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Second suspect arrested for Torresdale pharmacy burglary

Police have located and arrested the second man wanted in connection with a May burglary at the Delair Pharmacy. Samuel Wiley of the 6900-block of Keystone Street in Tacony, is charged…

Gun buyback Saturday in Tacony

From the Frankford Gazette: There will be a gun buyback on September 7th from 10AM till noon at Holy Innocents Church at Tyson and Torresdale avenues.  It is sponsored by the…

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Kids health initiative will kick off with Fall Fest in Tacony

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control shows an increase in childhood obesity in Pennsylvania. With that in mind, residents of the 6th Council District [map] will have…

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Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

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172nd District residents eligible for service award

Volunteers of all ages across several Northeast Philly neighborhoods are eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award. The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, established in 2003, honors Americans…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: R7 Line

My absolute favorite place in Philly is what I still call the R7. My route takes me from Cornwells Heights to Suburban Station. Along the way, I see the Philly that…

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Tacony sees upswing in active, completed construction projects

From 2009 to 2012, Tacony saw a 25 percent increase in completed construction permits. That's one of the numbers the Tacony CDC is celebrating after using the LicenseToInspect app to crunch…

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Suspects sought in 8th, 15th district bank robberies

Police in Northeast Philadelphia are looking for two different suspects wanted for bank robberies this month. The most recent robbery took place Saturday in the 8th District at the Bank of…

Where should I look for $100k homes in Northeast Philadelphia? [Real NEastate]

Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.”…

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Tacony, Holmesburg tackle short dumping and graffiti [video]

This is the second in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods’ approach to growing stronger together. You can read the first part…

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Tacony and Holmesburg work together to create stronger neighborhoods [video]

This is the first in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods' approach to growing stronger together. With similar missions but different approaches,…

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Tacony man arrested for multiple counts of harassment and indecent exposure at Phila U.

A Tacony man is in police custody after a series of crimes at an East Falls school. George Tobin, 40, of the 7100 block of Keystone St., is being charged in…

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Disston Park clean-up set for Saturday

There's sun in the forecast and cleaning supplies await. The Tacony Civic Association is organizing Saturday's clean-up of Disston Park, and more volunteers are sought to help spruce up the area…

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Tacony's improvements continue with shopping, clean-up projects [video]

Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project…

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List of 2013 Philly Spring Cleanup sites [updated]

  Is there a spot in your neighborhood that needs cleaning? For those looking to volunteer, the Philly Spring Cleanup website has the full list of sites for the annual citywide…

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Harlem Globetrotters bring tricks, tips to Tacony [video]

Two members of the Harlem Globetrotter's basketball team walked across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge this afternoon to speak to students at Planet Abacus Charter School. Teammates Fatima "TNT" Maddox and Brawley…

    • A familiar scene, litter and trash get caught along the shore of TTF-Watershed creeks, Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Day
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Trash task force fights Tacony Creek litter

In streams across the country, environmental stewards have made significant improvements in reducing waste water and chemical and industrial pollution, but when it comes to personal pollution – food wrappers, bottles,…

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Stein Florist trades horse and buggy for YouTube

In 1887, the Stein family delivered flowers throughout Philadelphia via horse and buggy. The horse and buggies might be gone, but more than 125 years later, Frankford Avenue's Stein Florist is…

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Tacony deli opened 'out of spite' in aftermath of shooting

John and Anna Jukic will never forget their life-or-death struggle with an armed robber Tuesday night. A bullet hole in the stairwell of their Tacony delicatessen will serve as perhaps their…

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Tacony man convicted of third-degree murder in dog-droppings dispute

Jurors on Friday convicted a Northeast Philaphia man of third-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a neighbor in a dispute over dog droppings. Tyrirk Harris, 28, also was…

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