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Pennypack Park has many beautiful features, but the gazebo on the Delaware River in Upper Holmesburg really stands out.
It’s no wonder Bridesburg resident Donna Ludwig wants to help her daughter and future son-in-law hold their wedding there. But actually going about that proved a little difficult. continue reading »
Interstate 95 is a much-used highway in Philadelphia. It also happens to separate parts of neighborhoods like Wissinoming, Tacony, Holmesburg, Upper Holmesburg and Torresdale from the Delaware River waterfront. It’s a commonality many of Philadelphia’s eastern-most neighborhoods share.
As plans to develop and revitalize the city’s waterfronts move forward, the conversation has shifted toward the highway and the intrusion it’s become.
Thursday, the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Next American City will host “Reimagining Urban Highways.” continue reading »
An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced earlier this month that $318,000 in funding will help improve Pleasant Hill Park in East Torresdale.
“We’re very grateful for the DCNR Grant award for our Pleasant Hill Development Project and are eager to implement the funds into the riverfront public space,” said Michael DiBerardinis, Philadelphia’s deputy mayor of environmental and community resources. continue reading »
City representatives, elected officials and DRCC Board members break ground at Tacony's Lardner's Point Park. Photo/DRCC Facebook page.
Yesterday’s groundbreaking at Larnder’s Point Park is the first noticeable step of many in a process that will bring a new park to Tacony.
Part of Delaware River City Corp.’s plan to connect neighborhoods along the Delaware River, the park at Levick Street near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge will feature a river overlook, fishing pier and green space. continue reading »
UPDATE – The property at the center of Saturday’s shooting in Mayfair, as well as other neighboring properties, has been brought to the attention of the city and state and municipal politicians. These properties have a history of complaints against them. We’ll have more information for you as the story develops.
Saturday – A man was found shot in Mayfair early Saturday morning on the 6300-block of Frankford Avenue. According to reports and accounts from neighbors, the man was shot multiple times in a home on the 3100-block of Levick Street. He was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale after being found on the Avenue. continue reading »
UPDATE — At the Sept. 13 Holmesburg Civic Association meeting, the vote for the new bylaws, which included the expansion of the boundaries, was approved by the voting membership. The vote was unanimous.
Following a meeting between the Holmesburg and Mayfair civic association boards, the two groups have decided the HCA will expand its coverage to include the area east of Frankford Avenue to the Delaware River between Sheffield Street and Cottman Avenue.
This area was previously not covered by any community organization. The HCA’s executive board has been revising its bylaws to incorporate the extra blocks, and those bylaws will be voted on by members in September. continue reading »
So much for telling the city’s big news outlets to use Google Maps.
As Technically Philly reported last week, Delaware River is spelled wrong on Google Maps. The river is spelled “Daleware” in the popular mapping service, and can also appears in some spots in place of the Schuylkill River and Pennypack Creek (that has since been fixed).
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Police yesterday pulled an SUV from the Delaware River that was spotted going into the water Monday night.
When police arrived Monday at the Princeton Avenue boat ramp in Tacony, they were unable to find the SUV. The returned yesterday with police divers, and were able to pull the vehicle to land.
There is no word yet on how the car got there.
Plans for the Cottman Interchange I-95 improvement, as discussed at last night's Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.
Updates on two massive projects affecting much of the Northeast were the focus of last night’s meeting of the Holmesburg Civic Association.
The four looming phases of a large-scale Delaware River reclamation project were rehashed by representatives of the Delaware River City Corporation and the latest from the 10-year, $2 billion I-95 Cottman Avenue Interchange project was discussed by a spokesman from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
It was the end of a quiet summer,” civic president Fred Moore said to more than 20 in the meeting room of the Holmesburg Recreation Center.
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