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Suspects wanted for multiple ATM burglaries

Police across the city are looking for the suspects wanted in connection with multiple ATM burglaries, four of which took place in the Northeast. Dennis Woods, 38, has been identified as…

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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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Lawncrest tattoo shop owner debuts second location in Mt. Airy

When Bob Elfant first approached Sheena Allen inside Urban Athlete in Mt. Airy, she was a bit confused. "[He] goes, 'so you're into tattoos?' I thought he was jerking my chain…

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Two charter schools take up residency at St. William's parish

The students of St. William's parish won't return this year, but the classroom bells are still ringing. After closing its doors for good in June as part of an archdiocesan-wide…

    • Business on and around commercial corridors (like this one in Lawncrest) balance the pros and cons of those avenues' high traffic. Photo/Laura Robb

Zoning, location and crime: How businesses interact with their neighborhoods [part 2 of 2]

This is the second of a two-part look at three Northeast Philadelphia business corridors, the areas and around them and how those businesses impact their communities. A community without businesses is…

Zoning, location and crime: How businesses interact with their neighborhoods

This is the first of a two-part look at three Northeast Philadelphia business corridors, the areas and around them and how those businesses impact their communities. Jeff Holden is the owner…

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Community leaders, business owners, pastors step up for Lawncrest's 4th of July dunk tank

For $1, you'll get three chances to dunk one of a dozen Lawncrest community leaders into a tub of water. Business owners, rec center coaches, pastors and more have volunteered for…

    • The boundaries of PhillyRising's Lawncrest initiative. Image/PhillyRising Collaborative

Time running out to comment on draft plan for Philly Rising's Lawncrest initiative

The boundaries of PhillyRising's Lawncrest initiative. Image/PhillyRising Collaborative Lawncrest residents have identified three plans for action within the neighborhood as part of the community's involvement with PhillyRising. PhillyRising, an initiative…

    • The owner of 542 Levick St. wants to open an accounting business on the first floor of the residential property. Image/Google Maps

Lawncrest residents approve plan for business on residential block

The owner of 542 Levick St. wants to open an accounting business on the first floor of the residential property. Image/Google Maps The house at 542 Levick St. in Lawncrest is…

City Council in Northeast Philadelphia tonight for public budget hearing

Philadelphia's City Council members will be in Northeast Philadelphia tonight for a public hearing on the city's budget. The doors of St. William's parish hall, 6234 Rising Sun Ave., will…

NEast Links: Catching up on weekend Northeast news

NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news A 4-year-old was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after shooting himself in the chest. Authorities say the boy found the gun under his…

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NEast Links: Clean-up, cancer scam, witness intimidation, murder-suicide

NEast Links: bringing you additional Northeast news The Tacony CDC and Tacony Civic Association are inviting volunteers to participate in their Philly Spring Cleanup event April 14. Participants will meet at…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter (hat) meets Heavy Hitta's boxing coach Lonnie Haile at the 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup on Rising Sun Avenue. Also pictured on left are clean-up organizers Kathy Wersinger of 9t

5th annual Philly Spring Cleanup set for April 14

Mayor Michael Nutter (hat) meets Heavy Hitta's boxing coach Lonnie Haile at the 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup on Rising Sun Avenue. Also pictured on left are clean-up organizers Kathy Wersinger of…

    • Phil Grutmacher reviews Lawncrest's top zoning issues at the January Community Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald

Zoning takes precedence at Lawncrest Community Association meeting

Phil Grutmacher reviews Lawncrest's top zoning issues at the January Community Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald Last night's Lawncrest Community Association meeting began with a word about burglaries from 2nd District Community…

    • L to R: Jeanette Newman with son Jordan, St. William's fifth grade teacher Kathy Mcdonald, and Summer and Kenny Rivera at the annual Grove Cleanup in Lawncrest. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Lawncrest cleans up the grove to prep for Veterans Day [slideshow]

L to R: Jeanette Newman with son Jordan, St. William's fifth grade teacher Kathy Mcdonald, and Summer and Kenny Rivera at the annual Grove Cleanup in Lawncrest. Photo by Stephen Schultz…

    • Northeast Lion Rich Wilson at the eyeglass drop off box located in Lions Park, Fox Chase

Lions Club brings help to vision-impaired with eyeglass donation boxes

Northeast Lion Rich Wilson at the eyeglass drop off box located in Lions Park, Fox Chase It sits adjacent to sidewalk on the Oxford Avenue side of Lions Park. Painted bright…

    • Essay contest winners and their parents celebrate with Mayor Michael Nutter and GNPCC President Al Taubenberger. Photo courtesy of Rising Sun Plaza.

Rising Sun Plaza announces winners of 'greatest parent' essay contest

Essay contest winners and their parents celebrate with Mayor Michael Nutter and GNPCC President Al Taubenberger. Photo courtesy of Rising Sun Plaza.Rising Sun Plaza honored 16 Northeast students last lost…

    • Lawncrest residents are concerned about the number of daycares on Rising Sun Avenue. Photo by Ian Romano.

Lawncrest residents at odds over Rising Sun Avenue daycares

This is the first in a two-part look at zoning in the Northeast. Read the second part here. There are 10 day cares on the three city blocks of Rising…

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Nutter congratulates Lawncrest and Burholme residents on a job well done

Mayor Michael Nutter greets Heavy Hitta's coaches Lonnie Haile (blue) and Rick Terrell (yellow) as Cleanup leaders Kathy Wersinger and Matt Taubenberger look on. Photo by Ian Roman. Hugh Campbell, a…

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