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How the Shore Road Tavern became a haven for underground musicians

Robbins Avenue  might be best known for carrying Northeast Philadelphians to the Shore across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, but it's also home to The Shore Road Tavern. The bar has Kathleen Fiedler's…

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'Eat-in' seeks to win back business for Joe's steak shop

A few months ago, Joseph Groh decided to abandon the name of the 64-year-old Chink's Steaks in Wissinoming. As of March, the steak shop has been known as Joe's Steaks…

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Man arrested for copper theft that led to Wissinoming explosion

Police have arrested a man for stealing copper wires from a home, allegedly resulting in the property's explosion and collapse. The vacant house at 4716 Howell St. in Wissinoming collapsed after…

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St. Bart's convent, 7 other archdiocese properties to be auctioned

The convent at St. Bartholomew parish in Wissinoming will be auctioned off next month, along with seven other properties that belong to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 'The school buildings and convents…

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Wissinoming Park assault suspect sought [video]

Police in the 15th District are looking for the man who assaulted a woman in Wissinoming early in the morning on April 8. According to the police report, a woman…

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Wissinoming man gets prison time for straw purchase

Wissinoming resident Johnny Leach, 20, will spend at least two years in prison for his participation in a straw purchase, in which he illegally acquired a gun in exchange for erasing…

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Grey Lodge named one of America's 100 best beer bars

Homebrewing might be popular, but there's still plenty of space in people's hearts for good old-fashioned bars. And Draft magazine is celebrating them. The magazine came out with its list of…

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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…

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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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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS attributes Wissinoming animal cruelty case to Mayfair

Nearly two dozen animals were removed from a Wissinoming home last week and their owners were charged with animal cruelty. It's not a headline anyone wants to see, but CBS3 added…

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In Wissinoming, family relives stories through theater performances

This is the second of a two-part series on Northeast Philadelphia families participating in This Town is a Mystery. The first part featured the McQueen family of Tacony. Imagine…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Mayfair gets credit for Tacony's cool sign

Updated:  A reader has called to our attention the Mayfair neighborhood banner hanging in front of Stein's in the photo used for the Naked Philly story. We can't fault them for…

Real NEastate: How do I find an affordable single home in Northeast Philadelphia?

Q: There are so many row homes for sale in Northeast Philly. I do not like row homes or twins. I want to live in a single home. Where can I…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Help us welcome back Port Richmond

Oh hey, Port Richmond, nice to see you again! The Riverwards neighborhood pops up in the Northeast pretty frequently when the mainstream media get their hands on news stories outside…

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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…

Real NEastate: What if the home repairs aren't done before settlement? [summer rerun]

 NEast Philly is on vacation this week, and is posting in a limited capacity. This installment from realtor Stacey McCarthy was originally published July 13, 2011. Q: I am making settlement…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS reports wrong neighborhood for home invasion

How many times do we have to remind the big media outlets that Robbins Street is the border between Wissinoming and Tacony? Apparently, at least one more. This is the fourth…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Yet another street/neighborhood mix-up by Action News

Someone needs to put an overlay on Google Maps with the declaration, "Torresdale and Torresdale Avenue are not the same." But given the nature of this mistake, we're not sure it…

Real NEastate: Where is the best neighborhood for me to move?

Q: I have been renting for a couple months in Northeast Philadelphia and now I want to buy a home here, but I’m from Baltimore and I need to know the…

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