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Heard on the radio: WYSP looking for attracive NEast ladies

By Shannon McDonald In an ongoing contest that radio station 94.1 WYSP is hosting, Northeast Philly ladies are being encouraged to send photos of themelves to the station. The top…

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Arthur Kade: Why the Rhawnhurst native left a lucrative career for acting

By Shannon McDonald He's been featured on Gawker and Street Talkin', Philebrity loves to mess with him, and Country of Cretins make it its personal philosophy to mock him.…

More hearings on Parks and Rec commission candidates

Last week Councilman Darrell Clarke, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and the Committee she chairs - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs - took an important step in implementing what citizens overwhelming voted…

Take the Water Department survey on green streets

A message from the Next Great City newsletter: The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) would like to green our neighborhoods to better manage stormwater (rain or melting snow) runoff before it enters…

Economy League challenges you to balance the city budget

Take the Philadelphia Budget Challenge! Think you can close the $200 million budget gap for FY2010 for the City of Philadelphia? Click here to take the Economy League's Philadelphia Budget Challenge…

NEast History: Oxford Avenue in 1919

Every Friday, NEastPhilly.com will bring you NEast History, a historical photograph, story or account from the storied past of Northeast Philadelphia. See others here. See what it looks like…

Inquirer: SEPTA delays 'smart card' fare system

Inquirer: SEPTA delays 'smart card' fare system Staff writer Paul Nussbaum reports that SEPTA recently extended the deadline for contract proposals for the design and construction of a new electronic…

PennPraxis to present Civic Vision for Central Delaware to Planning Commission

Harris Steinberg, Executive Director of PennPraxis, will present the details of the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware at the April meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Though the planning…

Rhawnhurst's Arthur Kade talks to NEast Mag

By Shannon McDonald He's been featured on Gawker, Philebrity, Street Talkin' and  Philly Chit Chat, among others. Now, Arthur Kade will make his debut on NEastPhilly.com. The Rhawnhurst-grown…

Food for Thought: Uzbekistan

View Larger Map By Donna Ward Travel around the world in your own neighborhood! Uzbekistan is a lively Russian restaurant located at 12012 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton and opened directly across…

Real NEastate: Northeast buyers' market

By Stacey McCarthy Q: Is the market getting better or worse in Northeast Philadelphia? My home has been on the market for several months in a great location in Somerton, and…

Holme Circle Civic Association meeting tomorrow

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald There will be a Holme Circle Civic Association meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in St. Jerome's School hall at Stamford and Colfax streets.…

Happy St. Patrick's Day

By Shannon McDonald Happy St. Patrick's Day from NEastPhilly.com! Have fun and stay safe.

Frankford CDC to host open meeting tomorrow

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald The Frankford CDC will host a public meeting tomorrow night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Frankford High School's Instructional Materials Center. Among…

St. Bernard's School to close

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald Rumors have been circulating in the past year or so, but it's now official that St. Bernard's Catholic Grade School will close in June at…

Man dead, woman injured in Holmesburg shooting

View Larger Map By Shannon McDonald A man is dead a woman injured after a shooting in Holmesburg Wednesday night. Robert Prince, 36, of Southwest Philadelphia, was shot twice in the…

A Woman's View: cosmetic surgery

By Donna Ward Did you know that a staggering 11.7 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2007? As reported by the American Society for…

Two-night fundraising dinner for fallen officers

By Shannon McDonald Tonight and tomorrow night, Johnnie's Italian Restaurant in Wissinoming will host a fundraising dinner for the survivors of the city's slain police officers. The dinner was postponed following…

Pets Plus USA gets human body delivery

By Shannon McDonald Employees at Pets Plus USA on The Boulevard got a morbid surprise yesterday when the exotic fish delivery they were expecting turned out to be the human remains…

Real NEastate: deposit debacle in Castor Gardens

By Stacey McCarthy Q: I tried to sell my home in Castor Gardens two years ago, but the buyers backed out at the last minute with no good reason. My realtor…

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