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Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt opens on Willits Road

  Not quite yogurt, not quite ice cream, but just in time for the warm weather is Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt, the newest addition to the shopping center at 3130 Willits…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson during Thursday's eminent domain hearing. | Jared Brey, PlanPhilly
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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC can't figure out which side of the Boulevard it's on

"It happened in the Bustleton section of the city." No, it didn't. NBC10 was on the 2800-block of Grant Avenue yesterday for a school bus crash. If you've never been to…

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ABOUT ASHTON

Ashton is a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. It includes Wooden Bridge run and is south to Pennypack Park. It is located in the vicinity of the Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

Ashton was originally a farmland owned by Thomas Holmes. Holmes emancipated his slaves upon his death.  As a result, many of their descendants owned much of the area. On Ashton Road sits their Bethany A.M.E Church which is known to be on of the oldest African-American churches.

Prior to the Act of Consolidation, it was a part of the former Delaware Township. After the Act of Consolidation, it was incorporated into the city of Philadelphia.  The name “Wooden Bridge” comes from Wooden Bridge Run, which is a creek that flows in the northern portion of Ashton. The name “Ashton-Wooden Bridge” started in the 1970s. 

Today, there are remnants of the slave decedent community that can still be seen near present-day Holme Circle. The housing stock consists primarily of row homes, townhouses and apartments. 

community groups: Ashton Square Civic Association

UPCOMING EVENTS IN ASHTON

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