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Kensington man arrested for Frankford Avenue bank robberies

Police have arrested a man in connection with robberies at three Northeast banks. 26th District officers arrested Justin O'Brien of the 2100-block of Arizona Street just a few hours after releasing…

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Weekend News Briefs: 3/11 - 3/13

Friday -- The Philadelphia Fire Department has determined the cause of the deadly explosion in Tacony back in January. As PGW crews tried to fix a high pressure gas leak…

NEast Links: Tracking Tacony recycling and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The driver of an SUV fled the scene after hitting two park cars early yesterday morning…

NEast Links: New park for Tacony, neighborhoods under stress and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Tacony is getting a new park. Work will start in the summer or fall on Lardner's…

    • Current condition of the Lardner's Point pier.

New park coming to Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier

Picnickers and hikers may soon join the fisherfolk at Lardner's Point in Tacony.Sometime this summer or early fall, construction will begin on a new, 4.5-acre park that will replace the…

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District 172: Business owners discuss change on Frankford Avenue

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab. Change is…

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Weekend News Briefs: 2/11 - 2/13

Friday -- The man police believe is responsible for several 7-Eleven robberies since Sept. 2009 made an appearance Friday at a Tacony 7-Eleven. But instead of robbing it again, h…

    • Sharon Weiseman of Tacony Town Watch make sure the radio signal is working so she can connect to the base operator.

A quiet night with Tacony Town Watch

Sharon Weiseman of Tacony Town Watch make sure the radio signal is working so she can connect to the base operator. “Ok, do a radio check,” said Paul Costello, president of…

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Officers injured in Tacony crash

Two officers from the 15th District were injured early yesterday morning when their car hit another in Tacony. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at Torresdale and Princeton avenues.Reports say…

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Weekend News Briefs: 1/28 - 1/30

FRIDAY -- One person died in a Summerdale fire early Friday morning. Crews spent an hour extinguishing the blaze on the 4700-block of Roosevelt Boulevard, and discovered a man's…

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Tacony woman found dead in Kensington

Police have identified the woman whose body was found in a Kensington home on Christmas Eve. Crystal Dawejko, 25, of Tacony, was discovered dead around 3 p.m. Friday, but has been…

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Missing the Northeast: Holiday decorations

I usually use the space of this column to talk about the things I miss about Northeast that either I cannot get or does not exist in New Jersey, where I…

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First degree murder in Tacony shootings

Two Tacony men have been found guilty of first degree murder in the 2007 killings of a man and a teenager. A jury found Gerald Drummond, 26, and Robert McDowell, 28,…

Real NEastate: Tacony vs Mayfair

Q: I am selling my house in Tacony but I was told that Mayfair is a more desirable description for the neighborhood. Clearly, anyone who lives in Tacony knows it’s just…

Real NEastate: Moving back

Q: I am a Northeast Philly native moving back to the Northeast after 10 years. Things have changed in the 10 years I’ve been away, and the row homes have become…

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Daycare gets a new playground thanks to volunteers

The term “assembly required” took on a whole new meaning at 9 a.m. on Saturday when 200 volunteers unwrapped St. Stephen’s preschool’s very large present -piece by piece, box after box…

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Weekend News Briefs: 9/17-9/19

Saturday -- A shooting in Frankford send a male to Einstein Medical Center early Saturday morning. West Frankford Town Watch reported the man was shot around 1:30 a.m. on the 5100-block…

    • Northeast Philadelphia History Network members discuss ways to enhance the organization's meetings.

History Network looks ahead

In keeping with the beginning of community meeting season, attendees at last night's Northeast Philadelphia History Network meeting discussed ways to freshen up the network and carry it into the future.…

    • Holmesburg Civic Association's September meeting

UPDATED: Tacony, Holmesburg open civic season with zoning and street questions

UPDATE (Sept. 15, 9:28 pm) -- HCA President Fred Moore tells us the Holmesburg Library will re-open in two weeks. This information came from the office of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. Last…

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Mummer's Hall for sale - where will they go?

As Brownstoner reported this morning, the Greater Kensington String Band is selling its long-standing Tacony residence [photo]. The hall, at Cottman Avenue and Edmund Street -- near recently rehabbed…

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