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Kevin Boyle's offices become food drive collection sites

Holiday food drives are beginning, Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, was among the first to announce details of where to drop off donate goods. Through the holidays, Boyle's offices at…

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Corbett visits Fox Chase in kickoff of re-election campaign

Gov. Tom Corbett stopped in Fox Chase Thursday as part of a statewide tour to kick off his re-election campaign. "We don't need to make a change at the end of…

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A decade of murder in Philadelphia

"In the 10 years between 2003 and 2012, there were 3,442 murders and 15,277 shootings in Philadelphia." This, according to stats compiled for a joint reporting project by AxisPhilly and City…

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Lawncrest man admits to buying guns for teenage drug dealer

A Lawncrest man pleaded guilty today to illegally purchasing guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer who used one of those firearms to shoot someone. Luke Dercole, 32, pleaded guilty to four…

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National Night Out set for August 6

The annual National Night Out event is back tonight, and neighborhoods across the Northeast are participating in the country-wide "night out against crime." Every summer, Americans are encouraged to leave the…

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Northeast teachers, school employees among of 'Faces of the Layoffs'

FacesofTheLayoffs.org  gives a voice to the thousands of Philadelphia School District employees who've been told they would not have jobs this coming fall. It was organized by largely by Larissa Pahomov,…

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Northeast Philly families get help from up-and-coming programs

Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. T wo programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through…

Where should I look for $100k homes in Northeast Philadelphia? [Real NEastate]

Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.”…

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5k promotes healthy lifestyle, new Tookany Creek trail [video]

Saturday marked a continuation of a developing initiative, occurring all throughout the United States, of promoting healthier lifestyles. Residents of Northeast Philadelphia were invited to the inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk…

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Attack Mode boxers advance to state championship

Lawncrest-based Attack Mode Boxing  sent two fighters to compete Saturday at the Pennsylvania Golden Glove Regional Championships. The event was held at Derby Ink Gardens at 820 Spring Garden St.…

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List of 2013 Philly Spring Cleanup sites [updated]

  Is there a spot in your neighborhood that needs cleaning? For those looking to volunteer, the Philly Spring Cleanup website has the full list of sites for the annual citywide…

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Suspects sought in Fox Chase, Rhawnhurst bank robberies [video]

Police in the 7th and 2nd districts are looking for the suspects in two separate robberies. The first took place March 13 at the Trumark Financial credit union located at 7306 Castor…

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Suspect sought in Lawncrest, Holmesburg bank robberies

Philadelphia Police and the FBI are on the hunt for a man suspected of robbing two Northeast banks March 20. At 10:08 a.m., a man entered the Bank of America…

What does the Fox Chase real estate market look like so far this year? [Real NEastate]

What does the market look like so far this year in my neighborhood? I live in 19111, Fox Chase. I am thinking of downsizing from my fair-sized single to a twin…

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Frankford Transportation Center could become community hub with help from Planning Commission

In 1961, Jane Jacobs wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she proposed supporting neighborhoods' use of community-based initiatives. Fast-forward 50 years, and urban planners are…

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Backyard chickens and effort to legalize them unite residents across the city

This story is the first of two about backyard chickens in Philadelphia and the effort to legalize them. It's done in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods and NewsWorks. Read part two here…

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Straw purchaser arrested in connection with Oxford Circle murder

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was in Oxford Circle today to announce the arrest of a straw purchaser who bought several guns for a teenager who used one of those firearms…

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Lawncrest tattoo shop owner debuts second location in Mt. Airy

When Bob Elfant first approached Sheena Allen inside Urban Athlete in Mt. Airy, she was a bit confused. "[He] goes, 'so you're into tattoos?' I thought he was jerking my chain…

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