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How the Shore Road Tavern became a haven for underground musicians

Robbins Avenue  might be best known for carrying Northeast Philadelphians to the Shore across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, but it's also home to The Shore Road Tavern. The bar has Kathleen Fiedler's…

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A decade of murder in Philadelphia

"In the 10 years between 2003 and 2012, there were 3,442 murders and 15,277 shootings in Philadelphia." This, according to stats compiled for a joint reporting project by AxisPhilly and City…

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Fundraisers help St. Tim's pay for repairs [video]

St. Timothy’s Church has a long and sacred history in Northeast Philadelphia.  The Mayfair Catholic parish has been 1928, and recently welcomed new students from parishes the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has…

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Consolation, St. Leo create new community following parish merger [video]

Catholic school closures around Philly have been making headlines for years. But the parishes that stand behind those schools are struggling as well, and some of them are now being…

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'Eat-in' seeks to win back business for Joe's steak shop

A few months ago, Joseph Groh decided to abandon the name of the 64-year-old Chink's Steaks in Wissinoming. As of March, the steak shop has been known as Joe's Steaks…

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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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Man arrested for copper theft that led to Wissinoming explosion

Police have arrested a man for stealing copper wires from a home, allegedly resulting in the property's explosion and collapse. The vacant house at 4716 Howell St. in Wissinoming collapsed after…

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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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Wissinoming Park assault suspect sought [video]

Police in the 15th District are looking for the man who assaulted a woman in Wissinoming early in the morning on April 8. According to the police report, a woman…

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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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Is Northeast Philly a buyer's or seller's market? [Real NEastate]

I just want to know if it’s still a buyer's market in Northeast Philadelphia or if it’s a seller's market yet. I know I sound like a broken record when I…

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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…

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Wissinoming man gets prison time for straw purchase

Wissinoming resident Johnny Leach, 20, will spend at least two years in prison for his participation in a straw purchase, in which he illegally acquired a gun in exchange for erasing…

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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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