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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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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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Frankford Civic member takes Christmas lights seriously [video]

Below is a video from the Frankford Gazette of Christmas Land, and all-out holiday light display at Frankford Civic Association board member Pete Specos' house.

Eyes on the Street

Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love her city

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of Frankford's institutions and commercial corridor Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Frankford

I've lived in Philly almost my whole life (college outside Boston and a brief post-college stint in DC excluded). I grew up in the far Northeast and went to High School in Center…

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6 charged for filing false claims as part of SEPTA accident in Frankford

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has charged six people with filing false accident claims in connection with a SEPTA crash in Frankford in November 2010. The office has charged 62-year-old Clarence…

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Frankford reaps benefits of PhillyRising, other programs

This is the first of a two-part series on PhillyRising's involvement in Frankford and Lawncrest. Vacant buildings have become spaces for art galleries, overgrown brush in parks has been trimmed, empty…

    • We saw bike rentals this year, but is Philly bike-share coming soon?
Eyes on the Street

Bike-share plea | Frankford stained glass artisans | mixed-use redevelopment for Fishtown | School district Race to the Top finalist

Good morning, Streeters. There was no snow to speak of in the city overnight, but the forecast says today's rain may turn into light snow this evening.  Is a bike-share program…

    • Toy drive photo by Flickr user tyner_slay

Holiday toy drives from Tartaglione, Brendan Boyle

Though stores (and maybe some of your neighbors) began decorating awhile ago, the holiday season officially began with Black Friday. And with it in full swing, politicians are announcing their holiday…

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Residual pollution stalls redevelopment of Frankford Arsenal site

At the height of World War II, the Frankford Arsenal produced more small- and medium-caliber ammunition than any other place in the world. Now, after years of false starts, it's lined…

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Attempted lurings reported in Frankford, Wissinoming

Police in the Special Victims Unit have identified an attempted luring pattern in Frankford and Wissinoming over a 10-day period this month. All the complainants are children between the ages of…

    • What would you do to make South Broad Street a livelier place?
Eyes on the Street

Cultural BRT route | SEPTA's energy action plan | Neighbors plan new future for Frankford Y | Activating South Broad

After a taste of Indian summer yesterday, we’re back to our regularly scheduled November weather today, Streeters. Don’t forget the umbrella as you’re out and about today. Among the competing visions…

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90th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Frankford War Memorial

The War Memorial at Wakeling and Large streets honors those who served in World War I.  It was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1922 during the same week as the opening of…

    • Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November 9-11: Bartram's Mile Design Workshop | Frankford Fall Music and Arts Fest | Philly Tree People | Artists Taking Back Philadelphia

Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupBartram's Mile Design Workshop Saturday, November 10, 12-3pm. Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. Come for the last of…

    • SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on Instagram
Eyes on the Street

VOTE | Frankford Ave facade improvements | Office building proposed 19th and Arch | Inside Kendrick Mill | Buyers for surplus schools

SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on InstagramGood morning, Streeters, and happy Election Day. Do us all a favor and make sure to go vote today.…

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