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    • Poster for Boulevard Direct Bus

SEPTA proposes new buses for University City, Roosevelt Blvd.

SEPTA unveiled the name for its new express bus service coming to Roosevelt Boulevard: the Boulevard Direct Bus. Technically, the Boulevard Direct Bus is a mere proposal—nothing set in stone—one of…

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Can Philadelphia continue to thrive without immigration?

Philadelphia boosters never forget to mention that the city’s population is growing again. Don’t worry, the narrative goes, we aren’t like those other old industrial cities. Philly may have its problems,…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Amtrak revenues declining, CEO calls for cuts in letter to employees

After years of slow and steady uphill revenue gains, Amtrak appears to be heading downhill, fast. That’s the gist of a letter Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman sent to employees on Tuesday.…

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How easy is it to accidentally ride your bike onto I-676?

Nobody seems to know yet why two Indego riders ended up on I-676, but one point of interest that arose out of the discussion on Twitter was the apparent ease…

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Five years of NEast Philly archives are just a click away

In 2008, Shannon McDonald created a small hyper-local blog called NEastPhilly.com that had a daunting mission: become the go-to news source for 400,000 Philadelphians who live in Northeast Philly. McDonald succeeded…

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The 12 Days of NEastmas

Four years ago, we first published the 12 Days of NEastmas, a re-imagined version of the 12 Days of Christmas. It was a fun way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of…

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Re-imagining Roosevelt Boulevard

A century ago, Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid-20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities…

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Technically Philly: How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years

As one of the oldest and most diverse schools in Philadelphia, Northeast High School is used to change. In 2010, the school decided to completely overhaul its Advanced Placement program with…

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Australia has the right idea about retirement [Financial Perspectives]

With all the focus on Obamacare lately, few people are talking about the looming retirement crisis that the U.S.  is facing. Social Security is scheduled to run out of money by…

NEast Philly to finish publishing in 2013

NEast Philly will fold at the end of 2013 after five years serving as a daily news website for Northeast Philadelphia. Below is a letter from Editor/Owner Shannon McDonald. To all…

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Iraqi refugees find support from fellows and neighbors in Northeast Philadelphia

Hundreds of Iraqis are building new lives in Northeast Philadelphia. They're simultaneously trying for a fresh start while holding on to their homeland, and even finding some unusual allies. One of…

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Affordable Care Act and you [Financial Perspectives]

This past week brought about some of the most contentious political rancor to date about the Affordable Care Act.  The website problems of Healthcare.gov and the looming deadline have caused the…

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Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks. Mural…

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Lighthouse Chapel International moving into Northeast Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue won’t be empty for very long. New tenants from Lighthouse Chapel International should be moving in within the week, but the community is still…

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Fox Chase Elementary counselor told to teach or be laid off

Wanda Raudenbush does not consider herself a teacher. Yet for the first two months of school, she woke up every school day, went to Fox Chase Elementary school, and willed herself…

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Holme-Crisp Cemetery flag flies despite storm, vandalism, snakes and poison sumac

Most people attribute Philadelphia's origins to William Penn. But not everyone realizes it was surveyor Thomas Holme who helped plan the city. His final resting place is located in the Holme-Crisp…

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Kevin Boyle's offices become food drive collection sites

Holiday food drives are beginning, Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, was among the first to announce details of where to drop off donate goods. Through the holidays, Boyle's offices at…

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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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Corbett visits Fox Chase in kickoff of re-election campaign

Gov. Tom Corbett stopped in Fox Chase Thursday as part of a statewide tour to kick off his re-election campaign. "We don't need to make a change at the end of…

What is a condo fee? [Real NEastate]

I’m retiring and thinking of buying either a condo or a 55+ home. What types of thing does a condo fee include? Why are some so much higher than others? I…

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