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    • AFTER: East Girard Avenue Model Block
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Fresh faced: 2014 Storefront Challenge honors

A great storefront is a vote of confidence – in a quality business, in a block, in a community. Fresh paint, new awnings, and better lighting can give old businesses an…

    • Bull's Eye Darts and Computer Guy, May 2014
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Tacony celebrates 15 refreshed storefronts

Tacony Community Development Corporation has worked with commercial property owners renovate 15 storefronts in the last year – that’s more than any other corridor has accomplished in a single year period.…

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Torresdale Avenue storefront improvements take off this fall

Along Tacony’s stretch of Torresdale Avenue layers of vinyl siding and stucco are being peeled back in favor of restored woodwork and brick. Fresh coats of paint, new shop signs, better…

Gun buyback Saturday in Tacony

From the Frankford Gazette: There will be a gun buyback on September 7th from 10AM till noon at Holy Innocents Church at Tyson and Torresdale avenues.  It is sponsored by the…

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Kids health initiative will kick off with Fall Fest in Tacony

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control shows an increase in childhood obesity in Pennsylvania. With that in mind, residents of the 6th Council District [map] will have…

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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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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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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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6 charged for filing false claims as part of SEPTA accident in Frankford

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office has charged six people with filing false accident claims in connection with a SEPTA crash in Frankford in November 2010. The office has charged 62-year-old Clarence…

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Tacony hoagie shop owner visits Washington

You can usually find Ernie DeNofa in Tacony. He's the owner of  DeNofa's Deli at 6946 Torresdale Ave., one of three shops in Tacony's Hoagie Trail. But DeNofa was…

    • Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail
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Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail

Philadelphia is a city of flavorhoods, packed with distinctive tastes, treats, and personality all their own. We’re setting out to explore some of the city's unique food assets – from specialty…

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Attempted lurings reported in Frankford, Wissinoming

Police in the Special Victims Unit have identified an attempted luring pattern in Frankford and Wissinoming over a 10-day period this month. All the complainants are children between the ages of…

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Tacony business owners envision design changes for Torresdale Avenue facades

Could a redesigned facade change the perception of a business and the look of Torresdale Avenue? That's part of the plan in Tacony, where a facade improvement project is underway for…

    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
Eyes on the Street

Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony where a new facade improvement…

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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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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Help us welcome back Port Richmond

Oh hey, Port Richmond, nice to see you again! The Riverwards neighborhood pops up in the Northeast pretty frequently when the mainstream media get their hands on news stories outside…

    • The sit of the former Liddonfield Homes in Upper Holmesburg stands to be redeveloped. Image/Google Maps

Lawmakers: PHA picks Holy Family to develop Liddonfield site

State Sen. Mike Stack, state Rep. Mike McGeehan and City Councilman Bobby Henon applauded PHA’s decision today to select Holy Family University’s development plan Upper Holmesburg's Liddonfield property, according to…

    • One part of the plan to revitalize Torresdale Avenue in Tacony involves giving facelifts to storefronts. Photo/Laura Robb

Initiatives aim to restore historic charm to Tacony's Torresdale Avenue

One part of the plan to revitalize Torresdale Avenue in Tacony involves giving facelifts to storefronts. Photo/Laura Robb After many troublesome years for Torresdale Avenue, Tacony resident and business owners have banded…

    • Torresdale Avenue businesses in Tacony are eligible for facade improvement grants.
Eyes on the Street

Facade improvements for Torresdale Ave in Tacony

Tacony Community Develoment Corporation is working to spruce up Torresdale Avenue with a new Façade Improvement Grant Program that will help property owners freshen up their look. The facade improvement grants…

    • The Tacony CDC is participating in a grant program to help Torresdale Avenue businesses improve their facades. Images/Google Maps

Torresdale Avenue businesses can makeover facades with help from Tacony CDC

The Tacony CDC is participating in a grant program to help Torresdale Avenue businesses improve their facades. Images/Google Maps Wanted: Eligible businesses looking for a little TLC and the funds to…

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