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Kevin Boyle's offices become food drive collection sites

Holiday food drives are beginning, Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, was among the first to announce details of where to drop off donate goods. Through the holidays, Boyle's offices at…

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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…

Philly Police open Regional Tactical Training Facility

The Philadelphia Police Department cut the ribbon yesterday afternoon on the new Regional Tactical Training Facility. Housed at the Police Academy on State Road near Pennypack Street, the facility will be…

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PHOTO: Cottman Beverage celebrates renovations, re-opening

Celebrations started early last week for Cottman Beverage, which held its ribbon-cutting before July 4th festivities began. The store at 7544 Frankford Ave. was closed for three years until new management…

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Search resumes for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

A 13-year-old boy is still missing after another child was rescued from climbed out of the rough waters of Pennypack Creek Monday afternoon. The search was set to resume Tuesday morning for…

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Frankford Avenue methadone clinic in Holmesburg gets approval from Court of Common Pleas

The Court of  Common Pleas has ruled in favor of The Healing Way Inc., reversing a decision by Philadelphia's Zoning Board of Adjustment and reinstating a permit that will allow The…

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15th District police look for burglary, robbery suspects

Police in the 15th District are looking for the suspects who burglarized a home in Sandyford Park and robbed a 7-Eleven in Holmebsurg. The burglary happened overnight Monday into Tuesday…

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Fishing competition highlights improvements to Pleasant Hill Park [photos]

See the slideshow below from the park, with photos taken by Bill Achuff and Michelle Alton. If you didn't know about Pleasant Hill Park, you probably wouldn't be able to find…

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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Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt opens on Willits Road

  Not quite yogurt, not quite ice cream, but just in time for the warm weather is Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt, the newest addition to the shopping center at 3130 Willits…

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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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Suspect sought in Lawncrest, Holmesburg bank robberies

Philadelphia Police and the FBI are on the hunt for a man suspected of robbing two Northeast banks March 20. At 10:08 a.m., a man entered the Bank of America…

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Methadone clinic legislation would toughen facilities' requirements

Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, has reintroduced legislation to strengthen regulations for methadone clinics. Boyle first announced attempts to regulate narcotics treatment facilities in October 2011. The most recent legislation…

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2012 Housing Market Statistics Report [Real NEastate]

In a housing market where nobody has been able to predict for certain when a real estate recovery will take place locally, Northeast Philadelphia’s number of units sold actually increased in…

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Ex-police commissioner's son charged in 'stolen houses' case [updated]

Two men from Northeast Philadelphia are among those charged with stealing houses around the city. Forty-eight-year-old Elhadi Ibrahim of the 9500-block of Hoff Street in Bustleton, and 49-year-old Steven Johnson of the…

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Frankford Avenue prostitution a problem for many neighborhoods

Fourteen years ago, Joe Nicoletti made the decision to come back to his roots in Tacony where family settled in the 1890s from Italy. Nicoletti wanted to start a family with…

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Judge hears arguments over Frankford Avenue methadone clinic

Holmesburg Civic Association President Rich Frizell attended Wednesday's hearing The Healing Way's appeal to operate a methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. During the city hearing, the state took action, as…

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