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Fishing competition highlights improvements to Pleasant Hill Park [photos]

See the slideshow below from the park, with photos taken by Bill Achuff and Michelle Alton. If you didn't know about Pleasant Hill Park, you probably wouldn't be able to find…

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Mayfair announces funding, debuts farmers market [photos]

Earlier this month, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation struck a deal to revitalize Mayfair. The partnership was reached under Philadelphia's CDC Tax Credit Program…

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New playground at Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [photos]

Somerton was full of excitement and emotion Thursday as the neighborhood celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new playground at the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [map]. Councilman…

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Philadelphia Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin remembered during motorcycle ride, funeral service [photos]

Friends of fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Michael Goodwin gathered on motorcycles Tuesday to honor the man who died fighting a building fire in South Philadelphia. Goodwin, a Parkwood resident, was laid to…

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Ryerss Museum announces middle school essay contest

The Ryerss Museum & Library on the Burholme/Fox Chase border is a site to behold, inside and out. So the staff there is extending an offer to middle school students: visit…

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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.…

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PhillyRising helping Lawncrest make the most of what it has

This is the second half of a series about PhillyRising and its role in Northeast neighborhoods. The first half was about Frankford. PhillyRising is relatively new to Lawncrest. Northeast Coordinator Manny Citron…

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Mayfair adds Christmas Village to tree-lighting ceremony tradition [slideshow]

Mayfair was aglow Sunday for what became the neighborhood's first-ever Christmas Village. The event was paired with the annual Christmas tree lighting and other family festivities. Families strolled Frankford Avenue to…

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Documenting the underground: Philly's sewer historian

Nearly 3,000 miles of sewers wind underneath Philadelphia's streets. They make modern life possible in the homes and sky-scrapers above, but go largely unnoticed. Except, that is, by one man whose…

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Family traditions make Black Friday at Franklin Mills bearable [photos]

The parking lot of the super Walmart at Franklin Mills Mall was nearing capacity around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and the crowds were already idly standing in the rows. Some sections were…

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Lawncrest honors veterans with annual clean-up and ceremony [photos]

The “Star Spangled Banner” rang out as Joe O’Rourke, a Vietnam War veteran, raised the American flag at the Lawncrest Recreation Center during a Veteran's Day ceremony Sunday. Lawncrest residents gave…

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Hurricane Sandy knocks down trees in the Northeast [photos]

Sandy blew through Philadelphia Monday with fierce winds and heavy rain. Though the city escaped relatively unscathed, the storm left residents with clean-up duties. Trees that couldn't withstand the wind are…

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Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame inducts 5 new members [video]

More than 200 people opted to spend a sunny Sunday indoors for what, for many, was an emotional Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "The average Philadelphian probably doesn't think…

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Northeast Philly Food Feed: Survey could help bring fresh produce to the Northeast

The Northeast has two farmers markets - Oxford Circle and Frankford. Mayfair's will officially debut next Spring. Help gauge the region's interest in fresh produce and maybe bring a farmers…

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Somerton prepares for 2nd annual Community Day

The Somerton Civic Association is at it again. The organization will hold its second annual Community Day this Saturday, and after making some tweaks, members hope for an even more successful…

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Vendors, guests pack 10th annual Taste of Northeast Philly [photos]

It happens every year around the same time. Walk into the Father Judge High School cafeteria around 9 p.m. during the Taste of Northeast Philly event and you might think you're…

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Hundreds attend Mayfair Farmers Market preview [slideshow]

The 3500-block of Ryan Avenue in Mayfair was transformed into a small street fair Sunday during a preview of the Mayfair Farmers Market, due to open next spring. Children waited patiently to…

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Back on the steps, Hubert's students rally to celebrate change [slideshow]

Students of St. Hubert's High School stood fanned out on the front steps of their school Friday, proud to cheer, “green, blue, pink, gold…our school won’t be sold.” In January, they…

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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…

    • The Wesolowski family of Mayfair enjoys a meal at the newly renovated Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center. Photo/G. E. Reutter

Smiles and sunshine as newly renovated Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center opens [photos]

The humidity was high, temperature scorching and sun blistering on this July afternoon but it couldn’t keep the crowd away from the grand opening of the Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment…

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