Castor Gardens is taking steps to prevent an issue many Northeast neighborhoods deal with – truck parking.
The large trucks parked on residential streets that block views and act as an eyesore are a perennial problem brought up at civic association meetings, including the Take Back Your Neighborhood meetings in Castor Gardens. 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 »
The new Lardner's Point Park was unveiled in Tacony Monday. Photo/Michelle Alton
Six months after politicians put shovel to ground on a cold November day, Lardner’s Point Park opened for business.
One of many projects in Philadelphia’s Green2015 plan, the park adds green space to Tacony and passive recreation space to the Delaware River waterfront. It’s located at Levick Street just south of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and will be part of the Kensington and Tacony trail the Delaware River City Corporation is developing along the waterfront between Wissinoming and Tacony.
See more photos below in the slideshow from photographer Michelle Alton. continue reading »
The owner of 542 Levick St. wants to open an accounting business on the first floor of the residential property. Image/Google Maps
The house at 542 Levick St. in Lawncrest is three stories and zoned residential.
If owner Chandler Le gets his way, the Zoning Board of Adjustment will vote later this month to approve a variance allowing Le to operate his accountant business from the first floor of the home. Currently vacant, the house would be converted to accommodate Le’s business on the first floor, while Le and his wife and children would live on the second and third floors.
Though Lawncrest Community Association members voted 26-11 last night to support Le’s plan, members had several questions about Le’s intentions and the future of the property.
Members approved the plan with three provisos: continue reading »
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A man was shot early Wednesday morning in Holmesburg, sending him to Aria Health-Torresdale in unknown condition. The shooting happened on the 8000-block of Ditman Street across the street from the Holmesburg Rec Center [CBS3].
Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, a teenager in Castor Gardens told authorities she’d been sexually assaulted by two males. Police are still investigating the incident that happened on the 1400-block of Fanshawe Street to determine the accuracy of the report [CBS3].
Shortly after, around 4 p.m., a motorcyclist was transported to the hospital following a crash with another vehicle at Levick and Everett streets in Castor Gardens [6ABC].
Phil Grutmacher reviews Lawncrest's top zoning issues at the January Community Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald
Last night’s Lawncrest Community Association meeting began with a word about burglaries from 2nd District Community Relations Officer Mark Mroz, ended with a $49 50/50 ticket and was interrupted by a birthday cake for dedicated LCA member Peg Kramer.
But the meat of the meeting was zoning. With no guest speaker plan, President Bill Dolbow breezed right through the agenda and let Phil Grutzmacher take the mic to discuss zoning. Five proposals were reviewed, but the first is a site that’s been a thorn in the LCA’s side for months. continue reading »
A dozen sick and dead cats were removed from a Lawndale home Tuesday night.
PSPCA officers raided a home near Lawndale Avenue and Levick Street where a couple had been keeping several cats and neighbors became concerned about the smell of feces and trash.
Some of the cats were dead and most of the living ones were sick.
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 »
Friday – Authorities are investigating the shooting of a man by police early Friday morning in an incident that began outside Aria Health-Frankford. Reports say officers witnessed a car drop off two gunshot victims at the hospital, and the officers decided to follow the car. During a confrontation, officers reportedly shot a suspect near Hawthorne and Pratt streets around 2 a.m. continue reading »