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    • Tires dumped illegally, photo sent to Philly311 in January 2017.

As reports of illegal dumping rise, can Philly bring new solutions to this old problem?

It’s Saturday morning and a group of volunteers is gathered around a vacant lot next to the train tracks at Erie Avenue in Tioga. There’s trash piled everywhere: tires, abandoned pieces…

    • SEPTA will provide direct bus access to Bakers Centre

SEPTA to extend bus service to new Northwest Philly ShopRite

When the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza, anchored by a Brown’s Super Stores Inc. ShopRite, opens at Roberts Ave. and Fox Street this Friday, SEPTA bus service will provide direct…

    • Open Your Eyes | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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ABOUT TIOGA

Tioga, in combination with Nicetown, is an neighborhood in Upper North Philadelphia. The area 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 TIOGA

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