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    • Far Northeast District Planning meeting, September 2016 | Jake Blumgart, PlanPhilly

Far Northeast district planning kicks off in Somerton

On Wednesday night the district planning process for the Far Northeast launched in a nursing home on Roosevelt Boulevard. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s lead for the region, Greg Waldman, spoke…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

House Committee hears emotional testimony in favor of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Emotional testimony given at Friday’s hearing on speed cameras stirred up sad memories for Representative Ed Neilson. After listening to Angie Dellavella’s description of witnessing a pedestrian’s death first hand, and…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians

Rep. Taylor, AAA, and others rally for speed enforcement via radar and cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard

Tuesday morning’s press conference in a dollar store parking lot on Roosevelt Boulevard attracted a small crowd of curious onlookers. The event, called to rally support for a new bill to…



Winchester, Winchester Park, Ashton, Pennypack Woods, Academy Gardens, Morrell Park, Crestmont Farms, Walton Park, Parkwood, Normandy, Mechanicsville.

Academy Road and Grant Avenue are major highways serving the relatively modern, family-friendly communities of the Lower Northeast. Key issues are neighborhood walkability, pedestrian safety, traffic calming, complete streets, and the need for small parks linked by green connectors. Like the Pennypack, Poquessing Creek should have continuous parkland, trails and public access. There are quality of life issues such as property upkeep, dumping, and litter (affecting both private and publicly-owned land). Zoning issues focus on the compatibility of new development and the conversion of homes to rental units. An emerging issue is how to allow homeowners to utilize solar, wind and other alternative energy sources. There is a need to attract more jobs to the industrial parks, including green economy businesses.


Michael Thompson, 215-683-4632,



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