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    • The new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony will be at Longshore Avenue and State Road.

Changes to Tacony southbound I-95 ramp in effect today

The new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony will be at Longshore Avenue and State Road. Pay extra attention on your drive today, because there's a new southbound I-95 ramp in Tacony.…

    • UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

Society Hill Civic Association and the city have reached an agreement that the association says will allow new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and related work to be completed without detracting from the…

    • PCPC gets overview of Central Delaware Master Plan

PCPC gets overview of Central Delaware Master Plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission seemed largely impressed by what it learned Tuesday about the in-the-works plan to revamp the Central Delaware waterfront – commission members even  gave the head of…

    • Fishtown resident completes 2,000-mile walk, following the path of some Lenape Indians

Fishtown resident completes 2,000-mile walk, following the path of some Lenape Indians

A Fishtown resident wanting to raise awareness of Lenape Chief Tamanend and his Treaty of Friendship with William Penn has completed a 2,000 mile walk from Penn Treaty Park to Bartlesville,…

    • Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOn first visit, the office of Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee seems a bit generously sized. Then she explains it's actually a classroom. The office of the…

    • NewsWorks takes a before-and-after look at zoning overlays in East Falls if the zoning code proposal goes through (Megan Pinto)

How the zoning code draft affects East Falls overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

    • Verizon workers picket what they say is non-union work at the Oxford Avenue Rite Aid in Fox Chase.

Verizon workers bring strike to Fox Chase

Verizon workers picket what they say is non-union work at the Oxford Avenue Rite Aid in Fox Chase. The Verizon strike came to Fox Chase at noon today when a picket…

    • Elizabeth Pallitto

Poets on the Porch preview: Elizabeth Pallitto

Elizabeth Pallitto As Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets slated to read at the…

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Weekend News Briefs: 8/12 - 8/14

UPDATE - The property at the center of Saturday's shooting in Mayfair, as well as other neighboring properties, has been brought to the attention of the city and state and municipal…

    • Flawed delinquency records abound

Flawed delinquency records abound

According to city records, a West Philadelphia company, Neighborhood Restorations, is one of the biggest property-tax deadbeats in town, owing $247,000 on nearly 300 tax-delinquent parcels. But the city records are…

    • A tax delinquent and unsafe eyesore at the exclusive intersection of 18th and Delancey. (Clem Murray/Inquirer)

Many delinquent properties have real market value

How much are delinquent properties in Philadelphia actually worth? Some, like the Foxwoods casino site, are worth plenty. But there are many others — vacant lots and abandoned shells in some…

    • Broken assessment system complicates sales of delinquent property

Broken assessment system complicates sales of delinquent property

Annual property-tax bills in Philadelphia are determined by a relatively simple calculation: the tax rate (9.08 percent in 2012, 8.26 percent in 2011) times the assessed value of the property equals…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Special report: How tax delinquent properties thwart development

For most of its recent history, the 1700 block of Manton Street in Point Breeze was notable only as a 420-foot-long case study in Philadelphia’s ills. Violence? Check. Abandonment? Check. Crack…

    • Special report: The delinquency crisis

Special report: The delinquency crisis

Philadelphia runs the least-effective delinquent-property-tax collection system of the nation's biggest cities, a system that has created a “culture of nonpayment” and cost the city and cash-strapped School District $472 million…

Friendly reminder: We have a comment policy and we're not afraid to use it

We've been really encouraged over the last several months as we've seen readership and comments increase on NEast Philly. This site isn't just meant to provide information, but to engage the…

    • Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Poets on the Porch preview: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri As Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets slated to read at the…

    • Photo courtesy of theomnivorenow.blogspot.com.

Wit or Witout wins Atlantic City cheesesteak competition

Nicole DiZio, owner of Wit or Witout cheesesteaks, has been crowned a champion. DiZio won the Guy Fieri Cheesesteak Battle in Atlantic City last week after she and cheesesteak chefs…

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Tires slashed on more than a dozen cars in two neighborhoods

Residents on three blocks in two neighborhoods had to file reports with 2nd District Police when the tires of more than a dozen vehicles were slashed. Police believe the slashings took…

    • Historical Commission gives okay to new building in Old City

Historical Commission gives okay to new building in Old City

At today's Historical Commission meeting, the firm of HarmanDeutsch at last gained final approval for its design of a proposed Old City building.The firm had twice appeared before the Commission's…

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Cat of the Week: kittens Bob and Sally

Bob and Sally (A13721522) are a pair of 5-6 week old kittens. They were surrendered to our shelter along with a few other cats because their owners had too many animals.…

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