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    • New Route 2 extension during peak hours to Wayne Junction Station

SEPTA Board approves changes to Routes 2, 310

SEPTA considered 187 proposed changes to its transit routes this year, but just two made the final cut: Extending Route 2 to Wayne Junction Station, and splitting Route 310’s long loop…

    • Satellite photo showing proposed Midvale CHP site in relation to other SEPTA facilities

Local environmental group questions SEPTA proposal for natural gas plant in Nicetown

SEPTA enjoys a pretty good track record when it comes to bridges, maintaining over 350 that consistently deliver trains safely over rivers and highways across the region. Commuters sometimes grumble when…

    • Bus on Bus Stop Pad at 7th and Chestnut/Jim Saksa, PlanPhilly

SEPTA announces public-private partnership for energy-efficient retrofits

At its October meeting last week, SEPTA's board approved two sustainability projects made possible by the state's 2012 Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) enabling public-private partnerships for financing energy projects.  SEPTA…

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ABOUT NICETOWN

Nicetown is bordered by Belfield Ave to the northeast, North Broad Street to the east, Route 13 to the South and Clarissa Street to the west. It is bisected by West Roosevelt Boulevard.

Tioga, in combination with Nicetown, spans from Wingohocking Street to the north, Roberts Avenue to the east, Allegheny Avenue in the south, and Broad Street in the west. Tioga was named after the Native American word for the place where a stream or river forks in two different directions. The town name of Nicetown was named for a family of early settlers with the last name of “Neiss,” which got shortened and Americanized to “Nice." Between the years of 1700 and 1850, the areas of Tioga and Nicetown consisted mostly of rural farmland, which served as a passage between Germantown and Philadelphia. By 1854, Tioga and Nicetown moved within the Philadelphia city limits. During World War II, the area experienced its first economic and industrial boom in conjunction with the rest of Philadelphia. By the 1950s, the area seemed to have peaked economically, falling prey to the infamous “White Flight,” leaving many buildings abandoned and businesses destroyed. Today Tioga and Nicetown continue to fight against the current predicament of drug abuse and crime with involved citizens and active community organizations.



RESOURCES

Nicetown Community Development Corporation

Nicetown- Tioga Wikipedia Page

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NICETOWN

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