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    • Northeast Philadelphia History Network members discuss ways to enhance the organization's meetings.

History Network looks ahead

In keeping with the beginning of community meeting season, attendees at last night's Northeast Philadelphia History Network meeting discussed ways to freshen up the network and carry it into the future.…

    • Photo by Shaun Gallagher

Fox Chase Farm preview

The city of Philadelphia is filled with noises. From horns, screeching tires and even the occasional obscenity, it is hard to find serenity within city limits. However, half an hour north…

SEPTA awards contract to rebuild bus loop

SEPTA is moving forward with plans to rebuild the Cheltenham-Ogontz bus loop.On Thursday, the SEPTA Board's operations committee reviewed on a $2.5 million construction contract to Seravalli Inc. for work…

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Help get the conversation going!

PlanPhilly now makes it possible for individuals and groups to add content to pages created to allow them to express opinion, provide information about ongoing efforts, and build constituency for their…

Callowhill Neighborhood Association opposes church razing

      The Callowhill Neighborhood Association (CNA) disagrees with the decision by the Philadelphia Historical Commission to allow the demolition of the Church of the Assumption on 11th  and Spring Garden Sts.…

    • Cramps Machine Shop at sunrise / photo courtesy of Torben Jenk

Complex saga of Cramp Machine Shop is coming to an end

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company constructed the industrial cathedral at 2050 Richmond Street nearly 100 years ago as a machine shop where enormous hydraulic turbines dwarfed the…

    • Huge space / photo courtesy of Jeffrey Totaro

How one shipbuilder impacted Philadelphia and the world

Local historians Torben Jenk and Kenneth Milano say the Cramp Machine Shop, then Turret Shop, was part of a business whose impact on Kensington, Fishtown and the city as whole was…

    • Bob McCool keeps track on his laptop of how manytickets event coordinator Steve Kiszely (shirt and tie)hands out to each volunteer to sell. Photo by Tom Rowan.

Benefit planned for former Dougherty staffer

A fire left Mike and Franni Prendergast homeless. A lack of enrollment at the couples alma matter, Cardinal Dougherty High School, left Mike, the school’s alumni director for 30 years, without…

    • Holmesburg Civic Association's September meeting

UPDATED: Tacony, Holmesburg open civic season with zoning and street questions

UPDATE (Sept. 15, 9:28 pm) -- HCA President Fred Moore tells us the Holmesburg Library will re-open in two weeks. This information came from the office of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. Last…

Real NEastate: Morrell Park or Parkwood?

Q: I am looking for a home in the Far Northeast in my price range, up to $190,000, and I am torn between two neighborhoods. I like Parkwood and Morrell Park.…

Zoning Code open houses

Friends - The Zoning Code Commission will be holding ten Open Houses on the draft consolidated zoning code that was released on September 8th.Below you will find information on seven…

    • Creating a pocket park in South Philadelphia

Creating a pocket park in South Philadelphia

In an effort to make an unwelcoming corner much safer and more inviting, the residents of this South Philadelphia neighborhood are attempting to create a parks on Catharine Street.The space…

SCI West Community grants program now open

The SCI West aims to support collaborative community development activities in West Philadelphia. SCI West follows five focus areas; Beautification, Safety/Security, Community based events, Educational programs and environmental of projects/programs. SCI…

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Listen to Obama's back-to-school speech at Masterman

Philebrity is live streaming President Barack Obama's back-to-school speech, which he's giving today at Masterman. The stream begins at 1 p.m., when Obama will begin his last of two back-to-school addresses.

    • Photo submitted by Elsie Stevens.

Letter to the Editor: Fired up at brownout policy

I’m seeing red these days as I learn more about the Fire Department’s brown outs.  Did you know that three firehouses in northeast Philadelphia are among those on the citywide list:…

    • Three of the original Safety Ambassadors and their supervisor, with Mayor Michael Nutter and Frankford Services District Executive Director Tim Wisniewski during the program's announcement in June

Frankford Safety Ambassadors program grows, adds detail team

The Safety Ambassadors Program in Frankford is growing, despite one source of its revenue remaining uncertain at the month's end. Last week, a two-person 'detail' team and another two ambassadors joined…

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More than $10k stolen from Resurrection Church

Pastor Joseph Howarth of Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhawnhurst says is praying for the person/people who stole from the parish overnight Monday. When Howarth arrived at the church…

    • The intersection of Rising Sun and Adams avenues is now equipped with a red light camera.

Red light camera comes to Rising Sun/Adams intersection

As part of the city's ongoing crackdown on red light-runners, two more red light cameras have been installed -- one in Roxborough, the other at Rising Sun and Adams avenues.…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: 9/13-9/19

Many thanks to our weekly sponsor, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame! Now that you've nominated your choices for the Hall of Fame and the new inductees have been announced,…

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Weekend News Briefs: 9/10-9/12

Sunday -- A driver has been charged with DUI after hitting an unmarked police car early Sunday morning. The driver of a Nissan slammed into the police vehicle around 1:30 a.m.…

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