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Who is minding Philadelphia's parks?

Last week, the somnolence of a late August morning in Bella Vista was suddenly ravaged by the searing sound of a lawn mower. It was music to the neighbors' ears, though…

$1.7 billion in real estate projects in University City, report says

According to a new report by University City District, development is strong in the neighborhood, including $1.7 billion in real estate projects, Drexel student newspaper The Triangle reports. The report…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: CBS3 continues tradition of labeling everything west of the Boulevard as Oxford Circle

Do you live west of Roosevelt Boulevard and south of Rhawn Street? Then you live in Oxford Circle, according to CBS3. As little knowledge as the mainstream media have about the…

Financial Perspectives: It's time to improve your credit score

  Are you considering applying for a mortgage or a car loan sometime in the near future?  Have you checked your credit report recently?  It is better to know ahead of…

    • This building is being rehabbed through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia

Rethinking Rowhouses: A Green Rehab Open House in Gray's Ferry

Right Sized Homes began rehabilitation of the 1331 Myrtlewood Street property in the winter of 2009, building to current energy savings practices with high efficiency heating, cooling and water heating, new low-e windows,…

Zoning Matters: A video introduction from the West

The Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission could take some multimedia tips from Oakland. Planetizen reports that the latter has launched a video series to help explain zoning and the comprehensive update to…

For a neighborhood block, big impact from a small grant

Fairmount Block Officer Suzi Nash writes about the large impact of a small grant to a neighborhood block. In a letter published at the CDC website, Nash writes how the…

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Reader tips from the 8th District

We've received two tips today from readers in the 8th District -- one dealing with crime, and the other with a sewage issue. Below is the information they sent to us.…

    • Photo courtesy of 8th PDAC.

Reader Submission: 8th District's National Night Out

The 8th Police District community went outside and greeted neighbors on Tuesday as they and the district officers let criminals know their community was organized and watchful on this 27th annual…

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Thanks to our weekly sponspor 8/8 - 8/14

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, NeighborhoodPromos.com! You can see their ad on our right-hand advertising sidebar for the month of August. Check out their site, which offers great deals and…

    • Meet the Bike Ambassadors

Meet the Bike Ambassadors

Name: Brian Davis Age: 23 College: The University of the Arts Hometown: Seattle, WA What first attracted you to the Ambassadors program? "I liked that we could teach,…

    • Ambassador Julian Root holds up a sign on the Walnut Street Bridge urging cars to yield to bikes.

Grassroots group teaches bicycling rights and responsibilities

It's a common sight. College-aged solicitors in uniform stand on Philadelphia's street corners, greeting passersby, cajoling for charity with tugs on heart strings. But this summer, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater…

    • Denise and Marissa Gibson along with an 8th District officer try out a  motorcycle at the National Night Out event.

8th District celebrates National Night Out

The 8th District celebrated National Night Out Tuesday as part of the annual countrywide event that's designed to unite communities and promote safety. State Rep. Brendan Boyle and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz…

    • Point 'A' is 3601 Decatur St, where the Holmesburg and Mayfair civic associations have agreed to deny zoning for a nail salon.

Mayfair supports Holmesburg in nail salon zoning opposition

The Mayfair Civic Association announced this week its support for the Holmesburg Civic Association, which recently opposed a zoning variance for a new nail salon near Frankford Avenue. The civics agreed…

    • Captain Joseph Joseph F. Zaffino, Commanding Officer of the 7th District Police Department shakes hands with a representative of Target and accepts a check  on behalf of the Captain of the 2nd Distric

Photos: 2nd and 7th Districts celebrate National Night Out

Fox Chase Town Watch President Steve Phillips told NEast Philly Monday (you can catch the full story in Wednesday's Metro newspaper) that the 2nd and 7th Districts were expecting about…

    • The area where David Fleming was last seen.

Elderly man with dementia is missing

UPDATE -- Police found David Fleming with the public's help, and he was returned home. Thanks to NEast Philly reader Pete LaVerghetta for drawing this to our attention. Police are…

    • Fireworks seen from Penn's Landing

Friday Night Lights!

Visitors to Penn’s Landing this summer will have more opportunities to enjoy fireworks than ever before! The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be presenting FREE fireworks on five consecutive Fridays debuting…

Philadelphia's Historic North Central Waterfront: From Market to Spring Garden Streets, Or: What Hath I-95 Wrought?

Join Harry Kyriakodis for an illuminating look at what may very well be the most important and interesting part of Philadelphia: the city's original waterfront east of Second Street to the…

    • Proposed project

New PHA home clashes with neighborhood

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is planning a new home for its offices at 2012 Chestnut St., which had previously served as PHA headquarters. But the design of the new building has…

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