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    • Shamir Robinson, courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer

Released prisoner back in jail

Shamir Robinson, courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer Last month, Shamir Robinson was released from Curran-Fromhold Correctional in Holmesburg. Accidentally. The 21-year-old should have returned to the facility Dec. 20 after a judge…

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NEast Philly's best-read articles of 2010

Image from Sam Churchill's Flickr. Happy New Year, everyone! In an effort to make NEast Philly as great and reader-friendly as possible, we've reviewed our 10 best-read articles of 2010 to…

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Philadelphia senators refuse pay raise

Photo courtesy of Pa. State Senate. Yesterday, Pennsylvania's senators representing Philadelphia declined a 1. 7 percent pay increase. The decision, led by Sen. Shirley Kitchen, was based upon the struggles of…

    • Photo taken at a gun shop protest, used with permission from the Heeding God's Call Media Library.

Community wants safety regulation for gun stores

Photo taken at a gun shop protest, used with permission from the Heeding God's Call Media Library.This is a followup to our feature on the vigil held for slain jeweler…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Olney is not in the Northeast

We're a little late in correcting this, and we've gotta thank the multiple readers who pointed out this blunder. There's a lot of discussion on this site and elsewhere about which…

    • More than 60 local residents turned out for the vigil held out front of Glatz Jewelers on Rising Sun Avenue.

Lawncrest holds vigil for William Glatz

A preacher is standing on a street corner in a white jacket with a megaphone. He is wearing an “I Love Jesus” cap and spouting his message loudly to oblivious passersby…

    • Members of the Lawncrest Community Association voice quality of life concerns to 2nd District Officer Mark Mroz.

Lawncrest residents concerned about crime

Philadelphia Neighborhood correspondent Shaun Gallagher attended Tuesday's Lawncrest Community Association on NEast Philly's behalf, where residents were still on edge following the shooting death of William Glatz.Mark Mroz, community relations…

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Rising Sun Avenue cleanup fosters community involvement

The Rising Sun Avenue corridor has gone through a drastic change in the eyes of the people who have lived there all their lives.  A community that once was solely described…

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Lawncrest jeweler dead in store robbery

UPDATE (Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.) -- Obina Onyiah has been charged with the murder of Glatz. The 27-year-old Frankford resident escaped from the crime scene in a car…

    • Volunteers help clean the Grove at Lawncrest Rec Center to prepare for the annual Veterans Day celebration

Volunteers beautify Lawncrest's Grove

Members of the Lawncrest community came together on Saturday to clean up “The Grove” next to the Lawncrest Rec Center in preparation for Thursday’s second annual Veteran’s Day celebration. The cleanup…

    • Members of the Lawncrest Community Association voice quality of life concerns to 2nd District Officer Mark Mroz.

Quality of life issues take precedence at Lawncrest meeting

A little more than 50 people turned out for last night's meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association -- about half the usual number. But the still-sizable group was as vocal as…

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Correction: rape reported from Juniata, not Lawncrest

We would like to make the following correction: The abduction and rape of a woman Monday which ended with her being abandoned in Fairmount Park, began in Juniata -- not Lawncrest,…

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Lawncrest woman raped, abandoned in Fairmount Park

UPDATE -- CORRECTION A 28-year-old Lawncrest woman was found partially naked yesterday afternoon in Fairmount Park, following an abduction she says took place the night before. The woman told police she…

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Man shot in Lawncrest

Police are investigating the details surrounding a shooting in Lawncrest early this morning. A man in his 20s was found lying in the middle of the 400-block of Alcott Street around…

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Northeast Metro: July 7 edition

Three NEast Philly stories were featured in Metro yesterday, as part of our ongoing partnership with the daily newspaper. Below, find the full text of the exclusive Lawncrest Fourth of…

    • Lonnie Haile helps one of his pupil's footwork. Photo by Laura D'Alfonso.

Neighbors work to rebuild Lawncrest youth athletics

In part two of a two-part series, NEast Philly examines what goes into making an athletic association successful, and what two neighborhoods are doing to keep kids active. Read part one…

NEast Links: Frankford safety ambassadors, Tacony's firehouse and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The Safety Ambassador Program has returned to the Frankford Business Corridor as of yesterday. The…

    • Fourth of July Committee Treasurer Gary Weaver announces the inclusion of fireworks in this year's celebration.

Lawncrest will host fireworks as part of July 4th celebration

The most exciting news for Lawncrest residents came at the middle of last night's Lawncrest Community Association meeting: the Fourth of July Committee announced the inclusion of fireworks in the 95th…

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Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

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Neighborhoods battle absentee landlords (part 2 of 2)

In part 2 of a two-part series, we explore Tacony's and Lawncrest's fights against absentee landlords in their neighborhoods. Camille Capobianco, 37, grew up in Tacony. She said her neighborhood…

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