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Frankford Avenue prostitution a problem for many neighborhoods

Fourteen years ago, Joe Nicoletti made the decision to come back to his roots in Tacony where family settled in the 1890s from Italy. Nicoletti wanted to start a family with…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson during Thursday's eminent domain hearing. | Jared Brey, PlanPhilly
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Pennypack Creek Bridge gets historical recognition at last [video]

More than 200 years ago, soldiers of the Continental Army marched across the Pennypack Creek Bridge toward a monumental victory in Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Saturday, neighbors marched across that…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Pennypack Park cleanup inventory: 14 types of balls, 4 kinds of flip flops, a gas canister, part of a shopping cart and more

What do a shopping cart, a blue comb, four car tires without rims, two baby dolls, and a frisbee have in common? They're all on a bizarre list of "other" things…

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Prison costs, crowding strain Philly resources

Philadelphia spends more on prisons -- $231 million last budget year -- than it does on libraries, parks, City Council, the district attorney's office, the board of ethics, and licenses and…

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At first civic meeting of the season, a preview of what's to come in Homesburg

Cars lined two full blocks of Ditman Street on either side Tuesday night. Children and their parents made use of the playground out the rec center as the Holmesburg Boys Club's…

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How to have a wedding at the Pennypack Park gazebo

Pennypack Park has many beautiful features, but the gazebo on the Delaware River in Upper Holmesburg really stands out. It's no wonder Bridesburg resident Donna Ludwig wants to help her daughter and…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Help Desk: Pennypack on the Delaware as a wedding venue?

Today Eyes on the Street's Help Desk takes on a new kind of planning question: wedding planning. Donna Ludwig is helping daughter Danielle and her fiancé Nick plan their wedding. The…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Mayfair gets credit for Tacony's cool sign

Updated:  A reader has called to our attention the Mayfair neighborhood banner hanging in front of Stein's in the photo used for the Naked Philly story. We can't fault them for…

    • After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

After the flood South of South | Assumption lawsuits continue | Lower Northeast plan update | Liddonfield site to Holy Family | illegal work at Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupIf you’re a…

    • The sit of the former Liddonfield Homes in Upper Holmesburg stands to be redeveloped. Image/Google Maps

Lawmakers: PHA picks Holy Family to develop Liddonfield site

State Sen. Mike Stack, state Rep. Mike McGeehan and City Councilman Bobby Henon applauded PHA’s decision today to select Holy Family University’s development plan Upper Holmesburg's Liddonfield property, according to…

    • The Fairmount Park Art Association is now the Association for Public Art.
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New tactical training facility at Police Academy

Ground was broken yesterday at a new tactical training facility at the Philadelphia Police Academy at 8501 State Rd. in Upper Holmesburg. The new building will combine the department's SWAT,…

    • Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski breaks the news to members that the Philadelphia Housing Authority has not settled on development plans for Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDona

No decision yet on who will redevelop PHA's Liddonfield property [video]

Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski breaks the news to members that the Philadelphia Housing Authority has not settled on development plans for Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDonaldUpper Holmesburg residents holding…

Eyes on the Street

LED traffic light savings | strengthening East Falls through school closing | South Street West's boom | PHA mum about Liddonfield | Inky wins Pulitzer | weird 2012 weather

Thanks to LED traffic lights, the city anticipates saving $1 million annually, NewsWorks reports. Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson estimates that the city is saving 70% on its electricity costs for…

    • PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

Late last year, the Philadelphia Housing Authority issued a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the 32-acre site of the former Liddonfield Housing Project in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of…

    • Photo courtesy of Mark Fiorino

$25,000 judgment in suit against Philly over permitted gun

Photo courtesy of Mark Fiorino A gun-toting Lansdale man has received a $25,000 judgment in his lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia. The information technology worker says he was tired of…

    • The Stokes House at 2876-80 Welsh Rd. in Holme Circle. | Shannon McDonald, NEast Philly
Eyes on the Street

Stokes House changes hands, redevelopment or restoration possible

The Stokes House, a 19th century stone farmhouse in Holme Circle, offers a rare peek into the area's more rural past, standing alone among the neighborhood's mid-century houses. Over the years, the Stokes…

    • Flickr Photo/tom_allen

As city focuses on waterfront revival, conversation turns toward I-95

Flickr Photo/tom_allen Interstate 95 is a much-used highway in Philadelphia. It also happens to separate parts of neighborhoods like Wissinoming, Tacony, Holmesburg, Upper Holmesburg and Torresdale from the Delaware River waterfront.…

    • At a February 2011 meeting, Upper Holmesburg residents review neighborhood plans. Civic Association member Paul DeFinis (not pictured) is a graduate of the Citizens Planning Institute. File Photo/Shan

Northeast under-represented at Citizens Planning Institute

At a February 2011 meeting, Upper Holmesburg residents review neighborhood plans. Civic Association member Paul DeFinis (not pictured) is a graduate of the Citizens Planning Institute. File Photo/Shannon McDonald Philadelphia has…

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