Grey Lodge owner Mike Scotese serves as “Let’s Make a Deal” host during Philly Beer Week. Photo/Shanice Richardson
The Grey Lodge Pub is helping beer enthusiasts celebrate Philly Beer Week once again, this time by recreating the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.”
Participants in Friday’s game were asked to identify any items they would want to trade for a prize. Anyone who didn’t bring something they were willing to part with was given a coaster with a drawing or marking that would make it distinguishable. The clues were then written on pieces of paper. continue reading »
Q: I’m searching for a single home in the Northeast and I really like Pine Valley. What can I expect to pay for a Pine Valley single?
A: Out of 36 homes for sale currently in Pine Valley, a Northeast neighborhood with mostly singles and twins, there are a total of 29 single homes currently listed. Although the median listed price is $339,000 for single homes in Pine Valley, there is a wide variety of homes in this category in this area. continue reading »
Photo courtesy of Seth Kaplan, Somerton Civic Association
A sign welcoming people to Somerton has been stolen for the second time since it was installed about six months ago.
The “Welcome to Somerton” sign at Trevose Road and Bustleton Avenue likely went missing some time Monday evening. continue reading »
Frankford Gazette photo/Bob Smiley
The following is a letter to the editor. It’s content is independent of NEast Philly’s editorial team.
Most of you who know me are aware of my interest in history. So you know it was a nice little small homecoming of sorts when I went to attend mass at St. Joachim for the first time in who knows how long this past Sunday.
As a member of the class of 1988 there, transferred from St. Martin of Tours, I was elated to be able to attend a parish where the role model of all priests, Father Anthony Silvestri, was pastor. I remember being jealous of my cousins who attended SJS (St. Joachim School) for their whole grade school experience. continue reading »
Northeast Community Center, 2840 Holme Ave. Photo/Haniyyah Sharpe
With a damaged roof, a stalled Sheriff’s Sale and no perspective tenants, the Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. in Holme Circle is likely also still without a buyer.
Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens said last week that brothers Ravinder “Robbie” and Hardeep Chawla will probably not follow through with a deal to purchase the center, mainly because of the inability to find a tenant. continue reading »
Red-light cameras at Byberry and Worthington roads will be activated June 10. Image/Google Maps
Northeast Philadelphia will have a dozen red-light camera intersections as of 12:01 a.m. Monday.
The cameras at Byberry and Worthing roads will be activated then, kicking off a 45-day warning period. Starting July 24, drivers who violate the red-light laws will be subject to $100 fines.
The city now has 111 red-light cameras at 25 intersections, according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and 12 of those intersections are in the Northeast. continue reading »
The Frankford Gazette’s “Digital Ave” display projects neighborhood news on a storefront. Photo/Shanice Richardson
In a world where news is becoming increasingly digitized, how do individuals who don’t have regular access to the internet stay in the loop? Bob and Jim Smiley of The Frankford Gazette provide The Digital Ave as one answer.
The Digital Ave is a storefront projection that provides a live update of headlines and tweets via The Frankford Gazette, the neighborhood’s news publication that began as a website and now prints monthly. The father-son duo teamed up NorthEast Treatment Centers to project the feed in the NET building’s storefront area. continue reading »
I have been looking for a home to rent in Northeast Philly for months, but I have a 50 pound dog, so I am having a hard time finding anyone who will let me rent with my dog. Should I just bite the bullet and buy my own house? I am single but I probably could swing it financially.
A: One of the perils of renting is that you’re unable to do much else with someone else’s property besides pay their mortgage. There are not many homes available for rent in the Northeast in the first place, so landlords can afford to be picky about how their property rules. Being a pet owner is one good argument to own your own property. continue reading »
NEast Philly File Photo/Shannon McDonald
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 weekend when the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer, respectively, reported on stories in those neighborhoods. continue reading »
If you have been watching the news in the last few days, you may have seen that the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury Bond has risen to 2.1 percent. It is up almost .50 percent since the beginning of May. This may not seem like a big deal, but the impact of this is significant for several reasons. continue reading »