizing the city to acquire property for recreational trails along the Delaware River waterfront. One bill would…

    • 2459 Kensington Ave. | Google

Committee authorizes city to buy waterfront land for prison development, sell vacant lot on Kensington Ave.

Note: This article previously stated that the company that owns 7777-R State Road, the proposed site of a future prison facility to replace the House of Corrections in Northeast Philadelphia, purchased…

    • Bull's Eye Darts and Computer Guy, two recently refreshed storefronts on Torresdale Avenue
Eyes on the Street

Small business, big impact: Funding for Philly’s neighborhood commercial corridors is critical for vibrant communities

The Equitable Development Platform released by PACDC this week advocates for expanding several programs that support economic growth on our neighborhood commercial corridors. As part of our ongoing election season op-ed…

    • Tacony's
Eyes on the Street

CDC Tax Credit is a transformative tool for neighborhoods

As City Council considers expanding the Philadelphia Commmunity Development Tax Credit Program to pre-recession levels, Community Contributor and Tacony CDC Manager Alex Balloon explains the program’s big impact in neighborhoods…

    • Councilman Henon points to Fish & Boat parcel

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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Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Wellens Hosiery (before)
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Tacony Creek Trail
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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