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Cottman Avenue a focus of Central Northeast planning discussion

When you think of Cottman Avenue west of the Roosevelt Boulevard, what do you picture? Heavy car traffic, lots of parking lots, several retail stores — many of which are vacant.…

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Armed man robs Castor Gardens bar

Police are looking for the man who robbed the Castor Bar, 6641 Castor Ave., Tuesday and attacked an employee. The female employee was opening the bar around 7:30 a.m. when…

Elderly Castor Gardens man to be tried for wife's murder

Louis Hartdegen, 75, will go to trial for the May 7 murder of his wife Judith, 74. Judith Hartdegen died in the couple's home on the 6700-block of Castor Avenue in what…

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Central Northeast neighborhoods discuss demographics, employment

Nearly 80,000 people live in what the Philadelphia City Planning Commission calls the Central Northeast District, and who they are and what they do was the focus of a recent…

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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.”…

Castor Gardens man charged for wife's murder, home invasion lie

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has filed charges against a Castor Gardens man for lying about a home invasion and the circumstances of his wife's death. Judith Hartdegen, 74, died Monday…

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Castor Gardens gets signs to prevent truck parking

Castor Gardens is taking steps to prevent an issue many Northeast neighborhoods deal with - truck parking. The large trucks parked on residential streets that block views and act as an…

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Castor Gardens students surprised with Temple scholarships

Carlos Denos and Lauren Lam, residents of Castor Gardens, each received a surprise $12,000 scholarship earlier this month from Temple University.  They're both second-year students and are studying Sport and Recreation Management and…

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Positive drug test in crash that killed 2 on Bustleton Avenue [updated]

In less than 24 hours, a business was damaged and two people were killed in separate accidents along two very different parts of Bustleton Avenue. Charges were filed Wednesday against 33-year-old…

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Lower Northeast District draft plan available for comment until Oct. 1

There are two weeks left to comment on the draft plan for the Lower Northeast Planning District. Presented at an August open house, the plan lays out long- and…

Real NEastate: Can I rent a house for less than a year? [republished]

 Realtor Stacey McCarthy is off this week and will return next week with a new column. This installment of Real NEastate was originally published in August 2011. Q: I sold my…

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Lower Northeast District Plan to be presented to Planning Commission Tuesday

One of many things on the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's agenda Tuesday is a review of the Lower Northeast District Plan. Residents of Frankford, Northwood, Summerdale, Lawncrest…

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Highlights of Lower Northeast District plan include short- and long-term ideas

In the lobby of a building filled with innovators, residents of the Lower Northeast District planning area gathered Tuesday to see the highlights of four months' worth of ideas for Frankford…

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Final Lower Northeast District planning meaning set for Aug. 7

The third and final planning meeting for the Lower Northeast District is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Globe Dye Works [map] in Frankford. The first two meetings -…

    • Business on and around commercial corridors (like this one in Lawncrest) balance the pros and cons of those avenues' high traffic. Photo/Laura Robb

Zoning, location and crime: How businesses interact with their neighborhoods [part 2 of 2]

This is the second of a two-part look at three Northeast Philadelphia business corridors, the areas and around them and how those businesses impact their communities. A community without businesses is…

    • Lt. Thomas Macartney of the 2nd District addresses Castor Garden residents at Monday's Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting. Photo/Erin Dungee

Castor Gardens residents hear from police, mediator about quality of life

Lt. Thomas Macartney of the 2nd District addresses Castor Garden residents at Monday's Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting. Photo/Erin Dungee At Monday’s Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting in Castor Gardens, a…

NEast Links: Two home invasions and a court update

  Joe Caceres and his wife were victims of a home invasion early Sunday morning. He says the couple was attacked by four men in the home on the 1300-block of…

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City Planning Commission to hold second Lower Northeast District meeting

Image/Philadelphia City Planning Commission The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has scheduled its second meeting for the Lower Northeast District. Stakeholders from FrankfordNorthwoodSummerdaleLawncrestOxford Circle…

Real NEastate: Where is the best neighborhood for me to move?

Q: I have been renting for a couple months in Northeast Philadelphia and now I want to buy a home here, but I’m from Baltimore and I need to know the…

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