A few things raised our eyebrows about the South Jersey Media Group’s report on Philadelphia water main breaks.
First and foremost, why in the world would New Jerseyans care about such things?
An item that ran Wednesday on the company’s website about a Kensington water main break has seemingly no connection to New Jersey. And because we can’t logically expect N.J. media to be aware of Philadelphia neighborhoods, the report says the break on the 3500-block of Stouton Street happened in Northeast Philadelphia. continue reading »
Did you hear about the Far Northeast’s drug and prostitution problem?
Yep, since 2008, photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been capturing the drug and prostitution along Kensington Avenue. And while his blog makes for a great read, he’s got the geographer all wrong.
“An elevated train runs the full length of Kensington Avenue, approximately 3 miles into the far North East section of the city.” continue reading »
The Kensington Community Food Co-op is in Kensington. Its board members all live in Kensington and Fishtown. Its members are all from the Riverwards.
Why then, does the description of the co-op, as first pointed out to us by our partners at Philadelphia Neighborhoods, mention anything about the Northeast?
“Residents in NE Philadelphia are opening a cooperative grocery store.” continue reading »
Mastbaum High School is on Frankford Avenue between Allegheny Avenue and Clearfield Street. That’s not Frankford because it’s well south of the Frankford Creek – the boundary for Northeast Philadelphia.
But Fox29 doesn’t go to Frankford (or Kensington) unless something is wrong, so its reporters aren’t too familiar with the neighborhoods. continue reading »
The following comes to us from a reader who’s hoping all Ascension of Our Lord alumni will attend a reunion before the school closes its doors at the end of the year:
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Take a look at 4625, 6420 and 6855 Frankford Avenue. Do any of those addresses look like Kensington to you?
Didn’t think so. Kensington is about a mile away from the southern-most of the aforementioned addresses. So imagine our smirks when we saw the Daily News run this: continue reading »
Police have arrested a man in connection with robberies at three Northeast banks. 26th District officers arrested Justin O’Brien of the 2100-block of Arizona Street just a few hours after releasing his photo. continue reading »
We get it, big media: you think Kensington is in the Northeast. It still isn’t, but we applaud your persistent effort to make it so.
The latest error was called to our attention by a loyal reader. In an interesting and well-written obituary for the late Louis Kripplebauer, the article notes the deceased’s role in the K&A gang. And according to the Inquirer, that gang — and the intersection — are in the Northeast. continue reading »
We’re not sure where to begin with this one.
A police officer from the 24th District was injured Friday while trying to take two suspects into custody. Fortunately, the officer will be OK. Which allows us now to turn our focus to geographical mess KYW made out of the story. continue reading »
Not an uncommon argument around the Northeast, the debate about Kensington goes back and forth. Is it, or is it not, Northeast.
We take the side of most Northeast (and Kensington) residents, and believe it’s not. Most larger media outlets follow this rule, as well. CBS3 does not. continue reading »