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Northwood Civic to host zoning meeting for charter school

The Northwood Civic Association announced yesterday an upcoming zoning meeting for Northwood Academy Charter School. Northwood Academy, at 4621 Castor Avenue, is looking to construct a new building. The meeting will…

Real NEastate: Torresdale vs Fox Chase

Q: I want to buy a home in the Northeast near the train. I’ve narrowed it down to two neighborhoods before I start looking. Can you tell me which the better…

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Plane makes emergency landing at PNE

A plane made an emergency landing last night at Northeast Philadelphia Airport resulting from landing gear trouble. The single-engine plane coasted down the runway around 9 p.m., landing on its main…

    • A couple dressed as Ghostbusters made this little girl's day by posing with her for a spontaneous photo.

Photos: Comic Con

Celebrities, superheroes and comic lovers alike came together last weekend for Comic Con 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The traveling comic convention came to town June 11, 12 and 13,…

    • Northeast Philadelphia Now meeting at the John Perzel Community Center on Monday, June 21, 2010.

Northeast Philadelphia Now initiative meets for second time

The beginnings of a coalition to unite the neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia around a common agenda stemming from quality of life crimes took another humble step inside a Mayfair recreation center…

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Photos: State Road watermain break

Thursday's water main break in Upper Holmesburg sent a geyser-like rush of water more than 100-feet into the air. While authorities got the situation under control, drivers on I-95 got a…

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Weekend News Briefs: 6/18-6/20

Twenty children were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon following a bus accident.  A sedan rear-ended the school bus the children were on on their way home from school at…

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Pine Valley man dead in Southwest Phila. shooting

Police have revealed that the 28-year-old man who was shot Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia has died, Michael Toll, who was shot just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at 54th and Florence…

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Liddonfield demolition to begin by August

Upper Holmesburg residents have been waiting for the demolition of Liddonfield for five years. The civic association has worked with police, politicians and the Public Housing Authority over the years when…

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    • Rep. Brendan Boyle's Legislative Assistants Kathleen Peiffer and Deput Joseph Mack present Beth Glynn with her citation. Photo courtesy of the Office of State Rep. Brendan Boyle

Parkwood resident named Paramedic of the Year

Parkwood resident Beth Glynn was honored recently with the  citywide award for Paramedic of the Year. State Rep. Brendan Boyle's office presented Glynn with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of…

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Watermain break shuts down portion of State Road

An early morning watermain break sent a plume of water 100 feet into the air, causing a portion of State Road to shut down. Around 7 a.m., a main on the…

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12-year-old recognized for Frankford activism

For Daniel Tobin, living in Frankford goes beyond going to school and playing with his friends. The 12-year-old was recognized Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Downtown Center's Townie Awards ceremony. Tobin…

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Hubcap thefts up in 7th District

From the 7th District Police: The 7th District has experiences a spike in hub cap thefts. In the past 2 days, there have been 15 hub cap thefts. The areas affected…

    • Frankford shortstop Israel Diaz and Neumann-Goretti's Albert Baur.

Preview: 25th Annual Carpenter Cup Classic

Frankford and Neumann-Goretti were just two of several schools in both the Public and Catholic Leagues which faced off  earlier this week as part of the 25th Annual Carpenter Cup Classic…

    • District Attorney Seth Williams at the June Northwood Civic Association meeting.

District Attorney outlines four priorities at Northwood Civic meeting

Seth Williams says he doesn't always wear his seat belt while driving.  Philadelphia's District Attorney also says he was recently caught by a red-light ticket camera. Lessons for enforcing driving in…

    • Stephen Fediuk received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Philadelphia Protestant Home, presented by Eileen Bratton, the daughter of Mavis Morrissey, for whom the scholarship is named.

Dougherty grad wins Mavis Morrisey Scholarship

Stephen Fediuk a 2010 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, is the winner of The Philadelphia Protestant Home Mavis Morrissey Memorial Scholarship.  Fediuk, who is part of Dougherty's final graduating class,…

    • Fourth of July Committee Treasurer Gary Weaver announces the inclusion of fireworks in this year's celebration.

Lawncrest will host fireworks as part of July 4th celebration

The most exciting news for Lawncrest residents came at the middle of last night's Lawncrest Community Association meeting: the Fourth of July Committee announced the inclusion of fireworks in the 95th…

Real NEastate: Curb appeal

Q: My home is for sale in Wissinoming, and a comment a buyer recently made was that my property had no curb appeal. My front “yard” is only two feet long.…

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Northwood boy injured in SEPTA accident

A Northwood boy was taken to the hospital last night after riding his bike into the back of a SEPTA bus. The boy, 7, was riding along the 4600-block of…

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