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    • The collapsed wall of Frankford Central United Methodist Church, as seen from the inside. Photo/Stan Lupo

Demolition underway at Frankford's Central United Methodist Church [slideshow]

The collapsed wall of Frankford Central United Methodist Church, as seen from the inside. Photo/Stan Lupo Demolition has begun at Frankfords' Central United Methodist Church at Griscom and Orthodox streets.…

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Budget day: property taxes and LOVE Park renovation | gambling on PGW sale | Barnes Totem approved | Owls to the Big East

Good morning, Streeters. It’s going to be a real beauty - breezy and a high near 70 - so leave the heavy coat at home, and duck out for a walk…

    • Fox Chase Clock in Lions Park. Photo/G. E. Reutter

With clock not working, time has stopped in Fox Chase

Fox Chase Clock in Lions Park. Photo/G. E. Reutter Time has stopped in Fox Chase. The village clock located in Lions Park went dark and stopped working in November. A local…

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11 of the city's most sought-after violent offenders are from Northeast Philadelphia [slideshow]

They live in Frankford; Northwood; Mayfair; Wissinoming; Lawncrest; and Tacony, and they're 11 of the Philadelphia Police Department's most-wanted violent offenders. The department released a video slideshow Tuesday of the city's…

NEast Links: Motorcycle crash, possible sexual assault, shooting

NEast Links: bringing you additional Northeast news A man was shot early Wednesday morning in Holmesburg, sending him to Aria Health-Torresdale in unknown condition. The shooting happened on the 8000-block…

The application period for the Citizens Planning Institute's Spring 2012 course series is now open

UPCOMING CLASSES (application required) Application deadline for the Spring 2012 course series: March 27.Application form and course descriptions NOW AVAILABLE.Download CPI Spring 2012 flyer  Download Spring 2012 CPI…

    • St. Boniface Church, February 2012.
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St. Boniface is all but gone, Central United Methodist Church on its way down

These are trying times for Philadelphia's aging religious buildings. The Frankford Gazette reports that demolition work has started at Central United Methodist Church, a Hazlehurst and Huckel designed beauty dating…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter (hat) meets Heavy Hitta's boxing coach Lonnie Haile at the 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup on Rising Sun Avenue. Also pictured on left are clean-up organizers Kathy Wersinger of 9t

5th annual Philly Spring Cleanup set for April 14

Mayor Michael Nutter (hat) meets Heavy Hitta's boxing coach Lonnie Haile at the 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup on Rising Sun Avenue. Also pictured on left are clean-up organizers Kathy Wersinger of…

    • A house on Ditman Street in Tacony that's been sealed by L&I. Photo/Matthew Flowers

Henon, Kevin Boyle develop plans to address neglected properties

A house on Ditman Street in Tacony that's been sealed by L&I. Photo/Matthew Flowers It’s been an ongoing issue for the past several years, but Northeast residents and politicians alike are ready…

    • Friends of Manton Park and US Construction struck a deal to balance development and park space after the park was sold by the city at auction last year.
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Manton Street Park split into park and housing

Little Manton Street Park will stay a park, in part at least. Last year US Construction purchased Manton Street Park at a city auction in October, unaware that it was a…

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Clarke defends North Central NID, Planning Commission adopts Waterfront plan, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival cancelled, budget landmines

Will North Philadelphia get the city's next Neighborhood Improvement District? PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey was on hand for a tense and lengthy community meeting about the North Central NID Tuesday night, and…

Real NEastate: Why didn’t the seller take my offer?

Q: A few months ago I found a house in Somerton that I wanted to buy, but it was overpriced by about $20,000 and over my budget. I made an offer…

    • Security footage, courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department

Police look for bank robber in the 15th District

Security footage, courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department Police in the 15th District are searching for the man who robbed the TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. Monday. The suspect…

    • The Barnes Totem in situ

Art Commission approves Family Court roof plantings, new Barnes outdoor sculpture

A brief Art Commission meeting Wednesday granted final approval to rooftop plantings on the under-construction Family Court building.It also granted what amounted to a routine stamp to a proposed sculpture…

    • Council President Darrell Clarke addressed concerns from 5th-District Constituents

UPDATE: North Philadelphia residents and landlords debate the merits of a Neighborhood Improvement District

UPDATE: The Committee on Rules of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 13, concerning Ordinance 120020. The hearing will take place at…

    • Draft of new zoning regulations presented to Planning Commission

Draft of new zoning regulations presented to Planning Commission

In a special meeting of  the City Planning Commission at the Central Library Tuesday afternoon, deputy director of the PCPC Eva Gladstein presented a draft of amended regulations for the Commission…

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Master Plan for the Central Delaware Adopted by Planning Commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) adopted the Master Plan for the Central Delaware during its meeting Tuesday afternoon. As previously reported by PlanPhilly, there was talk that only the central…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue
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Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram's Garden

Eyes on the Street readers sometimes send me the most interesting and inspiring questions. Earlier this year when I asked readers to send in their city hopes and resolutions I got…

    • Northeast Philadelphia's 8th Police District

8th Police District gets a new captain

Northeast Philadelphia's 8th Police District Capt. Leonard Ditchkofsky has two goals for the 8th Police District - help people feel safe and bring property values back up. The plans were met…

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Connect Philly: Got a cellphone, find free or cheap Internet nearby

It’s no secret that Philly has a deep digital divide, and closing that chasm is increasingly a focus of civic-minded tech and digital literacy initiatives. Our comrades at Technically Philly* announced …

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