Q: There are so many row homes for sale in Northeast Philly. I do not like row homes or twins. I want to live in a single home. Where can I find single homes for sale in Northeast Philadelphia for under $200,000? Where are the best priced singles? Where are the highest?
A: There are 247 active listings for single homes spread out throughout the Northeast. These listings range from 2-bedroom homes to 6-bedroom homes. Of these homes, 62 are listed under $200,000. continue reading »
Fred Clemens of Mayfair relaxes on the ledge of the old pavilion by Pine Road in Pennypack Park. Photo/G. E. Reutter
Yet another heat wave has hovered over Northeast Philadelphia.
Residents of the Northeast have been beating the heat at Pennypack Park since the 1800s when beaches dotted the slow-moving creek throughout the city. The beaches are gone but the residents still seek relief from the heat in Pennypack.
I visited the park at Pine Road where the creek slips into the city from Montgomery County. The park was a bustle of activity with bikers, joggers, walkers, families and those relaxing along the creek in the shade.
Continue reading to see our slideshow of park-goers enjoying a break from the heat. continue reading »
"We’ve gotten out of hand," Fox Chase resident Mike Dowd said of the Affordable Care Act health mandate. "People should take personal responsibility for health care." Photo/G.E. Reutter
The pundits and politicians have had their say over the Supreme Court ruling on Health Care for over a day now. How about the regular folks? I took a walk around the 18 bus loop in Fox Chase today to gauge how people were feeling about the ruling. This was non-scientific and folks were chosen at random but, offered up opinions that seem to reflect the mood nationwide.
“From what I’ve read, I think it’s fine if it keeps me from paying for other people,” Fox Chase resident Nancy Schmidt said.
“The mandate/tax is preposterous,” Tasjae Moore of Fox Chase said. “People should always have a choice.”
And so it went this morning in Fox Chase, where opinions did abound. continue reading »
Northeast natives Mary Guarnieri and Scott Garvin in Central High's "West Side Story." Photo/G. E. Reutter
Northeast natives Mary Guarnieri of Lawndale and Scott Garvin of Chalfont shined as Maria and Tony in Central High School’s production of West Side Story on Saturday evening.
This production of West Side Story marks the second year that Central has returned to its musical theater roots and what has sprouted is a professional-level production. Actors, choreography, orchestra, set design, costumes – all punched up for this performance under the direction of Alan Bronstein and produced by Stephen Wilenski. continue reading »
Face-painters drew long lines at the Seven Mile Road Church Community Bash. Photo by George Mai.
Seven Mile Road Church in Pine Valley hosted its third annual community bash last weekend, opening its doors and grounds to the Northeast with sports, movies, face-painting, food and more.
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The pastures roll down the side of Mount Stanley, where on most days, you will see cows grazing along the fence line. Trees line the long driveway to the barn and homestead that traces its history to 1683 and a land grant from William Penn. An active 4-H club meets weekly, caring for pigs, sheep and cows. Schools bus in students to learn about rural life on a farm and more than 18,000 people a year visit.
It is not Lancaster County, Upper Bucks County or Chester County. The farm, Fox Chase Farm , is the only working farm in the City of Philadelphia. Located at 8500 Pine Rd., the farm is managed by the Philadelphia School District and The Fairmount Park Commission as a working educational farm with support from an active community organization, Friends of Fox Chase Farm. continue reading »
- Jennifer Mazzuca’s literacy class at Baldi Middle School experiences Literacy Through Photography with Liz Gilly of Moore College of Art (L to R) Pedro Palmer, Tamia Scott, Nathaniel Carroll, Elizabeth Merrigan. Photo courtesy of ArtsRising.
Students and faculty at C.C.A. Baldi Middle School last week hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a partnership with Abington Art Center and artist Carol Stirton-Broad. The event included an ArtSee open house with ceramic artist Stirton-Broad, Sharon Katz of the world music The Peace Train and Ellie Hutchinson of Moore College of Art & Design’s Literacy through Photography program. continue reading »
Police have revealed that the 28-year-old man who was shot Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia has died,
Michael Toll, who was shot just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at 54th and Florence streets, was found with two bullet holes in his torso, and was taken to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania where he underwent surgery.
Toll died 11:46 a.m. yesterday. Further details surrounding the crime have not been released.
Bill Achuff contributed to this report.
Residents from all over the Northeast attended the Burholme community meeting to learn about the Northeast's history. Photo by Christopher Wink.
The promise of Northeast Philadelphia historian Dr. Harry Silcox drew even larger crowd than usual to last night’s meeting of the Burholme Civic Association and Burholme Town Watch.
About 100 people showed up – more than the group of 65 for a similar presentation in Tacony, and more than a past Burholme meeting the mayor attended. President Al Taubenberger called the meeting to order as folks set up more chairs and pressed themselves against walls to hear Silcox discuss the history of Burholme and other parts of the Northeast.
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As NEast Philly reported in a breaking news story Saturday, two people were found stabbed in their Pine Valley home on the 100-block of Greycourt Road.
However, Action News reported the crime took place in Bustleton. Granted, Pine Valley isn’t one of the high-profile neighborhoods in the Northeast, as it is almost entirely residential, but Bustleton? Greycourt sits in the small pocket between Bloomfield, Pine, Welsh and Verree. They’d have been closer if they’d said Huntington Valley.
The story appeared in the Inquirer Sunday, and also lists the neighborhood as Bustleton. CBS played it safe by not mentioning a neighborhood at all. FOX and NBC did the same.
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 Philly 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.