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Frankford man arrested for Roxborough pizza shop robbery 0


Photo/Philadelphia Police

A Frankford man has been arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department in connection to a 2012 burglary at a Roxborough pizza shop.

John Heiler, 33, of the 2100 block of Orthodox St., previously identified as a suspect in this burglary, was arrested on a prior incident in December and is charged with numerous offenses stemming from a September burglary at Zesto Pizza and Grill on the 6000 block of Ridge Ave., according to police. continue reading »

Demolition underway at Frankford's Central United Methodist Church [slideshow] 1


The collapsed wall of Frankford Central United Methodist Church, as seen from the inside. Photo/Stan Lupo

Demolition has begun at Frankfords’ Central United Methodist Church at Griscom and Orthodox streets.

Word came last month that the dilapidated building was to be demolished, just a few months after windows were broken at the now fenced-in church. The city arranged the demolition, but Frankford Grou Ministry, the owner, won’t be able to sell the property until it pays the city back. continue reading »

Frankford Friends expansion gets neighborhood civic association OK 1


Joe Hohenstein, the clerk of the Frankford Friends School board committee and a 1979 graduate, discussing expansion plans at the Sept. 9, 2010 Frankford Civic Association meeting.

Updated: 9/10/10 @ 3:56 p.m.

A $1.6 million expansion project that would remake the capacity of a fixture of Frankford was given approval Thursday night by the neighborhood’s civic group.

The Frankford Friends School, at the corner of Penn and Orthodox streets, would see a modern, single-floor, multi-use, 32-foot additional building constructed east of its historic 1833-era school house if the city’s zoning commission approves a change to the property’s zoning distinction.

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Frankford to host "Take Back the Night" 3


PoliceBadgeCommunity leaders in Frankford announced this week a weekend event called Take Back the Night.

On Friday, July 23, District Attorney Seth Williams, along with Frankford residents, business owners and neighborhood organization leaders, will walk from the Frankford Terminal at Bridge and Pratt streets to the Margaret-Orthodox stop along the El to “reclaim the streets of Frankford. continue reading »

Frankford businesses to improve facades 0

Eric Doyle perfects the tattoo, which reads "Kendrell" with a heart, on Jasmine White's wrist.

Eric Doyle of Mark My Flesh tattoo shop on Frankford Avenue perfects a tattoo, which reads "Kendrell" with a heart, on Jasmine White's wrist.

Fernando Torres has more than an aesthetic reason for wanting to improve the look of his Frankford tattoo parlor.

“Cars hit the building a few times,” Torres, who also owns a women’s boutique next door to the parlor, said. “I want to get a steel structure in front to protect it.”

Torres opened Mark My Flesh, his tattoo shop, and Dream Girl’s Fashion, his boutique, about two years ago. On Jan. 21, he was one of six local business owners who participated in a Design Day program sponsored by the Frankford Community Development Corporation’s Main Street Initiative and the Community Design Collaborative. continue reading »

Early morning car accident in Frankford 1


Courtesy of 6ABC.com

Courtesy of 6ABC.com

By Shannon McDonald

The driver of  a Honda was traveling on Leiper Street toward Orthodox in Frankford when he or she rear-ended a Ford pickup that was parked. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Further information about the driver and cause of the accident has not been released. It is unclear whether charges will be pressed.

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Torresdale Ave. is not in Port Richmond 1



Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.

By Shannon McDonald

Those MURL kids are at it again. A  post on Temple University’s senior journalism class blog places Abby Auto of Frankford in Port Richmond. The lede of the post reads,

Mohammed Alkurid, 47, was sitting in his office at Abby Auto Shop, located at 4608 Torresdale Ave. in Port Richmond on Sunday afternoon when he heard a loud bang.

The address given in the post is at Torresdale and Orthodox, unarguably in Frankford. Torresdale turns into Erie at Kensington Ave., and veers slightly west, in the opposite direction of Port Richmond.

Geographical error aside, author Lydie Miller wrote a great story. But more importantly, how did MURL’s Port Richmond team end up in the farthest reaches of Frankford?

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