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February 25: Preservation stakes in Sharswood | Design guide for mixed-use affordable housing | LOVE at Dilworth

At Hidden City, Ryan Briggs takes stock of what's at stake for preservationists in PHA's Sharswood redevelopment plans. "What makes this project different–and a source of concern to preservationists–is that PHA…

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October 15: New free ride-hailing service | River Ward neighbors vs. drug dealers | Suspiciously large pilot houses

The Spirit of the River Wards is running a series on the places most affected by drug dealing and crime, many still in "nice" parts of the area. Here's the story…

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SEPTA approves redevelopment of Frankford Transportation Center employee parking lot into needed supermarket

Last week, the SEPTA Board adopted a Finding of Special Opportunity resolution providing for a request for proposal for redeveloping two authority-owned parcels next to the Frankford Transportation Center (FTC). The…

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Neighbors protest SEPTA building plans near Frankford Transit Center

As she started her comments before the SEPTA Board, Kimberly Washington, the executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation was calm, cool, even. But with every word, her voice filled…

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Discussing industrial land usage in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will hold a meeting later this week to discuss the future of industrial areas in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond. Scheduled for Nov. 14 at Edgemont…

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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…

Movie night in Overington Park

It's movie night in Frankford. Friends of Overington Park and Rep. James Clay, D-179th, are inviting community members to bring their chairs, blankets and popcorn to the park at 4600…

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Suspects wanted for multiple ATM burglaries

Police across the city are looking for the suspects wanted in connection with multiple ATM burglaries, four of which took place in the Northeast. Dennis Woods, 38, has been identified as…

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Do Philadelphians judge each other based on their neighborhoods?

What does it mean to you when someone tells you he or she lives in Frankford? Or is from Chalfont? Or grew up in Mt. Airy but now lives in Pennsport?…

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Holmesburg in middle of two methadone clinic appeals

The Holmesburg Civic Association is currently appealing the recent approval of NorthEast Treatment Center’s methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd. The city's Zoning Board issued the approval in early May,…

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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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Letter: St. Joachim too much of a Frankford resource to close

The following is a letter to the editor. It’s content is independent of NEast Philly’s editorial team. Most of you who know me are aware of my interest in history.  So…

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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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'Imagining Frankford' mural series nears completion [video]

Picture a neighborhood, revitalized and colorful. Picture a neighborhood that highlights its past, while looking toward the future. And picture a neighborhood that makes use of its barren landscapes as canvases.…

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Frankford man charged for straw gun purchase

A 24-year-old Frankford man is charged with buying two handguns for criminals, according to a Wednesday morning announcement from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force.…

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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…

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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