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    • Long-time city planner Richard Redding on his Chestnut Hill porch

Reflections on 40 years of Philadelphia City planning

Newly retired Richard Redding reflects on Northeast Philadelphia, zoning by variance and ordinance, community redevelopment and gentriciation PlanPhilly sat down with recently retired Philadelphia City Planning Commission Planning Division Director Richard…

    • The Poquessing Creek Trail is about half complete and should be open this year, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
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Parks & Rec paves Poquessing Creek Trail

When most people think of Philly's far Northeast, they think of relatively suburban neighborhoods, driven by a post-WWII development and characterized by cul de sacs. Most don't think about nature or…

    • Italian Market barrel fire, Photo by Theresa Stigale
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Report: 'Anyone who cares about the future of Philadelphia should pay attention to the state and fate of the Northeast'

Whether you love your Northeast Philly neighborhood, or you're one of our commenters who laments the changes you've seen over the years, you should read this piece from Hidden City contributor…

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Philly City Council to hold budget hearing in the Northeast

Philadelphia City Council members will be in the Northeast Monday to give community members a chance to express budget concerns. The hearing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln…

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Tacony Hoagie Trail sandwiches put to the test

The Northeast is crawling with city planners these days, thanks to the city's Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan and the need to create master zoning and improvement projects for Philly's countless neighborhoods. Over…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS3 mistakes Harrowgate for Northeast

CBS3 moved the Tacony/Frankord Creek and nobody told us. Back in December the station reported that a pregnant woman was struck by a stray bullet "inside aNortheast Philadelphia home." The victim…

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LOLadelphia: Northeast Philly is awesome

"NE Philly is awesome." Just ask the folks behind LOLadelphia!, the site that pokes fun at the city's idiosyncrasies, all the while celebrating them. Last week, LOL published its "Top Ten…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC puts Olney in the Northeast

Seriously, NBC, there is an entire creek designating the Northeast Philly boundary; how hard can this be? "School bus vs. SEPTA bus in NE Philly," read the headline on the evening…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: The Great Northeast

For starters, the thing I love most about Northeast Philly has to be Pennypack Park. I remember growing up as a child and having barbecues at the Pine Road section of the park.…

    • Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to request an additional 45 days to make a recommendation on two bills introduced by 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill that change some…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Nick's Roast Beef

My roots are in the Northeast, and it's been my home in Philly for the last few years now. Nick's is just a couple blocks from that home, and it's one…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Pennypack Park concert stage

We've partnered with Philly Love Notes to make sure you see all the love notes written about Northeast Philadelphia. Love notes about Northeast spots will be published here after they appear…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Kensington blog references Far Northeast

Did you hear about the Far Northeast's drug and prostitution problem? Yep, since 2008, photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been capturing the drug and prostitution along Kensington Avenue. And while his blog…

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Philadelphia's National Night Out events kick-off in the Northeast [photos]

For years, city officials have praised many of Northeast Philadelphia's town watch groups. In making the rounds at neighborhood meetings, district attorneys, police commissioners and other city staffers have lauded patrol…

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Why Philadelphia's busiest red-light cameras aren't the ones on Roosevelt Boulevard

Philadelphia's most ticketed red-light camera is at South Broad and Penn Square, just south of City Hall. Though Center City is one of the busiest areas of the city, its cameras…

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Data show owner occupancy still high in most Northeast neighborhoods

  More than 8o percent of homes in Parkwood are owner-occupied. In Lexington Park, it's 60 percent to 70 percent. And across Wissinoming and Tacony, 50 percent to 60 percent of…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Despite name, little Northeast presence in Philly Weekly's events calendar

Philadelphia Weekly has released its 2012 Summer Guide, described as such: "Looking for summer excitement in your neighborhood—or an excuse to explore new parts of the city? Either way, you’re…

    • A sampling of projected property tax rate changes in Northeast Philadelphia, based on data complied by PPIIN.

How Actual Value Initiative will affect Northeast Philadelphia

A sampling of projected property tax rate changes in Northeast Philadelphia, based on data complied by PPIIN. To help balance its budget, the City of Philadelphia is looking to AVI, or,…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Commenters won't let Fox cover up mistake

Two emaciated horses were found tied to a fence Wednesday at Seventh and Diamond Streets in Northeast Philadelphia. Sound wrong to you, too? That's what Fox29 reported. The RSS headline…

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