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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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Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart. On Aug. 24, a man told…

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Suspect wanted for Frankford bank robbery

The man who robbed a 3rd Federal Bank in Frankford Tuesday morning is still on the loose. Around 9 a.m., the suspect entered the bank at 4625 Frankford Ave., and…

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Frankford Catholics worried about parish merger's impact on community [video]

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as…

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Frankford news gets prominent display with 'The Digital Ave' [video]

In a world where news is becoming increasingly digitized, how do individuals who don’t have regular access to the internet stay in the loop? Bob and Jim Smiley of The Frankford…

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Progress on charter school at old North Catholic building

The new home of Marianna Bracetti Academy Charter School continues to take shape in anticipation of it’s opening in Fall of 2013.  The building is the former Northeast Catholic High School…

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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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Frankford Civic votes down Crown Fried Chicken opening

By Bob Smiley for the Frankford Gazette In an at times contentious meeting of the Frankford Civic Association on April 4th, the membership voted unanimously to oppose the opening of a…

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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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What percentage of Northeast Philadelphia high schoolers drop out? [map]

Between 31 and 40 percent of high school freshmen in the 19124 zip code who entered ninth grade in the 2006-07 school year dropped out by 2012. That number is the…

Frankford talks news businesses at civic meeting about old business

There were no zoning issues to discuss at the Frankford Civic Association meeting on March 7, but there was a host of old business to update. 4834 Penn Street which was…

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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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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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Suspect sought in Frankford bank robbery

Fresh off a bank robbery in Mayfair last week, police in the 15th District are now looking the man who robbed a Frankford Wells Fargo. Monday, the suspect entered…

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Methadone clinic hearing had 'misinformation,' treatment advocates say

Beverly Haberle, executive director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., opened the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday by addressing an issue that has residents of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods up…

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Summerdale man charged with pulling gun on SEPTA driver

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced Wednesday charges against a Summerdale man accused of pulling a gun on a SEPTA bus driver. Walter Thompson, of the 800-block of Marcella Street,…

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Vote of approval at Frankford's first Neighborhood Advisory Council meeting

The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council met Jan 17 for the first zoning issue vote in its history. The owners of 5029 Charles St. need a variance to legalize the fence that…

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Frankford man arrested for Roxborough pizza shop robbery

A Frankford man has been arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department in connection to a 2012 burglary at a Roxborough pizza shop. John Heiler, 33, of the 2100 block of Orthodox…

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Northwood Civic votes no on commercial use of residence

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting Jan. 15, the civic voted to not support the request for a variance for 5260 Castor Ave.  The owner, Hazel Williams, was represented by…

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