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    •  Roosevelt Boulevard from Oxford Circle, 1927 | (Image #7688) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX

From Above: Roosevelt Boulevard, Oxford Circle and beyond in 1927

This week the great hyperlocal news site NEastPhilly.com announced that they’ll cease publication on December 31, 2013. So in tribute to their five years of devoted Northeast Philly coverage, we turn…

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Lawncrest man admits to buying guns for teenage drug dealer

A Lawncrest man pleaded guilty today to illegally purchasing guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer who used one of those firearms to shoot someone. Luke Dercole, 32, pleaded guilty to four…

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Parking ticket for dad of injured Carnell student

Philly residents' contentious relationship with the Parking Authority is no secret. And it's frequently the subject of Ronnie Polaneczky's Daily News column, as it was yesterday when she documented the experience…

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ABOUT OXFORD CIRCLE

 

Oxford Circle

Oxford Circle, originally Oxford Township, Philadelphia County, is a neighborhood in the lower Northeast section of Philadelphia, PA. Oxford Circle is made up of the intersection of Oxford Avenue, Cheltenham Avenue, Castor Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. Notable structures and landmarks are Saint Martin of Tours Church and elementary school and Glading Presbyterian Church and hall. Oxford Circle is also the name of the surrounding area made up of the neighborhoods of Summerdale, Tarken, Frankford and Castor Gardens. Physical boundaries are: Roosevelt Blvd on the South and East, Langdon St on the West, and Devereaux St on the North. Oxford Circle was originally an early suburb of Philadelphia with a predominately white, middle class demographic. Its ethnic groups consisted of Jewish and Irish Americans. Over the past decade, the influence of White flight has drastically changed the make up of this neighborhood. Today, Oxford Circle consists of a vast variety of groups such as Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Asians, and African Americans.


Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association

UPCOMING EVENTS IN OXFORD CIRCLE

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