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    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

Councilman Henon will pay for appeal against Holmesburg methadone clinic

Councilman Bobby Henon announced that he will personally finance the “initial phase” of a legal appeal of a Commonwealth Court decision that would allow a methadone clinic operated by The Healing…

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Holmesburg in middle of two methadone clinic appeals

The Holmesburg Civic Association is currently appealing the recent approval of NorthEast Treatment Center’s methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd. The city's Zoning Board issued the approval in early May,…

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Holmesburg, Somerton get citywide spotlight

NEast Philly reports on neighborhoods like Holmesburg and Somerton every day. But it's a much rarer occasion to see Northeast Philly neighborhoods get citywide attention. But both got the chance this…

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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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Pennypack Creek Bridge presents new challenges in Holmesburg [updated]

Update May 9, 2013 ConRail has agreed to allow the Holmesburg Civic Association paint the bridge, and will waive the fees, registration and insurance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge that connects…

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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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Hearing Wednesday for Frankford Avenue methadone clinic

The long-awaited court day over the fate of the methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg has arrived. Wednesday, The Healing Way and the Mayfair and Holmesburg civic associations will…

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Holmesburg Civic Association opposes methadone clinic variance

When the Holmesburg Civic Association convened Nov. 13 for its monthly meeting, the topic at hand was a familiar and controversial one - a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd…

    • On October 13th hundreds gathered to celebrate the new marker commemorating the history Pennypack Creek Bridge in Holmesburg. | Jessica Lopez
Eyes on the Street

Holmesburg celebrates historic Pennypack Creek Bridge

Take Frankford Avenue over the Pennypack Creek in Holmesburg and you've just traveled on the nation's oldest stone-arch bridge - the very same bridge that carried American and French troops en route…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge gets historical recognition at last [video]

More than 200 years ago, soldiers of the Continental Army marched across the Pennypack Creek Bridge toward a monumental victory in Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Saturday, neighbors marched across that…

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At first civic meeting of the season, a preview of what's to come in Homesburg

Cars lined two full blocks of Ditman Street on either side Tuesday night. Children and their parents made use of the playground out the rec center as the Holmesburg Boys Club's…

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District 172: One year later, how neighborhoods are affected by new leadership

This is a follow-up story to our  coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab.…

    • Holmesburg Library. Image/Google Maps

Holmesburg Library looks for volunteers, creative fundraising opportunities

Holmesburg Library. Image/Google Maps If the Friends of Holmesburg Library had a mantra, these days it would be, "Help us help you." President Karen Lash was at Tuesday night's Holmesburg Civic…

    • St. Hubert's graduate and Advisory Board member Kathy Ott Lovell (center) at a Jan. 13 rally outside the school. Photo/Michelle Alton

St. Hubert's Advisory Board members discuss what's in store for the school's future

St. Hubert's graduate and Advisory Board member Kathy Ott Lovell (center) at a Jan. 13 rally outside the school. Photo/Michelle Alton Just because St. Hubert's High School has been spared closure…

    • Shamrock Shuttle 2010 outside McNoodle's. Photo/Mayfair resident and Civic Association board member Donny Smith

Mayfair begins preparation for controversial Shamrock Shuttle [video]

Shamrock Shuttle 2010 outside McNoodle's. Photo/Mayfair resident and Civic Association board member Donny Smith It's that time of year again. The buses, the drinking, the public urination. The revenue for Frankford…

    • Upper Holmesburg residents study Holy Family University's early plans for the redevelopment of Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Holy Family's plan for Liddonfield property receives applause, cheers from Upper Holmesburg residents [video]

Upper Holmesburg residents study Holy Family University's early plans for the redevelopment of Liddonfield. Photo/Shannon McDonald Of the 20 proposals awaiting consideration from the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the one from Holy…

    • Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps

Waste Management plans new facility in Holmesburg

Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps As part of its contract with the City of Philadelphia, Waste Management already runs a single-stream recycling facility on a…

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Photos: Rally against proposed Holmesburg methadone clinic

The Mayfair and Holmesburg civic associations, state and local politicians and neighbors gathered against yesterday to protest the methadone clinic proposed on the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue at Decatur Street. Neighbors…

    • A rendering of the New Foundations Charter High School

New Foundations CEO: High school will open across the street from existing building

A rendering of the New Foundations Charter High School If things go according to plan, New Foundations High School will be open to students next fall. The new space will across…

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Holmesburg Civic Association will expand coverage area

UPDATE -- At the Sept. 13 Holmesburg Civic Association meeting, the vote for the new bylaws, which included the expansion of the boundaries, was approved by the voting membership.  The vote…

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