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    • Eva Gladstein, director of the Zoning Code  Committee, reviews the themes of the propsed code revisions.

Recap of last night's Zoning Code Reform Project meeting

Roughly 10 people gathered in Lincoln High School's cafeteria last night to participate in a city-sponsored meeting for the Zoning Code Reform Project. Among the attendees were community leaders from Mayfair,…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: no one knows where Holme Circle is

Friday's rape attempt in Holme Circle has a lot of people on edge - probably more people than necessary. The incident took place on the 2700-block of Holme Avenue around 7:30…

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Holy Family hosts the first Northeast Philadelphia History Faire

At least 20 historical organizations and as many as 200 people mixed and mingled during the length of Sunday's Northeast Philadelphia History Faire -- the first yearly event of its kind.…

    • City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honors its first inductees

City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink. The Northeast welcomed the first inductees into its hall of…

    • Tiffany Davis, director of civic engagement for Young Heroes, explains how the organization serves Holmesburg.

City-wide youth organization visits Holmesburg Civic Association

The Holmesburg Civic Association welcomed many guests at last night's meeting - the most uncommon of which were representatives from Young Heroes, a division of Philadelphia's City  Year. Typical civic…

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Photos: Little League football

The annual matchup of the NEO Outlaws (black and white) and the Holmesburg Tigers (black and orange) proved victorious for Outlaws in the 106lbs. (NEASC Midget) bracket. NEO came out on…

    • Residents from all over the Northeast attended the Burholme community meeting to learn about the Northeast's history. Photo by Christopher Wink.

Burholme community groups get historic

The promise of Northeast Philadelphia historian Dr. Harry Silcox drew even larger crowd than usual to last night's meeting of the Burholme Civic Association and Burholme Town Watch. About 100 people…

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North Catholic, Cardinal Dougherty to close

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced the closing of two local high schools. Both Cardinal Dougherty and Northeast Catholic will be closed at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. “It…

Real NEastate: location picks house

Q: I am a first-time buyer and I am torn between two houses I would like to buy – one in Burholme and one in Holmesburg. They are the same price…

    • Seymour (Michael Indeglio), the hapless hero of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, attempts to rescue his love Audrey (Jordi Wallen) from a man-eating plant in The Devon Theater's production of the cult clas

Devon Theater's "Little Shop of Horrors" delights

The fire alarm inadvertently rang out twice Friday night at the Devon Theater. But, aside from a grumble or two, the small cast performing the bright and wild musical comedy…

    • Plans for the Cottman Interchange I-95 improvement, as discussed at last night's Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.

Holmesburg Civic: North Delaware Greenway and Cottman Interchange updates

Updates on two massive projects affecting much of the Northeast were the focus of last night's meeting of the Holmesburg Civic Association. The four looming phases of a large-scale Delaware…

NEast Links: Holmesburg dispute, early lunches and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The Philadelphia Police Department's Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public's help in locating its most-wanted…

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NEast Links: Tacony shooting, arts center and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. An unnamed 17-year-old female was shot inTacony at about 10:15 Wednesday evening. The shooting took place…

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Food For Thought: Ashburner Inn

With its charming wooden floors and old church pew-style seats Ashburner Inn, located at 8400 Torresdale Ave. in Holmesburg, offers a quiet elegance to casual dining. A full bar…

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Real NEastate: Adding a bath adds value

Q: I am planning on selling my three-bedroom, one-bath home in Holmesburg next year, and I am thinking of either putting in a new kitchen or adding a powder room. Which…

    • The Circle Theatre in Frankford

When atlases and GIS mapping collide

(Photo above) The field check found that the 1920s façade of The Circle Theatre can still be seen on floors above street level. Slidewhow at upper right: (Map Collection, Free Library…

Two kids killed in separate Mayfair car accidents

By Shannon McDonald Two children were struck and killed in separate Mayfair car accidents this week: A 12-year-old boy died Monday after being fatally struck by a tractor trailer on Cottman…

    • The late Rev. John McDevitt, courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Deceased Father Judge, North Catholic teacher accused of abuse

By Shannon McDonald The late Rev. John M. McDevitt, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, has been accused of sexually abusing Richard Green, the nephew of a former New York…

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Real NEastate: Finding a home in the Northeast

Q: My fiance and I are getting married this summer so we're looking to buy a home in the Northeast. We're not sure exactly which neighborhood we want to live in yet, but it looks…

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