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Former St. Jerome priest, teacher sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse

A Philadelphia judge Wednesday sentenced a former St. Jerome priest and a teacher to prison for the sexual assault of a young boy that took place nearly 15 years ago. Before…

    • Navy Yard
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June 13: L&I inspector commits suicide | Lack of transparency, hoagies at Sheriff's Office | Highest paid City employees | Subaru considers move to Navy Yard | Germantown H.S. alumni association | Penn Treaty Trail

Good morning Streeters. Severe weather may be headed our direction. More sad news related to the 22nd & Market building collapse comes this morning. NewsWorks reports the lead L&I inspector of…

    • Germantown Town Hall is a Hidden City Festival site this year for an experiment in civic space.
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Community building at Germantown Town Hall

Germantown Town Hall has been vacant and abandoned since 1998. As part of the Hidden City Festival, the surrounding community has been invited inside to place its mark on the…

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162 Philly rec centers, playgrounds to get surveillance cameras

The multi-million dollar initiative to install surveillance cameras at more than 100 Philadelphia rec centers and playgrounds follows last summer's spate of violent incidents at these community hubs. The spree included…

    • Olney Ave.

PennDOT plans Olney Ave. signal, safety improvements

Over the next few years, PennDOT will work to improve safety along Olney Ave. through a series of traffic signal and pedestrian environment upgrades. PennDOT held a meeting at Grover Washington…

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Grey Lodge hosts 'Let's Make a Deal' for Philly Beer Week

The Grey Lodge Pub is helping beer enthusiasts celebrate Philly Beer Week once again, this time by recreating the game show "Let’s Make a Deal." Participants in Friday's game were asked…

    • The Royal

How much will I pay for a single home in Pine Valley? [Real NEastate]

Q: I’m searching for a single home in the Northeast and I really like Pine Valley. What can I expect to pay for a Pine Valley single? A: Out of 36…

    • Alexander Wilson School owl
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June 12: Dow selling building | Wilson could go charter | Rec center cameras | Excavation site safety | Farewell Traffic Court

Happy Wednesday Streeters. We’ve got questions this morning: Want to own the Dow building on Independence Mall? The Business Journal reports that the building is back on the market, after a…

    • The proposed location for the East Park  Leadership and Conservation Center—the  west basin of the East Park Reservoir and  surrounding grounds next to the Strawberry  Mansion neighborhood

Planning Commission approves property lease for East Park conservation center

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended a bill Tuesday that would authorize the city to lease a 50-acre property surrounding the East Park West Basin in Strawberry Mansion to the Philadelphia…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Central, University/Southwest district plans adopted

Philadelphia now has long-range plans for future development within the Central and University/Southwest districts. The city planning commission adopted both comprehensive plans at its Tuesday (June 11) meeting. From now on,…

    • Urban Demo, Francisville
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Time to set explicit, minimum site safety requirements

As the dust settled after the fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market on June 5, we were left with a lot of questions about how the city inspects and permits…

    • Chestnut Street at 30th Street facing West After

Drexel, Amtrak to study expanding university and other development over rail yard airspace

Could people live, work and study in structures built over the SEPTA and AMTRAK rail yards near 30th Street Station? Drexel University and Amtrak are launching a feasibility study to find…

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'Welcome to Somerton' sign stolen again

A sign welcoming people to Somerton has been stolen for the second time since it was installed about six months ago. The "Welcome to Somerton" sign at Trevose Road and Bustleton…

    • Cecil B. Moore Mosaic, Courtesy of SEPTA and Jonathan Mandell
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SEPTA re-dedicates Cecil B. Moore Station

SEPTA re-dedicated its Cecil B. Moore Station to its namesake Cecil B. Moore and his legacy Monday morning. At the ceremony, SEPTA unveiled a new mosaic honoring Moore and a plaque…

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Letter: St. Joachim too much of a Frankford resource to close

The following is a letter to the editor. It’s content is independent of NEast Philly’s editorial team. Most of you who know me are aware of my interest in history.  So…

    • rest peacefully
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June 11: White, Male building trades | Nutter in Harrisburg | Philly's Park Score | Northeast Community Center in limbo | building collapse update

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this morning: In his Axis Philly column Tom Ferrick explores why Philadelphia’s building trades remain overwhelmingly male, white and suburban. But trades diversify when…

    • Neighborhood Bike Works youth set off down the greenway

58th Street Greenway officially open, connects Cobbs Creek and Bartram's Garden

After more than three years of planning, more than a year of construction and ongoing community involvement, the 58th Street Greenway opened Saturday. The 1.5-mile, $3.5 million trail provides a critical…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave
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University City District creates new Baltimore Crossing pedestrian plaza

Head west on Baltimore Ave from Clark Park and the greenery continues up the street. At several intersections along that route, planted islands liven up what could otherwise be vast expanses…

    • Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
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June 10-14: Creative Economy | Zoning Feedback | Mad Hatter Party | Schuylkill Banks Movie

This week it's time to talk about place-based creative businesses and give feedback on the new zoning code, wear big hats in support of the Philadelphia History Museum, and take in…

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