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Pennypack Creek Bridge historical marker damaged in car crash

Repairs are underway on Frankford Avenue for a wall along the Pennypack Creek Bridge that sustained damage during a weekend car crash. Not quite six months after the installation of a…

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Suspect sought in Lawncrest, Holmesburg bank robberies

Philadelphia Police and the FBI are on the hunt for a man suspected of robbing two Northeast banks March 20. At 10:08 a.m., a man entered the Bank of America…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge presents new challenges in Holmesburg [updated]

Update May 9, 2013 ConRail has agreed to allow the Holmesburg Civic Association paint the bridge, and will waive the fees, registration and insurance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge that connects…

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Methadone clinic hearing had 'misinformation,' treatment advocates say

Beverly Haberle, executive director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., opened the Frankford Civic Association meeting Thursday by addressing an issue that has residents of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods up…

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Methadone clinic legislation would toughen facilities' requirements

Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, has reintroduced legislation to strengthen regulations for methadone clinics. Boyle first announced attempts to regulate narcotics treatment facilities in October 2011. The most recent legislation…

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Frankford Avenue prostitution a problem for many neighborhoods

Fourteen years ago, Joe Nicoletti made the decision to come back to his roots in Tacony where family settled in the 1890s from Italy. Nicoletti wanted to start a family with…

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Judge hears arguments over Frankford Avenue methadone clinic

Holmesburg Civic Association President Rich Frizell attended Wednesday's hearing The Healing Way's appeal to operate a methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. During the city hearing, the state took action, as…

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Hearing Wednesday for Frankford Avenue methadone clinic

The long-awaited court day over the fate of the methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg has arrived. Wednesday, The Healing Way and the Mayfair and Holmesburg civic associations will…

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Holmesburg Civic Association opposes methadone clinic variance

When the Holmesburg Civic Association convened Nov. 13 for its monthly meeting, the topic at hand was a familiar and controversial one - a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd…

Does a seller need to disclose a haunted house? [Real NEastate]

Q: I heard about someone who bought a big house in Holmesburg and found out the previous owner had died in the house. No one had told them this before they…

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Hurricane Sandy knocks down trees in the Northeast [photos]

Sandy blew through Philadelphia Monday with fierce winds and heavy rain. Though the city escaped relatively unscathed, the storm left residents with clean-up duties. Trees that couldn't withstand the wind are…

    • On October 13th hundreds gathered to celebrate the new marker commemorating the history Pennypack Creek Bridge in Holmesburg. | Jessica Lopez
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Holmesburg celebrates historic Pennypack Creek Bridge

Take Frankford Avenue over the Pennypack Creek in Holmesburg and you've just traveled on the nation's oldest stone-arch bridge - the very same bridge that carried American and French troops en route…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge gets historical recognition at last [video]

More than 200 years ago, soldiers of the Continental Army marched across the Pennypack Creek Bridge toward a monumental victory in Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Saturday, neighbors marched across that…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Pennypack Park cleanup inventory: 14 types of balls, 4 kinds of flip flops, a gas canister, part of a shopping cart and more

What do a shopping cart, a blue comb, four car tires without rims, two baby dolls, and a frisbee have in common? They're all on a bizarre list of "other" things…

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Reader Submission: Tires, multiple pairs of flip-flops collected in Friends of Pennypack Park clean-up

There are lots of pretty places in the park, and everybody has their favorite. Among the top of many people's list is Pennypack on the Delaware, just south of Rhawn Street…

Real NEastate: Should I be worried about securing a mortgage?

Q: I am buying my first home in Holmesburg, and I am very excited move into my home next week. I wasn’t excited about mortgage payments until I found out my…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
Eyes on the Street

Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

    • A drawing of the Pennypack Creek Bridge by William L. Breton, circa 1830.

Preservation Row: A new marker for a bridge on Revolutionary road

Ongoing series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. What local historians describe as America’s oldest stone arch bridge is not in…

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Prison costs, crowding strain Philly resources

Philadelphia spends more on prisons -- $231 million last budget year -- than it does on libraries, parks, City Council, the district attorney's office, the board of ethics, and licenses and…

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At first civic meeting of the season, a preview of what's to come in Homesburg

Cars lined two full blocks of Ditman Street on either side Tuesday night. Children and their parents made use of the playground out the rec center as the Holmesburg Boys Club's…

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