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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Philly.com uses the wrong neighborhood and the wrong neighborhood name

When it rains it pours. Not only is Philly.com having trouble with its map again, but the reporters are still struggling with using the Castor Gardens' whole name. A news brief…

    • Solis-Cohen (A) and Pollock (B) schools are two of Philadelphia's top 12 feeder schools for Masterman High School. Image/Google Maps

Two Northeast schools among the handful that send the most students to Masterman

Solis-Cohen (A) and Pollock (B) schools are two of Philadelphia's top 12 feeder schools for Masterman High School. Image/Google Maps Getting into the  Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Center…

    • A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald

City Planning Commission holds first public meeting for Lower Northeast District

A Lower Northeast District map marked with residents' opinions of neighborhoods assets and obstacles. Photo/Shannon McDonald Seven tables, 14 city planners and seven maps marked up in blue, red, black and…

NEast Links: Tire slashings, Wawa crash, Medicare fraud

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news A teenager was fatally shot overnight in Wissinoming. The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at Aria Health-Torresdale, but it's still unclear if he was shot…

NEast Links: Motorcycle crash, possible sexual assault, shooting

NEast Links: bringing you additional Northeast news A man was shot early Wednesday morning in Holmesburg, sending him to Aria Health-Torresdale in unknown condition. The shooting happened on the 8000-block…

Real NEastate: Will an eviction hold me back from renting?

Q: I wanted to rent a house in Castor Gardens, but the owner turned me down flat because I have had a past eviction. I never got the chance to explain…

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Northeast man arrested for South Philadelphia robberies

Police have arrested a Northeast man in connection with a series of South Philadelphia robberies. Poncho Spicer of the 1100-block of Fanshawe Street in Castor Gardens, is charged with robbery and…

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UPDATED: Suspect sought in bank robberies on Castor and Frankford avenues is caught

UPDATE, Jan. 19 -- Police have arrested Brandon Shields in connection with multiple bank robberies in the 2nd and 15th districts. Philadelphia Police and the FBI are looking for a suspect…

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Real NEastate: Is a flat roof more vulnerable to snow? [previously published]

Real NEastate's Stacey McCarthy has the week off. Today, enjoy a column of hers from this time last year. If we can't escape this winter without snow, at least make sure…

Real NEastate: Do I have to certify that my property is lead free?

Q: I own a few row homes in Castor Gardens that I rent out to tenants. I am aware there is currently a bill in City Council that would require certification…

    • Former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel at Take Bake Your Neighborhood meeting Oct. 17.

Former City Controller has kind words for Castor Gardens community group

Former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel at Take Bake Your Neighborhood meeting Oct. 17. On Monday, Castor Garden residents met for their monthly Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting to discuss issues…

Real NEastate: What are my options if I can’t find an in-law suite?

Q: I am searching for a single-family home for $120,000 somewhere near Bustleton Avenue so I can be near the bus to work. It can be a row home but I…

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Castor Gardens residents petitioning for Big Belly trash cans

Photo by Flickr user echoman. Castor Gardens residents and the Take Back Your Neighborhood community group have been championing an effort to get Big Belly trash cans along Castor Avenue. The…

    • Glenn Segal writes about Oxford Circle and Castor Gardens when he's not working in a real estate office.

Local author brings neighborhoods to life in novel series

Glenn Segal writes about Oxford Circle and Castor Gardens when he's not working in a real estate office. Glenn Segal is a man who talks fast. Earnestly and fervently dispensing his…

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2nd District police nab suspect wanted for multiple robberies

Police arrested a suspect wanted in multiple robberies in the 2nd District, Community Relations Officer Mark Mroz confirmed yesterday. The male, turned in by his mother, was being sought for robberies…

    • Michele Belluomini tells a story to children at the Northeast Celebration. Photo by George Mai

Photos: Northeast Celebration at Max Myers

Michele Belluomini tells a story to children at the Northeast Celebration. Photo by George Mai Saturday, Aug. 27 was the first-ever Northeast Celebration. Organized by the Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your…

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

  Q: I sold my house in Castor Gardens and I’m moving to North Carolina for a job, but I will still be working here until January. I can’t afford to…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Castor Gardens may be hard to find, but it's not in Lawncrest

It's rare a mainstream news outlet can find Castor Gardens. Summerdale, Oxford Circle and Lawncrest often get the Castor Gardens label. Or simply, 'Castor,' whatever that's supposed to mean. When a…

    • Joann Corte Grossi

How the Affordable Care Act will affect Pennsylvanians

Joann Corte Grossi Pennsylvania has more people with pre-existing conditions signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. That's good news for Pennsylvania, but how does it affect you?…

    • Members of Take Back Your Neighborhood plan for next weekend's Northeast Celebration.

"Northeast Celebration" planned at Castor Gardens rec center

Members of Take Back Your Neighborhood plan for next weekend's Northeast Celebration. Jared Solomon wants to make one thing clear: "this is not a water-ice-and-dash" event. Solomon and the Castor Gardens-based…

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