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Real NEastate: Home repair requests

Q: I am buying a twin in Bells Corner and had to get a home inspection. The inspector gave me a long list of things wrong with the house. One of…

    • Josh's daily carry, a Glock 26 in 9mm

Gun owners in the Northeast: Part 3 of 4

In following online forums and comments, we noticed crime stories around the Northeast often lead to discussions about gun ownership. In this four-part series, we’ll hear from four Northeast residents on…

    • Breathing new life into Wissahickon Valley

Breathing new life into Wissahickon Valley

The city has loved Wissahickon Valley Park to death, literally. We've stomped along its trails, leading to erosion, sedimentation and the uprooting of whole trees. We've invited our dogs, horses and…

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Ashton Road store burglarized

For the second time in the last year, Stop & Shoop market at Ashton and Willits roads has been burglarized. As CBS3 reports, two thieves used a crowbar to enter…

    • Students from Camelot Schools’ Excel Academy South serve the lunch that they prepared to homeless residents of St. John’s Hospice in Center City. Photo courtesy of Camelot Schools.

Excel Academy students serve pre-Thanksgiving meal to homeless

Warm corn muffins.  Steaming bowls of chili. Potato salad. Macaroni and cheese. It was the perfect lunch for a crisp November day and a special treat for the homeless residents at…

    • (L to R) Anthony Manzo, CEO and President of PPh; residents Karl Soltan and Mike Fesnak; Alex Kane; Rep. Brendan Boyle; William Conaway, Director of Community Relations at PPh; and Vic Czapor. Photo c

Photo: Vets honored at Philadelphia Protestant Home

More than 80 of The Philadelphia Protestant Home’s staff and resident military veterans were honored at a luncheon, held on Veteran’s Day, November 11.  Pennsylvania State Rep. Brendan Boyle offered remarks…

    • Plan's aim: Make N.W. Philly better for bikers, walkers

Plan's aim: Make N.W. Philly better for bikers, walkers

As a haven for bikers and walkers, Northwest Philadelphia is a far cry from Portland, San Francisco and even sections of Center City. But a new city plan could help. The…

    • Developer Robert Ambrosi fields more questions after the meeting

Hot debate over proposed Old City hotel project

To the Arc Properties team planning to develop a hotel at 401 Race Street, a billboard is a structure that can be leased to outside entities and generate revenue.But to…

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Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Signs," "Historic Preservation," "Definitions"

Is this the end? Zoning Code, I can hardly believe that I won't delve into your depths again until December 1 or thereabouts, when tracked edits should be posted to zoningmatters.org…

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Missing the Northeast: High school

It’s funny. While I was in high school, I was never really one for school pride. I guess I could say the same thing about college, as well. Although there are…

    • Photo by Irv Mick

Photos: Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade

Yesterday marked the 34th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. After a two-year stint as the Parade of Talent held inside the John Perzel Community Center due to budget constraints, the parade returned…

    • More than 60 local residents turned out for the vigil held out front of Glatz Jewelers on Rising Sun Avenue.

Lawncrest holds vigil for William Glatz

A preacher is standing on a street corner in a white jacket with a megaphone. He is wearing an “I Love Jesus” cap and spouting his message loudly to oblivious passersby…

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Frankford resident injured in shooting

A Frankford resident became caught in the crossfire of a shooting over the weekend. The Frankford Gazette reports Roy Koehler of Penn Street was shot in the leg near Arrott…

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One injured in Frankford fire

A 50-year-old man was injured yesterday after a fire broke out in his Frankford home. Flames broke out around 3 p.m. in the house on the 4200-block of Griscom Street.Firefighters…

    • MALT halfway home

MALT halfway home

The Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) is almost halfway done raising the $230,000 it needs to purchase its home on Greene st. Since 1981, the MALT has provided the neighborhood with…

    • Sam Little of LSNA and Crosstown Coalition

LSNA / Crosstown Coalition react to ZCC's draft of consolidated code

A letter from Logan Square Neighborhood Association president Sam R. Little to Eva Gladstein, Executive Director of the Zoning Code Commission.The Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is grateful for the…

    • Overgrowth and vandalism can't conceal the grandeur of the former Nugent Home for Baptists.

Preservation Row: A new chapter opens for West Johnson Street landmarks

West Johnson Street is a straight line through the historic communities of Mount Airy and Germantown, best known for what occurred in October 1777 at Cliveden. That’s where British soldiers successfully…

Dialysis center gets a key city OK

By Holly Otterbein for Newsworks A proposed dialysis center opposed by the Chestnut Hill Residents Association (CHRA) won a key victory Tuesday at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. READ MORE

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: We are literally crying with laughter

Let's cut right to the chase here: Action News got wind of an animal raid at Clark Street and Haldeman Avenue in Bustleton. And told people it happened in Juniata.…

What the Planning Commission has in store for the Northeast

Meet Ian Litwin. He works for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and you'll be seeing his face at neighborhood meetings as he learns how the Northeast operates, what matters to us…

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