Lily Pads Frozen Yogurt celebrated its grand opening April 13. Photo/Shannon McDonald
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 »
Q: There are so many row homes for sale in Northeast Philly. I do not like row homes or twins. I want to live in a single home. Where can I find single homes for sale in Northeast Philadelphia for under $200,000? Where are the best priced singles? Where are the highest?
A: There are 247 active listings for single homes spread out throughout the Northeast. These listings range from 2-bedroom homes to 6-bedroom homes. Of these homes, 62 are listed under $200,000. continue reading »
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A Northwood man has been arrested for the March shooting deaths of two North Philadelphia teenagers. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Lloyd Butler of the 1300-block of Filmore Street is one of two suspects charged with murder [Action News].
An early morning fire in Torresdale Tuesday appears to be intentional. Authorities believe a man set fire to his car on the 3500-block of Primrose Street around 1:30 a.m. after a domestic dispute. The fire spread to the home and caused significant damage [CBS3]. continue reading »
Q: I am looking for an investment property in Northeast Philadelphia that I can fix and flip. If I buy a cheap single in Academy Gardens, how much money do you think I can make?
A: Academy Gardens is a neighborhood made up of single cape cods, row homes and twins. Many of the singles are rarely alike in their offerings. They range from two bedrooms to five and from one bathroom to three. Some for sale need much work, but others have undergone a complete makeover. continue reading »
An Academy Gardens man sustained critical injuries yesterday in a house fire.
Crews arrived to a home on the 9200-block of Woodenbridge Road Monday around 8 a.m. where smoke was pouring from the second-story windows. It only took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze, but the man was rushed to Aria Health-Torresdale to be treated for smoke inhalation and body burns.
Father Graham, Pastor of St. Jerome’s Parish, passed away just a few days after Christmas. His parishioners set up a Facebook page in his memory, and the Inquirer yesterday featured a full obituary detailing his accomplishments. continue reading »
Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
Actor Tony Danza’s stint as a teacher at Northeast High school for the 09-10 school year is the subject of the new A&E show, Teach: Tony Danza, which premieres tomorrow. You can read an early review of the series here.
Keep reading for news on a doctor under fire for illegal sales of prescription drugs, an update on Friends Hospital, and more.
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Friday — Police questioned an Academy Gardens man Friday night in connection with an early evening hit and run. A 13-year-old boy was struck at Frankford Avenue and Academy Road around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Based off a description of the vehicle and the driver, police were able to track down a question a man on the 9300-block of Cloverly Road. The boy was treated at Aria Health-Torresdale and is in stable condition. No word on whether an arrest has been made. continue reading »
Photo courtesy of Action News.
A teenager was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Saturday night after crashing his car into an Academy Gardens home.
The 16-year-old was driving his car around 7 p.m. when he lost control, reports say, and drove into a home on the 9300-block of Academy Road. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries. No further details about the crash have been released.
Q: My landlord has given me a notice telling me that she is selling my duplex in Academy Gardens. I am worried, and I don’t like the idea of strangers going through my apartment. Do I have to let them in?
Also, I have been here for four years, and paid on time every month, and I want to stay but she told me she can’t guarantee that the new owners will want to keep me. I thought they had to accept a lease with the property.
A: Anyone buying real estate will want to see the entire property. It can be uncomfortable, but if there’s any hope of you staying, you should make it as easy as possible to see it. Nobody wants a problem renter, even with a great payment history.
If you consistently deny showings because you don’t want to move, your landlord will not get a chance to find a buyer who may actually want a renter already in place when they buy. You might just guarantee that the new buyer won’t want to keep you, or you could even find yourself evicted sooner.
Everything should be spelled out in your lease. Your lease should contain the following information:
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