The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was scheduled for sheriff’s sale Tueday. Image/Google Maps
The Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. was scheduled for a sheriff’s sale on Tuesday, according to its executive director, Stan Cohen.
The center owes $1.1 million to TD Bank that the center borrowed to build an addition, and the lender has foreclosed, Cohen said.
If the center is sold and eventually closes, its 900 members and several local organizations will be unable to use its large pool, gym or fitness room and youngsters won’t be able to take part in its pre-school and after-school programs.
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More than 8o percent of homes in Parkwood are owner-occupied. In Lexington Park, it’s 60 percent to 70 percent. And across Wissinoming and Tacony, 50 percent to 60 percent of homes are owner-occupied.
The data come from the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network, which evaluated the rate of owner-occupied homes across the city. continue reading »
Animal remains were discovered Friday (A) and a body was found Sunday (B) in two Northeast Philadelphia parks. Image/Google Maps
Police in the 8th District has a busy weekend tracking gruesome discoveries in two different parks.
Sunday, a body was found floating in the creek of Poquessing Valley Park in Parkwood. The body of the young Latino male was found around 1 p.m. off the 3500-block of Vinton Road. Authorities don’t believe the death is suspicious. continue reading »
There are two cleanups this weekend in the Northeast, so if you live in Parkwood or Lexington Park, grab some equipment and help out your neighbors. continue reading »
Police are investigating the cause of an accident that left a pregnant woman and her unborn child dead.
Giselle Moya, 28, was crossing Roosevelt Boulevard Monday night near Lexington Avenue when she was struck by a motorcycle. continue reading »
This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab.
You can find an update to this post at the bottom of the article, from the April 12 Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.
About $10.6 million was funneled directly to the Mayfair Community Development Corp. since 2000, granted from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, according to its website. Much of it went into street cleaning and senior citizen programs.
The document states $800,000 was used toward the Devon theater.
The same state department gave the Holmesburg Civic Association and the Friends of the Holmesburg Library $5,000 each, according to state records.
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A state trooper from Lexington Park faces drug charges after allegedly stealing from an undercover Internal Affairs officer. Bret Gonzalez, 28, is charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. continue reading »
Friday — The man police believe is responsible for several 7-Eleven robberies since Sept. 2009 made an appearance Friday at a Tacony 7-Eleven. But instead of robbing it again, he offered the clerk a wad of cash and apologized for taking the money in the past. The suspect (between 21 and 25 with short dark hair and a medium build), fled after the clerk told him to leave and pushed the police button. The suspect appeared to have track marks on his arm. continue reading »
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 »
Police this afternoon discovered a body in Pennypack Park.
That decomposed body of a man in his 50s was found off Sandyford Road near Revere Street in the small patch of woods that separates Lexington Park from Sandyford Park.
The cause of death has not been determined.