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    • Kevin (L) and Brendan (R) Boyle were sworn into the House yesterday. Photo courtesy of the House Democratic Communications Office.

Boyle brothers make House history

Kevin (L) and Brendan (R) Boyle were sworn into the House yesterday. Photo courtesy of the House Democratic Communications Office. For the first time in the history of the House of…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Obituary mistake clouds honor

Father Graham, Pastor of St. Jerome's Parish, passed away  just a few days after Christmas. His parishioners set up a Facebook page in his memory, and the Inquirer yesterday featured…

Real NEastate: Can I sell my house without listing it online?

Real NEastate: Not for sale in Wissinoming Q: I decided to sell my home in Wissinoming but I don’t want the neighbors to know because they are so nosy. I do…

More waterfront projects to be announced tomorrow

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, William Penn Foundation President Feather Houstoun, and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation President Tom Corcoran will tomorrow announce a new round of projects for the Delaware River waterfront.…

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Northeast man first homicide of the year

The first homicide victim of 2011 is a 24-year-old Northeast resident. Rawl Mitchell of the 1200-block of Longshore Avenue, was one of two people shot while leaving the Felton Supper…

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SUV, fire truck crash on Boulevard

A fire truck and and SUV were involved in a crash yesterday morning that sent one civilian and four firefighters to the hospital. The crash happened around 10 a.m. at Roosevelt…

    • Shinjuku skyline

How busy can actually work better

Racing to catch an outbound train one morning from Tokyo's Shinjuku Station, I was struck by how effortlessly this incredibly dense city works. Here it was rush hour, in the busiest…

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Father Graham, St. Jerome's pastor

Funeral arrangements have been made for longtime St. Jerome parish pastor Father Graham. A parish mass will be held tonight at 7:30 pm at the Winchester Park church, followed by…

    • Image from Sam Churchill's Flickr.

NEast Philly's best-read articles of 2010

Image from Sam Churchill's Flickr. Happy New Year, everyone! In an effort to make NEast Philly as great and reader-friendly as possible, we've reviewed our 10 best-read articles of 2010 to…

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2010 Holiday Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Melinda Mulvenna and the Boettinger-Mulvenna family for winning NEast Philly's 2010 Holiday Photo Contest! We selected this photo as the winner, because it incorporates the best elements of all…

New chief for Delaware River City Corp. (DRCC)

I am very pleased to announce that Thomas J. Branigan, P.E., P.L.S. is DRCC’s new Executive Director and in this role will be managing our organization as we move into the…

    • Looking west along the waterfront of Boathouse Row.

Look Up! Architectural exercises on Boathouse Row

Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery

Building a City of the Dead

During its heyday, it was one of the most densely populated swaths of land in Philadelphia. Some 70,000 souls called it home —  permanently. Founded in 1836, as the city's first…

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Man shot in jaw in Northwood

A man was transported to Aria Health Frankford early Tuesday evening after being shot in the jaw. According to a police report, the 30-year-old man was shot in the jaw…

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Cars vandalized in Upper Holmesburg

In what neighbors believe is connected to ongoing drug problems in the area, 11 cars were broken into overnight Wednesday on the 8400-block of Walker Street. Residents of the Upper…

    • Gazing through transportation's crystal ball to 2011

Gazing through transportation's crystal ball to 2011

2010 has been a big year for regional transportation, with stimulus money driving major upgrades to aging infrastructure and the first of a new fleet of railcars coming online to replace…

    • Photo courtesy of Pa. State Senate.

Philadelphia senators refuse pay raise

Photo courtesy of Pa. State Senate. Yesterday, Pennsylvania's senators representing Philadelphia declined a 1. 7 percent pay increase. The decision, led by Sen. Shirley Kitchen, was based upon the struggles of…

Real NEastate: Neighbor not shoveling snow

Q: My neighbor’s house has been for sale for the last nine months. He told me it is a short sale and has moved out. He didn’t come back to cut…

    • The view of the Kerlin Farm from Ashbourne Road.

Preservation Row: Circle of support may save historic Cheltenham estate

If love alone could preserve a historic site, the Kerlin Farm would have nothing to fear. The property at 1050 Ashbourne Rd., across from the former Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham,…

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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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