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Why getting around Philly kept getting better in 2013

SEPTA’s funding predicament  SEPTA’s financial woes fit neatly into 2013. In January, we started the year with news that SEPTA would shrink without additional funding. SEPTA officials explained that with…

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December 16: Homicides down | Change at Wannamaker School site | Cashing in on LOVE Park | Reusing Greater St. Matthew | Bike share's demographic problem | Reimagining Roosevelt Blvd

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed a safe weekend amid the slush and ice – there’s more where that came from overnight. As 2013 winds down,…

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Re-imagining Roosevelt Boulevard

A century ago, Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid-20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities…

    •  Roosevelt Boulevard from Oxford Circle, 1927 | (Image #7688) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Roosevelt Boulevard, Oxford Circle and beyond in 1927

This week the great hyperlocal news site announced that they’ll cease publication on December 31, 2013. So in tribute to their five years of devoted Northeast Philly coverage, we turn…

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Stack: Speed cameras can help

The following is an op-ed submitted by Pa. Sen. Mike Stack, D-5th. Those who speed excessively are a danger to us all. We’ve seen the catastrophic effects all too often in…

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Mother charged for leaving baby in Far Northeast parking lot

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has charged a 24-year-old Olney woman with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment of another person after the woman's 1-year-old daughter was found…

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August 20: McPherson Square's reclamation | tax credit power in Eastern North Philly | speed cameras | Wharton Hall | Franklin Institute expansion

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your Tuesday Buzz: Kensington’s McPherson Square has turned into a place where kids can play freely after the park spent decades as an outdoor shooting gallery for…

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Northeast Philly beauty schools focus on demand, not competition

Northeast Philadelphia already features two well-known academies with Jean Madeline Aveda Institute located at 7248 Frankford Ave. and Empire Beauty School at 4026 Woodhaven Rd. But in the next few weeks,…

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Boulevard red-light cameras bring traffic violations down at 2 intersections

Since they were installed in 2005, the red-light cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue have resulted in a decrease in the number of traffic violations at…

    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard heavy rail too expensive, study looks at other options

For years, the city, regional planners and residents have looked at Roosevelt Boulevard and daydreamed of bringing heavy-rail mass transit to the wide, high-traffic corridor that bisects Lower Northeast Philadelphia. But…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 14: New site, new tools | Historical Commission recap | How Council spreads the wealth | labor tactics | Roosevelt Blvd signage | look into 1943

Good morning and happy Monday! Wasn’t yesterday’s fog wild? If you snapped cool photos of the city shrouded by that thick fog, we’d love to see ‘em. Send them along or…

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Roosevelt Boulevard signs encourage speed awareness

Some new signs on the Roosevelt Boulevard are designed to stop the need for speed. PennDOT has put up speed display signs at three overpasses on the Roosevelt Boulevard, said spokesman…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC puts Olney in the Northeast

Seriously, NBC, there is an entire creek designating the Northeast Philly boundary; how hard can this be? "School bus vs. SEPTA bus in NE Philly," read the headline on the evening…

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Temple to open urgent care center on Roosevelt Boulevard

Bustleton will soon have a non-emergency health care center. Temple University Health System has announced plans to open TempleReadyCare at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., next to Chickie's & Pete's.  Once the…

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Grace period ends for 3 Far Northeast red-light cameras

Fines are now in effect for violators caught on the three Far Northeast red-light cameras that were activated in October. The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Lincoln Highway pops up out of nowhere

What in the world? Two strange things happened Nov. 16. First, a man opened fire on three women in a car on Roosevelt Boulevard near Harbison Ave. Luckily no one was…

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Benjamin Rush State Park improvement project begins

Pa. Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Monday to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park,…

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3 Far Northeast red-light cameras to be activated this week

First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week. The cameras at Bustleton Avenue…

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Philly's Textizen campaign works best on commuters

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recently tried out a new tool for stoking civic engagement. The pilot project is over. The results are in. Textizen works best with a captive audience.…

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