Thursday’s grand opening of the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store at Grant Avenue and Bluegrass Road marks the demise of two smaller state stores.
The new location at the Court at Grant Avenue [map] will replace smaller stores at 1619 Grant Ave. and 2417 Welsh Rd., which closed Wednesday.
The new store boasts a larger and higher quality stock that traditional state liquor stores, as well as a tasting counter.
Image/Philadelphia Department of Health
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission conducted bike and pedestrian counts in 2010 and 2011, which quite literally means the number of cyclists and pedestrians who pass through certain points around the city.
The Philadelphia Department of Health put all that information onto a map, which shows bikes lanes, bike racks and the average daily number of bikers and pedestrians who pass through specific places. continue reading »
Since they were installed in 2005, the red-light cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue have resulted in a decrease in the number of traffic violations at those intersections, according to a new campaign video released by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
The video explains the state’s red-light camera program, walks viewers through the violation process and focuses on a handful of intersections the PPA says have been made safer thanks to the cameras. continue reading »
Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District has issued an alert to those who use public storage units to take caution, as units in the district have been burglarized.
Centers in Bustleton and Somerton were targeted over the weekend. continue reading »
Fines are now in effect for violators caught on the three Far Northeast red-light cameras that were activated in October.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads went on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19, and the grace period ended at the start of Wednesday. continue reading »
Pennypack Creek in Fox Chase. Photo/G.E. Reutter
For starters, the thing I love most about Northeast Philly has to be Pennypack Park. I remember growing up as a child and having barbecues at the Pine Road section of the park.
I still enjoy riding my bicycle in the park. It’s like a home away from home. I always enjoy going to the park to take photographs of the beautiful trees, ducks, flowers, and any other wild life I may come across. continue reading »
First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads will go on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19 – Thursday night into Friday. continue reading »
Despite being the oldest in the city, the red-light cameras at Grant Avenue and Red Lion Road along Roosevelt Boulevard are not the most ticketed. Image/Google Maps
Philadelphia’s most ticketed red-light camera is at South Broad and Penn Square, just south of City Hall.
Though Center City is one of the busiest areas of the city, its cameras were installed a full four years after the ones at the Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue intersections of Roosevelt Boulevard. So why are there more violations at the newer cameras? continue reading »
“It happened in the Bustleton section of the city.”
No, it didn’t.
NBC10 was on the 2800-block of Grant Avenue yesterday for a school bus crash. If you’ve never been to that part of Grant Avenue, it’s that non-resident stretch around Ashton Road and its biggest claim to fame is the Northeast Airport. continue reading »
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A teenager was fatally shot overnight in Wissinoming. The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at Aria Health-Torresdale, but it’s still unclear if he was shot where he was found on the 5800-block of Frankford Avenue [CBS3].
The Northeast tire-slashing problem has crossed the Boulevard. The tires of nine vehicles on the 1200-block of McKinley Street were slashed over the weekend [CBS3].
One person was arrested early Saturday morning after crashing his car into the Castor Gardens Wawa on the 6400-block of Roosevelt Boulevard. No one in the store was injured, and the driver was charged with DUI [NBC10].
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