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Three Northeast rec centers included in the list of 20 with extended weekend hours

Photo courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Rec Centers in Tacony, Lawncrest and Fox Chase will stay open later on weekends through the summer as part of Mayor Michael Nutter's response…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawncrest is a lesson not learned

Two Lawncrest RNWN features in one week. Clearly the folks in front of the TV cameras haven't been reading. Just like there wasn't a shooting last Thursday in Lawncrest, no one…

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Photos: Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration

Lawncrest celebrated its 96th annual Fourth of July event with a parade, fireworks, car show, boxing event and more. You can check out some of the photos below in our slideshow.…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lawncrest still confusing people

Maybe it's because Lawncrest is really two separate neighborhoods. Or maybe it's because our local TV news reporters have never actually been to Lawncrest (except when there were some dog fighting…

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Office of Emergency Management helps city prepare for various situations

With recent tornado-related disasters in the South and Midwest, and still memorable tragedies in Haiti and along the Gulf Coast, Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management continues to take steps toward readying…

    • From left: Heavy Hitta's coach Rick Terrell, Kieran

Heavy Hitta's boxer returns home a champion

From left: Heavy Hitta's coach Rick Terrell, Kieran "Hitman" Hooks, LCA President Bill Dolbow, Heavy Hitta's coach Lonnie Haile Weighed down by trophies and nursing a gym class injury, Kieran "Hitman"…

    • Mark Mroz

2nd District officer encourages the use of Block Watch

Mark Mroz When Town Watch isn't cutting it, Mark Mroz recommends Block Watch. The 2nd District Community Relations Officer promoted the idea at last night's Lawncrest Community Association, with support from…

Real NEastate: Would a half bath add value to my home?

Q: I am planning on knocking down part of my back wall and adding a $20,000 half bath addition to my Lawncrest home. If I have one-and-a-half bathrooms currently, how much…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

    • Lawncrest residents are concerned about the number of daycares on Rising Sun Avenue. Photo by Ian Romano.

Lawncrest residents at odds over Rising Sun Avenue daycares

This is the first in a two-part look at zoning in the Northeast. Read the second part here. There are 10 day cares on the three city blocks of Rising…

    • All is quiet on the 400-block of East Cheltenham Avenue just days after a dogfighting ring was broken up.

Neighbors surprised by Lawncrest dogfighting

All is quiet on the 400-block of East Cheltenham Avenue just days after a dogfighting ring was broken up. Sheryle Nash said she never knew her family lived near a basement…

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Eight dogs seized from Lawncrest dogfighting ring

Two men have been arrested and eight dogs were seized early this evening during a raid on a dogfighting ring in Lawncrest. Police were tipped off to the home after…

    • Heavy Hitta's boxers brought back three awards from the Mid-Atlantic Boxing Tournament Jan. 15 to Feb. 5.

Updated: Heavy Hitta's boxers return from Golden Gloves Tournament

Updated: The Heavy Hitta's have returned from Pittsburgh with two awards. A slideshow from the tournament is below. We've returned to Philadephia with Runner-up medals in the 2011 golden Gloves State Boxing…

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Nutter congratulates Lawncrest and Burholme residents on a job well done

Mayor Michael Nutter greets Heavy Hitta's coaches Lonnie Haile (blue) and Rick Terrell (yellow) as Cleanup leaders Kathy Wersinger and Matt Taubenberger look on. Photo by Ian Roman. Hugh Campbell, a…

    • District Attorney Seth Williams talks about changes he's made to the office and tough cases he's pursuing.

District Attorney talks about getting "smart on crime"

District Attorney Seth Williams talks about changes he's made to the office and tough cases he's pursuing. District Attorney Seth Williams fulfilled his promise to Lawncrest residents when he returned Tuesday…

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Oxford House fire kills two in Lawndale

An early morning fire claimed the life of two residents of the Oxford House in Lawndale. Crews responded to the blaze around 9 a.m.,  where Gerald Hooper, 75, and Lynn Scripnicencu,…

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Off-duty officer shoots attacking dog in Lawncrest

An off-duty police officer shot a pit bull Tuesday after the dog attacked his pet. It happened around 5 p.m. yesterday on the 400-block of Sentner Street. According to reports…

    • Heavy Hitta's boxers brought back three awards from the Mid-Atlantic Boxing Tournament Jan. 15 to Feb. 5.

Heavy Hitta's boxers proudly show off hard-earned trophies

Heavy Hitta's boxers brought back three awards from the Mid-Atlantic Boxing Tournament Jan. 15 to Feb. 5. It was a celebration at last night's Lawncrest Community Association meeting. Heavy Hitta's founders…

NEast Links: Siren test, council race and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility tested its siren yesterday. The three-second test was done for a maintenance…

    • Weatherization specialist B.J. McDuffie explains how to seal your windows.

Tips for weatherizing your home

Weatherization specialist B.J. McDuffie explains how to seal your windows. B.J. McDuffie recommends weatherizing your home when Daylight Savings Time ends. But the weatherization specialist brought her list of tips, demonstration…

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