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    • St. William School in Lawncrest. Image/Google Maps

St. Wiliam's student wins national 'First in Math' title

Josephine Nguyen is the first in math. Nguyen, closed out her fourth-grade year at the now-closed St. William's in Lawncrest with a title she beat 1.4 million students in the country…

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Makeover for police department's district web pages

Go to the Philadelphia Police Department's districts web page and what'll you get? The first thing you'll see is a colorful map breaking down the department's districts and their Police Service…

Northeast Philly reacts: What's your take on the Affordable Care Act decision? [slideshow]

The pundits and politicians have had their say over the Supreme Court ruling on Health Care for over a day now. How about the regular folks? I took a walk around the…

    • Frankford's Neighborhood Advisory Committee is based on the 4400-block of Frankford Avenue. Image/Google Maps

Lifelong Frankford resident to serve on Neighborhood Advisory Committee

Charlene Lewis-Walker, also known as Char, is a life-long Frankford native, and was chosen to work alongside director Kimberly Washington as the leaders of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee . Lewis-Walker…

    • Commuters board the first train out of Fox Chase. Photo/G.E. Reutter

Heavy storms hamper morning commutes in the Northeast

  Severe thunderstorms hampered the morning commute in Northeast Philadelphia today. At around 5:30 a.m. as the storms roared through, a tree fell on Septa Train 805 while it was passing between Cheltenham…

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Torresdale man to stand trial for father's starvation death

Thomas Houck will go to trial for the murder of his 82-year-old father. Leonard Houck was found dead of starvation last Decemeber in his Kirkwood Street home, and his 80-year-old wife,…

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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…

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First Philadelphia Charter granted renewal

Despite concerns from some School Reform Commission members, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School's charter has been renewed. It was one of five charters renwed Friday, and the biggest approved expansion.…

NEast Links: Abuse verdict, mural designs, firefighter celebration

  Monsignor William Lynn was found guilty Friday of one count of child endangerment after being named last year in a grand jury report for allegedly helping to reassign Philadelphia priests…

    • 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…

    • Lt. Thomas Macartney of the 2nd District addresses Castor Garden residents at Monday's Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting. Photo/Erin Dungee

Castor Gardens residents hear from police, mediator about quality of life

Lt. Thomas Macartney of the 2nd District addresses Castor Garden residents at Monday's Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting. Photo/Erin Dungee At Monday’s Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting in Castor Gardens, a…

    • A heat warning is in effect from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday. Image/The Weather Channel

Three Northeast libraries to serve as cooling centers during heat wave

A heat warning is in effect from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday. Image/The Weather Channel With a heat warning in effect starting at noon today, 14 Free Library of Philadelphia…

    • With a blow of the whistle, Mayor Michael Nutter kicks of the 2012 city pool season. NewsWorks Photo/Bas Slabbers

With whistle, Nutter official opens city pools for the summer

With a blow of the whistle, Mayor Michael Nutter kicks of the 2012 city pool season. NewsWorks Photo/Bas Slabbers It may have been a cool Monday afternoon, but that didn't seem…

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Police officer, elderly driver injured in Lawncrest crash

A 2nd District police officer and an elderly woman were hospitalized Saturday following a car crash in Lawncrest. According to reports, the crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the officer was…

    • A sampling of projected property tax rate changes in Northeast Philadelphia, based on data complied by PPIIN.

How Actual Value Initiative will affect Northeast Philadelphia

A sampling of projected property tax rate changes in Northeast Philadelphia, based on data complied by PPIIN. To help balance its budget, the City of Philadelphia is looking to AVI, or,…

    • Flickr image/ephemeralarts

High school students invited to submit videos about 'what makes Northeast Philadelphia special'

Flickr image/ephemeralarts What makes Northeast Philadelphia special? Rising high school sophomore, juniors and seniors are invited to submit videos in line with that theme for a video contest held by Northeast…

    • 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…

NEast Links: Two home invasions and a court update

  Joe Caceres and his wife were victims of a home invasion early Sunday morning. He says the couple was attacked by four men in the home on the 1300-block of…

    • The no-parking zone to the left (on 10th just north of Cherry Street) will host a parklet this summer. (Image via Google Street View)
Eyes on the Street

Mini-Park to Run Along 10th Street

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach,  Philadelphia Neighborhoods The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilitieshas started a parklet pilot program. The parklets are designed to look like mini parks.…

    • Image/Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Lower Northeast District meeting Tuesday; text tool available for those who can't attend

Image/Philadelphia City Planning Commission The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has scheduled its second meeting for the Lower Northeast District. Stakeholders from FrankfordNorthwoodSummerdaleLawncrestOxford Circle…

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