The burglary happened overnight Monday into Tuesday on the 3000-block of Guilford Street. The residents were asleep in the house when the suspect entered through an unlocked window and left with credit cards, keys and laptops. Around 2 a.m. Tuesday, one of the credit cards was used at the 7-Eleven at 3301 Tyson Ave. in Mayfair. continue reading »
See the slideshow below from the park, with photos taken by Bill Achuff and Michelle Alton.
If you didn’t know about Pleasant Hill Park, you probably wouldn’t be able to find it.
Tucked behind busy State Road, Torresdale’s waterfront park might be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. But navigate your way beyond the factories and prison and the police academy, and you’ll find a bustling green space on the Delaware River filled with boaters, picnickers and fishermen. continue reading »
Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.” What can I get for that price and where should I be looking?
A: In the Multiple Listing Service Trend, there are 268 homes listed for sale today in Northeast Philadelphia for $100,000 and under. Out of those homes, there are 116 active listings that are noted as “Average +” continue reading »
This is the second in a two-part series about quality of life issues in Tacony and Holmesburg, and the neighborhoods’ approach to growing stronger together. You can read the first part here.
Short dumping is a problem all over Philadelphia, and in some Northeast neighborhoods, the issue is weighing down the community.
Short dumping is the illegal act of disposing trash and debris on a street or vacant lot. Industrial areas — like those along Torresdale Avenue and State Road in Holmesburg and Tacony — tend to be dark at night, which allows for people to come and dump their trash and other items in this area.
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, Tacony and Holmesburg are seeking a better future for their residents. Tacony is taking a business-first approach, while Holmesburg is looking to take advantage of its history.
Both neighborhoods understand that they must work in collaboration to make their goals a reality as they try to stand as pillars of Northeast Philadelphia. continue reading »
Not quite yogurt, not quite ice cream, but just in time for the warm weather is Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt, the newest addition to the shopping center at 3130 Willits Rd. in Academy Gardens.
Saturday’s grand opening started at 10 a.m., and was marked by an old-fashioned car and pink, purple and green balloons in the busy parking lot. By noon, the shop was bustling with customers as employees greeted the new patrons, complimented kids on their yogurt concoctions and wiped small messes off the green counters. continue reading »
Is there a spot in your neighborhood that needs cleaning?
For those looking to volunteer, the Philly Spring Cleanup website has the full list of sites for the annual citywide clean-up event.
All cleanups scheduled for Northeast Philadelphia will be posted here, below. The clean-up day is April 13. continue reading »
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 at 6425 Rising Sun Ave. and gave the teller a threatening note. He fled without cash, but at 10:43 a.m., entered the Citizens Bank at 7327 Frankford Ave. and was able to get an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled south on Frankford Avenue. continue reading »
Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, has reintroduced legislation to strengthen regulations for methadone clinics.
Boyle first announced attempts to regulate narcotics treatment facilities in October 2011. The most recent legislation addresses issues that came to light in July 2011 when The Healing Way Inc. received a permit to open a methadone clinic in Holmesburg without discussing the facility with neighbors. continue reading »
Documents related to this story are embedded at the bottom of the article. The Holme Circle Civic Association stuck fliers in about 1,200 doors advertising Wednesday night’s meeting as part of a renewed effort to grow the membership.
It worked. The line to sign into the meeting was out the door as HCCA board members scurried to add more chairs to the St. Jerome School hall to accommodate the roughly 200 people who attended the meeting.
They were there to talk about The Stella, the affordable housing units planned for the old convent on the Nazareth Hospital property at 2723 Holme Ave. When the HCCA last met in November, Columbus Property Management shared plans to turn convent into 44 affordable housing units for veterans. continue reading »